A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
400 Murchison Dr.
Millbrae, CA 94030
Telephone
(650) 558-2599
Website

Mills High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1280
157 responses
Average ACT
30
56 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Prom - good locations(Treasure Isl./Exploratorium)
    20%
  • Mills Mania - annual fundraiser with food & games
    19%
  • Ralleys
    19%
  • Basketball Quads
    15%
  • Club Faires - club fundraisers w/ yummy food
    14%
  • Powderpuff
    3%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,214
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$19,260/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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The pressure is very apparent at Mills. There are many times that it is very obvious that parents want their kid to succeed over all others constantly. But beside that fact, the support from parents at basketball games is through the roof. During basketball season and rallies, you know that this school is more than a competition between everyone for the highest GPA. I wouldn't trade going to mills over anything. The world is competative, and mills prpares you for that while giving you experiences unlike any other. My whole career at mills (2012-2016) other schools looked up to us for our spirit and unity during rallies and copied many things we did during basketball games because they saw how happy those events made all of us. The rigor is worth the overall experience! don't feel discouraged.
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What I love about Mills High School is the overall environment it provides. I personally look forward to going to school every morning, and that is not something that I could say before transferring here. The teachers are so caring and passionate, that it's almost unbelievable. They also have a knack at making students feel cared about. My English and Spanish teachers greet every student who walks in with the same acceptance and care that they do everybody. In addition, they are compassionate about teaching. You can truly see it in their eyes. They strive towards equality, which I profoundly appreciate. I can also honestly say that I feel safe here and that I trust the administration to keep me safe. Overall, there is such a profound sense of community and trust. I feel hopeful and enlightened even after having a 3 minute conversation with a staff member. Kindness is a contagion here, overpowering the negativity. I love it here, and I love being able to express that.
I like how Mills is welcoming towards everybody and how they are accepting. The teachers care about how their students are and always see if they can help. One thing I would change is the schedules, I would want the counselors to take sports into consideration and move the academic classes towards the beginning of the day and the electives towards the afternoon. Another thing to consider is the required grade to pass and to play sports, a lot of athletes make sure that they just only pass the requirement; if we implemented a higher passing grade it would show them that in order to pass they need better work ethics.