Steele Canyon High
Best High School in California#225
|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Grossmont Union High|
|Location||12440 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Steele Canyon 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 225th in the best public high schools in California.
The Steele Canyon High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||1%||22|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.5%||11|
|Two or more races||6.4%||140|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 14.4%
17.2% 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, Steele Canyon High students are largely upper income and rank 183rd in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California290th
Rating7 out of 10
Students at Steele Canyon High scored an average 55% 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 24.1% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||35% to 39%*||75% to 79%*|
|Boys||35% to 39%*||65% to 69%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||40% to 59%*||80% or more*|
|Black||20% to 29%*||70% to 79%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 34%*||65% to 69%*|
|Multiracial||21% to 39%*||60% to 79%*|
|White||40% to 44%*||75% to 79%*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
|Limited English||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1089
The average SAT score for Steele Canyon High students in 2016 was 1089.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT31%
Rank in California415th
Rating5 out of 10
330 out of 1,055 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (31%). College admission testing participation is slightly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 44% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate20%
AP Pass Rank in California4th
AP Pass Rate Rating10 out of 10
Steele Canyon High offers 8 AP courses. 20 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 48% percentile and about equal to the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Steele Canyon High had 436 taking AP exams with a 440 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 100% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||101%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||20%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||5%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||3%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||13%|
|AP Courses Offered||8|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%|
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Steele Canyon High
12440 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA
Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA