Best High School in California#272
|Rating||7 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Grossmont Union High|
|Location||9915 N. Magnolia Ave.
Santee, CA 92071
Santana High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 272nd in the best public high schools in California.
The Santana High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.5%||8|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.4%||6|
|Two or more races||9.2%||139|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 16.1%
18.5% 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, Santana High students are largely upper income and rank 205th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California334th
Rating7 out of 10
Students at Santana High scored an average 52% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is somewhat above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 27.8% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||35% to 39%*||65% to 69%*|
|Boys||35% to 39%*||65% to 69%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||suppressed*||suppressed*|
|Hispanic||30% to 39%*||60% to 69%*|
|Multiracial||21% to 39%*||40% to 59%*|
|White||40% to 44%*||70% to 74%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1105
The average SAT score for Santana High students in 2016 was 1105.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT57%
Rank in California105th
Rating8 out of 10
393 out of 687 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (57%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 12% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate23%
AP Pass Rank in California474th
AP Pass Rate Rating4 out of 10
Santana High offers 13 AP courses. 23 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 56% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Santana High had 96 taking AP exams with a 57 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 47% percentile and about equal to the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||59%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||23%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||3%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||4%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||21%|
|AP Courses Offered||13|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||2%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||2%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||2%|
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9915 N. Magnolia Ave.
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