San Pasqual High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Escondido Union High
Type Public
 Phone (760)291-6000
 Location 3300 Bear Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92025
Charter School No

San Pasqual High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 303rd in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

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

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific5.6%125
Native American Indian0.6%14
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%8
Two or more races1.8%41

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 43.3%

43.9% 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 Pasqual High students are largely middle income and rank 552nd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
6 out of 10

Students at San Pasqual High scored an average 48% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is slightly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 36.3% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls35% to 39%*70% to 74%*
Boys25% to 29%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander50% to 59%*80% to 89%*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic15% to 19%*45% to 49%*
Multiracialless than 50%*50% or more*
White50% to 54%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilites10% or less*11% to 19%*
Limited English10% or less*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for San Pasqual High students in 2016 was 1100.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
4 out of 10

300 out of 1,094 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (27%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 47% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
8 out of 10

San Pasqual High offers 20 AP courses. 38 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 92% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. San Pasqual High had 645 taking AP exams with a 493 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 80% percentile and well above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 76% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 38% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 10%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 5%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 37%
AP Courses Offered 20

Absenteeism Rate

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

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%4
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%4

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 Students2.8%63


San Pasqual High
3300 Bear Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA

8 out of 10 1


Escondido Union High
Escondido, CA