Best High School in California#28
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Walnut Valley Unified|
|Location||400 N. Pierre Rd.
Walnut, CA 91789
Walnut 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 28th in the best public high schools in California.
The Walnut High student body is primarily Asian Pacific with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.2%||5|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.8%||21|
|Two or more races||1.1%||30|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 5%
6.3% 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, Walnut High students are largely wealthy and rank 63rd in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California59th
Rating10 out of 10
Students at Walnut High scored an average 74% 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 5.7% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||65% to 69%*||80% to 84%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||85%||88%|
|Black||less than 50%*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||30% to 34%*||60% to 64%*|
|White||50% to 59%*||70% to 79%*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
|Limited English||60% to 64%*||20% to 29%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1245
The average SAT score for Walnut High students in 2016 was 1245.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT62%
Rank in California77th
Rating9 out of 10
882 out of 1,413 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 Rate33%
AP Pass Rank in California41st
AP Pass Rate Rating10 out of 10
Walnut High offers 21 AP courses. 33 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 85% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Walnut High had 868 taking AP exams with a 790 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||91%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||33%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||15%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||14%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||27%|
|AP Courses Offered||21|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%|
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400 N. Pierre Rd.
Walnut Valley Unified