Best High School in California#398
|Rating||6 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||San Diego Unified|
|Location||5156 Santo Rd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Serra High has an academic rating somewhat above the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 398th in the best public high schools in California.
The Serra High student body is predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.5%||9|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.7%||13|
|Two or more races||6.7%||120|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 35.1%
36.2% 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, Serra High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 447th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California627th
Rating4 out of 10
Students at Serra High scored an average 41% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is about equal to the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 49.6% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||40% to 44%*||50% to 54%*|
|Boys||35% to 39%*||30% to 34%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||65% to 69%*||50% to 54%*|
|Black||20% or less*||21% to 39%*|
|Hispanic||20% to 24%*||20% to 24%*|
|Multiracial||40% to 59%*||60% to 79%*|
|White||55% to 59%*||60% to 64%*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||20% or less*||20% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1107
The average SAT score for Serra High students in 2016 was 1107.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT66%
Rank in California60th
Rating9 out of 10
569 out of 862 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (66%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 7% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate36%
AP Pass Rank in California472nd
AP Pass Rate Rating4 out of 10
Serra High offers 15 AP courses. 36 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 90% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Serra High had 503 taking AP exams with a 268 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 48% percentile and about equal to the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||53%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||36%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||11%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||12%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||35%|
|AP Courses Offered||15|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||15%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||18%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%|
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5156 Santo Rd.
San Diego, CA
San Diego Unified
San Diego, CA