Magnolia High

Summary:

Magnolia High is a public high school in Anaheim, California, serving 1,544 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Anaheim Union High School District, which is ranked 756 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Magnolia High has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (75.39%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 47.52% to 82.24% Hispanic students. The school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 45.33% of Magnolia High's 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 52.45% for the district and 55.41% for the state. The school's four-year graduation rate has fluctuated, ranging from 86.0% in 2021-2022 to 91.4% in 2019-2020, which is generally higher than nearby schools but still lower than the state average. Magnolia High also has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching 32.0% in 2021-2022, significantly higher than the nearby schools and the state average.

While Magnolia High's performance is generally lower than the district and state, it is important to note that the nearby schools, such as Loara High and Western High, also have relatively low academic performance compared to the state. This suggests that the challenges faced by Magnolia High may be more systemic within the district or the local community. However, the strong performance of the nearby Cambridge Virtual Academy, which is also part of the Anaheim Union High School District, highlights the potential for alternative educational models to better serve the needs of students in the Anaheim area.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 2450 W. Ball Rd.
       Anaheim, CA  92804-5298


(714) 220-4221

District: Anaheim Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
1102nd of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,529 Help


Feeder schools for Magnolia High:

Elementary:    Dr. Albert Schweitzer Leadership Academy
    Dr. Jonas E. Salk
    Esther L. Walter
    Lord Baden-Powell
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Middle:    Dale Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5 Help
Number of students:  1,544

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
75.4%
Asian:
15.5%
White:
4.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Magnolia High ranks better than 53% of high schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 11 ranked high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.14. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Magnolia High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (75.4%), Asian (15.5%), White (4.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Magnolia High is 18.5, which is the 3rd best among 11 high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Magnolia High is $13,529, which is the 4th highest among 11 high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Magnolia High:

SchoolDigger ranks Magnolia High 1102nd of 2346 California public high schools. (See Magnolia High in the ranking list.)

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Anaheim Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Anaheim Union High 756th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Magnolia High

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Rank History for all students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 44.04 603rd 1653 63.5%
2005 53.56 527th 1901 72.3%
2006 57.53 517th 1968 73.7%
2007 46.91 725th 2063 64.9%
2008 41.62 873rd 2117 58.8%
2009 33.47 1244th 2238 44.4%
2010 34.38 1154th 2281 49.4%
2011 31.10 1281st 2367 45.9%
2012 37.32 1116th 2354 52.6%
2013 31.77 1267th 2426 47.8%
2015 44.82 1073rd 1994 46.2%
2016 46.35 1084th 2039 46.8%
2017 50.25 1022nd 2021 49.4%
2018 36.27 1289th 2017 36.1%
2019 27.19 1483rd 2133 30.5%
2021 38.56 786th 1290 39.1%
2022 33.47 1343rd 2123 36.7%
2023 41.14 1096th 2335 53.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.03 468th 938 50.1%
2019 37.95 508th 941 46.0%
2021 55.56 142nd 467 69.6%
2022 42.77 457th 1044 56.2%
2023 45.76 330th 1315 74.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.18 597th 1539 61.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.08 1137th 1862 38.9%
2019 31.29 1330th 1937 31.3%
2021 46.08 602nd 1126 46.5%
2022 37.64 1191st 1943 38.7%
2023 47.80 944th 2237 57.8%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 32.84 200th 290 31.0%
2023 67.68 97th 417 76.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.07 1243rd 1760 29.4%
2019 28.31 1307th 1833 28.7%
2021 33.92 720th 1054 31.7%
2022 29.80 1280th 1858 31.1%
2023 38.75 1112th 2106 47.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.87 615th 1052 41.5%
2019 29.37 783rd 1117 29.9%
2021 36.54 322nd 555 42.0%
2022 35.15 689th 1161 40.7%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.87 123rd 233 47.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.64 1170th 1834 36.2%
2019 26.41 1336th 1880 28.9%
2021 36.26 711th 1122 36.6%
2022 33.50 1211th 1916 36.8%
2023 40.99 1017th 2195 53.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.58 500th 581 13.9%
2019 5.97 549th 582 5.7%
2022 9.33 526th 581 9.5%
2023 19.28 605th 727 16.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.75 1132nd 1742 35.0%
2019 28.60 1285th 1814 29.2%
2022 35.09 1203rd 1861 35.4%
2023 44.71 982nd 2132 53.9%
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Rank History for White students at Magnolia High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.58 1028th 1173 12.4%
2019 18.54 1018th 1222 16.7%
2022 11.38 1079th 1204 10.4%
2023 39.28 761st 1424 46.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a student
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Open Quote I'm 14 years of age, currently living the life of an 8th grader at Dale JHS. Since 7th grade, I've had my mind set on going to Magnolia High School since my older brother had graduated there. When my classmates and friends ask me what high school I'm going to and I reply Magnolia, they instantly look down on me and try to convince me to go elsewhere due to the low rankings of graduates at Magnolia. They think I'm gonna turn into some drug addict and a bad student or something. I, right now, are getting decent grades; A's and B's..And I don't think going to a school with a bad image will change that. It really depends on the student. If the student tries hard then obviously they will get good grades. I honestly think Magnolia is a great school and can't wait to spend my high school life there. :) One thing I would like to suggest to Magnolia though is that I hope they would widen their foreign language choices and add mandarin~ Hehe :D Close Quote



