Granite Hills High
Best High School in California#206
|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Grossmont Union High|
|Location||1719 E. Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92019
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.
The Granite Hills High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.8%||21|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.2%||5|
|Two or more races||8.6%||212|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California324th
Rating7 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|
|Girls||45% to 49%*||70% to 74%*|
|Boys||40% to 44%*||55% to 59%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|American Indian||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|Black||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||35% to 39%*||50% to 54%*|
|Multiracial||21% to 39%*||40% to 59%*|
|White||50% to 54%*||65% to 69%*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||11% to 19%*|
|Limited English||10% or less*||10% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1095
The average SAT score for Granite Hills High students in 2016 was 1095.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT62%
Rank in California84th
Rating9 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 Rate27%
AP Pass Rank in California338th
AP Pass Rate Rating6 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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||7%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||6%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||7%|
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Granite Hills High
1719 E. Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA
Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA