Fountain Valley High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Huntington Beach Union High
Type Public
 Phone (714)962-3301
 Location 17816 Bushard
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Charter School No

Fountain Valley 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 116th in the best public high schools in California.



The Fountain Valley High student body is predominantly Asian Pacific with a significant White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific49.9%1,848
Native American Indian2.2%80
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.7%26
Two or more races1.7%62

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 15%

17.6% 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, Fountain Valley High students are largely upper income and rank 191st in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 103rd in California

Students at Fountain Valley High scored an average 68% 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 9.2% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian50% or more*50% or more*
Asian & Pacific Islander78%86%
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic30% to 34%*55% to 59%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White45% to 49%*70% to 74%*
With Disabilites10% or less*11% to 19%*
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 Fountain Valley High students in 2016 was 1192.

College Admission Test Participation

3 out of 10

Rank: 606th in California

453 out of 1,810 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 38% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 17th in California

Fountain Valley High offers 23 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 73% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Fountain Valley High had 895 taking AP exams with a 854 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 95% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 28% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 21%
AP Courses Offered 23

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 Students0.9%34
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.1%39


Fountain Valley High
17816 Bushard
Fountain Valley, CA

10 out of 10 1


Huntington Beach Union High
Huntington Beach, CA