77 out of 10GreatSchools

Menlo-Atherton High School

Atherton, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 2498


Menlo-Atherton High School
555 Middlefield Road
Atherton, CA 94025
(650) 322-5311
Menlo-Atherton High School is located in Atherton, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Pacific Islander

Reviews13 Reviews

Poor - I had two sons and one daughter attend this school. Of my 3 children, only 1 graduated from here. One son was harassed by these "Eastside kids" and was never safe at school. We had to pull him out and put him in a private school. My daughter was also assaulted in a locker room during volleyball practice. She never felt safe after the assault. We also had to remove her from the school and put her in a private school.
Great school ! Combines great academics, great college readiness, great extracurriculars (drama, debate, outreach), and great athletics (6-7 state level competing teams this year)
Terrific school for college bound students. Offers an extensive curriculum within a diverse campus. The size adds a level of complexity that will be invaluable to young adults entering both college campuses and the work force. Teacher are highly engaged and classrooms are reasonable sized. The leadership of the principal and his staff are future leaning, hands-on, and very involved. I have not regretted sending my 3 children to M-A and feel they are very prepared for what lies next.
I am currently a student at MA in my sophomore year. I grew up in Oakland and Berkley so I'm used to a lot of diversity. Coming to MA was a huge shock. The huge class difference between the rich white kids from Menlo Park and Atherton, and the middle-class minority groups from EPA is really bad. I am a white girl living in Menlo Park. My family has never been rich, my dad doesn't have a job and my mom's doesn't pay her nearly enough. Because of these things, I can't fit into either group. I'm not rich or athletic (MA is very sports oriented), so I don't fit in with the other white kids, but since I'm white, I'm excluded from the minority group. Also, I have had multiple teachers in the past two years who were extremely rude and disrespectful to their students. This school does have it's strong points. Some of the teachers are really good and encouraging. They also have the Computer academy and the AVID program. They are really competitive and so they have pretty great academics and sports but if you need and special help or a less traditional teaching style, I would recommend looking into a different school.
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