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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Piedmont High School is a top rated, public school located in Piedmont, CA. It has 855 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Piedmont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1330
258 responses
Average ACT
31
179 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$210,889
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,161
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,844,000
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Football games
    21%
  • I find our traditions pathetically stupid
    21%
  • Our rallies!
    16%
  • Senior Picnic
    16%
  • Day on the Green!
    11%
  • The bagpiper
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
855
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$100,299
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
86%
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
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,987/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Piedmont High School Reviews

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My high school has top notch academics, facilities, and staff. What I love the most is that people here are constantly evaluating ways to make the school better. That being said, there are some issues with the culture. Students are very entitled and sometimes it seems like they have more power than the teachers. It is not uncommon for students to complain to the administration and get a teacher fired, or for students to argue with a teacher about a grade bump and receive it. There is also a huge cheating culture, which leads to inflated grades (the median GPA in the class of 2019 was 3.8 on a 4.0 scale). Overall, however, people are incredibly studious and kind, teachers care deeply about their students, and the administration is very open, self-evaluative, and progressive.
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PHS is very competitive. This is both an upside and a downside, as the amount of competition fosters lots of academic growth, but it can also just completely overwhelm the students sometimes. The student body as a whole is extremely stressed out because of workload, but they also achieve high grades and standardized test scores(again, in general).
There are not that many classes to choose from, ex. there are 5 different science courses available during junior/senior year.
PHS is residential and has basically no parking, so most students walk to school or they park like a quarter mile away.
The parents of some of the kids are horrible; avoid all possible interaction with the parents who are way too involved in their kid's sport or extracurricular.
Sports are not very big.
School spirit is not exactly great.
Piedmont high is an academically rigorous school and teachers generally have high expectations for students. There are many good professors and some not so much. There is a lot of emphasis placed on going on to get a 4-year college degree and unfortunately a lack of support for those with other interests. Some teachers all too often allow their political agendas to become confused with their duty to educate their students although this depends on each teacher. Altogether it is a good school but it caters heavily to a very specific group and if you find yourself outside of that group your learning experience at Piedmont High will be affected.