PROFICIENCY 77% 101% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
73%Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
86%Los Altos

Los Altos High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Mountain View-Los Altos Union High" in Los Altos, CA. There are a total of 1,920 students and 94 teachers at Los Altos High, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 334 free lunch students and 56 reduced lunch students.

Los Altos High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 76.5%, which is 101% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch334
Reduced lunch56


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 Los Altos 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 School72%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School81%

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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Los Altos High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 46.6% 46.8% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.7% 2.0% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 22.7% 23.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 26.4% 24.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.1% 2.2% 3.1% 3.1%

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Los Altos demographics profile

StatisticLos AltosCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)4,66823291
Median age45.736.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)75%52%55%
Speak English71%56%79%
Speak Spanish3%29%13%

Education level achieved in Los Altos

IndexLos AltosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade98.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school98.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college94.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree86.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors80.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters47.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree17.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate8.5%1.6%1.3%
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