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A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Sonora High School is a highly rated, public school located in La Habra, CA. It has 1,884 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 31 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
401 S Palm St
La Habra, CA 90631
Telephone
(562) 266-2003

Sonora High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1190
227 responses
Average ACT
27
81 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$90,214
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,698
National
$949
Median Home Value
$610,700
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • The annual food drive.
    22%
  • Basketball games are very fun because of spirit
    15%
  • The annual food drive for poor families
    13%
  • School assemblies.
    11%
  • Extravaganza
    8%
  • Lipsync or Mr. Sonora
    8%
  • Sadies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,884
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
31:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,598
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.7%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,301/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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I really enjoyed my time at Sonora High School. During those 4 years, I developed great friendships and life skills that I now use in everyday life. I am thankful for the staff and faculty that encouraged me in my academic growth and pushed be to better myself. I was challenged by the academic rigor of the Honors, AP and IB courses offered, which also greatly prepared me for college. The clubs and after-school sports offered allowed me to get to know other students with my interests and find a place I felt welcome. I would recommend Sonora High School for anyone!
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So far, my experience at Sonora High School has been amazing and memorable. The teachers and staff are all very friendly, helpful, and supportive of their students. Although it lacks diversity, it is still very welcoming of all shapes, sizes, and colors. I would definitely recommend my school to any and everyone if they want your child to succeed because of the preparation for college they instill through the students using challenging AP/IB classes, a profound IB Program, and wonderful teachers.
Sonora is very unique and unlike other high schools. Sonora's faculty is amazing, they are known to make personal connections and help students one on one. I would love to see 2 changes. Although some teachers are amazing personally, they are not the best at teaching. I would really like to see teachers who can help students get ready for college (normal classes not IB courses). Another is the facility. The facility is very old. But they started by renovating the theater and building a brand new gym. But they definitely need to renovate the rest of the school. I am overall so glad I chose Sonora for my High School.