Canyon High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Orange Unified
Type Public
 Phone (714)532-8000
 Location 220 S. Imperial Hwy.
Anaheim, CA 92807
Charter School No

Canyon High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 150th in the best public high schools in California.



The Canyon High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific22.2%519
Native American Indian0.3%6
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%8
Two or more races4.1%97

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 6.5%

8.4% 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, Canyon High students are largely wealthy and rank 82nd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 232nd in California

Students at Canyon 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 19.8% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*75% to 79%*
Boys40% to 44%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
Hispanic20% to 24%*55% to 59%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White40% to 44%*70% to 74%*
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
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 High students in 2016 was 1187.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 130th in California

612 out of 1,160 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (53%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 14% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

5 out of 10

Rank: 420th in California

Canyon High offers 19 AP courses. 33 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Canyon High had 582 taking AP exams with a 329 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 53% percentile and about equal to the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 57% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 33% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 31%
AP Courses Offered 19

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

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

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students5.7%134
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.4%33


Canyon High
220 S. Imperial Hwy.
Anaheim, CA

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