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High School Report Cards

The Times today is publishing selected “quality indicators” for Orange County high schools, released annually by the California Department of Education. The data come from a variety of sources, including the schools themselves. The information is compiled on every high school to help parents, educators and policymakers spot trends in performance.

The four-year completion rate and the college attendance information is from the 1994-95 school year and is the latest such data available. The SAT information is from the 1995-96 school year.

NOTES TO THE TABLES

Four-year completion rate is an estimate of the percentage of the current ninth-grade class that will stay in school through the 12th grade. It is based on the combined dropout rate for all four high school grades during the 1994-95 school year.

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SAT/ACT above average is the percentage of seniors who scored above the national average on the SAT or the ACT, which colleges use when making admissions decisions. For example, if the rate is 50, it would mean that half of the seniors taking one of the tests scored above the national average. The national average for the SAT, which measures verbal and mathematics reasoning, is 1000.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Other available statistics include information about student background and enrollment. This additional information and the information appearing on these pages can be obtained in several ways.

From the state Department of Education at (916) 657-2905.

On the Internet at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ftpbranch/retdiv/epic/

Information for schools in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties is available from the Los Angeles Times World Wide Web site at: https://www.latimes.com/test.scores

From your local school or school district office.

Completion Rates

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The following table shows the percentage of students at each of Orange County’s public high schools who complete all four years of study:

High School: Pct.

Cypress: 99.2%

El Dorado: 98.7%

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University: 98.3%

Troy: 98.0%

Irvine: 98.0%

John F. Kennedy: 97.9%

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Woodbridge: 97.6%

Western: 97.6%

Laguna Beach: 97.3%

Corona del Mar: 97.3%

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Savanna: 96.6%

Sunny Hills: 96.6%

Pacifica: 96.2%

Rancho Alamitos: 96.1%

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Fountain Valley: 95.8%

Garden Grove: 95.5%

Marina: 95.2%

Katella: 95.0%

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Foothill: 95.0%

Los Alamitos: 94.7%

Loara: 94.4%

Newport Harbor: 93.8%

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Magnolia: 93.7%

Brea Olinda: 93.5%

Canyon: 93.5%

La Habra: 93.4%

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La Quinta: 93.4%

Edison: 93.3%

Costa Mesa: 93.3%

Fullerton: 93.0%

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San Clemente: 92.9%

Esperanza: 92.9%

Sonora: 92.7%

Anaheim: 92.4%

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Buena Park: 92.3%

Tustin: 92.2%

Mission Viejo: 91.8%

Trabuco Hills: 91.7%

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Aliso Niguel: 91.5%

Capistrano Valley: 91.3%

Dana Hills: 91.2%

Bolsa Grande: 91.2%

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Villa Park: 91.1%

Huntington Beach: 90.6%

El Toro: 90.5%

Valencia: 89.9%

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Laguna Hills: 89.9%

Westminster: 88.1%

Los Amigos: 87.1%

Santiago: 87.0%

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Saddleback: 86.9%

Estancia: 86.1%

El Modena: 85.3%

Ocean View: 81.9%

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Orange: 81.5%

Century: 81.2%

Santa Ana: 79.0%

Valley: 75.3%

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Beating the National SAT Average

Percentage of seniors scoring at or above the national average of 1000 on the SAT:

High school: Pct.

Corona del Mar: 64.2%

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University: 62.4%

Sunny Hills: 59.3%

Laguna Hills: 57.6%

Foothill: 50.0%

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Irvine: 49.2%

Canyon: 48.3%

Villa Park: 48.1%

Woodbridge: 47.8%

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Laguna Beach: 46.4%

Fountain Valley: 45.2%

Troy: 44.4%

Los Alamitos: 44.0%

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Esperanza: 43.5%

El Toro: 43.5%

Capistrano Valley: 43.1%

Brea Olinda: 42.9%

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Marina: 41.8%

Edison: 40.7%

El Dorado: 40.6%

Dana Hills: 38.4%

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Newport Harbor: 38.1%

Mission Viejo: 36.7%

El Modena: 36.5%

San Clemente: 36.0%

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Huntington Beach: 34.5%

Trabuco Hills: 34.3%

Aliso Niguel: 32.2%

Ocean View: 29.7%

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Valencia: 26.1%

Sonora: 25.4%

Pacifica: 24.8%

Costa Mesa: 24.0%

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La Quinta: 21.4%

Westminster: 21.4%

Estancia: 20.5%

Fullerton: 20.1%

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Orange: 20.0%

La Habra: 19.5%

Tustin: 19.0%

Garden Grove: 18.7%

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Rancho Alamitos: 16.6%

Los Amigos: 16.6%

Bolsa Grande: 16.3%

Buena Park: 10.7%

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Santiago: 9.0%

Saddleback: 8.7%

Century: 7.5%

Valley: 5.9%

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Santa Ana: 4.4%

Cypress: n/a

Western: n/a

Savanna: n/a

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Magnolia: n/a

Loara: n/a

John F. Kennedy: n/a

Katella: n/a

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Anaheim: n/a

Note: Scores not available for Anaheim Union High School District

* n/a means the rate was not calculated.

* Percentages are rounded off to the nearest tenth.

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Sources: California Department of Education, individual school districts


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