Best High School in California#255
|Rating||7 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Benicia Unified|
|Location||1101 Military W.
Benicia, CA 94510
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.
The Benicia High student body is predominantly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.3%||5|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.7%||11|
|Two or more races||10.9%||183|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California242nd
Rating8 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|
|Girls||35% to 39%*||80% to 84%*|
|Boys||40% to 44%*||70% to 74%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||40% to 49%*||85% to 89%*|
|Black||20% or less*||50% to 59%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 39%*||70% to 79%*|
|Multiracial||less than 50%*||80% or more*|
|White||40% to 44%*||70% to 74%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1167
The average SAT score for Benicia High students in 2016 was 1167.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT19%
Rank in California762nd
Rating2 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 Rate26%
AP Pass Rank in California162nd
AP Pass Rate Rating8 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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||13%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||14%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%|
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1101 Military W.