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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Mira Loma High School is a top rated, public school located in Sacramento, CA. It has 1,765 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Mira Loma High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1330
365 responses
Average ACT
31
169 responses
AP Enrollment
6%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$63,902
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$949
Median Home Value
$330,100
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
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  • Sports-a-rama
    23%
  • Homecoming, game, floats, dance
    21%
  • Pie Day
    14%
  • Rallys
    10%
  • Junior Prom
    8%
  • Senior Ball
    7%
  • International Night
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,765
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,206
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,055/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.51 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.51 responses
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I did the IB Associates program at Mira Loma. While I had a great experience, the culture of competition can (and often did) lead to students feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. While most of the teachers were wonderful and had a vested interest in their students, in IB junior and senior classes, the courses weren't centered around students learning or growing, but rather their performance on the test.
However, by far the largest problem is that Mira Loma is only diverse on the surface. We do have lots of students from all backgrounds, but the school is very clearly segregated between IB and non-IB, which translates into high income and low income. IB is dominated by white and Asian students, while non-IB is dominated by Hispanic and African American students. The two groups rarely interact. Mira Loma has a low median income but great resources, and while this seems like a good thing, the resources aren't going to the lower-income students. They're going to the IB students.
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As a recent graduate from Mira Loma High school, I can honestly say it was and continues to be a phenomenal school. It has great academic programs, great sports programs, extracurricular activities, but most importantly great people. I love the diversity I saw at Mira Loma. Students of all backgrounds were welcome and always included in everything. They even have international nights where students get to share and teach others a little about their country, their language, their food, and more. The staff was always so kind and professional. Many teachers were always there to support their students both inside and outside their class. At Mira loma, everyone takes pride in being a Matador, the school mascot. More than just classmates, at Mira Loma we were a family.
It was a good school with good services. There were plenty of resources made avaible. However, there was a domineering and monolithic culture that was not conducisve to diverstiy of thought. Some teachers were bent on selling unacadmeic opinons despite not being related to the course at all. I felt there to be a negative emphasis on strictly academic pursuits which is not indicative of true learning or creativity. Creativity and authentic pursuit of knowledge was not authentically promoted. Rather, strict academic by the book memoriziation was the focus of studies. However, the programs offered were beneficially and helped to adapt to heavy college workloads.