Poway High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,252
Best High School in California
#152
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Poway Unified
Type Public
 Phone (858)748-0245
 Location 15500 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
Charter School No

Poway High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 152nd in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Poway High student body is primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White64.3%1,447
Black1.5%33
Hispanic19.8%446
Asian Pacific9.6%217
Native American Indian0.4%10
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.6%13
Two or more races3.8%86

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 12.5%

14.8% 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, Poway High students are largely upper income and rank 158th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman577
Sophomore614
Junior555
Senior506
Total2,252

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
57%
Rank in California
271st
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at Poway High scored an average 57% 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 21.7% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*75% to 79%*
Boys40% to 44%*60% to 64%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indianless than 50%*less than 50%*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% to 59%*70% to 79%*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic25% to 29%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*80% or more*
White50%69%
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited English20% or less*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1189

The average SAT score for Poway High students in 2016 was 1189.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
30%
Rank in California
457th
Rating
5 out of 10

315 out of 1,061 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (30%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the California median rate of 29% and in the top 48% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
40%
AP Pass Rank in California
133rd
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

Poway High offers 19 AP courses. 40 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 94% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Poway High had 738 taking AP exams with a 597 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 81% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 40% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 39%
AP Courses Offered 19

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

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

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.2%6
Boys0.5%6
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.6%14
Boys1%12
Girls0.2%2
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%32
Boys2.3%28
Girls0.3%4

Location

Poway High
15500 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA
92064
(858)748-0245

9 out of 10 1

District

Poway Unified
San Diego, CA