Best High School in California#360
|Rating||7 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Grossmont Union High|
|Location||1100 Murray Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91944
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.
The Grossmont High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.3%||7|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.4%||9|
|Two or more races||7%||168|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California416th
Rating6 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|
|Girls||30% to 34%*||60% to 64%*|
|Boys||35% to 39%*||60% to 64%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||40% to 59%*||60% to 79%*|
|Black||21% to 39%*||40% to 59%*|
|Hispanic||25% to 29%*||55% to 59%*|
|Multiracial||30% to 39%*||60% to 69%*|
|White||40% to 44%*||65% to 69%*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
|Limited English||10% or less*||10% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1109
The average SAT score for Grossmont High students in 2016 was 1109.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT42%
Rank in California220th
Rating7 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 Rate20%
AP Pass Rank in California355th
AP Pass Rate Rating6 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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
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1100 Murray Dr.
La Mesa, CA
Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA