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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Santa Clara High School is a highly rated, public school located in Santa Clara, CA. It has 2,033 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

Santa Clara High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
395 responses
Average ACT
28
87 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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
$116,257
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,261
National
$949
Median Home Value
$927,200
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
Report
  • Battle of the classes, homecoming, prom
    32%
  • Lip Sync
    15%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Black and Blue Olympics
    7%
  • Theater performances
    7%
  • Club Fairs
    6%
  • March Madness
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,033
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.62 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.62 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.62 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$134,353
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.5%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.79 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.79 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.79 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$20,156/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.88 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses
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As a senior, I have experienced most of what this school has to offer. I was vice president of my class, in leadership, president of a multicultural club, a cheerleader, on the badminton team, and participated in many events. I am positive that my school is very welcoming and diverse. As a minority, I have never felt left out or not included. I was never bullied due to my disability, and on the contrary, I was everyones friend!
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The people at Santa Clara High School will welcome you with open arms on your first day of school. High school can be stressful but Santa Clara High School provides many resources, support, and opportunities. I enjoy the many options available for each student and the attention that is given to the students. Our school is very spirited and comes together as a family at different school events. We treat each other like family at Santa Clara High School and help one another when needed. I enjoy the campus and the staff members here at Santa Clara High. You can access different clubs, make new friends with similar interests, and get help on school work easily. My school year at Santa Clara High school has been great. Not everything is perfect, I would like to see a change in the way the counseling appointments are run. Other than that, Santa Clara High School is a great place to attend and create new memories with friends. Go Bruins!
From my experience here, it is a very welcome and open community. The teachers and the students are all very kind and the learning atmosphere in general is great for your average high school. They really encourage kids to graduate as better people and to be prepared for both college and the world. If you ask for help, you will receive it!