Benicia High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,677
Best High School in California
#255
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Benicia Unified
Type Public
 Phone (707)747-8325
 Location 1101 Military W.
Benicia, CA 94510
Charter School No

Benicia High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 255th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Benicia High student body is predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White49.3%827
Black8.6%144
Hispanic16%268
Asian Pacific14.3%239
Native American Indian0.3%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.7%11
Two or more races10.9%183

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 10.6%

13.2% 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, Benicia High students are largely upper income and rank 134th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
7th Grade1
8th Grade1
Freshman436
Sophomore442
Junior399
Senior396
Total1,677

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
58%
Rank in California
242nd
Rating
8 out of 10

Students at Benicia High scored an average 58% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 20.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls35% to 39%*80% to 84%*
Boys40% to 44%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 49%*85% to 89%*
Black20% or less*50% to 59%*
Hispanic30% to 39%*70% to 79%*
Multiracialless than 50%*80% or more*
White40% to 44%*70% to 74%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited Englishless than 50%*50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1167

The average SAT score for Benicia High students in 2016 was 1167.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
19%
Rank in California
762nd
Rating
2 out of 10

153 out of 795 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (19%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 22% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
26%
AP Pass Rank in California
162nd
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Benicia High offers 14 AP courses. 26 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 67% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Benicia High had 283 taking AP exams with a 221 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 78% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 26% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 14

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

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 Students0.4%6
Boys0.5%4
Girls0.3%2
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.6%43
Boys3.6%31
Girls1.4%12

Location

Benicia High
1101 Military W.
Benicia, CA
94510
(707)747-8325

8 out of 10 1

District

Benicia Unified
Benicia, CA