Granite Hills High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,478
Best High School in California
#206
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Grossmont Union High
Type Public
 Phone (619)593-5500
 Location 1719 E. Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92019
Charter School No

Granite Hills High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 206th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

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

Race Percent Students
White56.9%1,410
Black2.4%59
Hispanic29.5%731
Asian Pacific1.6%40
Native American Indian0.8%21
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%5
Two or more races8.6%212

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 22.6%

25% 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, Granite Hills High students are largely upper income and rank 288th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
8th Grade1
Freshman567
Sophomore646
Junior574
Senior690
Total2,478

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
54%
Rank in California
324th
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at Granite Hills High scored an average 54% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is somewhat above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 26.9% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*70% to 74%*
Boys40% to 44%*55% to 59%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indianless than 50%*50% or more*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic35% to 39%*50% to 54%*
Multiracial21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
White50% to 54%*65% to 69%*
With Disabilites10% or less*11% to 19%*
Limited English10% or less*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1095

The average SAT score for Granite Hills High students in 2016 was 1095.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
62%
Rank in California
84th
Rating
9 out of 10

781 out of 1,264 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (62%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 10% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
27%
AP Pass Rank in California
338th
AP Pass Rate Rating
6 out of 10

Granite Hills High offers 14 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 72% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Granite Hills High had 192 taking AP exams with a 122 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 63% percentile and slightly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 64% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 26%
AP Courses Offered 14

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.7%17
Boys0.8%10
Girls0.6%7
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%5
Boys0.4%5
Girls0%0

Location

Granite Hills High
1719 E. Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA
92019
(619)593-5500

9 out of 10 1

District

Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA