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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Piedmont High School is a top rated, public school located in Piedmont, CA. It has 800 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
800 Magnolia Ave.
Piedmont, CA 94611
Telephone
(510) 594-2626

Piedmont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
189 responses
Average ACT
31
125 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$202,083
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,636
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,572,700
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.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • I find our traditions pathetically stupid
    20%
  • Our rallies!
    20%
  • Day on the Green!
    13%
  • Senior Picnic
    13%
  • The bagpiper
    13%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
800
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,543
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,138/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Piedmont High School Reviews

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I had an okay time at Piedmont High. People were cliquey but you can really get that at any high school, I had some great teachers ( Ms. Weverka, Ms. Terhar, Kim Taylor, Dr. Marks, Mr. O'Regan) but also some pretty awful teachers who I won't name drop here. There were a lot of pretty challenging classes but if you didn't want to take the Honors/AP path there were a good amount of easy classes too. Food was average but way over priced, paying $7 for a mushy bowl of pesto ravioli was not the greatest but pizza on Friday's was always great and the free fruit during passing periods. Overall, not a horrible place to go to school, but not the best one either.
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Being at Piedmont since kindergarten has probably been the best thing my parents could have done. I could not think of a better place to grow up. The high school is great, I have had such an amazing time, my group of friends and support system academically could not have been better. Not everyone loves Piedmont but what is not to love!
Although the school isn't diverse racially or economically, it is improving racially as the years go by. However, the domination of wealthy students will most likely remain. Many teachers who manage to stay there because of tenure should not be there but this is somewhat balanced out by great teachers who are invested in the students. The food is definitely overpriced and not worth buying. The best thing about it is that there is a lot of pressure to do well which pushes students but this creates a lot of stress as well.