La Costa Canyon High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,013
Best High School in California
#95
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Dieguito Union High
Type Public
 Phone (760)436-6136
 Location 1 Maverick Way
Encinitas, CA 92009
Charter School No

La Costa Canyon 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 95th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The La Costa Canyon High student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White76.7%1,543
Black1.2%24
Hispanic14.2%285
Asian Pacific5.9%119
Native American Indian0.5%11
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%6
Two or more races1.2%25

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 3.8%

5.2% 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 Costa Canyon High students are largely wealthy and rank 47th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman425
Sophomore526
Junior496
Senior537
Total2,013

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
58%
Rank in California
252nd
Rating
8 out of 10

Students at La Costa Canyon High scored an average 58% 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 21% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*70% to 74%*
Boys50% to 54%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic11% to 19%*30% to 39%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White61%66%
With Disabilites10% or less*11% to 19%*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1193

The average SAT score for La Costa Canyon High students in 2016 was 1193.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
57%
Rank in California
110th
Rating
8 out of 10

586 out of 1,033 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (57%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 12% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
48%
AP Pass Rank in California
160th
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

La Costa Canyon High offers 20 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 Costa Canyon High had 831 taking AP exams with a 642 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 77% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 48% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 12%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 45%
AP Courses Offered 20

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.6%13
Boys1.2%13
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.3%7
Boys0.7%7
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
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 Students0.5%11
Boys0.8%9
Girls0.2%2

Location

La Costa Canyon High
1 Maverick Way
Encinitas, CA
92009
(760)436-6136

10 out of 10 1

District

San Dieguito Union High
Encinitas, CA