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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Monterey High School is an above average, public school located in Monterey, CA. It has 1,280 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone
(831) 392-3801
Website
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Monterey High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
258 responses
Average ACT
26
60 responses
AP Enrollment
46%
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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
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$73,942
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,625
National
$949
Median Home Value
$696,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
59%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
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  • Spirit weeks
    24%
  • Food fairs
    21%
  • Senior night for sports
    15%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Football games
    12%
  • Gender bender day, boys and girls switch clothes
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,280
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,448
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,262/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Monterey High School has taught me a lot about myself in the past 3 years. Between teacher, admin, and peer experiences, I can certainly say that each has helped me with personal, professional, and academic growth. As far as academics, your level of knowledge is determined by your determination. Most teachers aren't motivating because they have too many students to worry about. Since I was lucky enough to get accepted into an academy, I've had a good share of teachers. I can clearly see the difference between academy teachers and general teachers. In terms of socialization and school spirit, Monterey High is lacking. There is little to no involvement from our student body to get other students interested in school activities. Although there isn't much spirit, Monterey high does have a diverse population which I believe allows all students an equal opportunity to express themselves.
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Monterey High School has treated me well. The school spirit and administration is outstanding. As of getting me ready for college, the classes could improve and become more challenging in order for better academics and college readiness. Sports and parent involvement is always a plus at Monterey High. There are several amounts of classes and electives to choose from. Overall, Monterey High is a good high school.
Fantastic school with great diversity, support, and activities. All of the academies do a great job preparing students for college. Those who take their education seriously do very well, and the teachers do everything in their power to contribute to their success. Also, while Athletics are somewhat skewed to Football and Basketball financially, the overall participation and sportsmanship is great. I highly recommend going to your sending your child to Monterey High School.