Brea-Olinda High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Brea-Olinda Unified
Type Public
 Phone (714)990-7850
 Location 789 N. Wildcat Way
Brea, CA 92821
Charter School No

Brea-Olinda 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 78th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Brea-Olinda High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific20.7%393
Native American Indian0.3%6
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.7%14
Two or more races1.3%25

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 13.4%

16% 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, Brea-Olinda High students are largely upper income and rank 170th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
8 out of 10

Students at Brea-Olinda High scored an average 66% 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 11.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% to 54%*80% to 84%*
Boys50% to 54%*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander75% to 79%*85% to 89%*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic30% to 34%*70% to 74%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White55% to 59%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English40% to 59%*21% to 39%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Brea-Olinda High students in 2016 was 1170.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
9 out of 10

611 out of 961 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (64%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 8% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
6 out of 10

Brea-Olinda High offers 18 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%. Brea-Olinda High had 455 taking AP exams with a 305 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 69% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 67% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 35% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 26%
AP Courses Offered 18

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.6%12
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.4%27
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1%20


Brea-Olinda High
789 N. Wildcat Way
Brea, CA

10 out of 10 1


Brea-Olinda Unified
Brea, CA