|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Mountain View-Los Altos Union High|
|Location||201 Almond Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
Los Altos High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 27th in the best public high schools in California.
Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.
The Los Altos High student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.1%||1|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.4%||7|
|Two or more races||2.1%||41|
17.4% 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, Los Altos High students are largely upper income and rank 188th in California for high school student family income.
Students at Los Altos High scored an average 76% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 4.8% of California high schools.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||70% to 74%*||85% to 89%*|
|Boys||70% to 74%*||75% to 79%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||85% to 89%*||90% to 94%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 34%*||55% to 59%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||80% to 84%*||85% to 89%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% to 29%*|
|Limited English||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for Los Altos High students in 2016 was 1257.
543 out of 887 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (61%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 10% for participation.
Los Altos High offers 23 AP courses. 35 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 88% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Los Altos High had 590 taking AP exams with a 500 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 91% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||85%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||35%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||10%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||12%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||28%|
|AP Courses Offered||23|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||11%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%|
Los Altos High
201 Almond Ave.
Los Altos, CA
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
Mountain View, CA