A+
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+
Address
700 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Telephone
(415) 388-3292

Tamalpais High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
256 responses
Average ACT
29
136 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    39%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Drama is a big tradition at my school
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Alot of people participate in athletics
    7%
  • Social life
    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
1,321
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Tamalpais High School Reviews

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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.
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I enjoyed how students had access to college-prep programs, volunteer opportunities, important guest speakers, and overall a variety of learning strategies in the classroom. The teachers, administration, parents, and student representatives work hard to make the school benefit people from different backgrounds and with varying priorities.
Great teacher to student attentiveness and ratio. Teachers want their students to learn and succeed and readily prepare them for college and the career world. Not much diversity and integration between races in this school. The could improve on the intermingling between social groups. High rate of drug and alcohol use in this school, despite having really bright and motivated students.