Dana Hills High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,716
Best High School in California
#86
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Capistrano Unified
Type Public
 Phone (949)496-6666
 Location 33333 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Charter School No

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.

Racial Demographics

The Dana Hills High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White63.3%1,718
Black0.9%25
Hispanic25.6%695
Asian Pacific4%109
Native American Indian0.4%10
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%1
Two or more races5.8%158

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 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

Grade Students
Freshman673
Sophomore661
Junior692
Senior690
Total2,716

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
64%
Rank in California
165th
Rating
8 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
Girls50%84%
Boys45% to 49%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 79%*80% or more*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic25% to 29%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial50% to 59%*90% or more*
White55%85%
With Disabilites10% or less*30% to 39%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1177

The average SAT score for Dana Hills High students in 2016 was 1177.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
46%
Rank in California
174th
Rating
8 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 Rate
35%
AP Pass Rank in California
198th
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 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.

School State
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

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.1%2
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
Boys0%0
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.8%21
Boys1.3%17
Girls0.3%4

Location

Dana Hills High
33333 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA
92629
(949)496-6666

10 out of 10 1

District

Capistrano Unified
San Juan Capistrano, CA