Mark Keppel High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Alhambra Unified
Type Public
 Phone (626)943-6710
 Location 501 E. Hellman Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Charter School No

Mark Keppel 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 59th in the best public high schools in California.



The Mark Keppel High student body is mostly Asian Pacific with a sizeable Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific72.5%1,671
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races3.1%72

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 47.6%

46.9% 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, Mark Keppel High students are largely middle income and rank 607th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 69th in California

Students at Mark Keppel High scored an average 72% 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 6.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*80% to 84%*
Boys65% to 69%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander77%80%
Hispanic35% to 39%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English45% to 49%*30% to 34%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Mark Keppel High students in 2016 was 1182.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 112nd in California

657 out of 1,165 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (56%). 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

8 out of 10

Rank: 122nd in California

Mark Keppel High offers 18 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 71% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Mark Keppel High had 591 taking AP exams with a 491 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 87% percentile and well above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 83% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 27% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 21%
AP Courses Offered 18

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%

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 Students0.7%16


Mark Keppel High
501 E. Hellman Ave.
Alhambra, CA

10 out of 10 1


Alhambra Unified
Alhambra, CA