About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Rancho Alamitos High School had an API growth score of 769 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Rancho Alamitos High School's 2012 base score was 757 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Rancho Alamitos High School had 27 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Rancho Alamitos High School Reviews
Before I came to Rancho as a freshman, there was always all this negative opinion and bias toward the school. Quite frankly, you can’t say anything about the school until you’ve been there. Rancho Alamitos has an excellent freshmen program called (F.A.C.T.), which selects the brightest students from middle school and challenges them through vigorous projects and exams (back then, they were hard). Freshmen who aren’t in the program are also thoroughly challenged by some of the best teachers the Garden Grove Unified School District has! The school offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses (to name a few, English Literature, Spanish, Biology, Environmental Science, Calculus AB & BC, US History, European History and more!); AP classes are so useful once you get into college! I graduated in 2007, and they had a large selection of AP classes then; my sister comes here now and she tells me they’re constantly adding more and more AP classes!! On top of that, I loved the diversity at the school and the various student organizations and clubs that were offered. From ethnic clubs, like Spanish Club and Korean Club, to volunteer clubs, like Octagon Club & Student League, to recreational clubs, like a Hip Hop Dance Club and Anime Club, there are many opportunities for students to become involved! Oh, and I almost forgot to mention the sports! They have lots of sports students can join and I played tennis and ran track/field in my HS years and loved it to death! Honest to goodness, Rancho Alamitos is a great school and if I happen to still be around when I have kids, I would definitely send them there!