Del Norte High
Best High School in California#70
|Rating||9 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Poway Unified|
|Location||16601 Nighthawk Ln.
San Diego, CA 92127
Del Norte 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 70th in the best public high schools in California.
The Del Norte High student body is predominantly White with a significant Asian Pacific population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||4|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.4%||7|
|Two or more races||4.2%||81|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 6%
7.4% 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, Del Norte High students are largely wealthy and rank 75th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California18th
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Del Norte High scored an average 86% 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 2.3% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||80% to 84%*||90% to 94%*|
|Boys||80% to 84%*||85% to 89%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||90% to 94%*||90% to 94%*|
|Black||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||40% to 59%*||60% to 79%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||80% to 84%*||90% to 94%*|
|With Disabilites||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Limited English||50% or more*||50% or more*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1249
The average SAT score for Del Norte High students in 2016 was 1249.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT25%
Rank in California593rd
Rating3 out of 10
239 out of 942 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (25%). College admission testing participation is somewhat below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 39% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate44%
AP Pass Rank in California113rd
AP Pass Rate Rating8 out of 10
Del Norte High offers 17 AP courses. 44 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Del Norte High had 749 taking AP exams with a 624 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 88% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||83%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||44%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||26%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||18%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||34%|
|AP Courses Offered||17|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||7%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%|
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Del Norte High
16601 Nighthawk Ln.
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA