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La Canada High


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,102
Best High School in California
#9
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 7th grade to 12th grade
School District La Canada Unified
Type Public
 Phone (818)952-4205
 Location 4463 Oak Grove Dr.
La Canada, CA 91011
Charter School No

La Canada 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 9th in the best public high schools in California.

Demographics

Race

The La Canada High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White54.6%1,147
Black0.6%12
Hispanic11.1%234
Asian Pacific27.5%578
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races6%126

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 0.9%

0.6% 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, La Canada High students are largely wealthy and rank 10th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
7th Grade351
8th Grade350
Freshman361
Sophomore339
Junior343
Senior358
Total2,102

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 18th in California

Students at La Canada High scored an average 86% 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 2.3% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls83%91%
Boys85%84%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander94%91%
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic70% to 74%*85% to 89%*
Multiracial80% to 89%*80% to 89%*
White82%87%
With Disabilites35% to 39%*40% to 44%*
Limited English60% to 79%*40% to 59%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1307

The average SAT score for La Canada High students in 2016 was 1307.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 46th in California

500 out of 701 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (71%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 25% and in the top 5% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 82nd in California

La Canada High offers 17 AP courses. 48 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. La Canada High had 587 taking AP exams with a 500 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 91% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 85% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 48% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 43%
AP Courses Offered 17

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.3%7
Boys0.6%7
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%4
Boys0.4%4
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 Students1.1%23
Boys1.9%21
Girls0.2%2

Location

La Canada High
4463 Oak Grove Dr.
La Canada, CA
91011
(818)952-4205

10 out of 10 1

District

La Canada Unified
La Canada, CA