Steele Canyon High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,195
Best High School in California
#225
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Grossmont Union High
Type Public
 Phone (619)660-3550
 Location 12440 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA 91978
Charter School Yes

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.

Racial Demographics

The Steele Canyon High student body is predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White48.2%1,059
Black6.1%133
Hispanic35.1%771
Asian Pacific2.7%59
Native American Indian1%22
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.5%11
Two or more races6.4%140

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 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

Grade Students
Freshman565
Sophomore575
Junior547
Senior508
Total2,195

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
55%
Rank in California
290th
Rating
7 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
Girls35% to 39%*75% to 79%*
Boys35% to 39%*65% to 69%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander40% to 59%*80% or more*
Black20% to 29%*70% to 79%*
Hispanic30% to 34%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
White40% to 44%*75% to 79%*
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited English10% or less*20% to 29%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1089

The average SAT score for Steele Canyon High students in 2016 was 1089.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
31%
Rank in California
415th
Rating
5 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 Rate
20%
AP Pass Rank in California
4th
AP Pass Rate Rating
10 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.

School State
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

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.2%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%4
Boys0.4%4
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.9%38
Boys3.1%31
Girls0.7%7

Location

Steele Canyon High
12440 Campo Rd.
Spring Valley, CA
91978
(619)660-3550

9 out of 10 1

District

Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA