Best High School in California#165
|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Alhambra Unified|
|Location||101 S. Second St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Alhambra High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 165th in the best public high schools in California.
The Alhambra High student body is mainly Hispanic with a significant Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||6|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0%||1|
|Two or more races||2.3%||63|
vs. other California high schoolsLower 40.7%
56.9% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Alhambra High students are largely middle income and rank 756th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California290th
Rating7 out of 10
Students at Alhambra High scored an average 55% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 24.1% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||69%||70% to 74%*|
|Multiracial||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|White||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||10% or less*|
|Limited English||30% to 34%*||15% to 19%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1098
The average SAT score for Alhambra High students in 2016 was 1098.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT49%
Rank in California154th
Rating8 out of 10
655 out of 1,338 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (49%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 17% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate27%
AP Pass Rank in California212nd
AP Pass Rate Rating7 out of 10
Alhambra High offers 21 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 72% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Alhambra High had 609 taking AP exams with a 443 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 77% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||73%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||27%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||5%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||6%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||23%|
|AP Courses Offered||21|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||17%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||20%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||14%|
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101 S. Second St.