A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Saratoga High School is an elite, public school located in Saratoga, CA. It has 1,305 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
20300 Herriman Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Telephone
(408) 867-3411

Saratoga High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1410
212 responses
Average ACT
32
104 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week because the school comes together
    33%
  • Jazz Cabaret, it's the friendliest school dance
    12%
  • PROM!
    12%
  • Football Games
    9%
  • Club week because students are introduced to clubs
    9%
  • Powderpuff week, it's fun playing football
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,305
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,140/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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I liked my experience at SHS! Overall, it's a great community with great academics and opportunities to get involved with the student body. It's kind of cliche but your experience is "you get out what you put in." It's easy to abstain from activities, but if you really want the best experience possible, I suggest joining clubs, sports, and going to the many many events SHS hosts. The teachers I've had are mostly great, with a few exceptions, but I feel like they all do want me to succeed (except for maybe one or two). I've always found the student body to be supportive and generally good people, but I know some who do not share my viewpoint on that. I super duper suggest you join MAP bc it's the best family to be a part of :)
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It's a rigorous school with many activities and many interesting classes with mostly good teachers. However, as with many schools in Silicon Valley, there's a much larger emphasis on STEM than there are for the social sciences and humanities. There are many AP STEM courses, but very little AP humanities courses. Apart from that, though, the school really balances academics with other aspects of student life. It's rigorous but not to the point where students would die of exhaustion.
Attending high school at Saratoga was extremely hard for me. The classes are tough, and the teachers aren't quite as helpful as I wish they could have been. The counselors are great though, and they help you with everything. Although Saratoga was nothing for me, who wanted more of an exciting high school experience with sports and friends rather than just study every day, but I can definitely say that it is something for an ambitious student who know what he/she wants. Bottom line, I didn't have a great time, and unless you really try hard to get good grades (which most people do, but have no social life) Saratoga is not your school.