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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Tamalpais High School is a top rated, 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
1250
296 responses
Average ACT
30
163 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

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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
$149,336
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,968
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,201,600
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
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
5.7%
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
A-
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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My four years at Tamalpais High School have been very good. I have had several very inspiring teachers who I credit for helping me find a potential future career path. My chemistry teacher, Mr Omeara, was particularly important in allowing me to see the different avenues of study in biology and chemistry. That will be my focus in college and I am applying to those schools that allow me to do research in those fields as a freshman. I have made wonderful friends at Tam High and many o them I plan to stay in touch with in the years ahead. This is a very good public school. As I believe in most places you get out of it what you put in. I heartily recommend Tam to future high school students!
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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!
Tamalpais High School is an excellent school if you enjoy wallowing and swimming around in your own privilege with all of your equally privileged friends. Step away from any angle apart from the very picturesque center of your own world and the faults of this school become glaring and immediate. The complete lack of racial and class diversity leads to the few actual minorities/students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds feeling as though they are both judged and exploited for liberal self congratulation. Students brag about Tupac having attended our school for a few months in his youth, while never having listened to a single rap song not written by Travis Scott.