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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
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Prospect High School is a highly rated, public school located in Saratoga, CA. It has 1,474 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
18900 Prospect Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070
Telephone
(408) 626-3408
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Prospect High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1240
165 responses
Average ACT
30
59 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$169,579
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,410
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,742,900
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
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  • Prom
    17%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Spirit weeks
    12%
  • Class Roar
    12%
  • International Food Day
    11%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Sports games
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,474
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,417
Teachers in First/Second Year
26.7%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,604/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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The Prospect Theatre Arts Department is a small family that puts on spectacular productions. The auditorium itself provides new learning opportunities for technicians and actors alike. Mr. M is also an amazing, experienced theatre arts teacher who gives a safe space for expression. However, the current principal doesn’t seem to make an effort to get to know the community of families in Prospect High School, and anti-Semitic tension found in classrooms isn’t getting resolved.
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Prospect High School needs to significantly improve its food. Students who rely on the school to provide them with a healthy lunch are disappointed on a daily basis. I often witness students throwing away half-eaten food. Please upgrade your meals, Prospect!
These past few years at Prospect High School have been great. I was able to easily get involved in clubs and explore my interests. The teachers that guided me were supportive of the choices I made; they really contributed immensely to my opinion on the school. Overall, the sports are engaging, the theater program is really involved, and the courses are fairly challenging. Although the environment is naturally competitive, the students are very diverse. Students get involved in activities and show lots of school spirit.