Alhambra High School
Top Placements (California)
Alhambra High School is Listed among the top public schools in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)
- Alhambra High School's student population of 2642 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
- The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||2,642 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||100 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Alhambra High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year Data||This School||State Level (CA)|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||26:1||24:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
- The school district of Alhambra High School is Alhambra Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
- Alhambra Unified School District's student population of 17,255 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
- The district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 91% over five school years.
- The revenue/student of $10,315 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 27% over four school years.
- The district's spending/student of $13,537 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
|School District Name||Alhambra Unified School District|
|Number of Schools|
|Number of Students Managed||17,255||1,585|
|District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|District Graduation Rate|
|District Total Revenue||$187 MM||$18 MM|
|District Spending||$245 MM||$18 MM|
|District Revenue / Student||$10,315||$11,049|
|District Spending / Student||$13,537||$11,340|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
- Alhambra High School is a secondary school located at 101 South Second Street in Alhambra, California, USA with ZIP Code 91801. It is the largest secondary school in the Alhambra Unified School District. Situated in the downtown area of Alhambra, it has easy access to the public library.
- Athletics: Several Alhambra High School athletic teams are exemplary. The Alhambra wrestling team, under the direction of coach Michael Williams, has been extremely successful. The team consistently sends wrestlers to state, sometimes national, championships, and is always very competitive in the CIF postseason. In 2002 the team ended an undefeated season of (23-0) which culminated in its first C.I.F. championship.
- The Alhambra Badminton team is similarly adept and often sends players through CIF and into state championships.
- Alhambra High School's football team is generally very competitive within the Almont league, which is comprised of schools from the Alhambra and Montebello school districts, winning a league championship in 2002 and most recently in 2006. In CIF postseason play, however, the team has not seen much success since the 1980s, although they did managed to reach the semifinals one year. The Alhambra High School basketball team generally meets with similar success, competitive within league play but generally only playing one or two games in the postseason.
- Also, in recent years the Alhambra baseball team has been very successful at the helm, leading the Moors to back-to-back league championships in 2005 and 2006. The 2006 team was particularly successful finishing with a new school record of 22-4.
- Dance teams: Alhambra High School has one of the premier high school drill and dance teams in the United States since the 1980's. Under the direction of Jan Crawford, the drill team has represented the United States in Miss Drill Team International competitions held around the world, most recently Japan and Australia. In addition, Alhambra dancers often compete in and win solo competitions in Miss Drill Team USA and National Street Dance USA. Alhambra High School itself is home to the Elementary Drill Team USA competition, a Miss Dance Drill Team USA dance/drill team and pep art event.
- Alhambra High School also has a competitive All-Male Dance Team, which regularly competes in and around Southern California, in addition to participation in the National Street Dance USA competition. Orchesis, the high school dance club, is also very competitive in Southern California. Competitive dance clubs are quite rare, as they are prone to be less organized than teams that have the advantage of daily class time in addition to other rehearsals. The All-Male Dance Team and Orchesis are testaments to the role of drill and dance as part of Alhambra High School's extracurricular choices.
- Recent controversy: In April 2005, a controversial article was published by The Moor, the school's biweekly newspaper. The article, written by Robin Zhou, titled "Latinos Lag Behind in Academics", asked why many students in Advanced Placement classes were Asian, and bluntly stated that Asians worked much harder than Hispanic students. Zhou's article attempted to discuss the roots of this phenomenon, although many Latino students and parents were up in arms over his assertion that Asians do better in school because of parental pressure that Latino students do not experience. Please refer to "Model Minority" for more information.'
- Bomb scare: There was a bomb scare at Alhambra High School on Thursday, October 12, 2006. The school was in lockdown while police officers searched the campus for suspicious looking objects. Students were then evacuated and released early from school.
- On Wednesday, October 11, 2006, an explosive device was found at about 4:50 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 100th block of Main Street, which borders the north end of campus. Hours later, at about 8:45 p.m., a second, similar 8-inch-long pipe-shaped device was found in the trash can under a stairwell in the south end of campus.
- The Los Angeles County sheriff's bomb squad safely removed and disabled both items, and the campus was searched.
- Great people/Groups of alhambra high: Alhambra is home to the world greatest and only super-hero the Black Arachnid defender of the meek and righteous has been seen near the high school thought only to be a rumor but sighting of him have been rising ever scene sightings of Scorpio a high school secret society that deals with black magic. There must have been more then one Black Arachnid scene there have been acounts of him in the late 1930-today he is about 6'0 tall and glowing red eyes with a red hour glass sign on his chest.
- Notable alumni: Jack Chick, artist; Clive Cussler, novelist; Stan Freberg, voice actor; James Jannard, businessman; Gerald Petievich, writer; Dorothy Emma Howell Rodham, homemaker; Cheryl Tiegs, model; Mickey Thompson, racecar driver; Jim Tunney, American football official, author, motivational speaker; Stan Van Gundy, basketball coach; Verne Winchell, businessman; Mike Woo, politician; Jonathan Ke Quan, Vietnamese-American actor.
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Alhambra William Northrup Elementary School Grades: K-8 | 681 students
409 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626)943-6620 0.3 K-8 681
- Alhambra Garfield Elementary School Grades: K-8 | 641 students
110 W. Mclean St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626)308-2415 0.5 K-8 641
- Alhambra Granada Elementary School Grades: K-8 | 468 students
100 S. Granada Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626)308-2419 0.7 K-8 468
- Alhambra Park Elementary School Grades: K-8 | 786 students
301 N. Marengo Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626)308-2435 0.7 K-8 786
- Alhambra Century High School Grades: 9-12 | 170 students
20 S. Marengo Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626)943-6680 0.8 9-12 170