Fullerton Union High

Summary:

Fullerton Union High is a public high school in Fullerton, California, serving 1,880 students in grades 9-12. It is part of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, which is ranked 352 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Fullerton Union High stands out for its diverse student population, with a high percentage of Hispanic students (66.6%) and a relatively low percentage of White students (17.34%) compared to nearby schools. Academically, the school performs well, with higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics than the state average. In 2022-2023, 68.04% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in ELA/Literacy, and 34.38% were proficient or better in Mathematics, both exceeding the state averages. The school also boasts a consistently high graduation rate of 96.2%, significantly higher than the state average.

While Fullerton Union High is a strong-performing school overall, there are some areas that could use improvement. The school has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 19.8% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools and the state average. Additionally, the school's performance varies among different student subgroups, with Asian and White students performing exceptionally well, but Special Education and Military Connected students lagging behind. Nearby schools like Sonora High and Troy High outperform Fullerton Union High in academic metrics, while Buena Park High has lower academic performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 201 E. Chapman Ave.
       Fullerton, CA  92832-1925


(714) 626-3801

District: Fullerton Joint Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
449th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,882 Help


Feeder schools for Fullerton Union High:

Elementary:    Beechwood Elementary
    Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts
    Maple Elementary
    Raymond Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  25.0 Help
Number of students:  1,880

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
66.6%
White:
17.3%
Two or more races:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.2% Help


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Compare Details Fullerton Union High ranks better than 80.9% of high schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked high schools in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.27. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Fullerton Union 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 (66.6%), White (17.3%), two or more races (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fullerton Union High is 25. 6 high schools in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fullerton Union High is $7,882. 5 high schools in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fullerton Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Fullerton Union High 449th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Fullerton Union High in the ranking list.)

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Fullerton Joint Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Fullerton Joint Union High 352nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Fullerton Union High

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Rank History for all students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.45 543rd 1653 67.2%
2005 49.55 595th 1901 68.7%
2006 51.77 611th 1968 69.0%
2007 52.04 611th 2063 70.4%
2008 60.74 465th 2117 78.0%
2009 68.64 273rd 2238 87.8%
2010 66.65 358th 2281 84.3%
2011 62.84 444th 2367 81.2%
2012 68.70 326th 2354 86.2%
2013 67.43 355th 2426 85.4%
2015 73.36 481st 1994 75.9%
2016 70.50 550th 2039 73.0%
2017 76.10 479th 2021 76.3%
2018 66.60 671st 2017 66.7%
2019 67.11 599th 2133 71.9%
2021 79.31 258th 1290 80.0%
2022 62.45 663rd 2123 68.8%
2023 72.27 446th 2335 80.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.82 236th 422 44.1%
2022 68.47 157th 515 69.5%
2023 82.71 80th 780 89.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.46 295th 938 68.6%
2019 49.80 286th 941 69.6%
2021 83.18 41st 467 91.2%
2022 41.48 489th 1044 53.2%
2023 61.02 133rd 1315 89.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.38 838th 1539 45.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.71 799th 1862 57.1%
2019 58.49 718th 1937 62.9%
2021 81.92 163rd 1126 85.5%
2022 51.15 828th 1943 57.4%
2023 70.46 417th 2237 81.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.90 531st 1760 69.8%
2019 64.34 563rd 1833 69.3%
2021 79.66 198th 1054 81.2%
2022 62.57 570th 1858 69.3%
2023 73.81 391st 2106 81.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.51 137th 1052 87.0%
2019 32.05 722nd 1117 35.4%
2021 54.53 176th 555 68.3%
2022 58.22 298th 1161 74.3%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 21.45 133rd 168 20.8%
2023 33.33 169th 233 27.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.06 779th 1834 57.5%
2019 62.63 620th 1880 67.0%
2021 71.50 288th 1122 74.3%
2022 57.59 693rd 1916 63.8%
2023 68.07 486th 2195 77.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.41 239th 581 58.9%
2019 41.43 389th 582 33.2%
2022 33.30 418th 581 28.1%
2023 81.26 112th 727 84.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.90 775th 1742 55.5%
2019 59.89 642nd 1814 64.6%
2022 56.99 678th 1861 63.6%
2023 64.27 526th 2132 75.3%
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Rank History for White students at Fullerton Union High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.39 202nd 1173 82.8%
2019 72.24 304th 1222 75.1%
2022 61.94 438th 1204 63.6%
2023 78.66 192nd 1424 86.5%
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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 Fullerton Union High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 889 30 180 484 1 n/a n/a 0 1584
1989 793 32 190 539 3 n/a n/a 0 1557
1990 705 29 183 595 2 n/a n/a 0 1514
1991 639 25 199 665 2 n/a n/a 0 1530
1992 625 26 188 712 2 n/a n/a 0 1553
1993 620 25 170 718 4 n/a n/a 0 1537
1994 543 31 155 675 2 n/a n/a 0 1406
1995 552 54 110 854 5 n/a n/a 0 1575
1996 552 54 110 854 5 n/a n/a 0 1575
1997 581 48 100 774 3 n/a n/a 0 1506
1998 645 55 96 788 8 n/a n/a 0 1592
1999 684 53 106 827 6 n/a n/a 0 1676
2000 736 48 110 823 8 n/a n/a 0 1725
2001 773 60 115 915 4 n/a n/a 0 1867
2002 776 65 118 1035 12 n/a n/a 10 2016
2003 776 65 118 1035 12 n/a n/a 10 2016
2004 782 62 117 1116 15 n/a n/a 96 2188
2005 821 64 128 1124 13 n/a n/a 107 2257
2006 798 64 129 1135 6 n/a n/a 167 2299
2007 787 59 122 1105 6 n/a n/a 178 2257
2008 736 57 115 1023 6 n/a n/a 0 1937
2009 690 52 117 1090 9 8 99 0 2065
2010 642 54 102 1225 12 10 41 0 2086
2011 605 48 99 1300 9 10 72 0 2143
2012 609 56 100 1376 7 7 64 0 2219
2013 620 46 96 1366 2 5 64 0 2199
2014 601 42 93 1385 2 2 52 0 2177
2015 568 48 109 1390 4 4 32 0 2155
2016 520 43 120 1376 4 7 40 0 2110
2017 474 33 141 1364 5 9 41 0 2067
2018 440 38 154 1326 6 8 52 0 2024
2019 404 38 150 1314 5 4 64 0 1979
2020 384 37 143 1302 2 3 124 0 1995
2021 357 30 128 1248 6 1 144 1 1915
2022 363 25 122 1265 4 2 154 9 1944
2023 326 18 112 1252 2 5 154 11 1880

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Fullerton Union High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1584 68.7 23.0 n/a
1989 1557 64.3 24.2 n/a
1990 1514 67.0 22.5 n/a
1991 1530 66.6 22.9 n/a
1992 1553 67.7 22.9 8.8
1993 1537 65.2 23.6 6.8
1994 1406 60.6 23.2 5.4
1995 1575 62.4 25.2 11.7
1996 1575 62.4 25.2 11.7
1997 1506 60.0 25.1 9.4
1998 1592 67.1 23.7 5.4
1999 1676 68.0 24.6 5
2000 1725 69.3 24.9 3.4
2001 1867 72.4 25.8 4.8
2002 2016 80.6 25.0 17.2
2003 2016 80.6 25.0 17.2
2004 2188 85.0 25.7 23
2005 2257 89.8 25.1 23.8
2006 2299 88.2 26.1 0
2007 2257 84.2 26.8 27.8
2008 1937 94.4 20.5 36.2
2009 2065 78.6 22.1 55.3
2010 2086 80.2 26.0 48.1
2011 2143 n/a n/a 50.4
2012 2219 75.4 29.4 n/a
2013 2199 75.7 29.0 41.7
2014 2177 76.1 28.6 54.4
2015 2155 75.0 28.7 54.8
2016 2110 74.0 28.5 57.4
2017 2067 64.9 31.8 49.4
2018 2024 70.7 28.6 52.9
2019 1979 71.4 27.7 51.1
2020 1995 n/a n/a 50.5
2021 1915 74.6 25.6 41.5
2022 1944 75.7 25.6 62.7
2023 1880 75.1 25.0 63.2

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 Fullerton Union High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1584 68.7 23.0 n/a
1989 1557 64.3 24.2 n/a
1990 1514 67.0 22.5 n/a
1991 1530 66.6 22.9 n/a
1992 1553 67.7 22.9 8.8
1993 1537 65.2 23.6 6.8
1994 1406 60.6 23.2 5.4
1995 1575 62.4 25.2 11.7
1996 1575 62.4 25.2 11.7
1997 1506 60.0 25.1 9.4
1998 1592 67.1 23.7 5.4
1999 1676 68.0 24.6 5
2000 1725 69.3 24.9 3.4
2001 1867 72.4 25.8 4.8
2002 2016 80.6 25.0 17.2
2003 2016 80.6 25.0 17.2
2004 2188 85.0 25.7 23
2005 2257 89.8 25.1 23.8
2006 2299 88.2 26.1 0
2007 2257 84.2 26.8 27.8
2008 1937 94.4 20.5 36.2
2009 2065 78.6 22.1 55.3
2010 2086 80.2 26.0 48.1
2011 2143 n/a n/a 50.4
2012 2219 75.4 29.4 n/a
2013 2199 75.7 29.0 41.7
2014 2177 76.1 28.6 54.4
2015 2155 75.0 28.7 54.8
2016 2110 74.0 28.5 57.4
2017 2067 64.9 31.8 49.4
2018 2024 70.7 28.6 52.9
2019 1979 71.4 27.7 51.1
2020 1995 n/a n/a 50.5
2021 1915 74.6 25.6 41.5
2022 1944 75.7 25.6 62.7
2023 1880 75.1 25.0 63.2

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 Fullerton Union High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,882

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fullerton Union High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 599th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 446th of 2335 High schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Union High)61.868
 6.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Joint Union High)65.167.3
 2.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Union High)32.134.4
 2.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Joint Union High)43.844.4
 0.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Fullerton Union High)29.335.9
 6.6%
   11th Grade Science (Fullerton Joint Union High)36.741.9
 5.1%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Fullerton Union High)27.318.2
 9.1%
   12th Grade Science (Fullerton Joint Union High)6.711.8
 5%
   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 Students19791880
 5%
African American3818
 52.6%
American Indian52
 60%
Asian150112
 25.3%
Hispanic13141252
 4.7%
Pacific Islander45
 25%
White404326
 19.3%
Two or More Races64154
 140.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.1%63.2%
 12.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Fullerton Union High

Fullerton Union High ranks 449th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Fullerton Union High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Beechwood Elementary
Elementary : Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts
Elementary : Maple Elementary
Elementary : Raymond Elementary
Elementary : Richman Elementary
Elementary : Rolling Hills Elementary
Elementary : Woodcrest Elementary

Students at Fullerton Union High are 67% Hispanic, 17% White, 8% Two or more races, 6% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,880 students attended Fullerton Union High.


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