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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Terra Linda High School is an above average, public school located in San Rafael, CA. It has 1,155 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
320 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone
(415) 492-3100
Website
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Terra Linda High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1180
257 responses
Average ACT
27
69 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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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-
Median Household Income
$119,795
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,224
National
$949
Median Home Value
$839,051
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
Report
  • Rallies
    25%
  • Plays from the drama department
    14%
  • Basketball games
    13%
  • Dances
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,155
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,250
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
59%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,765/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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My favorite thing about TLHS is the teachers. I know that there are teachers I can go to if I need help, whether that be in school or life.
At TL, there are many clubs offered for whatever you're interested in, and the classes shift from year to year, which can be either disappointing or beneficial considering what you're interested in taking. There are also many unique electives offered like Screenwriting, Street Law, Philosophy, Graphic Design, Journalism, and Electronic Music that aren't offered at other schools.
The student body feels very supportive of one another, and most students are open to getting to know one another.
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I loved Terra Linda High School. Amazing teacher who go the extra mile for helping the students and amazing office staff. Even though some people in the office may come across rude. I enjoyed every minute of my time here: small classes, extremely diverse students from all different backgrounds, the most friendliest people I've ever met. This campus offers so many programs such as AVID which is a program aimed towards help first-generation students and Msel that is a project-based, environmentally-focused program that emphasizes development in leadership. All types of sports such as basketball, swimming, women/men's golf, football, lacrosse, etc. Many clubs on campus, something for everyone. Great resources for students with disabilities as well. The cafeteria needs some major updating. However, the school is under major reconstruction. I highly recommend sending your kids here.
Terra Linda High School is a pretty good high school in terms of opportunity, but can be pretty bad or average in other terms. Academics is amazing, but somewhat lacks in the higher areas (AP Physics C, AP Calc BC, etc.) For the ones that it doesn’t have, however, it’ll allow you to take a class at a local community college, allowing great learning experiences outside the high school. Cafeteria food is repetitive and bland, class diversity is limited despite the large student body made up of latinos, and accessibility to resources (through the CCC or counceling office) is pretty good. This is a safe place where students and teachers can interact trustingly; therefore, getting a review of a high-end average grade.