Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Los Gatos High School – US News & World Report – 40/100

Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Los Gatos High School – US News & World Report – 40/100


Top 100 Best STEM High Schools – Los Gatos High School – US News & World Report – 40/100

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Los Gatos High School
20 HIGH SCHOOL CT.
LOS GATOS, CA 95030

Phone: (408) 354-2730

District: Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High

Overview

Los Gatos High School is ranked 86th within California. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Los Gatos High School is 53 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 26 percent. Los Gatos High School is 1 of 2 high schools in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High.

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Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares to others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
#446
State Rank
#86
STEM Rank
#40
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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,754
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 26%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 2%
Full-Time Teachers N/A
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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level coursework (AP®/IB exams).

Academic Performance Index Evaluation Achieves CA goal
College Readiness Index 47.8
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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large Suburb
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes
District

This information relates to high schools run by this school’s state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 2
Total Students 3,147
Academic Performance Index Evaluation Achieves CA goal
College Readiness (district average) 57.4

Total Enrollment 1,754
9th Grade 445 Students
10th Grade 448 Students
11th Grade 437 Students
12th Grade 422 Students
Student Diversity

This is the breakdown of ethnicity and gender of a school’s student body, based on data reported to the government.

Ethnicity/Race

Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 26%
American Indian/Alaskan Native Enrollment (% of total) 0.2%
Asian Enrollment (% of total) 10%
Black Enrollment (% of total) 0.3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander (% of total) 1%
Hispanic Enrollment (% of total) 8%
White Enrollment (% of total) 74%
Two or More Races Enrollment (% of total) 7%
Gender

Male (% of total) 51%
Female (% of total) 49%
Economically Disadvantaged Students

These are the percentages of the school’s students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, based on data reported to the government.

Free Lunch Program (% of total) 2%
Reduced-Price Lunch Program (% of total) 1%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 2%

Academic Performance Index

Academic Performance Index is based on California High School Exit Examination and Standardized Testing and Reporting results.

Total Students Tested 1,278
Academic Performance Index 884
Overall Student Performance

This measures overall student performance on state exams. The calculations by U.S. News were the first of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

State Test Performance Index 884.0
Risk-Adjusted Performance Index 114.7
Disadvantaged Student Performance

This measures the proficiency on state exams among typically underperforming subgroups. The calculations by U.S. News were the second of two steps in determining which schools received at least a bronze medal.

Percentage of Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 812.7
Percentage of Non-Disadvantaged Students Who Are Proficient 878.0
Gap Between Disadvantaged and Non-Disadvantaged Students -65.3
Gap Between School and State Among Disadvantaged Students 115.6
College-Ready Student Performance

High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. The Index determined which types of medals (gold, silver or bronze) were awarded to top-performing schools.

College Readiness Index 47.8
Exam Used for Index AP®
Advanced Placement® (AP®) Student Performance

Many U.S. higher educational institutions grant credits or advanced placement based on student performance on AP® exams. This shows this school’s student participation and performance on these exams if data were available. (N/A means no students participated.)

Participation Rate 53%
Participant Passing Rate 86%
Exams Per Test Taker 3.7
Exam Pass Rate 86%
Quality-Adjusted Participation Rate 46%
Quality-Adjusted Exams Per Test Taker 3.7

Los Gatos High School (LGHS) is a high school in Los Gatos, California, a small high income town near San Jose in the Silicon Valley. Los Gatos High School was founded in 1908 and is part of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District and is home to a large number of Silicon Valley Executives’ teenagers. During the late 1880s up until the establishment of Los Gatos High School, high school age students were taught at Los Gatos Central School, a grammar school which was established in 1886.[1] While the school is not labeled a “feeder school" or preparatory, a large number of students move on to Ivy League and Tier One colleges and universities after graduation. In the 1970s, Los Gatos High School was listed among the top thirty high schools in the State of California.[citation needed] In a 2013 study Los Gatos High School ranked 86th in California.[2] The school enrolls approximately 1,700 students and employs about 100 teachers. In 2004, 94% of graduating seniors went on to attend college, including 64% to four-year colleges. Los Gatos High School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has regularly received six-year accreditations, the highest possible. The school has been recognized twice as a National School for Excellence. LGHS is also notable for its sports programs and exceptional athletes, making it unique among academically distinguished public schools in the area.