A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Miramonte High School is an elite, public school located in Orinda, CA. It has 1,232 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
750 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
Telephone
(925) 280-3930

Miramonte High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1350
244 responses
Average ACT
31
142 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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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
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$178,704
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,337
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,125,000
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.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
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 35 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    31%
  • Sports games
    31%
  • School dances
    20%
  • Drama Plays/Musicals
    14%
  • Public Speaking Tournaments
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,232
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,164
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,114/ year
National
$12,239
85%
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
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Even-though you are in this high stress environment, it's completely worth it. There are ample opportunities to get help and support and the pure diversity of courses and the depth and education that comes out of them are worth it. Prepares you AMAZINGLY for college! Very prestigious but in a good way. Go mats.
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AP classes are extremely difficult while regular classes are ridiculously easy. Most students are nice but some can be snobbish and look down on you if you aren't wealthy, aren't "smart", don't play sports, etc. The diversity is slowly improving, especially in 9th/10th grade. Most teachers are very qualified for their jobs and but there are some outliers (see rate my teacher). Food is overpriced and repetitive. But overall a great school!
Miramonte High School is an excellent public school. In fact, it has been nationally ranked several times and is one of the best public schools in the country. It has excellent teachers who are passionate about what they teach, a supportive athletic and arts program, and motivated students who excel in many things. I personally was very involved in the public speaking and debate program at Miramonte. The team sends many students to State and national tournaments every year, and is also one of the top schools in speech and debate in the nation.