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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Tamalpais High School is an elite, public school located in Mill Valley, CA. It has 1,419 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
700 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Telephone
(415) 380-3510

Tamalpais High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1240
283 responses
Average ACT
30
154 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$149,336
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,968
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,201,600
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Rallies
    38%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Drama is a big tradition at my school
    10%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Social life
    10%
  • Alot of people participate in athletics
    7%
  • Sport games many kids go to
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,419
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$99,452
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$20,103/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Tamalpais High School Reviews

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Tamalpais High was a phenomenal high school to attend. Aside from the lack of diversity, Tamalpais gave students a multitude of different experiences in and out of the classroom. Students who choose to be involved will fall in love with their school pride. Teachers can either be amazing or poor depending on tenure. Administration is consistently amazing!
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I love Tam! I am a senior and came here my sophomore year. The transition from my first high school was very easy and my credits transferred over very easily. The students at this school are very nice and open for the most part. There are definitely cliquey girls, but everyone is mostly very nice and down to earth, much more so than the other high schools in the district. The classes are also mostly great. The math and language departments are not great. Most of the math teachers are actually quite terrible and the courses are extremely challenging. Almost all students go to outside tutors for math. There are some excellent programs at this school including the AIM and CTE programs. They are truly what make the school unique. I highly encourage anyone who is interested to take advantage of these programs. The AIM program is a great concept but is run by somewhat mean teachers. I would still recommend it despite it's shortcomings. The campus is also very nice and new.
Tamalpais High School is a great school. It has a very competitive environment, but everyone is super friendly. The academics are amazing. A wide variety of Honors and AP classes are provided. Your experience at Tam really depends on yours peers and your teachers. Many teachers are great while others aren't. Overall, Tam is a wonderful high school.