Piedmont High

Summary:

Piedmont High is a public high school serving 763 students in grades 9-12 in the highly-ranked Piedmont City Unified School District. This exceptional school has consistently been ranked among the top high schools in California, with a diverse student population and outstanding academic performance.

Piedmont High stands out for its strong academic metrics, including 89.47% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 76.84% proficient or better in Mathematics - significantly higher than district and state averages. The school also boasts an exceptionally high 4-year graduation rate ranging from 94.2% to 99.5% over the past 5 years, and very low chronic absenteeism rates compared to nearby schools like Oakland International High, Street Academy Alternative High, and Dewey Academy High. Piedmont High's student-teacher ratio is also relatively low, ranging from 15.9 to 17.3 over the past 3 years.

What's particularly noteworthy about Piedmont High is its ability to maintain high academic performance while serving a relatively diverse student population, with 58.06% White, 9.7% Hispanic, 13.89% Asian, and 16.51% two or more races. Many high-performing schools tend to have less racial diversity, but Piedmont High has been able to achieve both excellence and inclusion. This sustained level of achievement over the past decade, with a consistent 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, is a testament to the school's commitment to providing a world-class education for all its students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 800 Magnolia Ave.
       Piedmont, CA  94611-4029


(510) 594-2626

District: Piedmont City Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
33rd of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,864 Help


Feeder schools for Piedmont High:

Elementary:    Beach Elementary
    Havens Elementary
    Wildwood Elementary
Middle:    Piedmont Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.9 Help
Number of students:  763

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.1%
Two or more races:
16.5%
Asian:
13.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.7% Help


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Compare Details Piedmont High ranks better than 98.6% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.94. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Piedmont 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 Piedmont High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (58.1%), two or more races (16.5%), Asian (13.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Piedmont High is 15.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Piedmont High is $11,864.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Piedmont High:

SchoolDigger ranks Piedmont High 33rd of 2346 California public high schools. (See Piedmont High in the ranking list.)

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Piedmont City Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Piedmont City Unified 49th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Piedmont High

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Rank History for all students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.98 31st 1653 98.1%
2005 91.42 16th 1901 99.2%
2006 92.27 15th 1968 99.2%
2007 87.22 52nd 2063 97.5%
2008 89.88 22nd 2117 99.0%
2009 79.28 124th 2238 94.5%
2010 90.54 27th 2281 98.8%
2011 90.83 28th 2367 98.8%
2012 88.61 41st 2354 98.3%
2013 86.31 60th 2426 97.5%
2015 98.08 16th 1994 99.2%
2016 98.46 7th 2039 99.7%
2017 97.29 29th 2021 98.6%
2018 97.75 28th 2017 98.6%
2019 97.95 36th 2133 98.3%
2021 97.82 15th 1290 98.8%
2022 97.96 45th 2123 97.9%
2023 97.94 33rd 2335 98.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.37 37th 366 89.9%
2019 94.93 8th 422 98.1%
2022 81.39 65th 515 87.4%
2023 91.31 28th 780 96.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.84 11th 1539 99.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.29 36th 1760 98.0%
2019 98.10 25th 1833 98.6%
2021 96.49 28th 1054 97.3%
2022 97.57 35th 1858 98.1%
2023 97.54 34th 2106 98.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.99 6th 1052 99.4%
2019 82.27 122nd 1117 89.1%
2021 99.99 1st 555 99.8%
2022 99.49 12th 1161 99.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.20 32nd 1834 98.3%
2019 96.62 66th 1880 96.5%
2021 97.62 28th 1122 97.5%
2022 97.91 54th 1916 97.2%
2023 97.54 46th 2195 97.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.22 19th 581 96.7%
2019 87.93 45th 582 92.3%
2022 90.04 21st 581 96.4%
2023 76.59 153rd 727 79.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.06 222nd 1742 87.3%
2022 98.53 32nd 1861 98.3%
2023 95.99 51st 2132 97.6%
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Rank History for White students at Piedmont High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.62 35th 1173 97.0%
2019 91.46 64th 1222 94.8%
2022 93.82 42nd 1204 96.5%
2023 91.39 57th 1424 96.0%
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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.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Piedmont High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 519 8 77 5 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1989 471 10 78 11 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1990 437 7 87 14 1 n/a n/a 0 546
1991 451 8 82 17 1 n/a n/a 0 559
1992 427 10 89 21 0 n/a n/a 0 547
1993 423 12 108 20 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1994 427 11 117 35 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1995 495 12 137 29 2 n/a n/a 0 675
1996 495 12 137 29 2 n/a n/a 0 675
1997 522 10 165 25 0 n/a n/a 0 722
1998 565 11 186 17 1 n/a n/a 0 780
1999 616 14 201 13 3 n/a n/a 0 847
2000 612 15 213 12 3 n/a n/a 0 855
2001 649 17 200 17 3 n/a n/a 0 886
2002 625 19 209 28 2 n/a n/a 5 888
2003 625 19 209 28 2 n/a n/a 5 888
2004 654 16 216 28 2 n/a n/a 12 928
2005 628 15 227 30 1 n/a n/a 12 913
2006 597 21 207 29 0 n/a n/a 20 874
2007 590 22 196 26 0 n/a n/a 26 860
2008 564 18 172 26 n/a n/a n/a 0 780
2009 538 15 159 20 0 1 52 0 785
2010 543 14 179 31 1 1 16 0 785
2011 524 11 164 37 1 1 27 0 765
2012 521 15 163 28 2 1 20 0 750
2013 534 13 156 20 1 1 17 0 742
2014 546 14 159 26 2 1 22 0 770
2015 552 14 145 29 1 1 42 0 784
2016 546 18 143 33 1 1 58 0 800
2017 503 14 130 38 0 1 125 0 811
2018 512 10 117 44 0 1 129 0 813
2019 532 10 112 55 0 0 146 0 855
2020 523 12 102 59 0 0 135 0 831
2021 518 11 96 75 0 0 139 0 839
2022 491 9 98 78 0 0 138 0 814
2023 443 13 106 74 0 0 126 1 763

