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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Modesto High School is a highly rated, public school located in Modesto, CA. It has 2,463 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Modesto High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1110
367 responses
Average ACT
22
161 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$54,024
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,070
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,200
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 194 responses
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  • Rallies
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    17%
  • Sport events
    16%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Senior trip
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,463
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.8%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
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The community of people at Modesto High School is extremely inclusive and compelling. Despite the great academic opportunities offered, this was by far the most valuable and memorable attribute of Modesto High School.
Insofar as the academics at Modesto High are concerned, the normal (CP) program at the school is somewhat weak. The school does offer, however, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, which is extremely strong. The teachers are almost all relatively wonderful, but all are demanding. The workload and requirements are extremely rigorous, and personally, this is what I am most thankful for. The demanding curriculum and work forces you to develop a work ethic that is extremely helpful for college classes and makes the college workload that much easier!
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My experience with these past four years at Modesto High School is that not only are there such a diverse and varied amount of students but also is that there are many different electives and clubs to where anyone and everyone will feel free to be themselves. As well as being the best of the best academic programs that gather students from different cities in order to receive the best education with the International Baccalaureate Program (IB), AVID, PAA (Performing Arts Academy), etc. Which are only offered here at Modesto High School throughout the whole Stanislaus County. Therefore I am proud to say that I am not only college ready, but also that I have have most thrilling experiences throughout my four years here at Modesto High School!
MODESTO HIGH SCHOOL is an AMAZING SCHOOL! The diversity is amazing. The programs that this school offers is crazy. The amount of clubs allows students to be able to get involved more and make new friends. They have an amazing leadership class that is spirit filled and it shows during homecoming and upcoming game. The programs that are offered at Modesto High is so amazing that other towns commute to Modesto so kids can have the opportunity to get into the amazing programs Modesto High offers. Since there are students from other towns that attend Modesto High, people are able to meet people they never would before. The lifelong friends that you make and the programs that open so many doors makes Modesto High stand out in the best way possible!