A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
20300 Herriman Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
Telephone
(408) 867-3411

Saratoga High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1400
152 responses
Average ACT
32
76 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.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week because the school comes together
    36%
  • Jazz Cabaret, it's the friendliest school dance
    13%
  • PROM!
    13%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • Club week because students are introduced to clubs
    10%
  • Powderpuff week, it's fun playing football
    8%
  • Basketball Games
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,378
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,662
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$13,906/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses

Saratoga High School Reviews

123 reviews
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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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I really like the freedom and variety of activities to join in at the school. For example, if you have a free period, you don't have to be at school. We usually have block schedules, which makes this a big deal because students with free periods can either get to school more than an hour later, go home more than an hour earlier, or have more than an hour of time to catch up on their work in between classes. Also, students can basically go off campus whenever they don't have class. At my old school this was definitely not the case. I found this to be unique, but maybe all other high schools around here are like that too. Also, most people at this school are very nice and willing to help if you have problems on your homework, as long as you aren't too whiny or rude. This is a good school, and students have the chance to develop what they want to in themselves because of all the possibilities. The school also has a free counseling/therapy center where students can go to for assistance if they ever feel stressed out about anything. The school offers many opportunities and services, and these are only a few interesting facts!
Overall pretty great experience at this school. Students can be very cliquey but majority of students are nice. Prepares students very well for the future but that all comes with a price. The competition and pressure at Saratoga is something that cannot ignored and often creates an unhealthy mental environment, but some would say that it is worth getting into top colleges. The english department teachers are great but all the other subjects could use better teachers. School spirit is sometimes lacking but overall great sports and clubs. Students at this school are very sheltered due to their environment but the way the school prepares the students is fantastic.