La Quinta High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Garden Grove Unified
Type Public
 Phone (714)663-6315
 Location 10372 McFadden St.
Westminster, CA 92683
Charter School No

La Quinta High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 91st in the best public high schools in California.



The La Quinta High student body is mostly Asian Pacific with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific78.6%1,684
Native American Indian0%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%5
Two or more races0.2%4

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 43.7%

54% 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 Quinta High students are largely middle income and rank 717th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 59th in California

Students at La Quinta High scored an average 74% 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 5.7% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
Boys65% to 69%*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander73%84%
Hispanic35% to 39%*65% to 69%*
White70% to 79%*80% or more*
With Disabilites11% to 19%*30% to 39%*
Limited English25% to 29%*20% to 24%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for La Quinta High students in 2016 was 1148.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 69th in California

671 out of 1,040 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (65%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 8% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

4 out of 10

Rank: 480th in California

La Quinta High offers 29 AP courses. 27 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 70% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. La Quinta High had 522 taking AP exams with a 272 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 47% percentile and about equal to the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 52% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Courses Offered 29

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate5%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1%21
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 Students1%21
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%8


La Quinta High
10372 McFadden St.
Westminster, CA

10 out of 10 1


Garden Grove Unified
Garden Grove, CA