Torrey Pines High
Best High School in California#17
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||San Dieguito Union High|
|Location||3710 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA 92130
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.
The Torrey Pines High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Asian Pacific population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||5|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.1%||3|
|Two or more races||0.9%||24|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California44th
Rating10 out of 10
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|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||90% to 94%*||90% to 94%*|
|Black||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||40% to 44%*||75% to 79%*|
|With Disabilites||20% to 29%*||30% to 39%*|
|Limited English||50% to 59%*||30% to 39%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1296
The average SAT score for Torrey Pines High students in 2016 was 1296.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT62%
Rank in California79th
Rating9 out of 10
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 29% and in the top 9% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate53%
AP Pass Rank in California90th
AP Pass Rate Rating9 out of 10
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 California state median of 55 percent.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||13%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%|
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Torrey Pines High
3710 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA
San Dieguito Union High