Acalanes High School

1200 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Acalanes High School serves 1,274 students in grades 9-12.
Acalanes High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Acalanes High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Acalanes High School's student population of 1,274 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,274 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
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School Rankings

Acalanes High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Acalanes High School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#131 out of 3649 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
11%
12%
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Hispanic
9%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
69%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Graduation Rate
98%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
1%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Acalanes High School's ranking?
Acalanes High School is ranked #131 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
72% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 83% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Acalanes High School?
The graduation rate of Acalanes High School is 98%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Acalanes High School?
1,274 students attend Acalanes High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Acalanes High School students are White, 11% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Two or more races, 9% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Acalanes High School?
Acalanes High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Acalanes High School offer ?
Acalanes High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Acalanes High School part of?
Acalanes High School is part of Acalanes Union High School District.

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Thanksgiving Break
November 20, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,274 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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