Mira Mesa High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Diego Unified
Type Public
 Phone (858)566-2262
 Location 10510 Reagan Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126
Charter School No

Mira Mesa 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 101st 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 Mira Mesa High student body is predominantly Asian Pacific with a sizeable Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific49.3%1,210
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.8%19
Two or more races8.1%199

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 28.4%

29.8% 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, Mira Mesa High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 362nd 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 Mira Mesa High scored an average 63% 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 14.5% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*80% to 84%*
Boys45% to 49%*75% to 79%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% to 54%*80% to 84%*
Black21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic25% to 29%*70% to 74%*
Multiracial50% to 59%*80% to 89%*
White45% to 49%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites11% to 19%*50% to 59%*
Limited English10% or less*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Mira Mesa High students in 2016 was 1109.

College Admission Test Participation

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

618 out of 1,247 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (50%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 16% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

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

Mira Mesa High offers 19 AP courses. 38 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 91% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Mira Mesa High had 638 taking AP exams with a 409 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 63% percentile and slightly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 64% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 38% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 37%
AP Courses Offered 19

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.8%20
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.8%20

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.2%4
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.3%8
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.8%47


Mira Mesa High
10510 Reagan Rd.
San Diego, CA

10 out of 10 1


San Diego Unified
San Diego, CA