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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Saugus High School is a highly rated, public school located in Saugus, CA. It has 2,385 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Saugus High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1190
410 responses
Average ACT
27
162 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$90,544
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,757
National
$949
Median Home Value
$461,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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.38 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 140 responses
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  • Football games
    19%
  • Rallies
    18%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Lit mag Festival
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,385
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,326
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,570/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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Saugus High School is an amazing diverse and welcoming school. Most of the teachers are very committed and truly do want what is best for each student. My counselor is an amazing woman! She has really helped me discover what I want to do as a young adult and pushed me toward what I really should be doing with my life. I feel safe on campus to express my opinion and the area around the school is also very safe. I was part of the school's music program and immensely enjoyed it! It was truly a community and I was blessed to be apart of it. I am also apart of Key Club, National High School Scholars, and Dfyit(a drug free club on campus). I am also a member of Saugus High School's varsity cheer squad and absolutely love it! I have learned leadership skills, teamwork, and made many friendships.
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Saugus is an incredible school with an amazing staff. In particular, I think the wide variety of subjects and extracurriculars offered not only keep the campus stimulating for students, but also provide many opportunities for involvement and socialization. As for improvements, I believe Saugus, like all schools, could be improved by later class times and restrictions on homework loads. I've witnessed and experienced first hand the kind of stress that little sleep and heavy homework loads can have on students, especially those involved heavily with on campus activities and/or in more advanced classes.
Overall my experience was positive, most of which I attribute to my involvement in the theater department over my four years, and 3 exceptional teachers. Mrs. Painter (Theater), Mr. Miller (AP European History), and Mr. Stephenson (Honors/AP Chemistry), made my time at Saugus High School enriching and fun; because of them, I looked forward to coming to school everyday. Besides that, Saugus High School as a whole is in one word, mediocre. It is safe, diverse, and resourceful enough, but nothing beyond the threshold. The administration is a different story. Time and time again my friends and I have experienced their ignorance incompetence, qualities that no employee should posses, ESPECIALLY from the leadership of the school.