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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Pleasant Grove High School is a highly rated, public school located in Elk Grove, CA. It has 2,539 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
9531 Bond Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Telephone
(916) 686-0230
Website

Pleasant Grove High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1220
339 responses
Average ACT
27
162 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$83,141
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,489
National
$949
Median Home Value
$317,500
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
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  • Football games
    18%
  • Black light rally
    17%
  • Senior goodbye rally
    17%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Homecoming Dance
    10%
  • DUI Assembly
    7%
  • Senior bbq
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,539
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,926
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,880/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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The teachers for the most part were very kind and very funny. Most of them are super funny and know how to make class interesting. The food at lunch could be better but the outside lines are the best. The people there are really friendly, in my experience and they are pretty chill. Obviously, there are still fake people and people that are rude but just choose your friends wisely and you have a recipe for fun for 4 years. The club’s and extracurricular activities and sports are pretty good and I definitely recommend joining some! I feel like the general thing here and everywhere is that people will treat you how you treat others.
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Recently, Pleasant Grove High School became synonymous with "the racist school of Elk Grove". A student from our school brought national attention following a video she posted where she used racial slurs and harmful language. While I'm not proud of this event, Pleasant Grove's response to the situation is something I take pride in. Our school placed cultural sensitivity as a necessary part of our educational environment. Pleasant Grove held a forum where both students and parents could voice their experiences and opinions regarding our current school environment. A group of students came together and formed a committee where we could openly discuss ways where we, as peers, could grow as a community. We celebrated Black History Month as well as Asian/ Pacific Islander Month. Rather than accepting an improper label placed on our school due to the mishaps of one student, the entire student body came together in an effort to accept and even embrace our cultural differences.
My personal experience at Pleasant Grove has had its ups and downs. The academics at this school are fantastic; I always felt challenged in my advanced classes and enjoyed the majority of my teachers. Diversity wise, Pleasant Grove is not very diverse which is felt throughout campus. There have been issues regarding race that just recently gained huge media attention. The change I would like to see at this school is a more connected campus. Students and faculty need to have a greater trust and understanding in order to break down barriers that have affected our school. The reason I gave the rating “very good,” is due to the teachers I have had, the friends I have made, and the success I have had academically, although I know other students face obstacles which may lead my fellow peers to rate the school differently, a problem which could be solved when the school is unified.