PROFICIENCY 42% 9% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Merced Union High

Buhach Colony High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Merced Union High" in Atwater, CA. There are a total of 1,725 students and 78 teachers at Buhach Colony High, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 981 free lunch students and 227 reduced lunch students.

Buhach Colony High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 41.5%, which is 9% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch981
Reduced lunch227


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Buhach Colony High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School24%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School59%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Buhach Colony High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 26.1% 18.2% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 3.8% 4.0% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 10.7% 11.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 57.4% 63.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 0.5% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.1% 1.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Atwater demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4,72623291
Median age30.336.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English52%56%79%
Speak Spanish42%29%13%

Education level achieved in Atwater

Completed 8th grade70.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school69.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college47.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree22.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors13.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.9%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.6%1.3%
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