Rancho Bernardo High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,183
Best High School in California
#99
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Poway Unified
Type Public
 Phone (858)485-4800
 Location 13010 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128
Charter School No

Rancho Bernardo 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 99th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Rancho Bernardo High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White53.1%1,160
Black3.8%83
Hispanic11.6%254
Asian Pacific25.2%551
Native American Indian0.3%7
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%9
Two or more races5.5%119

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 6.3%

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, Rancho Bernardo High students are largely wealthy and rank 80th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman546
Sophomore548
Junior567
Senior522
Total2,183

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
67%
Rank in California
117th
Rating
9 out of 10

Students at Rancho Bernardo High scored an average 67% 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 10.1% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*75% to 79%*
Boys60% to 64%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander75% to 79%*80% to 84%*
Black60% to 79%*40% to 59%*
Hispanic40% to 49%*60% to 69%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
White60% to 64%*70% to 74%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English21% to 39%*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1220

The average SAT score for Rancho Bernardo High students in 2016 was 1220.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
26%
Rank in California
567th
Rating
4 out of 10

283 out of 1,089 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (26%). College admission testing participation is slightly below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 42% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
35%
AP Pass Rank in California
72nd
AP Pass Rate Rating
9 out of 10

Rancho Bernardo High offers 15 AP courses. 35 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 88% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Rancho Bernardo High had 597 taking AP exams with a 516 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 86% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 35% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 14%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 29%
AP Courses Offered 15

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.3%6
Boys0.3%4
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

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

Expulsion Rate

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

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%10
Boys0.7%8
Girls0.2%2
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%9
Boys0.8%9
Girls0%0

Location

Rancho Bernardo High
13010 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA
92128
(858)485-4800

10 out of 10 1

District

Poway Unified
San Diego, CA