Enrollment information for Magnolia High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 859 36 235 331 14 n/a n/a 0 1475
1989 758 41 248 336 12 n/a n/a 0 1395
1990 702 56 265 353 18 n/a n/a 0 1394
1991 626 61 303 420 10 n/a n/a 0 1420
1992 611 59 351 484 11 n/a n/a 0 1516
1993 591 69 402 484 12 n/a n/a 0 1558
1994 550 71 384 535 9 n/a n/a 0 1549
1995 502 73 310 630 14 n/a n/a 0 1529
1996 502 73 310 630 14 n/a n/a 0 1529
1997 508 72 328 729 8 n/a n/a 0 1645
1998 468 62 327 745 6 n/a n/a 0 1608
1999 454 64 348 851 11 n/a n/a 0 1728
2000 412 47 305 815 7 n/a n/a 0 1586
2001 375 50 266 830 10 n/a n/a 0 1531
2002 325 43 270 974 9 n/a n/a 0 1621
2003 325 43 270 974 9 n/a n/a 0 1621
2004 290 54 286 1068 8 n/a n/a 0 1706
2005 265 50 281 1161 6 n/a n/a 0 1763
2006 222 48 291 1143 8 n/a n/a 0 1712
2007 237 58 292 1248 6 n/a n/a 27 1868
2008 231 62 326 1402 5 n/a n/a 0 2026
2009 231 68 271 1555 3 62 32 0 2222
2010 245 61 267 1601 2 48 4 0 2228
2011 202 57 255 1623 3 43 1 0 2184
2012 166 53 222 1442 2 32 10 0 1927
2013 154 46 205 1309 1 19 81 0 1815
2014 187 53 202 1250 1 15 146 0 1854
2015 176 54 194 1210 20 23 136 0 1813
2016 151 42 229 1226 21 25 121 0 1815
2017 136 42 222 1282 19 24 69 0 1794
2018 74 38 218 1310 16 25 59 0 1740
2019 99 35 232 1299 5 11 21 0 1702
2020 80 32 215 1263 4 12 24 0 1630
2021 79 43 222 1326 3 15 17 0 1705
2022 75 39 223 1285 4 20 23 2 1671
2023 69 27 240 1164 5 14 22 3 1544

