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1720 M St

Arcata, CA 95521

(707) 825-2400

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 830

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Arcata High School

AHS has many great programs that support students of all interests. Athletics, Academics, and Arts are all supported by the school and district.

Posted by a parent on 05/28/12

AHS has numerous advanced placement classes, a great teaching staff, and student access to classes at Humboldt State University. About 95% of the 2010 graduating class went on to secondary education from Harvard on down to community college.

Posted by a parent on 06/30/10

pulled our child out of this school, poor climate, not supprtive admin and careless attitude about well being of students

Posted by a parent on 05/13/09

I have been going to AHS for 4 years and it is definitely one of the safer schools compared to even middle schools. Academically, the programs offered are exceptional. It is just the lack of interest from students that give people the wrong impression. The number of AP students compared to average is ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/26/07

My daughter has gone to Arcata High School for three years and I believe that it is the best school in the area. My 3 other children all attended different schools and Arcata High can not even be compared to them. Arcata High has the best test scores of the area, a supportive administration that helped ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/04/07

Arcata High school has many gifted students. There are talented music groups, smart students, and people of all interests.

Posted by a student on 08/28/05

Both my daughters chose to leave Arcata High due to poor academic quality and lack of control of students in class by teachers. The administration was not supportive of adaptations for one child's physical disabilities. We were terribly disappointed overall.

Posted by a parent on 04/20/05

I left AHS after two years. The administration is inflexible and adversarial. Athletic achievement is valued over academic achievement, and the overall climate is conservative and anti-intellectual. Though there are some excellent teachers, overall academic quality is poor (as is advising). The social ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 04/20/05

My son left Arcata High after two years to attend a charter school. Although his first year was challenging and college preparatory, his second year was not,except for one class. A particular problem was the CPM math program, which prospective parents should research on the internet. It produces the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/10/04

I pulled my son out of AHS after his Freshman year. He was bullied daily, and the administration has instilled a climate of fear among the teachers which paralyzed them and prevents them from effectively assisting children deal with it. While many fine teachers work at AHS, the administration is of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/21/04

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Test scores for Arcata High School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Arcata High School
Northern Humboldt Union High School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Arcata schools — Arcata High School is located at 1720 M St, Arcata CA 95521. 1720 M St is in the 95521 ZIP code in Arcata, CA The school district for Arcata High School is the Northern Humboldt Union High School District. Arcata High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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