Redwood High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Tamalpais Union High
Type Public
 Phone (415)924-6200
 Location 395 Doherty Dr.
Larkspur, CA 94939
Charter School No

Redwood 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 15th in the best public high schools in California.



The Redwood High student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific6.3%105
Native American Indian0.2%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%4
Two or more races7%116

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 2.8%

3.7% 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, Redwood High students are largely wealthy and rank 35th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 44th in California

Students at Redwood High scored an average 77% 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 4.5% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*85% to 89%*
Boys70% to 74%*80% to 84%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 79%*80% or more*
Hispanic50% to 59%*70% to 79%*
Multiracial70% to 79%*80% to 89%*
White70% to 74%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Limited English.%suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Redwood High students in 2016 was 1247.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 70th in California

494 out of 770 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (64%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 8% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 49th in California

Redwood High offers 16 AP courses. 40 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Redwood High had 603 taking AP exams with a 535 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 89% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 40% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 35%
AP Courses Offered 16

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%4
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.2%20


Redwood High
395 Doherty Dr.
Larkspur, CA

10 out of 10 1


Tamalpais Union High
Larkspur, CA