Laguna Beach High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Laguna Beach Unified
Type Public
 Phone (949)497-7750
 Location 625 Park Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Charter School No

Laguna Beach 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 75th in the best public high schools in California.



The Laguna Beach High student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific2.4%25
Native American Indian0.4%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%4
Two or more races2.7%28

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 3.4%

4.7% 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, Laguna Beach High students are largely wealthy and rank 43rd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 103rd in California

Students at Laguna Beach High scored an average 68% 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 9.2% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% to 54%*90% to 94%*
Boys55% to 59%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander50% or more*50% or more*
Hispanic40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
White55% to 59%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Laguna Beach High students in 2016 was 1204.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 47th in California

356 out of 500 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 29% and in the top 6% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 156th in California

Laguna Beach High offers 23 AP courses. 25 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 66% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Laguna Beach High had 220 taking AP exams with a 182 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 83% percentile and well above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 83% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 25% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 24%
AP Courses Offered 23

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%

Safety and Discipline

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 Students1.3%12


Laguna Beach High
625 Park Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA

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