Best High School in California#33
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Arcadia Unified|
|Location||180 Campus Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Arcadia 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 33rd in the best public high schools in California.
The Arcadia High student body is primarily Asian Pacific with a smaller White population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.1%||3|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.2%||7|
|Two or more races||0.6%||19|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 9.9%
12.4% 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, Arcadia High students are largely wealthy and rank 125th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California54th
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Arcadia High scored an average 76% 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 5% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||82%||85%|
|Black||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||40% to 44%*||65% to 69%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||55% to 59%*||70% to 74%*|
|With Disabilites||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Limited English||40% to 49%*||11% to 19%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1267
The average SAT score for Arcadia High students in 2016 was 1267.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT50%
Rank in California147th
Rating8 out of 10
855 out of 1,716 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (50%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 16% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate35%
AP Pass Rank in California59th
AP Pass Rate Rating9 out of 10
Arcadia High offers 21 AP courses. 35 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 88% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Arcadia High had 935 taking AP exams with a 819 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||88%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||35%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||18%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||19%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||24%|
|AP Courses Offered||21|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
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180 Campus Dr.