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Fast Facts about the Priory

Student Community: A small school by choice and design.

Boys: 49%
Girls: 51%


Students come from: In addition to the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties and the Monterey Bay area, students hail from all over California, New Jersey, East Coast, Austria, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, South Africa, Vietnam and more.
25% of students identify themselves as persons of color, multiracial, or international students with foreign student visas.
15% of faculty and administration are persons of color. An additional 3% (Caucasians) emigrated from other countries.

Student-faculty ratio:

About 6:1 including student support staff (such as non-teaching advisors and coaches). Student to full-time-equivalent faculty is about 9:1
Faculty with advanced degrees: 71%

Class size: typically 14-18, usually smaller in grade 10-12 elective and Advance Placement classes.

Biggest class: AP Calculus with 22
Smallest class: Advanced Topics in Computer Science and AP Music Theory with 2 students each.
Number of elective classes: 33
Number of H Block (club and activity) classes: 23

High School Academic Test Score Achievement in 2008-2009

National Merit Honors: 21% of qualified seniors (US citizens only) achieved finalist status. Almost 1/3 of the senior class achieved semifinalist, commended or Hispanic scholar status
Advanced Placement Test Scores (Fall 2008 exams*)
  • 45% AP Honors
  • 88% scored a 3, 4 or 5
  • 71% scored a 3, 4 or 5
AP Scholar rankings: Because we are a small school, a small difference in student scores can have a disproportionately big impact on averages.
SAT 1 Scores:
Priory average verbal/critical reasoning score - 625
  • 22% scored over 700
  • 44% scored over 600
Priory average math score - 621
  • 21% scored over 700
  • 45% scored over 600
Priory average writing score -637
  • 32% scored over 700
  • 34% scored over 600