Agoura High School is situated in Los Angeles County just west of the San Fernando Valley. The area is a suburban, residential, high-income community. Students are from the incorporated cities of Westlake Village and Agoura Hills as well as the unincorporated area to the south in the Santa Monica Mountains. Parents are mainly employed in the professional, executive, business, art, and entertainment fields. The school, which serves grades 9-12, received a full six-year accreditation in June of 2008 from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The student population for 2012-2013 is approximately 2193 with a projected senior class of 552. The distribution of students by ethnicity has been very consistent over the last six years and is represented by the following numbers: Caucasion 78.75%, Asian - 4.47%, Hispanic - 7.89%, African-American - 1.41%, Filipino - .87%.
Brian Mercer, Principal Kristen Marsilio Assistant Principal (Activities and Discipline) Scott Foli, Assistant Principal (Athletics and Discipline) Sherry Bronow, Assistant Principal (Curriculum and Instruction)
Pat Brooks, Counselor/Dept. Chair Linda Ordin, Counselor Cathy Latty, Counselor Holly Pike, Counselor Rochelle Fellows, Counselor Judi Craven, Counselor Kelly Lowry, Counselor Jason Busby, Director of Activities Jason Rosenthal, Athletic Director
Judy Berke, Registrar Elise Aries, College & Career Center
Agoura High School students are active in student government and leadership, fifty three clubs, drama presentations and a musical, an award-winning instrumental music program, yearbook, school newspaper, and a highly competitive interscholastic sports league. Volunteering within the community is strongly encouraged.
Agoura High School is on a schedule which includes a "0" period and a Student Support period prior to classes that meet every other day for 100 minutes. The "block" schedule has been very effective in increasing the hands-on experiences of our students in lab-oriented classes and has allowed faculty to expand instructional strategies for critical thinking in the classroom. The "0" period has allowed the school to offer an optional seven period day. The Student Support period offers academic help for all students.
Math - 20 credits Health - 5 credits Science - 20 credits Foreign Language/ Fine Art or Practical Art (2 of 3) - 20 credits Social Science - 35 credits Physical Education - 20 credits Electives - 70 credits English - 40 credits
To honor superior academic achievement, graduation ceremonies shall include recognition of a valedictorian and salutatorian. The valedictorian must have a 4.2 total weighted grade point average (g.p.a.) or higher by the end of the first semester of 12th grade and must have completed 26 semesters of honors or Advanced Placement classes by the end of the senior year. The salutatorian must have 4.1 total weighted grade point average (g.p.a.) or higher by the end of the first semester of 12th grade and mjst have completed 22 semesters of honors or Advanced Placement classes. If no student reaches this mark, the top student shall be valedictorian and the second student shall be salutatorian.
In 2012, 439 students took 720 Advanced Placement tests. Eight-one percent passed with scores of three or better. The numbers of students achieving scores of three or higher on the 2012 Advanced Placement examinations are as follows: