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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Santa Ana High School is a public school located in Santa Ana, CA. It has 2,963 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Santa Ana High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1010
210 responses
Average ACT
20
43 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$49,432
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,431
National
$949
Median Home Value
$393,417
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 98 responses
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  • Pep Rally because Seniors are honored
    32%
  • Assemblies
    18%
  • Any sport games in general
    15%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Open House because there are many culture foods
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,963
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$109,726
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,218/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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My experience in Santa Ana so far has been incredible. The school is deeply invested not only in sports, but the arts as well, giving each student the opportunity to enjoy their passion, or a simple hobby, with its unlimited activities. They also have programs that focus on making students comfortable and enjoy being in school even after the official school hours. These programs are HALOS (Helping and Leading Other Students) and FMP (Freshmen Mentor program). The principal is also heavily invested in the state of the student body. He has a group of students who work actively with him to ensure that the school is improving for the comfort of the students. Not to mention, he insisted in defending our school after being met with a controversial event. So, my experience in my high school has been nothing but pleasant and memorable.
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I'm having a really good experience in this school! Most of the staff are friendy and helpful, and almost everything is organized. The school does anything they can to keep us safe and educated! There are some bad things here and there, but overall, a very good school!
Santa Ana high school was an amazing school and you get to meet all kinds of people. Everyone at Santa ana high school is welcoming to people of color and to people of the LGBTQ+ community. You get to meet supporting teachers and friends like Ms.Huizar and Mr.Gagnier that always help you achieve more than you thought you could. I met friends like Roxy that always put on a smile despite everything that was going on at home, she is still one of the smartest and strongest people I have ever met. At Santa Ana high school you get to meet students with learning disabilities like autism but despite their disability they are always the smartest students in their class. Santa Ana high school may seem ghetto to some people but it's only to the people who have never been a part of the school.