Grossmont High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,394
Best High School in California
#360
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Grossmont Union High
Type Public
 Phone (619)668-6000
 Location 1100 Murray Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91944
Charter School No

Grossmont High has an academic rating somewhat above the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 360th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Grossmont High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White46.7%1,118
Black6%144
Hispanic35.8%858
Asian Pacific3.8%90
Native American Indian0.3%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%9
Two or more races7%168

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 29.2%

30.5% 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, Grossmont High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 371st in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman605
Sophomore580
Junior550
Senior659
Total2,394

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
49%
Rank in California
416th
Rating
6 out of 10

Students at Grossmont High scored an average 49% 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 34.7% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls30% to 34%*60% to 64%*
Boys35% to 39%*60% to 64%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
Black21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
Hispanic25% to 29%*55% to 59%*
Multiracial30% to 39%*60% to 69%*
White40% to 44%*65% to 69%*
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited English10% or less*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1109

The average SAT score for Grossmont High students in 2016 was 1109.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
42%
Rank in California
220th
Rating
7 out of 10

505 out of 1,209 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (42%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 23% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
20%
AP Pass Rank in California
355th
AP Pass Rate Rating
6 out of 10

Grossmont High offers 19 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 46% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Grossmont High had 144 taking AP exams with a 92 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 61% 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 20% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Courses Offered 19

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

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 Students0.6%15
Boys1%11
Girls0.3%4
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1%23
Boys2%23
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

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

Location

Grossmont High
1100 Murray Dr.
La Mesa, CA
91944
(619)668-6000

8 out of 10 1

District

Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA