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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
North Salinas High School is a public school located in Salinas, CA. It has 2,045 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.
Address
55 Kip Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
Telephone
(831) 796-7500
Website

North Salinas High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1040
167 responses
Average ACT
21
31 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$54,864
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,232
National
$949
Median Home Value
$342,100
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
44%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
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  • Food Fair
    17%
  • Ralleys
    16%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Students vs. Staff Basketball Games
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • NSHS Talent Shows
    9%
  • Black Out:Wear black to "black out" footballstands
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,045
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,666
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 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
$10,739/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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What I love about North Salinas High school is the school spirit . North high students always make sure that every gets treated with respect and equally treatment. Also, another thing I love about north high is being in health academy. Health academy has shaped me as a person. I’ve been able to visit many university campuses and was able to explore my career interest with this program at school. Overall, North high is an amazing school with many opportunities!
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I enjoyed the staff of North Salinas High School, specifically the teachers. I have had teachers who are immensely supportive and caring of my dreams as well as the dreams of their other students. I am really impressed with the set of teachers at North Salinas High School. However, I am disappointed in the distribution of duties. In my opinion, the ASB teacher is doing too much as an activities director and taking care of our community service hours. I think somebody else should be in charge of the community service hours. I also like how they are open to Upward Bound from Hartnell College, a community college,because it is like an extra, but different counselor.
To be completely honest, there are many issues with this school. First and foremost, they purposely stack AP courses on top of each other, meaning that different classes are in the same period, which prevents students from taking both. Countless fights in the hallways. Bells ring early sometimes and teachers expect the students to come in right when the bell rings. Nearly all the restrooms constantly smell like weed. Some of the counselors are lazy, mine wasn't, but from personal experience, there are some that just do not care. I feel like this school really limits one's abilities. During the night rally, most students were either drunk or stoned.