Los Altos High
Best High School in California#27
|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.
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|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 14.8%
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.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California49th
Rating10 out of 10
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.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||70% to 74%*||85% to 89%*|
|Boys||70% to 74%*||75% to 79%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|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.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1257
The average SAT score for Los Altos High students in 2016 was 1257.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT61%
Rank in California88th
Rating9 out of 10
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.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate35%
AP Pass Rank in California81st
AP Pass Rate Rating9 out of 10
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%|
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Los Altos High
201 Almond Ave.
Los Altos, CA
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
Mountain View, CA