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Valencia High


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,740
Best High School in California
#109
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
Type Public
 Phone (714)996-4970
 Location 500 N. Bradford Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
Charter School No

Valencia 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 109th in the best public high schools in California.

Demographics

Race

The Valencia High student body is mainly Hispanic with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White17.8%489
Black2%54
Hispanic59.5%1,631
Asian Pacific18.9%517
Native American Indian0.2%5
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%11
Two or more races1.2%33

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 46.5%

46.2% 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, Valencia High students are largely middle income and rank 592nd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman708
Sophomore731
Junior666
Senior635
Total2,740

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 209th in California

Students at Valencia High scored an average 60% 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 17.6% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls45% to 49%*75% to 79%*
Boys47%69%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian.%.%
Asian & Pacific Islander85% to 89%*90% to 94%*
Black60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic27%59%
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White65% to 69%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited English10% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1200

The average SAT score for Valencia High students in 2016 was 1200.

College Admission Test Participation

7 out of 10

Rank: 256th in California

505 out of 1,301 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (39%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 27% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 63rd in California

Valencia High offers 24 AP courses. 31 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Valencia High had 714 taking AP exams with a 622 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 93% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 87% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 31% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 6%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 28%
AP Courses Offered 24

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

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

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
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%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

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

Location

Valencia High
500 N. Bradford Ave.
Placentia, CA
92870
(714)996-4970

10 out of 10 1

District

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
Placentia, CA