San Juan Hills High

Summary:

San Juan Hills High is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in San Juan Capistrano, California, with a diverse student population of 2,857. The school is part of the highly-ranked Capistrano Unified School District, which is ranked 181 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

San Juan Hills High consistently performs at an exceptional academic level, ranking in the top 10% of California high schools. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 213 out of 2,335 California high schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This strong academic performance is reflected in the school's high proficiency rates in English Language Arts/Literacy (73.99%) and Mathematics (48.1%) for 11th-grade students, which significantly outpace the state averages. San Juan Hills High also maintains an impressive 97.7% four-year graduation rate, well above the state average.

While the majority of students at San Juan Hills High are White (52.01%), the school has a relatively diverse student population, with significant percentages of Hispanic (33.39%) and Asian (6.02%) students. This diversity is an asset, providing students with the opportunity to learn from and interact with peers from different backgrounds. When compared to other high schools in the area, such as Aliso Niguel High and Tesoro High, San Juan Hills High generally outperforms its peers in academic measures, making it a top-tier high school choice for families in the region.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 29211 Stallion Ridge
       San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675-3639


(949) 234-5900

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
214th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,350 Help


Feeder schools for San Juan Hills High:

Elementary:    Harold Ambuehl Elementary
    Kinoshita Elementary
    Ladera Ranch Elementary
    Oso Grande Elementary
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Middle:    Ladera Ranch Middle
    Marco Forster Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  23.1 Help
Number of students:  2,857

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.0%
Hispanic:
33.4%
Two or more races:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35% Help


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Compare Details San Juan Hills High ranks better than 90.9% of high schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked high schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.69. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of San Juan Hills 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 San Juan Hills High has the largest high school student body size in the Capistrano Unified School District. Racial makeup is: White (52%), Hispanic (33.4%), two or more races (7.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at San Juan Hills High is 23.1. 5 high schools in the Capistrano Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at San Juan Hills High is $9,350, which is the lowest among 9 high schools in the Capistrano Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

San Juan Hills High:

SchoolDigger ranks San Juan Hills High 214th of 2346 California public high schools. (See San Juan Hills High in the ranking list.)

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Capistrano Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Capistrano Unified 181st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for San Juan Hills High

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Rank History for all students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 74.48 195th 2238 91.3%
2010 70.59 275th 2281 87.9%
2011 74.70 219th 2367 90.7%
2012 70.75 289th 2354 87.7%
2013 72.36 267th 2426 89.0%
2015 88.12 213th 1994 89.3%
2016 88.91 207th 2039 89.8%
2017 90.55 181st 2021 91.0%
2018 89.62 213th 2017 89.4%
2019 89.50 182nd 2133 91.5%
2021 84.92 191st 1290 85.2%
2022 91.05 188th 2123 91.1%
2023 87.69 213th 2335 90.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.94 109th 366 70.2%
2019 63.15 156th 422 63.0%
2022 85.69 41st 515 92.0%
2023 82.20 87th 780 88.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.43 264th 938 71.9%
2019 60.81 185th 941 80.3%
2021 61.89 110th 467 76.4%
2022 49.24 340th 1044 67.4%
2023 39.56 476th 1315 63.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.16 335th 1539 78.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.00 367th 1862 80.3%
2019 71.86 438th 1937 77.4%
2021 69.42 290th 1126 74.2%
2022 76.86 327th 1943 83.2%
2023 81.56 265th 2237 88.2%
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Rank History for Homeless students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 79.27 36th 290 87.6%
2023 87.17 37th 417 91.1%
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Rank History for Female students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.76 221st 1760 87.4%
2019 86.78 214th 1833 88.3%
2021 82.74 164th 1054 84.4%
2022 90.56 172nd 1858 90.7%
2023 86.34 204th 2106 90.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.10 90th 1052 91.4%
2019 76.55 166th 1117 85.1%
2021 78.97 64th 555 88.5%
2022 87.63 91st 1161 92.2%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 64.02 60th 168 64.3%
2023 68.01 64th 233 72.5%
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Rank History for Male students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.46 189th 1834 89.7%
2019 87.54 196th 1880 89.6%
2021 83.33 184th 1122 83.6%
2022 89.20 192nd 1916 90.0%
2023 86.73 211th 2195 90.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.47 100th 581 82.8%
2019 77.87 117th 582 79.9%
2022 86.06 53rd 581 90.9%
2023 75.13 168th 727 76.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.69 337th 1742 80.7%
2019 81.68 241st 1814 86.7%
2022 81.25 247th 1861 86.7%
2023 79.37 260th 2132 87.8%
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Rank History for White students at San Juan Hills High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.85 162nd 1173 86.2%
2019 80.66 190th 1222 84.5%
2022 84.37 140th 1204 88.4%
2023 77.62 207th 1424 85.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for San Juan Hills High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 346 7 14 249 3 n/a n/a 0 619
2009 593 14 31 374 7 1 54 0 1074
2010 773 15 46 579 12 3 85 0 1513
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1955 1955
2012 1078 19 69 658 9 5 91 0 1929
2013 1120 20 84 701 8 3 85 0 2021
2014 1259 19 91 753 11 2 101 0 2236
2015 1379 17 111 768 8 3 105 0 2391
2016 1378 15 119 761 6 3 110 0 2392
2017 1412 9 124 775 9 1 120 0 2450
2018 1438 20 149 824 6 4 115 0 2556
2019 1481 16 156 871 7 5 135 0 2671
2020 1586 14 148 918 7 2 136 0 2811
2021 1620 13 165 951 2 1 164 0 2916
2022 1576 9 163 968 3 0 211 9 2939
2023 1486 17 172 954 3 0 212 13 2857

