Best High School in California#152
|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Poway Unified|
|Location||15500 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064
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.
The Poway High student body is primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.4%||10|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.6%||13|
|Two or more races||3.8%||86|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California271st
Rating7 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|
|Girls||45% to 49%*||75% to 79%*|
|Boys||40% to 44%*||60% to 64%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|American Indian||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||50% to 59%*||70% to 79%*|
|Black||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||25% to 29%*||60% to 64%*|
|Multiracial||40% to 59%*||80% or more*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
|Limited English||20% or less*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1189
The average SAT score for Poway High students in 2016 was 1189.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT30%
Rank in California457th
Rating5 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 Rate40%
AP Pass Rank in California133rd
AP Pass Rate Rating8 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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
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15500 Espola Rd.
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