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 Piedmont High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 609 29.5 20.6 n/a
1989 570 29.3 19.4 n/a
1990 546 27.7 19.7 n/a
1991 559 27.1 20.6 n/a
1992 547 27.5 19.8 n/a
1993 563 29.1 19.3 0
1994 590 32.0 18.4 0
1995 675 35.4 19.1 0
1996 675 35.4 19.1 0
1997 722 36.8 19.6 0
1998 780 41.2 18.9 0.1
1999 847 43.6 19.4 0.1
2000 855 44.9 19.0 0.1
2001 886 47.4 18.7 0
2002 888 46.1 19.3 0
2003 888 46.1 19.3 0
2004 928 49.0 18.9 0
2005 913 47.4 19.3 0
2006 874 46.4 18.8 0
2007 860 47.4 18.1 0.4
2008 780 55.0 14.2 0.4
2009 785 47.2 14.2 0
2010 785 46.9 16.7 0.6
2011 765 n/a n/a 2.1
2012 750 42.6 17.5 n/a
2013 742 42.2 17.5 0.4
2014 770 42.3 18.2 0
2015 784 43.0 18.2 0.8
2016 800 44.0 18.1 1.1
2017 811 44.8 18.1 1.2
2018 813 47.2 17.2 1.4
2019 855 46.1 18.5 1.3
2020 831 n/a n/a 1.2
2021 839 48.3 17.3 1.7
2022 814 47.9 16.9 3.3
2023 763 47.9 15.9 3.7

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 Piedmont High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 609 29.5 20.6 n/a
1989 570 29.3 19.4 n/a
1990 546 27.7 19.7 n/a
1991 559 27.1 20.6 n/a
1992 547 27.5 19.8 n/a
1993 563 29.1 19.3 0
1994 590 32.0 18.4 0
1995 675 35.4 19.1 0
1996 675 35.4 19.1 0
1997 722 36.8 19.6 0
1998 780 41.2 18.9 0.1
1999 847 43.6 19.4 0.1
2000 855 44.9 19.0 0.1
2001 886 47.4 18.7 0
2002 888 46.1 19.3 0
2003 888 46.1 19.3 0
2004 928 49.0 18.9 0
2005 913 47.4 19.3 0
2006 874 46.4 18.8 0
2007 860 47.4 18.1 0.4
2008 780 55.0 14.2 0.4
2009 785 47.2 14.2 0
2010 785 46.9 16.7 0.6
2011 765 n/a n/a 2.1
2012 750 42.6 17.5 n/a
2013 742 42.2 17.5 0.4
2014 770 42.3 18.2 0
2015 784 43.0 18.2 0.8
2016 800 44.0 18.1 1.1
2017 811 44.8 18.1 1.2
2018 813 47.2 17.2 1.4
2019 855 46.1 18.5 1.3
2020 831 n/a n/a 1.2
2021 839 48.3 17.3 1.7
2022 814 47.9 16.9 3.3
2023 763 47.9 15.9 3.7

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 Piedmont High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,864

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Piedmont High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 36th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 33rd of 2335 High schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Piedmont High)86.589.5
 3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Piedmont City Unified)80.788
 7.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Piedmont High)8276.8
 5.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Piedmont City Unified)74.773.6
 1.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Piedmont High)6560.1
 4.9%
   12th Grade Science (Piedmont City Unified)62.857.1
 5.7%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students855763
 10.8%
African American1013
 30%
American Indian00
Asian112106
 5.4%
Hispanic5574
 34.5%
Pacific Islander00
White532443
 16.7%
Two or More Races146126
 13.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.3%3.7%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Piedmont High

In the 2022-23 school year, 763 students attended Piedmont High.

Piedmont High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Beach Elementary
Elementary : Havens Elementary
Elementary : Wildwood Elementary
Middle : Piedmont Middle

Yes! Piedmont High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 33rd of 2346 California high schools.

Students at Piedmont High are 58% White, 17% Two or more races, 14% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 2% African American.


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