Dana Hills High
Best High School in California#86
|Rating||9 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Capistrano Unified|
|Location||33333 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Dana Hills 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 86th in the best public high schools in California.
The Dana Hills High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.4%||10|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0%||1|
|Two or more races||5.8%||158|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 14.2%
17% 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, Dana Hills High students are largely upper income and rank 180th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California165th
Rating8 out of 10
Students at Dana Hills High scored an average 64% 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 13.9% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Boys||45% to 49%*||70% to 74%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||60% to 79%*||80% or more*|
|Hispanic||25% to 29%*||60% to 64%*|
|Multiracial||50% to 59%*||90% or more*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||30% to 39%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1177
The average SAT score for Dana Hills High students in 2016 was 1177.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT46%
Rank in California174th
Rating8 out of 10
640 out of 1,382 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (46%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 19% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate35%
AP Pass Rank in California198th
AP Pass Rate Rating7 out of 10
Dana Hills High offers 20 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%. Dana Hills High had 673 taking AP exams with a 497 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 78% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||74%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||35%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||10%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||12%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||31%|
|AP Courses Offered||20|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||14%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||16%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||13%|
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Dana Hills High
33333 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA
San Juan Capistrano, CA