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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 512 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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On Resources & Facilities: Most parts of the school have been under reconstruction, so the classrooms are very nice. The counselors are practically nonexistent to most students. There are just way too many students and way too little counselors.

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On Teachers: There are good and bad teachers. I've gotten mostly pretty bad ones. Don't depend on them too much.

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On Food: Food is disgusting and grossly overpriced.

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On Sports & Fitness: Not much school spirit. Sometimes the administrators yells for school spirit feels rather distressing.

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High School Senior

On Health & Safety: Keep your head down and stick with your kind of people, you will be fine. This school doesn't have much bullying, at least not physically. There are sometimes police around. Beware when parents are dropping off/picking up students. It is horrible. And those are the times when police will lurk in the shadows and try to accuse driving parents, and also slowing down the traffic more. So, what is the use of them? I don't know. There is also an annual lock down. The fire alarms go off often because teachers like to microwave popcorn.

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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 512 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

98%

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 272 students surveyed
Math
680
Verbal
650
Writing
660

ACT:
30

Based on 81 students surveyed
Math
31
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 18 responses

  • 56% There are asians everywhere!!
  • 17% Extremely high academic expectations
  • 11% The balance between school and sports
  • 11% Well rounded academics and extracurriculars
  • 6% Freedom and providing resources to succeed

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 38% Construction is a pain.
  • 34% It is crowded.
  • 14% Lunch prices are really high.
  • 10% There is little school spirit.
  • 3% Very sheltered existence

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 45% I can be both an athlete and a scholar
  • 40% Good campus
  • 10% Safe
  • 5% Teachers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 59% Academically competitive
  • 35% Asian
  • 6% White

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 70% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 56% Be prepared to work hard
  • 44% Work hard, AHS prepares you well

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%