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
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
South Tahoe High School is an above average, public school located in South Lake Tahoe, CA. It has 984 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% 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
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1140
144 responses
Average ACT
25
73 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Plays
    19%
  • Musicals
    17%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • The drama department is amazing
    9%
  • Sport game
    9%
  • Club events
    7%
  • 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
984
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,158/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 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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Overall, I received a good education from this high school. Most of the teachers were passionate in their teachings, and the facilities and resources build at this school (especially for music, theater, DMA) were absolutely amazing. The problem itself does not lie in the teachers, but actually in the students itself. Unfortunately, there's a lack of diversity and many of the students don't actually care for receiving education; that's probably said the same for many other high schools though.
When I attended 10 yrs ago most teachers were great and I learned a lot from them, but some did a poor job. I participated in the band program all 4 years which was a great experience. I played a sport for 3 yrs and the coach was knowledgeable but couldn't get the job done to create a team that could have any chance of making playoffs, but the school was still in the 4a division back then. The school was completely remodeled since I attended, so the facilities are great now compared to when I was there. The food was lacking in choices, so the locally sourced pizza was my go to choice most days.