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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
1400 Dickson Street
Sacramento, CA 95822
About Sacramento New Technology High School...

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Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None
From Sacramento New Technology High School

With its focus on all aspects of design and its creative environment, Sacramento New Technology High School targets each student's unique interests and the development of individual responsibility. New Tech is a member of the New Technology Network, a Gates Foundation-funded initiative. Students acquire skills through project-based learning, maintain a digital portfolio of their work, and participate in regular exhibitions of projects. Focus is on 6 learning outcomes: Critical Thinking/Design Thinking, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Collaboration, Work Ethic, and Content Literacy.

Sacramento New Technology High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1110
19 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$40,938
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$212,200
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Fresh Fest
    24%
  • Tech Fest
    24%
  • Senior Crowning
    18%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Advisory Olympics
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    187
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    70%
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $74,658
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    6.3%
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very Low
    Expenses Per Student
    $11,878/ year
    National
    $12,239
    50%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
    29%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

    Sacramento New Technology High School Reviews

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    I'm currently a senior attending this school and I like it. The school is small, which promotes that sense of community, which in my opinion, decrease the rate of bullying in our school. I haven't heard of any incidents at our school, but others can say otherwise. I enjoy the fact that I am required to take a college class, which gives me more of an insight of how it works before I graduate. Student are put into graphic design and computer programming classes, which I've taken most of the two. Most of the clubs have been launched by students with an adult advisor. The leadership is very open about this. I even got to start up a yearbook club with the help of others. It gives students many options. There is the forestry club, hydrogen fuel race club, and code wars club, just to name a few. During my time here, in computer graphic design class I was able to present logo designs at a google base.
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    The teachers at Sac New Technology High School are very helpful and have classes typically under thirty students. The teachers strive to make students successful with a very small learning environment of under or around 200 students. Many of the students are bilingual between Spanish and English and are willing to help each other in either language. Students work together at large group tables rather than desks, and are able to move freely around the classroom. Much of the work is project based, and students have four classes per semester. Students are able to work at their own pace -- more advanced students are able to take classes with other advanced students and upperclassmen, however there are no AP or Honors classes. The school has a few clubs, and students are allowed to create one of their own if supervision of a staff or faculty is present. Dances are held multiple times throughout the year in order to fundraise for the school, along with other fundraisers.
    A large, traditional comprehensive HS was not the best fit for my son who had spent 9 years in Montessori. New Tech's small class size, project-based learning and Design Track were just what we needed for him to thrive. He has learned more than academics at New Tech. Having to work in small, diverse groups on real-life projects has given my son an edge as he prepares to go to college and beyond. The teachers and administration really care for the students and know each one very well. They are great mentors and support for our students. Kids are not a number at New Tech. It is a family.