Temple City High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Temple City Unified
Type Public
 Phone (626)548-5040
 Location 9501 Lemon Ave.
Temple City, CA 91780
Charter School No

Temple City High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 45th in the best public high schools in California.



The Temple City High student body is primarily Asian Pacific with a smaller Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific68%1,439
Native American Indian0.1%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%3
Two or more races2.2%46

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 25.4%

27.1% 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, Temple City High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 323rd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 88th in California

Students at Temple City High scored an average 70% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 7.9% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*75% to 79%*
Boys65% to 69%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander79%78%
Hispanic30% to 34%*55% to 59%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White50% to 59%*80% to 89%*
With Disabilites20% or less*30% to 39%*
Limited English40% to 49%*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Temple City High students in 2016 was 1226.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 6th in California

2,059 out of 1,036 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (199%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 2% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 84th in California

Temple City High offers 20 AP courses. 28 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 75% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Temple City High had 498 taking AP exams with a 425 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 91% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 85% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 28% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 18%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 21%
AP Courses Offered 20

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.1%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%2

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.4%8


Temple City High
9501 Lemon Ave.
Temple City, CA

10 out of 10 1


Temple City Unified
Temple City, CA