Tamalpais High

Summary:

Tamalpais High is a public high school located in Mill Valley, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,540 students. It is part of the Tamalpais Union High School District, which is ranked 280 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Tamalpais High consistently ranks among the top high schools in California, ranking 114th out of 2,335 high schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. The school has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade, indicating exceptional academic performance. Tamalpais High has an impressive four-year graduation rate, consistently above 98% in recent years, significantly higher than the state average. The school also has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 69.48% White, 11.82% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and 3.57% African American, which is higher than some of the nearby schools like San Rafael High and Galileo High.

While Tamalpais High has generally low dropout rates, the school has seen a recent increase in chronic absenteeism, reaching 22.3% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is an area that the school may want to address to maintain its high academic performance. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, at around 10%, suggesting a higher socioeconomic status compared to some of the nearby schools. However, the school may need to continue working on addressing any racial disparities in academic achievement, as observed in many high-performing schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 700 Miller Ave.
       Mill Valley, CA  94941-2926


(415) 380-3510

District: Tamalpais Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
115th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,646 Help


Feeder schools for Tamalpais High:

Elementary:    Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Academy
    Edna Maguire Elementary
    Old Mill Elementary
    Park Elementary
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Middle:    Mill Valley Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  20.0 Help
Number of students:  1,540

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.5%
Hispanic:
11.8%
Two or more races:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10% Help


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Compare Details Tamalpais High ranks better than 95.1% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked high schools in the Tamalpais Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.45. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Tamalpais 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 Racial makeup is: White (69.5%), Hispanic (11.8%), two or more races (9.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tamalpais High is 20. 3 high schools in the Tamalpais Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tamalpais High is $16,646, which is the lowest among 5 high schools in the Tamalpais Union High School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tamalpais High:

SchoolDigger ranks Tamalpais High 115th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Tamalpais High in the ranking list.)

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Tamalpais Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Tamalpais Union High 280th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tamalpais High

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Rank History for all students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 70.88 173rd 1653 89.5%
2005 72.09 221st 1901 88.4%
2006 78.52 141st 1968 92.8%
2007 81.50 103rd 2063 95.0%
2008 82.86 89th 2117 95.8%
2009 81.08 99th 2238 95.6%
2010 76.71 174th 2281 92.4%
2011 76.39 181st 2367 92.4%
2012 76.71 190th 2354 91.9%
2013 77.11 181st 2426 92.5%
2015 91.83 153rd 1994 92.3%
2016 87.09 250th 2039 87.7%
2017 91.39 162nd 2021 92.0%
2018 91.84 159th 2017 92.1%
2019 90.62 169th 2133 92.1%
2021 91.49 110th 1290 91.5%
2022 95.93 95th 2123 95.5%
2023 93.45 114th 2335 95.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 84.22 50th 515 90.3%
2023 82.70 81st 780 89.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.41 77th 938 91.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 91.06 42nd 1539 97.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.79 915th 1862 50.9%
2019 69.09 484th 1937 75.0%
2021 79.49 193rd 1126 82.9%
2022 69.31 455th 1943 76.6%
2023 64.14 542nd 2237 75.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.81 140th 1760 92.0%
2019 89.00 170th 1833 90.7%
2021 89.17 108th 1054 89.8%
2022 93.49 120th 1858 93.5%
2023 92.99 108th 2106 94.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.73 46th 1052 95.6%
2019 84.54 108th 1117 90.3%
2021 96.92 18th 555 96.8%
2022 98.92 20th 1161 98.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.76 167th 1834 90.9%
2019 88.59 178th 1880 90.5%
2021 91.32 98th 1122 91.3%
2022 96.78 72nd 1916 96.2%
2023 92.24 132nd 2195 94.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.00 396th 581 31.8%
2019 40.00 397th 582 31.8%
2022 28.60 443rd 581 23.8%
2023 28.68 533rd 727 26.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.58 126th 582 78.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.10 530th 1742 69.6%
2019 79.62 273rd 1814 85.0%
2022 92.30 101st 1861 94.6%
2023 93.36 86th 2132 96.0%
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Rank History for White students at Tamalpais High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.09 124th 1173 89.4%
2019 77.31 223rd 1222 81.8%
2022 91.95 60th 1204 95.0%
2023 84.66 123rd 1424 91.4%
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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 Tamalpais High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 951 76 47 35 0 n/a n/a 0 1109
1989 865 75 44 35 2 n/a n/a 0 1021
1990 754 75 54 30 2 n/a n/a 0 915
1991 676 80 50 29 3 n/a n/a 0 838
1992 655 87 56 30 5 n/a n/a 0 833
1993 637 90 78 42 7 n/a n/a 0 854
1994 636 73 81 50 12 n/a n/a 0 852
1995 687 73 80 57 9 n/a n/a 0 906
1996 687 73 80 57 9 n/a n/a 0 906
1997 703 79 70 53 8 n/a n/a 0 913
1998 672 86 81 55 6 n/a n/a 0 900
1999 702 92 86 66 8 n/a n/a 0 954
2000 695 71 74 59 7 n/a n/a 27 933
2001 734 55 62 58 6 n/a n/a 61 976
2002 770 66 60 70 6 n/a n/a 93 1065
2003 770 66 60 70 6 n/a n/a 93 1065
2004 806 77 90 87 6 n/a n/a 76 1142
2005 820 78 94 73 6 n/a n/a 61 1132
2006 837 85 86 88 9 n/a n/a 42 1147
2007 860 67 88 84 5 n/a n/a 76 1180
2008 815 61 98 76 3 n/a n/a 0 1053
2009 831 68 103 81 3 4 26 0 1116
2010 836 57 108 53 1 8 47 0 1110
2011 864 64 118 93 0 9 14 0 1162
2012 887 72 102 113 1 8 48 0 1231
2013 882 59 101 111 1 5 70 0 1229
2014 920 54 107 114 2 3 81 0 1281
2015 918 58 104 128 5 5 103 0 1321
2016 980 64 124 127 8 4 112 0 1419
2017 1044 56 146 161 5 7 108 0 1527
2018 1109 51 137 160 7 7 113 0 1584
2019 1104 52 135 165 5 10 120 0 1591
2020 1099 51 117 181 2 8 131 1 1590
2021 1087 59 104 198 2 8 147 5 1610
2022 1112 61 94 189 4 5 178 1 1644
2023 1070 55 77 182 5 3 146 2 1540

