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1200 Pleasant Hill Rd

Lafayette, CA 94549

(925) 280-3970

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,356

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for Acalanes High School

Going to a UC was a piece of cake with all the preparation Acalanes gave me in writing skills, problem solving, and critical thinking. Mrs. Challacombe and Mrs. Dunston are amazing teachers!

Posted by a student on 06/06/13

I bought home in Lafayette for the school system. I am glad I did that. Both my kids attended Acalanes. My son got into a 6 year medicine program and my daughter is in UC Berkeley. I am thankful to the school for preparing them well.

Posted by a parent on 08/16/11

I've read multiple reviews that claim Acalanes students are spoiled rich brats. While there may be a few, I strongly disagree. This is an assumption made because the community is generally wealthy according to outsiders. Well, Lafayette, and Acalanes High are both much more liberal than outsiders expect. ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/17/11

It's really nothing special. It's pretty much like any other school. Same credits, same quality of education, great teachers and terrible ones, save the 70,000 dollar cars owned by overtly spoiled children in the lot. The high College acceptance rating may or may not have something do do with the fact ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 03/12/11

I have had three children attend Acalanes. While a good school in many areas, it does have its weaknesses. The language department is spotty at best. Most classes are geared towards high achievers and there is a bounty of AP classes but students with special needs are shuffled aside. The school is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/31/11

Acalanes encourages students to think, consider and be creative. They have a high standard while providing significant support for academic challenges of all kinds. Teachers are compassionate and teach well, coaches truly mentor the athletes to be the best they can be.

Posted by a parent on 09/21/10

Acalanes has a great curriculum, a great learning environment, mostly warm and directed teachers, an abundance of non-academic extra-curricular programs, and a very helpful and enthusiastic administration led by a terrific pro-kid principal. Parents are involved and supportive. Wonderful experience.

Posted by a parent on 07/05/10

My children have been enrolled in Lafayette schools for the past 13 years, and I've always been impressed with their schools and with the talent and commitment of their teachers.

Posted by a parent on 09/02/09

Outstanding educational experience for my two children. Strong caring principal.

Posted by a parent on 05/01/09

I had my son go to A with an inter-district transfer. The staff cares and admin, although stand off ish, is good. The teachers that I met on show time-parent nite, were good and answered all my emails; at times short, but answered. My son has not done well socially, not bad, but he takes the most ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/05/09

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Test scores for Acalanes High School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Acalanes High School
Acalanes 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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Lafayette schools — Acalanes High School is located at 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lafayette CA 94549. 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd is in the 94549 ZIP code in Lafayette, CA The school district for Acalanes High School is the Acalanes Union High School District. Acalanes High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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