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Torrey Pines High


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,752
Best High School in California
#17
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Dieguito Union High
Type Public
 Phone (858)755-0125
 Location 3710 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
Charter School No

Torrey Pines 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 17th in the best public high schools in California.

Demographics

Race

The Torrey Pines High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White60.4%1,663
Black1.2%32
Hispanic11.3%310
Asian Pacific26%715
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%3
Two or more races0.9%24

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 3%

3.7% 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, Torrey Pines High students are largely wealthy and rank 37th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman582
Sophomore734
Junior717
Senior719
Total2,752

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 44th in California

Students at Torrey Pines High scored an average 77% 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 4.5% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls69%91%
Boys71%78%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander90% to 94%*90% to 94%*
Blackless than 50%*50% or more*
Hispanic40% to 44%*75% to 79%*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White66%83%
With Disabilites20% to 29%*30% to 39%*
Limited English50% to 59%*30% to 39%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1296

The average SAT score for Torrey Pines High students in 2016 was 1296.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 79th in California

895 out of 1,436 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (62%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 25% and in the top 7% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 90th in California

Torrey Pines High offers 25 AP courses. 53 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Torrey Pines High had 1,324 taking AP exams with a 1,120 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 90% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 85% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 53% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 26%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 50%
AP Courses Offered 25

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.4%12
Boys0.7%10
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.1%4
Boys0.3%4
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

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

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.1%4
Boys0.3%4
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.6%17
Boys1%15
Girls0.1%2

Location

Torrey Pines High
3710 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA
92130
(858)755-0125

10 out of 10 1

District

San Dieguito Union High
Encinitas, CA