Laguna Hills High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Saddleback Valley Unified
Type Public
 Phone (949)770-5447
 Location 25401 Paseo de Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Charter School No

Laguna Hills High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 249th 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.

Racial Demographics

The Laguna Hills High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific11.7%192
Native American Indian0.2%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.3%5
Two or more races4.4%72

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 18%

21% 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 Hills High students are largely upper income and rank 229th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
8 out of 10

Students at Laguna Hills High scored an average 59% 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 19.2% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls40% to 44%*70% to 74%*
Boys45% to 49%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 69%*70% to 79%*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic25% to 29%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
White50% to 54%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Laguna Hills High students in 2016 was 1159.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
2 out of 10

160 out of 798 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (20%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 24% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Laguna Hills High offers 15 AP courses. 24 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 61% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Laguna Hills High had 292 taking AP exams with a 238 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 85% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 82% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 24% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 19%
AP Courses Offered 15

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

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 Students0%0


Laguna Hills High
25401 Paseo de Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA

8 out of 10 1


Saddleback Valley Unified
Mission Viejo, CA