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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Walnut High School is a top rated, public school located in Walnut, CA. It has 2,637 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

Walnut High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1310
758 responses
Average ACT
31
159 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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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
$98,329
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,163
National
$949
Median Home Value
$703,800
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 141 responses
Report
  • Multi-cultural Fair
    24%
  • Pep Rallies
    23%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Annual rival football game
    10%
  • Clubs
    8%
  • Marching Band Performances
    8%
  • After-school food sales
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,637
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,942
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,626/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Walnut High School Reviews

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From my four years of attending Walnut, the academics, sports, and opportunities were amazing. I've gotten in contact with many outside organizations through the clubs I've joined, and the connections I've made with my teachers have been long-lasting throughout high school. The staff members care about their students, although they need to be more transparent at times with new rules and regulations. Their academic opportunities are stellar as some of the teachers I've had truly prepared me to be above and beyond and made me feel as if AP tests were easy in comparison to the class itself. In addition to that, the school staff has taken measures to increase school safety through implementing new systems for free periods and giving teachers scanners to check students in.
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Tough academic standpoint, high expectations, and a positive atmosphere. The students are friendly and are willing to help you in any way; same with the teachers. The coaches are always focus on helping individuals become stronger, better in the sport, they know the students can improve no matter what level they are at. The staff, Principle, teachers and coaches always bring impact to the student's lives and improves their ability to become who they want to be. Walnut High School campus is filled with amazing clubs, passion, and spirit. Especially prep rallies, stress relief weeks where theres activities to do during lunch time, and spirit weeks when its time to dress for the theme or to support organizations or awarenesses. Walnut is filled with competition from academics, the performing arts, visual arts, clubs, and of course, sports.
I like Walnut High School because it has a very safe environment and the teachers are very friendly and helpful. I also am a part of the music program, so there are a lot of support for that from the district and from the parents. I am honored to be part of the WHS Marching Band because the staff put in a lot of commitment to helping the students do well!