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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Point Loma High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,915 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
2335 Chatsworth Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
Telephone
(619) 223-3121

Point Loma High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1160
372 responses
Average ACT
27
162 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Median Home Value
$488,600
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.77 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.77 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 252 responses
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  • Home coming game
    15%
  • Powderpuff
    12%
  • Senior Prom home coming
    12%
  • Homecoming Dance
    11%
  • Break
    9%
  • ASB winter formal dance
    9%
  • Homecoming football game
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,915
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.87 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.87 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.87 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.104 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.104 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.104 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
$11,995/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.112 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.112 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.112 responses
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Point Loma High School Reviews

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I am a senior at Point Loma High and I have loved my experience. There is lots of school spirit at PLHS, and my favorite part about the school is going to sports games and participating in school spirit days. I know that there are many clubs and organizations to get involved with, so you can really create your own experience. I have made many friends I know I will have for life! The academics here are really a hit or miss. We have some AWESOME teachers, but we also have some really bad ones. Most teachers will go out of their way to help you as long as you create a solid relationship with them and ask for help. GO POINTERS!
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You get what you put in at Point Loma. Advanced classes are usually rigorous and require significant out of class effort, while "normal" classes are often called "a joke" and you get an A by simply attending and doing classwork. I've had amazing teachers who provide engaging, in-depth and helpful lessons and I've had others who play you the history channel while they shop on their laptop. The athletic experience is solid, their system of giving you PE credit for participating in sports is great and I've heard of other schools that are not as generous with that. You can take a wide range of classes or after-school sports that fulfill your two-years of PE requirements, some examples being yoga, surf PE, cheer, marching band, and regular seasonal sports.
I’m currently a senior at Point Loma, and will be transitioning to college this fall. You are the master of your own experience at PL. If you choose to challenge yourself and strive for academic success, the option is there and the teachers of higher level classes are more than capable. If that isn’t what your looking for, it isn’t hard to coast on the more basic classes offered. There is a large spread of extracurriculars to choose from. Sports are fairly popular, and Pointer athletics are generally competitive yet fun, and teams are very close. PL does a great job helping students through testing and preparing for college applications. I’d surely be lost in the process without help from teachers and counseling staff.