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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Mendocino High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Mendocino, CA. It has 174 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Mendocino High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1210
42 responses
Average ACT
27
12 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$63,801
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,067
National
$949
Median Home Value
$668,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Alternative Education Week
    50%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • The Community High School
    25%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
174
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,198
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$22,793/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Mendocino High School Reviews

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It’s a very tight community and the amount of support that is offered to help you succeed is astonishing. We have off campus lunch so the cafeteria food isn’t great but it’s there for those who need it. For such a small school the resources and facilities that are offered are very good. During my time there, the most competitive sports were volleyball, basketball, and soccer. But swim, tennis, track, cross country, lacrosse, and golf were also popular. There’s a lot of enthusiasm And supper surrounding Our art and music programs kids are allowed to paint murals and design shirt to sell and put on theatre productions all on their own. I have seen some seriously amazing and beautiful art come out of this school. Overall I love this school and it’s a great place to pursue your education and the relationships and memories you’ll create will last a lifetime.
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Mendocino High School is a great school if you are a student who adores community and involvement. The experience Mendocino High offers is truly dependent on the effort you put into your education. This school gives students the opportunity to express themselves through many different means, and that is something I personally love. However, as a senior going through the college process, I do not feel on the right track or supported by my counselor. Teachers are fairly easy going and have young fresh opinions. The sports are very fun, but we are a division 6 school and don't even have a football team. Find yourself at mendo high and you'll experience high school like no other.
Mendocino high school is a great school to attend. Teachers are always friendly and offer a warm hand to students who need help. The students are a tight knit community and love to help each other out. Everyone is talented in unique ways. Since Mendocino is so small, everyone knows everyone. This gives the students and the teachers a intimate family like connection. Mendocino High school is a safe place to be in and around. We are cultured and happy to see new students arrive. One thing I would like to see change for future students is, more classes offered. Another thing I would like to see change is some more updated facilities. The middle school got rebuilt but not the high school and it has been the same buildings since my parents were in high school.