|Rating||9 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||San Dieguito Union High|
|Location||1 Maverick Way
Encinitas, CA 92009
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.
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.
The La Costa Canyon High student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.5%||11|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.3%||6|
|Two or more races||1.2%||25|
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.
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.
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||55% to 59%*||70% to 74%*|
|Boys||50% to 54%*||50% to 54%*|
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||60% to 79%*||60% to 79%*|
|Hispanic||11% to 19%*||30% to 39%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||11% to 19%*|
|Limited English||20% or less*||20% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
The average SAT score for La Costa Canyon High students in 2016 was 1193.
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.
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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||3%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||3%|
La Costa Canyon High
1 Maverick Way
San Dieguito Union High