Wasco High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,606
Best High School in California
#959
 Rating 2 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Wasco Union High
Type Public
 Phone (661)758-7400
 Location 1900 Seventh St.
Wasco, CA 93280
Charter School No

Wasco High has an academic rating well below the average for California high schools based on its low test performance and low AP course participation. It is ranked 959th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Wasco High student body is almost exclusively Hispanic with a small White population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White5.7%91
Black2.3%37
Hispanic91.1%1,463
Asian Pacific0.4%7
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races0.4%6

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 29.4%

64.7% 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, Wasco High students are largely lower-middle income and rank 900th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman505
Sophomore409
Junior365
Senior327
Total1,606

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
36%
Rank in California
743rd
Rating
3 out of 10

Students at Wasco High scored an average 36% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is somewhat below the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 39.9% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls20% to 24%*55% to 59%*
Boys20% to 24%*45% to 49%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander--
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic22%53%
Multiracial--
White21% to 39%*40% to 59%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited English10% or less*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
969

The average SAT score for Wasco High students in 2016 was 969.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
15%
Rank in California
847th
Rating
1 out of 10

104 out of 692 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (15%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 13% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
11%
AP Pass Rank in California
687th
AP Pass Rate Rating
2 out of 10

Wasco High offers 8 AP courses. 11 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 12% percentile and well below the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Wasco High had 157 taking AP exams with a 57 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 24% percentile and well below the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 36% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 11% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 1%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 2%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Courses Offered 8

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%

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 Students13.3%213
Boys14.9%120
Girls11.6%93
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%39
Boys3%24
Girls1.9%15

Location

Wasco High
1900 Seventh St.
Wasco, CA
93280
(661)758-7400

3 out of 10 1

District

Wasco Union High
Wasco, CA