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Aliso Niguel High


Overview

Student Enrollment
3,036
Best High School in California
#48
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Capistrano Unified
Type Public
 Phone (949)831-5590
 Location 28000 Wolverine Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Charter School No

Aliso Niguel High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 48th in the best public high schools in California.

Demographics

Race

The Aliso Niguel High student body is mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White59.2%1,797
Black1.3%39
Hispanic16.7%507
Asian Pacific14.3%434
Native American Indian0.4%12
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%5
Two or more races8%242

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 6.9%

8.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Aliso Niguel High students are largely wealthy and rank 87th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman785
Sophomore761
Junior757
Senior733
Total3,036

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 81st in California

Students at Aliso Niguel High scored an average 72% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 7.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls63%87%
Boys63%73%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 84%*80% to 84%*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic35% to 39%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial70% to 79%*80% to 89%*
White64%82%
With Disabilites11% to 19%*20% to 29%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1207

The average SAT score for Aliso Niguel High students in 2016 was 1207.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 160th in California

717 out of 1,490 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (48%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 25% and in the top 14% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 40th in California

Aliso Niguel High offers 19 AP courses. 29 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Aliso Niguel High had 805 taking AP exams with a 658 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 82% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 29% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 19

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.9%56
Boys2.4%36
Girls1.4%20

Location

Aliso Niguel High
28000 Wolverine Way
Aliso Viejo, CA
92656
(949)831-5590

10 out of 10 1

District

Capistrano Unified
San Juan Capistrano, CA