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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
South Tahoe High School is an above average, public school located in South Lake Tahoe, CA. It has 1,047 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Telephone
(530) 541-4111
Website

South Tahoe High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1150
149 responses
Average ACT
26
74 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,401
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$892
National
$949
Median Home Value
$343,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Plays
    19%
  • Musicals
    18%
  • Pep Rallies
    15%
  • Sport game
    10%
  • The drama department is amazing
    8%
  • Club events
    6%
  • Orchestra/Band Concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,047
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,379
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,158/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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The sports medicine program is amazing! We have vocational opportunities that most high schools do not (I.e dental, culinary, auto shop, digital media, etc). The area offers tons of recreation year round and it’s beautiful.
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My overall experience at South Tahoe High School has been great. I was involved in sports all four years, went to many school events and extracurricular activities and also took a variety of electives that will help me after high school; such as film, concepts of acting, musical theater and dance, culinary, and psychology. Not only were the electives good, but so were the teachers and staff members that I had gotten. Many of the teachers I had really strived for my achievement, which really helped in the end. Most of our buildings on campus are either new or have been updated and have security stations for our safety. Along with camera's and patrol officers on campus during all hours of school. I really feel that my school has prepared me in some ways for college, by giving me a good high school education, providing me an opportunity to try new things and meet new people, and allowing me to succeed in and outside of the classroom.
As a junior attending South Tahoe High school, I very much appreciate the time taken by some teachers to advance my education. Not just academically, but socially and spiritually as well. My favorite teachers had to be Ms. Barbara Bedwell and Mr. Clifford Smith. Both of these educators took valuable time out of their days to assist in my progression of each of their strong suits. I hope that each and every student attending this high school has the pleasure of meeting Ms. Bedwell as Mr. Smith has since retired and pursued his interest away from education.