Los Altos High School

201 Almond Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Los Altos High School serves 2,136 students in grades 9-12.
Los Altos 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 74% (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 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,136 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Los Altos High School's student population of 2,136 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,136 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
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School Rankings

Los Altos 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 Los Altos High School is 0.72, which is more 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
#121 out of 3649 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
29%
12%
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Hispanic
28%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
35%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Graduation Rate
98%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
2%
7%
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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 Los Altos High School's ranking?
Los Altos High School is ranked #121 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in California.
What schools are Los Altos High School often compared to?
Los Altos High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mountain View High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
74% 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 Los Altos High School?
The graduation rate of Los Altos High School is 98%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Los Altos High School?
2,136 students attend Los Altos High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
35% of Los Altos High School students are White, 29% of students are Asian, 28% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Los Altos High School?
Los Altos High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Los Altos High School offer ?
Los Altos High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Los Altos High School part of?
Los Altos High School is part of Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District.

School Reviews

5   5/18/2021
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.
- Posted by Parent - David & Amy

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,136 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 98% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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