Hilltop Senior High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,174
Best High School in California
#474
 Rating 6 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Sweetwater Union High
Type Public
 Phone (619)476-4200
 Location 555 Claire Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Charter School No

Hilltop Senior High has an academic rating slightly above the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 474th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Hilltop Senior High student body is mostly Hispanic with a small White population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White9.3%203
Black1.1%23
Hispanic83.6%1,818
Asian Pacific1.9%41
Native American Indian0.1%3
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%7
Two or more races3.6%79

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 37.9%

38.3% 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, Hilltop Senior High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 482nd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman523
Sophomore544
Junior531
Senior576
Total2,174

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
42%
Rank in California
617th
Rating
5 out of 10

Students at Hilltop Senior High scored an average 42% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is about equal to the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 50.6% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls25% to 29%*60% to 64%*
Boys20% to 24%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islanderless than 50%*50% or more*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic23%57%
Multiracial21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
White20% to 29%*60% to 69%*
With Disabilites10% or less*11% to 19%*
Limited English10% or less*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1052

The average SAT score for Hilltop Senior High students in 2016 was 1052.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
31%
Rank in California
423rd
Rating
5 out of 10

343 out of 1,107 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (31%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 44% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
23%
AP Pass Rank in California
204th
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

Hilltop Senior High offers 31 AP courses. 23 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 59% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Hilltop Senior High had 380 taking AP exams with a 278 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 77% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 73% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 23% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 3%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Courses Offered 31

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%4
Boys0.3%4
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

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

Expulsion Rate

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

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.3%73
Boys4.8%55
Girls1.6%18

Location

Hilltop Senior High
555 Claire Ave.
Chula Vista, CA
91910
(619)476-4200

7 out of 10 1

District

Sweetwater Union High
Chula Vista, CA