Tesoro High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Capistrano Unified
Type Public
 Phone (949)234-5310
 Location 1 Tesoro Creek Rd.
Las Flores, CA 92688
Charter School No

Tesoro 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 85th in the best public high schools in California.



The Tesoro High student body is mostly White with a smaller Hispanic population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific10%236
Native American Indian0.4%9
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%2
Two or more races4.6%109

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 3.4%

4.6% 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, Tesoro High students are largely wealthy and rank 42nd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 127th in California

Students at Tesoro High scored an average 66% 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 11% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*85% to 89%*
Boys45% to 49%*70% to 74%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander70% to 79%*80% to 89%*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic35% to 39%*65% to 69%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*80% or more*
With Disabilites20% or less*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Tesoro High students in 2016 was 1178.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 116th in California

637 out of 1,144 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (56%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 13% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

6 out of 10

Rank: 302nd in California

Tesoro High offers 21 AP courses. 32 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 84% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Tesoro High had 609 taking AP exams with a 404 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 67% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 66% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 32% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 30%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.3%6
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.1%49


Tesoro High
1 Tesoro Creek Rd.
Las Flores, CA

10 out of 10 1


Capistrano Unified
San Juan Capistrano, CA