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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
San Clemente High School is a highly rated, public school located in San Clemente, CA. It has 3,026 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

San Clemente High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
441 responses
Average ACT
28
320 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$105,812
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,843
National
$949
Median Home Value
$881,000
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 145 responses
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  • Football games
    21%
  • Spirit assemblies
    19%
  • Senior activities
    13%
  • Homecoming parade
    9%
  • Club rush
    8%
  • SPIRIT ASSEMBLIES!
    7%
  • Senior scooter day
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,026
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,193
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,558/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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San Clemente High School Reviews

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I really enjoyed attending high school here! I made life-long friends and learned so much. I really progressed academically every year while attending this school. Mostly every teacher takes pride in their job and cares about the future lives of their students. Resources such as computers, books, supplies, etc. are easily accessible to all students. Most importantly bullying was a minor problem and I never experienced it or witnessed it in all my four years attending.
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San Clemente High School is a overall great school! The school has various challenging academic programs including the International Baccalaureate program, the Advanced Placement program, and Honors courses. The athletics are very competitive and have won many titles. The music and drama productions are also very impressive, but unfortunately the school does not have a proper theater to hold performances.
As I head off to graduate and attend a university, I can proudly say that San Clemente High School has prepared me well. The community is welcoming, and in classes, clubs, sports, and school activities, it is easy to make friends and connections that last. The small town feel incorporated into the school with the "One town, one team" slogan creates a strong bond between students, staff, and the city, as we all come together as one for the homecoming parade, football games, and ceremonies to honor hardworking and devout students. Upperclass years allow for some freedom in class selection that can assist in deciding a college major while also exploring other topics and subjects that haven't yet been engrained into the curriculum yet. Additionally, the ability to enroll in many AP and IB level courses helps with GPA, colleges, and the overarching experiences involved with these levels of academics, and uniting with other students with the same ethic to succeed even more so.