A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Address
425 Castle Rock Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Telephone
(925) 938-0900
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Northgate High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1270
156 responses
Average ACT
29
139 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
63%
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 41 responses
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  • Music Disneyland Trip
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • I love spirit weeks and all school rallies
    10%
  • Music competitions
    10%
  • Music program concerts
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Playing High School Sports
    10%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,671
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,012/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Northgate High School Reviews

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Attending Northgate was a roller coaster ride, but a fun one! The beginning was a little rough and a bit of an adjustment but as the years flew by, I grew to love it. The staff is friendly and helpful and like many people, I had my favorite teachers. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to choose from and many resources that can be utilized if need be.
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Northgate's prison-like outwards appearance does not do it justice for the great resources available, in forms such as advanced technology and staff. Most teachers are nice and love their students and what they teach. Students are also nice for the most part, but there are a plethora of them and sometimes, navigating the school is a real struggle. Northgate has wonderful sports and music programs, though the school should help the music program out a bit more instead of making the parents do all the hard work, and the school should also fix the tennis courts, which have been cracked for 15 years, instead of redoing an already pristine football turf.
What I like about Northgate is that it is a place where individuals can be their true selves and actually enjoy going to school everyday. I have been to many schools in my life, some also great but Northgate manages to create the best environment for students where they can truly feel like they belong and are able to discover what their passions and interests are. Staff and teachers are also what make Northgate so memorable as they make it a goal everyday to make sure that students succeed and lean something worthwhile. The only negative remark that I have about Northgate is that there are times when certain classes have to be canceled due to lack of interest even though they are very fascinating and influential. Although I guess that teachers can not do a great deal when it comes to this situation as then there would not be enough teachers to teach other important classes that continue to make an impact on the lives of students.