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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Waterford High School is an above average, public school located in Waterford, CA. It has 590 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Waterford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1110
52 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
27%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$51,827
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Median Home Value
$191,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    43%
  • Rallies
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    29%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
590
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$35,643
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$5,876/ year
National
$12,239
64%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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I like this school. I've had my ups and downs but that's anywhere. I think that the teachers are great and care about you on a personal level. Most of them are always there if you need help or someone to talk to about a personal issue. The students are also nice for the most part. I would change the fact that there aren't more bathrooms for people with disabilities. I feel like sometimes people with disabilities aren't taken into account in the sense that there aren't much things available to make their time at school easier.
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Bullying is a HUGE issue at this school. As a sophomore, I have had so much trouble with other students being rude and trying to take advantage of me. And on top of that, the principal does nothing about any of the issues going on, he tries to be the student's friends rather than take initiative and be their authority. Most of the teachers care about the students, however, there are teachers who are only an open ear to their favorite students. Also, because of being such a small school, everyone knows about everyone's business and issues, leading people to be made fun of (because once one person finds out, the rest of the student body finds out shortly after) and have false rumors being spread. I do not recommend Waterford High School if you want to have fun and live life during the four, three, two or even just one year here in Waterford.
The school is very welcoming. The staff is nice and, they assist you when needed. They have accommodated student needs and make sure that everything is running smoothly. I do wish there was more variety of classes, especially those geared to a certain college major or career to expose those interested in the area.