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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 1,527 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
700 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Telephone
(415) 380-3510
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Tamalpais High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
344 responses
Average ACT
30
190 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
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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
$141,698
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,209
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,242,100
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Rallies
    37%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Drama is a big tradition at my school
    13%
  • 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
1,527
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
87%
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
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,876
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
$19,092/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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I could not have asked for a better high school experience. Tam High School was where I met some of my life long friends. My experience was that everyone was fun, friendly and down to earth and less flashy than some of the other schools in Marin Country. Tam also tended to be more diverse than some of the other schools since its a feeder from Stinson, Bolinas, and Marin City. I got a great education and every single one of my friends went to a reputable school!
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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!
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!