Los Gatos High

Summary:

Los Gatos High is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in the affluent town of Los Gatos, California, with a diverse student population of 2,067. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, boasting exceptional academic performance, test scores, graduation rates, and low dropout rates.

Los Gatos High's academic prowess is undeniable, ranking 100 out of 2,335 schools in California and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Its students excel on standardized tests, with 74.9% proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 65.25% in Mathematics, far surpassing the state averages. The school's four-year graduation rate ranges from 96.9% to 97.8%, significantly higher than the state average. While Los Gatos High has a diverse student body, it has a higher percentage of White students (55.78%) compared to nearby schools, such as Lynbrook High, which tend to have a larger Asian and Hispanic student population.

Los Gatos High's exceptional performance extends across various student subgroups, with high rankings for female, male, Asian, Hispanic, and multi-racial students, as well as students with disabilities and low socioeconomic status. However, the school has seen a slight increase in chronic absenteeism, from 7.9% in 2017-2018 to 9.8% in 2022-2023, which is still lower than the state average but higher than some nearby schools. Overall, Los Gatos High is a standout institution, consistently delivering exceptional educational outcomes for its students and maintaining its position as one of the top-ranked high schools in the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 20 High Sch Ct.
       Los Gatos, CA  95030-6917


(408) 354-2730

District: Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
101st of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,346 Help


Feeder schools for Los Gatos High:

Elementary:    Blossom Hill Elementary
    Daves Avenue Elementary
    Lakeside Elementary
    Lexington Elementary
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Middle:    C. T. English Middle
    Raymond J. Fisher Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  21.6 Help
Number of students:  2,067

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.8%
Two or more races:
15.9%
Asian:
15.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Los Gatos High ranks better than 95.7% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.21. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Los Gatos High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Los Gatos High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.8%), two or more races (15.9%), Asian (15.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Los Gatos High is 21.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Los Gatos High is $15,346.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Los Gatos High:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Gatos High 101st of 2346 California public high schools. (See Los Gatos High in the ranking list.)

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Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High 21st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Los Gatos High

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Rank History for all students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 96.28 4th 1653 99.8%
2005 94.75 7th 1901 99.6%
2006 93.02 12th 1968 99.4%
2007 88.67 36th 2063 98.3%
2008 83.12 88th 2117 95.8%
2009 85.53 44th 2238 98.0%
2010 82.92 95th 2281 95.8%
2011 81.04 132nd 2367 94.4%
2012 82.59 111th 2354 95.3%
2013 80.97 123rd 2426 94.9%
2015 92.24 142nd 1994 92.9%
2016 96.25 47th 2039 97.7%
2017 93.34 121st 2021 94.0%
2018 94.20 104th 2017 94.8%
2019 96.39 74th 2133 96.5%
2021 94.65 61st 1290 95.3%
2022 97.60 55th 2123 97.4%
2023 94.21 100th 2335 95.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.73 96th 366 73.8%
2019 86.59 35th 422 91.7%
2022 78.66 85th 515 83.5%
2023 86.77 52nd 780 93.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 83.16 97th 1539 93.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.88 678th 1862 63.6%
2019 96.50 52nd 1937 97.3%
2022 91.84 120th 1943 93.8%
2023 83.74 237th 2237 89.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.84 83rd 1760 95.3%
2019 94.72 83rd 1833 95.5%
2021 96.40 31st 1054 97.1%
2022 96.81 58th 1858 96.9%
2023 95.20 75th 2106 96.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.52 16th 1052 98.5%
2019 99.73 7th 1117 99.4%
2021 99.93 5th 555 99.1%
2022 98.88 22nd 1161 98.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.24 132nd 1834 92.8%
2019 96.57 67th 1880 96.4%
2021 92.94 84th 1122 92.5%
2022 97.60 58th 1916 97.0%
2023 91.40 143rd 2195 93.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.46 71st 581 87.8%
2019 88.32 41st 582 93.0%
2022 89.18 30th 581 94.8%
2023 85.16 64th 727 91.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.63 78th 1742 95.5%
2019 93.41 77th 1814 95.8%
2022 98.03 41st 1861 97.8%
2023 91.92 93rd 2132 95.6%
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Rank History for White students at Los Gatos High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.28 151st 1173 87.1%
2019 88.51 96th 1222 92.1%
2022 88.83 94th 1204 92.2%
2023 80.51 169th 1424 88.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Los Gatos High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1537 6 63 50 2 n/a n/a 0 1658
1989 1410 10 67 50 3 n/a n/a 0 1540
1990 1355 10 64 43 2 n/a n/a 0 1474
1991 1303 9 77 40 1 n/a n/a 0 1430
1992 1275 9 99 55 2 n/a n/a 0 1440
1993 1273 8 109 54 5 n/a n/a 0 1449
1994 1271 7 117 62 7 n/a n/a 0 1464
1995 1240 7 109 71 12 n/a n/a 0 1439
1996 1240 7 109 71 12 n/a n/a 0 1439
1997 1249 9 112 63 13 n/a n/a 0 1446
1998 1259 14 106 67 12 n/a n/a 0 1458
1999 1248 12 112 65 14 n/a n/a 0 1451
2000 1285 9 118 72 15 n/a n/a 0 1499
2001 1311 14 133 80 14 n/a n/a 5 1557
2002 1269 9 162 98 13 n/a n/a 33 1584
2003 1269 9 162 98 13 n/a n/a 33 1584
2004 1277 9 160 88 7 n/a n/a 67 1608
2005 1349 8 179 84 8 n/a n/a 68 1696
2006 1418 9 186 75 3 n/a n/a 42 1733
2007 1440 8 179 71 6 n/a n/a 101 1805
2008 1377 7 166 68 6 n/a n/a 0 1624
2009 1382 4 148 56 5 5 203 0 1803
2010 1352 3 166 136 6 7 124 0 1794
2011 1306 5 172 142 4 10 115 0 1754
2012 1371 6 177 137 4 7 119 0 1821
2013 1295 7 176 159 3 5 153 0 1798
2014 1286 8 180 164 1 8 181 0 1828
2015 1341 10 195 172 2 4 188 0 1912
2016 1351 11 203 195 2 4 211 0 1977
2017 1355 12 220 179 2 3 228 0 1999
2018 1371 7 246 200 1 4 232 0 2061
2019 1357 6 283 227 3 4 258 0 2138
2020 1336 3 304 215 2 5 301 0 2166
2021 1324 4 319 216 4 5 292 4 2168
2022 1229 6 356 207 5 4 300 20 2127
2023 1153 10 325 219 3 3 329 25 2067

