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Huntington Beach High


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,939
Best High School in California
#104
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Huntington Beach Union High
Type Public
 Phone (714)536-2514
 Location 1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Charter School No

Huntington Beach High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 104th in the best public high schools in California.

Demographics

Race

The Huntington Beach High student body is mainly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White58.9%1,732
Black1%29
Hispanic18.7%550
Asian Pacific10.2%300
Native American Indian3.5%103
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.5%14
Two or more races7.2%211

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 9.4%

12.1% 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, Huntington Beach High students are largely wealthy and rank 119th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman773
Sophomore742
Junior732
Senior692
Total2,939

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 83rd in California

Students at Huntington Beach High scored an average 71% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 7.7% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls64%85%
Boys56%75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
Asian & Pacific Islander75% to 79%*85% to 89%*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic40% to 44%*70% to 74%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White64%83%
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1167

The average SAT score for Huntington Beach High students in 2016 was 1167.

College Admission Test Participation

4 out of 10

Rank: 557th in California

375 out of 1,424 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (26%). College admission testing participation is slightly below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 43% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 51st in California

Huntington Beach High offers 23 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 73% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Huntington Beach High had 600 taking AP exams with a 532 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 89% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 28% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 23

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate22%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate16%

Safety and Discipline

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%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.7%21
Boys1.1%15
Girls0.4%6
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%12
Boys0.7%10
Girls0.1%2

Location

Huntington Beach High
1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA
92648
(714)536-2514

10 out of 10 1

District

Huntington Beach Union High
Huntington Beach, CA