John A. Rowland High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Rowland Unified
Type Public
 Phone (626)965-3448
 Location 2000 S. Otterbein St.
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Charter School No

John A. Rowland 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 147th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The John A. Rowland High student body is mainly Asian Pacific with a significant Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific52.6%1,225
Native American Indian0%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%10
Two or more races1.3%31

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 36.6%

37.3% 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, John A. Rowland High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 466th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
8 out of 10

Students at John A. Rowland High scored an average 64% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 13.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*75% to 79%*
Boys55% to 59%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander75% to 79%*80% to 84%*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic30% to 34%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English20% to 29%*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for John A. Rowland High students in 2016 was 1183.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
7 out of 10

464 out of 1,171 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (40%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 26% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating

John A. Rowland High offers 14 AP courses. 30 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 80% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. John A. Rowland High had -8 taking AP exams with a -4 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the -900% percentile and the California state median of -9 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 50% -9%
Students enrolled in an AP class 30% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 25%
AP Courses Offered 14

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
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

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

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0


John A. Rowland High
2000 S. Otterbein St.
Rowland Heights, CA

9 out of 10 1


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