Tamalpais High School

  • Tamalpais High School serves 1,527 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 57% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Tamalpais High School's student population of 1,527 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,527 students
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Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tamalpais High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tamalpais High School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#2155 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tamalpais High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tamalpais High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
11%
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Hispanic
11%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Tamalpais High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
3%
6%
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White
69%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Tamalpais High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.500.41
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Graduation Rate
96%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tamalpais High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTamalpais Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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We moved to Marin from the East Coast and were in a state of shock at the poor quality of the curriculum and extracurricular programs. Our student, a 9th grader, was repeating work she had already done in the 7th grade! The standards of California's Public Schools is extremely low. The Gifted & Talented Program she was invited to be in was basically doing 8th grade work instead of 9th grade work that her peers on the East Coast were doing. Parents in Marin are disillusioned, we transferred her to a private school. California schools are a joke which explains why you rarely see CA students at ivies!
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