San Juan Hills High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Capistrano Unified
Type Public
 Phone (949)234-5900
 Location 29211 Vista Montana
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Charter School No

San Juan Hills 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 141st in the best public high schools in California.



The San Juan Hills High student body is mainly White with a significant Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific4.6%111
Native American Indian0.3%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%3
Two or more races4.4%105

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 16.4%

18.7% 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, San Juan Hills High students are largely upper income and rank 208th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 228th in California

Students at San Juan Hills High scored an average 59% 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 19.2% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*85% to 89%*
Boys35% to 39%*60% to 64%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 79%*80% or more*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic20% to 24%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*80% or more*
White50% to 54%*80% to 84%*
With Disabilites10% or less*30% to 39%*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for San Juan Hills High students in 2016 was 1156.

College Admission Test Participation

7 out of 10

Rank: 227th in California

441 out of 1,081 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (41%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 24% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 232nd in California

San Juan Hills High offers 18 AP courses. 31 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 81% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. San Juan Hills High had 446 taking AP exams with a 318 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 74% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 71% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 31% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 28%
AP Courses Offered 18

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%53


San Juan Hills High
29211 Vista Montana
San Juan Capistrano, CA

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