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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Menlo-Atherton High School is a top rated, public school located in Atherton, CA. It has 2,275 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
555 Midfield Rd.
Atherton, CA 94025
Telephone
(650) 322-5311
Website

Menlo-Atherton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1290
332 responses
Average ACT
29
97 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$250,001
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,095
National
$949
Median Home Value
$2,000,001
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Rally
    26%
  • Canned Food Drive
    15%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Spring Musical
    9%
  • Basketball Games
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,275
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,767
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,778/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Menlo-Atherton High School Reviews

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Great public high school with probably the most economic diversity in the US. Students are "tracked" but the ones on the collegiate academic track are pushed hard with rigorous AP and AS academics. Students entering on the remedial track are supported and steered to stronger academics. Despite huge disparities, 95% of the graduating students go on for post-secondary education. Sports, the arts and technical education are also strong, with regional and state champions both athletically and in the performing arts/debate.
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Menlo-Atherton is a diverse yet segregated school, with a range of academic experiences. It's difficult to review because in many ways it contains more than one school within it - some kids are loaded with high-pressure courses and extracurriculars while others just skate by. I think M-A has a wonderful variety of supports and resources to help kids succeed, but needs to do a better job of integrating kids from different backgrounds and minimizing the high stress culture.
I have really enjoyed being a student at M-A. As a four-year varsity volleyball player, I have developed an appreciation for MA athletics and the culture surrounding it. The other students, teachers, and staff are very supportive of our school's athletes and their goals inside and outside of the classroom. Menlo-Atherton will forever be close to my heart and will be a place where I made lasting friendships with my teammates, other athletes, my coaches, and staff.