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 Tamalpais High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1109 50.2 22.0 n/a
1989 1021 43.5 23.4 n/a
1990 915 40.5 22.5 n/a
1991 838 38.3 21.8 n/a
1992 833 38.9 21.4 6
1993 854 39.2 21.8 5.2
1994 852 40.8 20.9 4.9
1995 906 45.4 20.0 5.7
1996 906 45.4 20.0 5.7
1997 913 48.6 18.8 4.8
1998 900 47.7 18.9 6.1
1999 954 50.6 18.9 5.8
2000 933 49.1 19.0 3.8
2001 976 51.6 18.9 3.2
2002 1065 54.3 19.6 3.6
2003 1065 54.3 19.6 3.6
2004 1142 62.2 18.4 4.2
2005 1132 62.5 18.1 6.3
2006 1147 64.9 17.7 8.1
2007 1180 66.5 17.7 5
2008 1053 71.3 14.8 6.9
2009 1116 64.5 15.4 3.7
2010 1110 61.1 18.1 5.4
2011 1162 n/a n/a 8.9
2012 1231 69.3 17.7 n/a
2013 1229 69.9 17.5 9.8
2014 1281 70.1 18.2 7.8
2015 1321 68.0 19.4 7.9
2016 1419 68.0 20.8 8.6
2017 1527 80.7 18.9 7.5
2018 1584 81.4 19.4 11.4
2019 1591 85.1 18.6 9.7
2020 1590 n/a n/a 9.9
2021 1610 80.6 19.9 10.9
2022 1644 81.2 20.2 10.3
2023 1540 76.8 20.0 10

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 Tamalpais High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1109 50.2 22.0 n/a
1989 1021 43.5 23.4 n/a
1990 915 40.5 22.5 n/a
1991 838 38.3 21.8 n/a
1992 833 38.9 21.4 6
1993 854 39.2 21.8 5.2
1994 852 40.8 20.9 4.9
1995 906 45.4 20.0 5.7
1996 906 45.4 20.0 5.7
1997 913 48.6 18.8 4.8
1998 900 47.7 18.9 6.1
1999 954 50.6 18.9 5.8
2000 933 49.1 19.0 3.8
2001 976 51.6 18.9 3.2
2002 1065 54.3 19.6 3.6
2003 1065 54.3 19.6 3.6
2004 1142 62.2 18.4 4.2
2005 1132 62.5 18.1 6.3
2006 1147 64.9 17.7 8.1
2007 1180 66.5 17.7 5
2008 1053 71.3 14.8 6.9
2009 1116 64.5 15.4 3.7
2010 1110 61.1 18.1 5.4
2011 1162 n/a n/a 8.9
2012 1231 69.3 17.7 n/a
2013 1229 69.9 17.5 9.8
2014 1281 70.1 18.2 7.8
2015 1321 68.0 19.4 7.9
2016 1419 68.0 20.8 8.6
2017 1527 80.7 18.9 7.5
2018 1584 81.4 19.4 11.4
2019 1591 85.1 18.6 9.7
2020 1590 n/a n/a 9.9
2021 1610 80.6 19.9 10.9
2022 1644 81.2 20.2 10.3
2023 1540 76.8 20.0 10

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 Tamalpais High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $16,646

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Tamalpais 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

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 169th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 114th of 2335 High schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tamalpais High)71.478.4
 7.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tamalpais Union High)71.877.1
 5.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Tamalpais High)53.760.9
 7.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Tamalpais Union High)57.958.2
 0.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Tamalpais High)47.968.3
 20.5%
   12th Grade Science (Tamalpais Union High)47.260.6
 13.4%
   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 Students15911540
 3.2%
African American5255
 5.8%
American Indian55
Asian13577
 43%
Hispanic165182
 10.3%
Pacific Islander103
 70%
White11041070
 3.1%
Two or More Races120146
 21.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.7%10%
 0.3%


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Students at Tamalpais High are 69% White, 12% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 4% African American.

Yes! Tamalpais High is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 115th of 2346 California high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,540 students attended Tamalpais High.


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