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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
McFarland High School is a public school located in Mcfarland, CA. It has 860 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
259 W. Sherwood Ave.
Mcfarland, CA 93250
Telephone
(661) 792-3126
Website

McFarland High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
930
109 responses
Average ACT
18
27 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    D+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$33,687
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$849
National
$949
Median Home Value
$136,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
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  • Rally
    28%
  • Spirit weeks
    26%
  • Football games
    21%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Because mostly everyone goes
    5%
  • Soccer games
    5%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
860
Free or Reduced Lunch
83%
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,586
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,399/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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The school's buildings are somewhat old, but the newer building is very nice. Some teachers are just not qualified to teach, since they don't give any work to the students or teach properly. Other teachers are very good and care for their students, encouraging them to pursue higher education and giving advice on scholarships. There seems to be some sort of bias from the school's administration towards hiring certain persons with personal ties among them.
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McFarland Highschool is iconic. The place has so many forms of family and community in and outside the school. There are usually so many people touring the town and highschool because of our Disney movie, McFarland USA. It has basically put our crazy small town on the map and made us appreciate everything and everyone alot more. If you were to tourist McFarland you would get the feeling of triumph from a place so small with a huge impact.
When I first entered McFarland High School I was just fourteen years old. Of course it was something new for me until I was then assigned a upper classmate student to be my guide throughout my high school years. Belyn was her name, she was also considered a focus leader because she would focus on how I was doing. My focus leader was a big help for my group and I. She gave us a tour around the school and gave us the best advice which was to work hard or we will regret it. Once I was comfortable with the school I realized that everyone else was as kind as my focus leader, including the counselors. They encouraged us with our academics and tried to make the best out of our years. Now that I am a senior I realized that we have the best counselors here at McFarland High and that with their help the students life can change tremendously. If there were something I would like to see change is the amount of counselors we can have, so more students can change.