Best High School in California#39
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||7th grade to 12th grade|
|School District||Santa Ana Unified|
|Location||1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Ocsa 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 39th in the best public high schools in California.
The Ocsa student body is predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||3|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.1%||1|
|Two or more races||9.8%||188|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 8%
10.4% 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, OCSA students are largely wealthy and rank 101st in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California28th
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Ocsa scored an average 82% 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 3.1% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Boys||70% to 74%*||85% to 89%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||85% to 89%*||90% to 94%*|
|Black||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||55% to 59%*||80% to 84%*|
|Multiracial||80% to 84%*||85% to 89%*|
|With Disabilites||40% to 59%*||40% to 59%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1232
The average SAT score for Ocsa students in 2016 was 1232.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT37%
Rank in California291st
Rating7 out of 10
265 out of 712 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (37%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 31% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate47%
AP Pass Rank in California129th
AP Pass Rate Rating8 out of 10
Ocsa offers 15 AP courses. 47 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 97% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Ocsa had 578 taking AP exams with a 471 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 86% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||81%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||47%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||5%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||10%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||45%|
|AP Courses Offered||15|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
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1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA
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