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Los Gatos High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1658 67.9 24.4 n/a
1989 1540 61.4 25.0 n/a
1990 1474 60.0 24.5 n/a
1991 1430 60.3 23.7 n/a
1992 1440 61.3 23.4 0.1
1993 1449 62.4 23.2 1
1994 1464 65.0 22.5 0.8
1995 1439 61.8 23.3 1.3
1996 1439 61.8 23.3 1.3
1997 1446 60.8 23.8 0.7
1998 1458 60.8 24.0 0.5
1999 1451 62.4 23.3 0.8
2000 1499 65.8 22.8 0.8
2001 1557 71.4 21.8 0.8
2002 1584 69.6 22.8 0.5
2003 1584 69.6 22.8 0.5
2004 1608 69.2 23.2 1.2
2005 1696 70.8 24.0 0.7
2006 1733 77.6 22.3 1.1
2007 1805 79.6 22.7 0.9
2008 1624 93.3 17.4 0.6
2009 1803 83.8 18.5 1.1
2010 1794 80.9 22.1 1.6
2011 1754 n/a n/a 2.5
2012 1821 81.5 22.3 2.7
2013 1798 81.3 22.1 2.8
2014 1828 84.2 21.6 2.2
2015 1912 87.0 21.9 2.9
2016 1977 88.0 22.4 2.6
2017 1999 92.9 21.5 2.6
2018 2061 94.4 21.8 5.2
2019 2138 93.9 22.7 4.9
2020 2166 n/a n/a 4.7
2021 2168 94.2 23.0 5.4
2022 2127 98.1 21.6 6.5
2023 2067 95.3 21.6 11.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Los Gatos High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1658 67.9 24.4 n/a
1989 1540 61.4 25.0 n/a
1990 1474 60.0 24.5 n/a
1991 1430 60.3 23.7 n/a
1992 1440 61.3 23.4 0.1
1993 1449 62.4 23.2 1
1994 1464 65.0 22.5 0.8
1995 1439 61.8 23.3 1.3
1996 1439 61.8 23.3 1.3
1997 1446 60.8 23.8 0.7
1998 1458 60.8 24.0 0.5
1999 1451 62.4 23.3 0.8
2000 1499 65.8 22.8 0.8
2001 1557 71.4 21.8 0.8
2002 1584 69.6 22.8 0.5
2003 1584 69.6 22.8 0.5
2004 1608 69.2 23.2 1.2
2005 1696 70.8 24.0 0.7
2006 1733 77.6 22.3 1.1
2007 1805 79.6 22.7 0.9
2008 1624 93.3 17.4 0.6
2009 1803 83.8 18.5 1.1
2010 1794 80.9 22.1 1.6
2011 1754 n/a n/a 2.5
2012 1821 81.5 22.3 2.7
2013 1798 81.3 22.1 2.8
2014 1828 84.2 21.6 2.2
2015 1912 87.0 21.9 2.9
2016 1977 88.0 22.4 2.6
2017 1999 92.9 21.5 2.6
2018 2061 94.4 21.8 5.2
2019 2138 93.9 22.7 4.9
2020 2166 n/a n/a 4.7
2021 2168 94.2 23.0 5.4
2022 2127 98.1 21.6 6.5
2023 2067 95.3 21.6 11.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Los Gatos High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $15,346

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Los Gatos High

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 74th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 100th of 2335 High schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Gatos High)8174.9
 6.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High)86.278.5
 7.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Los Gatos High)69.465.3
 4.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High)7873.3
 4.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Los Gatos High)59.758.8
 0.8%
   12th Grade Science (Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High)61.758.9
 2.8%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students21382067
 3.3%
African American610
 66.7%
American Indian33
Asian283325
 14.8%
Hispanic227219
 3.5%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White13571153
 15%
Two or More Races258329
 27.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4.9%11.1%
 6.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Los Gatos High

Los Gatos High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Blossom Hill Elementary
Elementary : Daves Avenue Elementary
Elementary : Lakeside Elementary
Elementary : Lexington Elementary
Elementary : Loma Prieta Elementary
Elementary : Louise Van Meter Elementary
Middle : C. T. English Middle
Middle : Raymond J. Fisher Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,067 students attended Los Gatos High.

Students at Los Gatos High are 56% White, 16% Two or more races, 16% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 1% Not Specified.

Yes! Los Gatos High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 101st of 2346 California high schools.


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