Best High School in California#109
|Rating||9 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified|
|Location||500 N. Bradford Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
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.
The Valencia High student body is mainly Hispanic with a smaller Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||5|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.4%||11|
|Two or more races||1.2%||33|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California209th
Rating8 out of 10
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|
|Girls||45% to 49%*||75% to 79%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||85% to 89%*||90% to 94%*|
|Black||60% to 79%*||60% to 79%*|
|White||65% to 69%*||85% to 89%*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
|Limited English||10% or less*||20% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1200
The average SAT score for Valencia High students in 2016 was 1200.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT39%
Rank in California256th
Rating7 out of 10
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
AP Class Enrollment Rate31%
AP Pass Rank in California63rd
AP Pass Rate Rating9 out of 10
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 California state median of 55 percent.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||8%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||7%|
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500 N. Bradford Ave.
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified