El Segundo High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District El Segundo Unified
Type Public
 Phone (310)615-2661
 Location 640 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Charter School No

El Segundo 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 111st in the best public high schools in California.



The El Segundo High student body is primarily White with a smaller Multiracial population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific9.6%122
Native American Indian1%13
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander1%13
Two or more races10.7%136

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 7.2%

9.5% 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 Segundo High students are largely wealthy and rank 91st in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 252nd in California

Students at El Segundo 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 21% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*70% to 74%*
Boys45% to 49%*60% to 64%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 69%*80% to 89%*
Black21% to 39%*80% or more*
Multiracial60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
White45% to 49%*60% to 64%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
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 Segundo High students in 2016 was 1139.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 19th in California

685 out of 657 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (104%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

6 out of 10

Rank: 295th in California

El Segundo High offers 12 AP courses. 40 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. El Segundo High had 427 taking AP exams with a 281 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 67% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 66% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 40% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 37%
AP Courses Offered 12

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate32%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate35%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate28%

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 Students0.7%9
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.5%56


El Segundo High
640 Main St.
El Segundo, CA

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El Segundo Unified
El Segundo, CA