Canyon Crest Academy


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Dieguito Union High
Type Public
 Phone (858)350-0253
 Location 5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
Charter School No

Canyon Crest Academy 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 7th in the best public high schools in California.



The Canyon Crest Academy student body is primarily White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific24%477
Native American Indian0.2%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%6
Two or more races1.4%27

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 1.6%

1.9% 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, Canyon Crest Academy students are largely wealthy and rank 20th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 30th in California

Students at Canyon Crest Academy scored an average 80% 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 3.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls70% to 74%*80% to 84%*
Boys80% to 84%*85% to 89%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander90% to 94%*95% or more*
Hispanic60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
White65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
With Disabilites20% to 29%*50% to 59%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Canyon Crest Academy students in 2016 was 1348.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 8th in California

1,520 out of 857 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (177%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 2% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 76th in California

Canyon Crest Academy offers 22 AP courses. 52 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Canyon Crest Academy had 933 taking AP exams with a 798 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 86% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 52% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 44%
AP Courses Offered 22

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%16
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.3%5

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.6%12
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.6%12


Canyon Crest Academy
5951 Village Center Loop Rd.
San Diego, CA

10 out of 10 1


San Dieguito Union High
Encinitas, CA