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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Orestimba High School is an above average, public school located in Newman, CA. It has 840 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Orestimba High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1000
110 responses
Average ACT
21
31 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$52,783
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,019
National
$949
Median Home Value
$171,000
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
55%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
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  • Dress up weeks
    32%
  • Homecoming football games
    20%
  • Early release and minimum days.
    12%
  • Float building
    12%
  • Rivalry Game
    8%
  • FFA Events
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
840
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,040
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,774/ year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Orestimba High School Reviews

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I never had a problem with students, everyone was nice and accepting of each other. There weren’t many club options which kinda sucked. The teachers varied, some really great English teachers! The principal and most office ladies are nice and helpful. The counselors are also very helpful, when they are available(which is not often). Some teachers have some weird bathroom rules and the schools dress code is strict and enforced with great effort. It’s a great school though and i’m proud to say I graduated from Orestimba High.
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I am currently a senior at Orestimba High School, since this is my last year there has been a lot of things such as hard work and determination throughout my years here at Orestimba. My favorite things about this school is the teachers and the counselors because whenever I need help or have a question both are always there for me and help me thrive and make sure I get the help I need in all circumstances. Many students will say the opposite but if you really want the help and connection with teachers you have to reach for it not wait until last minute!
During my time in Orestimba, I have always felt very comfortable with the learning environment because of how teachers are always available and give us all the attention we need. If I or a classmate of mine seeks help, we will always receive it without delay. Two things I would say needs improvement is the clubs available on campus as well as the math department. I feel that there is a great variety of club options, however I have never heard any announcement or news of a club ever accomplishing anything. As for the math department, test scores show that students' math scores need to improve as a school, so a change in curriculum or teaching should be done.