Serra High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,796
Best High School in California
#398
 Rating 6 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Diego Unified
Type Public
 Phone (858)496-8342
 Location 5156 Santo Rd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Charter School No

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.

Racial Demographics

The Serra High student body is predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White27.4%492
Black7.1%128
Hispanic43.8%787
Asian Pacific13.8%247
Native American Indian0.5%9
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.7%13
Two or more races6.7%120

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 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

Grade Students
Freshman521
Sophomore413
Junior442
Senior420
Total1,796

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
41%
Rank in California
627th
Rating
4 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
Girls40% to 44%*50% to 54%*
Boys35% to 39%*30% to 34%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander65% to 69%*50% to 54%*
Black20% or less*21% to 39%*
Hispanic20% to 24%*20% to 24%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
White55% to 59%*60% to 64%*
With Disabilites10% or less*20% or less*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1107

The average SAT score for Serra High students in 2016 was 1107.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
66%
Rank in California
60th
Rating
9 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 Rate
36%
AP Pass Rank in California
472nd
AP Pass Rate Rating
4 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.

School State
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

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.5%10
Boys0.9%8
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.5%10
Boys0.9%8
Girls0.2%2

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%8
Boys0.6%6
Girls0.2%2
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.2%60
Boys4.3%40
Girls2.1%20

Location

Serra High
5156 Santo Rd.
San Diego, CA
92124
(858)496-8342

7 out of 10 1

District

San Diego Unified
San Diego, CA