201 Fair St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Petaluma High School serves 1,369 students in grades 9-12.
Petaluma High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (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 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,369 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Petaluma High School's student population of 1,369 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,369 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
61 teachers
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School Rankings

Petaluma High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Petaluma High School is 0.51, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2279 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
27%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
65%
22%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Petaluma High School's ranking?

Petaluma High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 73% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

What is the graduation rate of Petaluma High School?

The graduation rate of Petaluma High School is 95%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.

How many students attend Petaluma High School?

1,369 students attend Petaluma High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

65% of Petaluma High School students are White, 27% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Petaluma High School?

Petaluma High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Petaluma High School offer ?

Petaluma High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Date
Spring Break
March 27, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,369 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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