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Arcadia High School is a public school in Arcadia, CA. It has 3,671 students in grades 7-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 451 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Academics: Just got remodeled. Though there are a heck lot of more bushes now, it's alright. The academics really depends on which teachers you get. For APENG, if you get Lee, be prepared to see people drop out because of the workload. Overall, the teachers are a nice and friendly bunch except for a few stinkbugs who refuse to raise grades even at a 89.94%, which I think is ridiculous. There are numerous clubs at this school and most kids join the big named clubs (ex. FBLA, Leo Club, Key Club). Though the FBLA allegedly got suspended for bad bookkeeping- so much for future business leaders. Food science, screen printing, and other electives are quite popular. The marching band, percussion, and flag are serious stuff. Those kids are dedicated with many hours of practice and rehearsals and it really does show when they be bringing home the top awards and sweepstakes. After school, there is a tutoring service called peer tutor where students volunteer to teach their peers. Pretty legit.

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High School Senior

On Extracurriculars: They make up the most of the great aspects of AHS. Students and parents will both enjoy the programs and the effects on the kids.

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High School Senior

On Academics: There is too much social pressure for students to sign up for too many AP courses.

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High School Senior

On Student Culture & Diversity: If you are not Asian, you are a minority.

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High School Senior

On Administration & Policies: Counselors are poor. They are impatient and rarely care about your problems/issues. I have never heard of students going in to see a guidance counselor, and the one time I tried, they looked at me quizzically.

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Arcadia High School is a public school in Arcadia, CA. It has 3,671 students in grades 7-12. Students score above average on state standardized tests. There have been 451 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Test Performance

95
Arcadia High School performed better than 95% of other schools on California math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1990

Based on 127 students surveyed
Math
690
Verbal
650
Writing
650

ACT:
30

Based on 38 students surveyed
Math
32
English
30
Reading
30
Science
29
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% There are asians everywhere!!
  • 17% The balance between school and sports
  • 17% Well rounded academics and extracurriculars
  • 8% Extremely high academic expectations

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 48% Construction is a pain.
  • 29% It is crowded.
  • 14% Lunch prices are really high.
  • 10% There is little school spirit.

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 50 responses

  • 72% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 54% I can be both an athlete and a scholar
  • 38% Good campus
  • 8% Teachers

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Work hard, AHS prepares you well
  • 50% Be prepared to work hard

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 64% Academically competitive
  • 36% Asian

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
52.1%
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Female
47.9%
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Racial Diversity

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Asian
69.5%
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White
16.8%
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Hispanic
11.8%
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African American
1.2%
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Multiracial
0.6%
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Pacific Islander
0.1%
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Native American
0.1%