Los Altos High School
Los Altos High School serves 2,234 students in grades 9-12.
Los Altos High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 71% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Los Altos High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Los Altos High School's student population of 2,234 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 111 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Los Altos High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Los Altos High School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#485 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
Daughter is now a Junior.Principal Wynne Satterwhite is outstanding - I seldom meet such a hard worker. I know she works long hours and has an amazing memory for many of her students!! Her counselors, teachers (e.g. Messner, Arias, Russo,Blach,Wei,Cathy) badminton coaches all deserve medals of honor!!Daughter started 2017. She liked all the teachers. Great facilities. All teachers I met seem dedicated and nice. I like their Challenge Day where kids are taught to be nice to fellow classmates. I'm glad I volunteered for the 3 days they brought pioneers/captains of different industries to educate kids about their professions and how they succeed in life and how to avoid bullying by appreciating fellow students, some of whom are hurting inside. I learned a lot from these lectures.
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