McFarland High

Overview

Student Enrollment
828
Best High School in California
#743
 Rating 3 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District McFarland Unified
Type Public
 Phone (661)792-3126
 Location 259 W. Sherwood Ave.
McFarland, CA 93250
Charter School No

McFarland High has an academic rating somewhat below the average for California high schools based on its low test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 743rd 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 McFarland High student body is almost exclusively Hispanic with a small White population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White1.6%13
Black0.5%4
Hispanic96.9%802
Asian Pacific1%8
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races0%0

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 24.3%

67.1% 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, McFarland High students are largely lower income and rank 965th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman238
Sophomore224
Junior173
Senior193
Total828

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
30%
Rank in California
964th
Rating
2 out of 10

Students at McFarland High scored an average 30% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well below the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 23.7% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls10% to 14%*40% to 44%*
Boys20% to 24%*40% to 44%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Black--
Hispanic15% to 19%*40% to 44%*
Multiracial--
Whitesuppressed*suppressed*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
897

The average SAT score for McFarland High students in 2016 was 897.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
32%
AP Pass Rank in California
346th
AP Pass Rate Rating
6 out of 10

McFarland High offers 11 AP courses. 32 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. McFarland High had 178 taking AP exams with a 113 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 62% percentile and slightly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 63% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 32% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Courses Offered 11

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate24%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate26%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate21%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students9.1%73
Boys12%47
Girls6.4%26
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students5.2%42
Boys7.4%29
Girls3.3%13

Location

McFarland High
259 W. Sherwood Ave.
McFarland, CA
93250
(661)792-3126

4 out of 10 1

District

McFarland Unified
McFarland, CA