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Magnolia High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1475 59.0 25.0 n/a
1989 1395 51.9 26.8 n/a
1990 1394 57.0 24.4 n/a
1991 1420 57.0 24.9 n/a
1992 1516 57.9 26.1 35.2
1993 1558 59.0 26.4 39.9
1994 1549 60.0 25.8 39.2
1995 1529 59.0 25.9 43.6
1996 1529 59.0 25.9 43.6
1997 1645 61.0 27.0 49.6
1998 1608 58.8 27.3 53.2
1999 1728 59.0 29.3 57.5
2000 1586 66.0 24.0 55.4
2001 1531 68.0 22.5 60.2
2002 1621 69.0 23.5 51.1
2003 1621 69.0 23.5 51.1
2004 1706 71.0 24.0 50.2
2005 1763 69.0 25.6 57.6
2006 1712 69.0 24.8 56.4
2007 1868 70.5 26.5 54.4
2008 2026 88.0 23.0 55.7
2009 2222 85.0 23.6 60.7
2010 2228 86.0 25.9 73
2011 2184 n/a n/a 74
2012 1927 79.3 24.2 n/a
2013 1815 75.9 23.9 77.1
2014 1854 0.7 2407.7 83.7
2015 1813 74.0 24.5 86.5
2016 1815 77.0 23.5 77.7
2017 1794 74.5 24.0 78.7
2018 1740 73.0 23.8 85.5
2019 1702 72.0 23.6 86.7
2020 1630 n/a n/a 85.3
2021 1705 69.7 24.4 92.1
2022 1671 84.6 19.7 86.8
2023 1544 83.1 18.5 88.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Magnolia High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1475 59.0 25.0 n/a
1989 1395 51.9 26.8 n/a
1990 1394 57.0 24.4 n/a
1991 1420 57.0 24.9 n/a
1992 1516 57.9 26.1 35.2
1993 1558 59.0 26.4 39.9
1994 1549 60.0 25.8 39.2
1995 1529 59.0 25.9 43.6
1996 1529 59.0 25.9 43.6
1997 1645 61.0 27.0 49.6
1998 1608 58.8 27.3 53.2
1999 1728 59.0 29.3 57.5
2000 1586 66.0 24.0 55.4
2001 1531 68.0 22.5 60.2
2002 1621 69.0 23.5 51.1
2003 1621 69.0 23.5 51.1
2004 1706 71.0 24.0 50.2
2005 1763 69.0 25.6 57.6
2006 1712 69.0 24.8 56.4
2007 1868 70.5 26.5 54.4
2008 2026 88.0 23.0 55.7
2009 2222 85.0 23.6 60.7
2010 2228 86.0 25.9 73
2011 2184 n/a n/a 74
2012 1927 79.3 24.2 n/a
2013 1815 75.9 23.9 77.1
2014 1854 0.7 2407.7 83.7
2015 1813 74.0 24.5 86.5
2016 1815 77.0 23.5 77.7
2017 1794 74.5 24.0 78.7
2018 1740 73.0 23.8 85.5
2019 1702 72.0 23.6 86.7
2020 1630 n/a n/a 85.3
2021 1705 69.7 24.4 92.1
2022 1671 84.6 19.7 86.8
2023 1544 83.1 18.5 88.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Magnolia High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,529

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Magnolia High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1483rd of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1096th of 2335 High schools
 22.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Magnolia High)41.845.3
 3.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Anaheim Union High)59.152.5
 6.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Magnolia High)13.219.7
 6.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Anaheim Union High)27.424.1
 3.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Magnolia High)11.219.8
 8.6%
   11th Grade Science (Anaheim Union High)30.832
 1.2%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Magnolia High)08.3
 8.3%
   12th Grade Science (Anaheim Union High)13.113.7
 0.6%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students17021544
 9.3%
African American3527
 22.9%
American Indian55
Asian232240
 3.4%
Hispanic12991164
 10.4%
Pacific Islander1114
 27.3%
White9969
 30.3%
Two or More Races2122
 4.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.7%88.8%
 2.1%


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Magnolia High ranks 1102nd of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Magnolia High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Dr. Albert Schweitzer Leadership Academy
Elementary : Dr. Jonas E. Salk
Elementary : Esther L. Walter
Elementary : Lord Baden-Powell
Elementary : Mattie Lou Maxwell
Elementary : Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy
Elementary : Walt Disney
Middle : Dale Junior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,544 students attended Magnolia High.

Students at Magnolia High are 75% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 4% White, 2% African American, 1% Two or more races.


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