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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
San Rafael High School is an above average, public school located in San Rafael, CA. It has 1,294 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
185 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone
(415) 485-2330
Website
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San Rafael High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1190
202 responses
Average ACT
28
55 responses
AP Enrollment
22%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$90,619
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,021,015
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Homecoming Rally
    33%
  • Back to School Rally
    24%
  • Homecoming Game
    17%
  • Basketball Bell Game
    13%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,294
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
35.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 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
$13,765/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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I really liked going to school here because the teachers are great they show a lot of interest in your life and they do what they can to help you in any way possible. The only thing I would change is to start seeing more African Americans and Asian students and then it would be fully diverse. Also, I really did long for a good school culture and spirit. That would have made school more enjoyable and less uninvolement. School spirit can really bring schools together and can cause more friendships between upper class men and lower class men. Another thing I would change is the food. I know that in France, children learn how to eat properly and they get full course meals on a low budget. I wish the food would be of better quality. Other than that, the teachers are awesome! There is so many tutoring opportunities! Also, I wish we had a good/solid football team asap.
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I like that San Rafael High School has a variety of languages that other students might not know about. I also like that they offer a variety of sports as well compared to other schools. It's helpful that there is a College and Career Center for students to go to so that they can get help for college and career related things, as well as see scholarship applications, jobs and community service opportunities. Although I would like to see more bilingual academic and mental health counselors. I would also like to see segregation be lessened and have more of a diverse school community.
It's alright in its entirety. Its one of the few high schools in the area with a higher percentage of Latino students to White/Caucasian students. It also has many different classes/programs allowing students to follow their interests. They also have a good amount of equipment for each of the specific programs. But, they also spend A LOT of their funds on things that don't really benefit the students. For example, they just spent about 10 million on a new football stadium that took a year longer than they said it would, and now they demolished a whole section of the school to build a new building, kicking out a good majority of the shop/art classes to some portable classrooms, greatly lowering their facilities to benefit the science department, which is not anything remarkable in itself. The health program is also taught by the PE teachers who will sometimes bring their personal opinion into the class. It has some benefits and some deficits. Parking sucks aswell.