Folsom High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Folsom-Cordova Unified
Type Public
 Phone (916)294-2400
 Location 1655 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
Charter School No

Folsom 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 179th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Folsom High student body is primarily White with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific18.8%409
Native American Indian0.6%14
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%7
Two or more races3.7%81

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 7%

9.1% 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, Folsom High students are largely wealthy and rank 88th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
9 out of 10

Students at Folsom High scored an average 66% 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 11% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*80% to 84%*
Boys60% to 64%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander75% to 79%*85% to 89%*
Black21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Hispanic40% to 49%*50% to 59%*
Multiracial60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
White55% to 59%*70% to 74%*
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 Folsom High students in 2016 was 1208.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
4 out of 10

259 out of 1,014 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (26%). College admission testing participation is slightly below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 40% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Folsom High offers 14 AP courses. 20 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 47% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Folsom High had 364 taking AP exams with a 305 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 88% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 84% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 20% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Courses Offered 14

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students-0.2%-5
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students-0.2%-5

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.6%13
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%9


Folsom High
1655 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom, CA

9 out of 10 1


Folsom-Cordova Unified
Rancho Cordova, CA