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 San Juan Hills High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 619 29.2 21.2 27.5
2009 1074 43.1 23.1 31.5
2010 1513 58.2 26.0 30
2011 1955 n/a n/a n/a
2012 1929 71.5 26.9 n/a
2013 2021 71.5 28.2 32.1
2014 2236 74.6 29.9 26.5
2015 2391 87.0 27.4 23.2
2016 2392 89.0 26.8 25.2
2017 2450 93.0 26.3 25
2018 2556 98.3 25.9 28.6
2019 2671 97.5 27.3 28.2
2020 2811 n/a n/a 29.3
2021 2916 113.6 25.6 27.3
2022 2939 126.6 23.1 26.1
2023 2857 123.1 23.1 35

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 San Juan Hills High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 619 29.2 21.2 27.5
2009 1074 43.1 23.1 31.5
2010 1513 58.2 26.0 30
2011 1955 n/a n/a n/a
2012 1929 71.5 26.9 n/a
2013 2021 71.5 28.2 32.1
2014 2236 74.6 29.9 26.5
2015 2391 87.0 27.4 23.2
2016 2392 89.0 26.8 25.2
2017 2450 93.0 26.3 25
2018 2556 98.3 25.9 28.6
2019 2671 97.5 27.3 28.2
2020 2811 n/a n/a 29.3
2021 2916 113.6 25.6 27.3
2022 2939 126.6 23.1 26.1
2023 2857 123.1 23.1 35

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 San Juan Hills High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,350

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

Impact of COVID-19 on San Juan Hills High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 182nd of 2133 High schoolsRanks 213th of 2335 High schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Juan Hills High)83.674
 9.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Capistrano Unified)75.476.3
 0.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (San Juan Hills High)49.548.1
 1.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)50.549
 1.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (San Juan Hills High)36.947.3
 10.4%
   12th Grade Science (Capistrano Unified)46.550.7
 4.2%
   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 Students26712857
 7%
African American1617
 6.3%
American Indian73
 57.1%
Asian156172
 10.3%
Hispanic871954
 9.5%
Pacific Islander50
 100%
White14811486
 0.3%
Two or More Races135212
 57%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.2%35%
 6.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about San Juan Hills High

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,857 students attended San Juan Hills High.

San Juan Hills High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Harold Ambuehl Elementary
Elementary : Kinoshita Elementary
Elementary : Ladera Ranch Elementary
Elementary : Oso Grande Elementary
Elementary : Palisades Elementary
Middle : Ladera Ranch Middle
Middle : Marco Forster Middle

Students at San Juan Hills High are 52% White, 33% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 6% Asian.

Yes. San Juan Hills High ranks in the top 9.1% of California high schools.


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