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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Placer High School is a highly rated, public school located in Auburn, CA. It has 1,357 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
275 Orange St.
Auburn, CA 95603
Telephone
(530) 885-4581
Website

Placer High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
167 responses
Average ACT
26
46 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,227
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,066
National
$949
Median Home Value
$371,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Extended Lunch
    23%
  • Powder Puff
    15%
  • Fight Song
    15%
  • Alma Mater
    13%
  • Placer Palooza
    12%
  • Rallies
    8%
  • Real minimum days
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,357
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,341
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.4%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,591/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Placer High School Reviews

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Placer is a diverse school with a very open ended high school experience. Between massive rallies and sporting events and open campus lunch Placer brings a unique freedom to students, with excellent sport programs for anyone wishing to play. Academics aren't as highly valued, however, with a limited spread of Advanced Placement and Honors programs. The four by four schedule also forces learning into an 18 week span, which makes some reading intensive classes difficult. Overall, however, peers are supportive and the teachers are excellent.
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The teachers are real characters, but some cannot properly explain the subjects they teach. Some students that need further elaboration fall short and classes are not often long enough to go through a full lesson plan. Baring the teachers previously mentioned the honors and AP classes are great and exciting for interested students. Students also have many resources at the school from counselors, to study hall, to the ROTC programs. A variety of clubs and sports are also offered at placer high, there is something for everyone.
Placer has a place for everyone. You can be heavily involved in academics, sports, or clubs and will thrive no matter who you are. The teachers here incredibly forgiving and are willing to help and adapt if necessary. There are many opportunities including AP classes (including distance learning classes), a variety of clubs (whether it be community service, human rights, environmental, or even anime club), and sports for everyone. Placer encourages students to get involved and enjoy their high school experience in the way they find best.