119 reviews
  1. Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
1390
145 responses
Average ACT
32
69 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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
  • Homecoming week because the school comes together
    35%
  • PROM!
    15%
  • Jazz Cabaret, it's the friendliest school dance
    12%
  • Club week because students are introduced to clubs
    12%
  • Football Games
    9%
  • Powderpuff week, it's fun playing football
    9%
  • 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%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,662
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
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.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses

Saratoga High School Reviews

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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!
I love this school because I feel safe and supported. I came into high school expecting the upper classmen to be really mean, but everyone was so nice. There's drama at school, but you can decide for yourself how involved you want to be. Football games are super fun because there's a lot of attendance and spirit (even though our team isn't necessarily the best). It's too bad we don't get as much support for other sports, but there is some. Rallies are fun too, although they could use more attendance. There's a stigma that Saratoga is super academically competitive and while that's true, it's different then I thought it'd be. A lot of the parents want their kids to do well, but most of the academic pressure comes from the kids themselves. The students aren't really competing with their fellow student, but more like a national average or district average if that makes sense. Nevertheless, I really love my school because it's academically challenging, but also spirited and cared for.
Some teachers are wonderful in both teaching and having true knowledge. They make the class interesting, even if it's not expected to be one of your favorite subjects. Others are very knowledgeable, but they aren't necessarily good teachers. For example, some honors or AP math teachers are truly good at math, but the classes are too hard because they either don't explain enough, or they explain the material in a way kids don't understand. But for the most part, if you listen to what teachers lecture in class, do all your work, and pay them respect, the experience is good. The teachers here truly know their subjects and they also want to teach us, to educate us, and pass on the knowledge.
  • High School Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
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