El Dorado High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
Type Public
 Phone (714)986-7580
 Location 1651 N. Valencia Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
Charter School No

El Dorado High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 156th in the best public high schools in California.



The El Dorado High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific10.5%200
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%5
Two or more races1.5%29

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 16%

18.4% 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, El Dorado High students are largely upper income and rank 203rd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 194th in California

Students at El Dorado High scored an average 61% 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 16.6% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*80% to 84%*
Boys45% to 49%*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 89%*80% to 89%*
Hispanic20% to 24%*65% to 69%*
White45% to 49%*80% to 84%*
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 El Dorado High students in 2016 was 1144.

College Admission Test Participation

6 out of 10

Rank: 340th in California

311 out of 901 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (35%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 36% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 98th in California

El Dorado High offers 15 AP courses. 22 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 54% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. El Dorado High had 345 taking AP exams with a 284 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 89% percentile and well above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 82% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 22% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 3%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Courses Offered 15

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

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

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0


El Dorado High
1651 N. Valencia Ave.
Placentia, CA

9 out of 10 1


Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
Placentia, CA