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About This School

Saratoga High School is a public high school in Los Gatos. The principal of Saratoga High School is Jeff Anderson, who can be contacted at jeff.anderson@saratogahigh.org. 1,368 children attend Saratoga High School and are mostly Unspecified, Multiracial, and Asian. 2% of the Saratoga High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0.4% of the 1,368 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Saratoga High School is 18:1. Prospect High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 10%
Multiracial 7% %
Asian 53% 27%
Hispanic 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.2%
Filipino 0.4% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3240%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.4% 0.8%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    Saratoga is a solid high school and offers a lot to highly motivated students who are already groomed for success! I personally think Los Gatos High is a much more balanced school because although L.G. High scores a few points lower across the board on major tests than Saratoga L.G. High places emphasis on athletics extracurricular and yes even social activities to create a much more well balanced adult upon graduation. This is because L.G. High is still predominately caucasian and Saratoga is now 53% Asian. It will always be better to be well rounded in all areas than to just be smart at taking tests!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Attending high school at Saratoga was extremely hard for me. The classes are tough and the teachers aren't quite as helpful as I wish they could have been. The counselors are great though and they help you with everything. Although Saratoga was nothing for me who wanted more of an exciting high school experience with sports and friends rather than just study every day but I can definitely say that it is something for an ambitious student who know what he/she wants. Bottom line I didn't have a great time and unless you really try hard to get good grades (which most people do but have no social life) Saratoga is not your school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Saratoga High has an incredible academic program with fierce competition. Taking 5 AP classes and having at least a 4.0 GPA is definitely the norm at this school. The music program is outstanding! With one of the best marching bands in the state and award winning choir orchestra and symphonic bands. The music department travels internationally every 3 years also past trips include Europe and Australia. The new media arts program is also excellent. This school has lots of spirit its definitely an awesome place to go to high school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent school; everybody is very welcoming and spirited.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and very supportive parents. Students are always well behave with good manner groom neatly and dress appropriately.

  • (4 years ago)

    Saratoga has a great academic program a great music program and a great sports program. It also has a new media arts program that rocks socks.

  • (4 years ago)

    The academic bar is high and there exists a fierce competitive spirit here at Saratoga High. This scholastic driven environment fosters learning and creativity to new heights and yet the students do not falter but continue to climb onwards and upwards to expand their horizons and reach their dreams with the support of their peers and teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love my school teachers they have a wonderful amount of compatibility. I also love the art classes there I get to meet new friends and fans!

  • (7 years ago)

    As a former SHS student I can confirm the overall academic quality of the school. It was fun very competitive and geared us toward the best in higher education. However if your child tend to struggle academically or socially this school can be stressful since nearly all the kids are very wealthy and entitled. Balance is the key-strong academics while still being young and open-minded.

  • (8 years ago)

    Saratoga has wonderful staff and students. The students are well prepared before going into college. Although there is a bit of competativeness students never seek to do their best.

  • (8 years ago)

    Saratoga High School is an ideal environment for academically oriented highly motivated students. Courses and teachers are demanding. However for those students who have not yet begun to blossom or who are struggling academically and need support or encouragement the school can be lacking. One recent addition to the curriculum that is commendable is 'Strategic Learning' a course that teaches and promotes study strategies test taking skills etc. Principal this year is new.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teaching level at saratoga high is overall top-notch. Teacher and administrator retention is also very high always a good sign. The school has an excellent range of school run extra programs and student run school clubs. The music department is especially top rated. Saratoga high also benefits from a very active involved and committed parent community. The setting of the school is attractive and the campus well maintained. Several areas that are at acceptable levels but that could use some improvement the school lunch program - not nearly enough fresh fruits and vegetables healthy snack alternatives. This is of real concern due to the current epidemic of child diabetes nationwide. Lastly some aspects of the science/technology programs are not what you would think considering it is silicon valley after all! example not much administration level support of the saratoga high robotics club or science club.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school can be incredibly stressful for the students. The teachers do not always give as much help as they should and in some cases increase the stress level more than is necessary. There are many bright and talented students which helps the school's atmosphere. There is a great lack of school spirit however and very few students attend many of the extra curricular activities offered. There has also been problems with cheating and the lack of ability to keep an administration for longer than a year.

  • (8 years ago)

    A lot of parent support for everything. Seems to have too much pressure on students sometimes. Very good math and science departments but other departments are good as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a coach at this high school I got a direct view into the after school activities. Seems that there is a lot of opportunity for such activities. The school seems very supportive of their students who are very well behaved and respectful. Then again it is one of the most affluent areas in the valley.

  • (9 years ago)

    To summarize in one word Excellent. Saratoga High is among the top 5 public school in Santa Clara county. School has a very competetive environment. My two sons attended Saratoga High.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school provides excellent environment for academic and extracurricular activities. Parents are very supportive. Teachers and adminstrative are very dedidated to provide a safe and healthy campus for teenagers.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers prepare the students for college and there are many courses and activities. The campus is generally safe and most of the student body comes from well-off families.

  • (10 years ago)

    Saratoga is an excellent school and my son loved it. He made wonderful friendships and really enjoyed being part of the football team. I think it has prepared him for college very well.

  • (10 years ago)

    Saratoga is an excellent school and my son loved it. He made wonderful friendships and really enjoyed being part of the football team. I think it has prepared him for college very well.

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