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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Peter Johansen High School is a public school located in Modesto, CA. It has 1,747 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
641 Norseman Dr.
Modesto, CA 95357
Telephone
(209) 576-4702
Website

Peter Johansen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1030
104 responses
Average ACT
21
50 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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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
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,996
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,034
National
$949
Median Home Value
$208,000
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
96%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Rallies, and spirit weeks
    23%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Fall Fest and Spring Fest
    12%
  • Field trips
    11%
  • We have a spirit viking stick your grade can win
    10%
  • Sports
    9%
  • Clubs
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,747
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
38.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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I loved Johansen through and through! There were a few fights during my Freshman and Sophomore years but after then, students in my grade straightened out since they knew they could no longer fight if they wanted to graduate. One teacher I was a teacher's aid for allowed me to leave the class to finish my FAFSA and ended up writing me down for a detention. When I reminded her she let me go to do my FAFSA, I wasn't cleared of the detention by the school even though she told them. So miscommunication there is an issue.
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My experience at Peter Johansen HIgh School was amazing . Being an involved student really creates a positive atmosphere at school. The lunchtime activities on Fridays create such great memories, some I will never forget!
My experience at Peter Johansen High School was great! Every year at this amazing school felt great and a little different each time i stepped on campus. The spirit was within each student as well, when it was time to show school pride, the students were ready to get riled up and go all out in purple. The teachers for the most part are fun and loving, they will always try to help you with any problem that you're having which really did help me out on the long run. Only thing i would change is maybe some of the classrooms, i feel like some of them are a little outdated. Overall, this a great campus!