Garden Grove High

Summary:

Garden Grove High is a public high school in Garden Grove, California, serving 2,247 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Garden Grove Unified School District, which is ranked 392 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Garden Grove High stands out for its diverse student population, with a significant representation of Hispanic (50.69%) and Asian (41.12%) students, which is higher than nearby schools. Academically, the school consistently ranks among the top high schools in California, ranking 302 out of 2,335 schools in 2022-2023 and receiving a 4-star rating. The school's performance on standardized tests, particularly in English Language Arts/Literacy, is generally higher than the district and state averages. Garden Grove High also excels in supporting specific student subgroups, such as English Language Learners and Low Socioeconomic Status students, earning 5-star ratings in these areas.

While Garden Grove High performs well overall, there are some notable differences when compared to nearby schools. For example, La Quinta High, also part of the Garden Grove Unified School District, consistently outperforms Garden Grove High in academic metrics. Additionally, Garden Grove High has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.6% in 2018-2019 to 14.5% in 2022-2023, which is a concerning trend. When compared to schools in the neighboring Anaheim Union High and Santa Ana Unified districts, Garden Grove High generally outperforms these schools, particularly in academic metrics like test scores and graduation rates.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 11271 Stanford Ave.
       Garden Grove, CA  92840-5317


(714) 663-6115

District: Garden Grove Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
304th of 2,348 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,477 Help


Feeder schools for Garden Grove High:

Elementary:    Agnes Ware Stanley Elementary
    Ethel M. Evans Elementary
    Genevieve M. Crosby Elementary
    Mitchell Elementary
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Middle:    Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate

Student/teacher ratio:  24.1 Help
Number of students:  2,247

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.7%
Asian:
41.1%
White:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Garden Grove High ranks better than 87.1% of high schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 8 ranked high schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.28. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove High has the largest high school student body size in the Garden Grove Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (50.7%), Asian (41.1%), White (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garden Grove High is 24.1. 6 high schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Garden Grove High employs 93.1 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garden Grove High is $12,477. 6 high schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Garden Grove High:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Grove High 304th of 2348 California public high schools. (See Garden Grove High in the ranking list.)

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Garden Grove Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Grove Unified 394th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garden Grove High

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Rank History for all students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 77.19 92nd 1653 94.4%
2005 70.01 252nd 1901 86.7%
2006 67.68 322nd 1968 83.6%
2007 71.90 226th 2063 89.0%
2008 68.05 303rd 2117 85.7%
2009 70.38 248th 2238 88.9%
2010 70.66 274th 2281 88.0%
2011 73.11 247th 2367 89.6%
2012 68.96 322nd 2354 86.3%
2013 68.67 327th 2426 86.5%
2015 76.47 427th 1994 78.6%
2016 76.09 445th 2039 78.2%
2017 80.47 406th 2021 79.9%
2018 84.85 315th 2017 84.4%
2019 79.59 370th 2133 82.7%
2021 81.45 236th 1290 81.7%
2022 84.04 298th 2123 86.0%
2023 81.28 304th 2348 87.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.21 69th 938 92.6%
2019 94.42 23rd 941 97.6%
2021 85.75 37th 467 92.1%
2022 87.51 37th 1044 96.5%
2023 69.14 76th 1323 94.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 46.67 536th 1547 65.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.37 174th 1862 90.7%
2019 83.25 235th 1937 87.9%
2021 86.34 116th 1126 89.7%
2022 91.46 128th 1943 93.4%
2023 88.34 160th 2247 92.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 92.09 22nd 417 94.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.29 369th 1760 79.0%
2019 74.14 406th 1833 77.9%
2021 78.67 207th 1054 80.4%
2022 83.01 274th 1858 85.3%
2023 81.68 272nd 2118 87.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.64 403rd 1052 61.7%
2019 54.43 352nd 1117 68.5%
2021 39.22 299th 555 46.1%
2022 37.04 630th 1161 45.7%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.27 71st 168 57.7%
2023 83.11 37th 233 84.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.14 260th 1834 85.8%
2019 80.57 315th 1880 83.2%
2021 79.53 229th 1122 79.6%
2022 81.79 298th 1916 84.4%
2023 78.79 330th 2207 85.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.60 189th 581 67.5%
2019 65.96 224th 582 61.5%
2022 71.29 183rd 581 68.5%
2023 66.68 266th 731 63.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.11 471st 1742 73.0%
2019 60.04 639th 1814 64.8%
2022 66.58 494th 1861 73.5%
2023 67.35 463rd 2142 78.4%
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Rank History for White students at Garden Grove High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.66 313th 1173 73.3%
2019 46.74 669th 1222 45.3%
2022 42.74 682nd 1204 43.4%
2023 52.93 554th 1434 61.4%
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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.

Garden Grove High Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Garden Grove High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1072 13 348 244 25 n/a n/a 0 1702
1989 968 11 378 262 21 n/a n/a 0 1640
1990 861 15 407 299 16 n/a n/a 0 1598
1991 843 23 407 363 14 n/a n/a 0 1650
1992 855 25 483 420 14 n/a n/a 0 1797
1993 845 27 545 457 15 n/a n/a 0 1889
1994 773 22 562 518 11 n/a n/a 0 1886
1995 662 23 498 570 7 n/a n/a 0 1760
1996 662 23 498 570 7 n/a n/a 0 1760
1997 632 25 533 599 7 n/a n/a 0 1796
1998 629 20 583 595 8 n/a n/a 0 1835
1999 628 23 629 611 3 n/a n/a 0 1894
2000 608 30 645 617 7 n/a n/a 0 1907
2001 587 22 608 646 8 n/a n/a 0 1871
2002 550 32 612 751 10 n/a n/a 0 1955
2003 550 32 612 751 10 n/a n/a 0 1955
2004 521 25 613 837 6 n/a n/a 0 2002
2005 500 31 697 945 5 n/a n/a 0 2178
2006 499 32 692 1068 5 n/a n/a 0 2296
2007 472 27 664 1093 5 n/a n/a 1 2262
2008 455 30 696 1068 4 n/a n/a 0 2253
2009 412 33 661 1149 8 36 1 0 2300
2010 385 34 688 1152 7 29 11 0 2306
2011 355 32 783 1191 3 33 0 0 2397
2012 323 28 802 1219 4 33 0 0 2409
2013 309 36 826 1215 6 27 3 0 2422
2014 280 32 856 1277 4 23 11 0 2483
2015 247 35 876 1336 3 27 16 0 2540
2016 222 35 848 1293 3 26 27 0 2454
2017 203 24 870 1235 1 19 27 0 2379
2018 167 25 921 1185 0 16 31 0 2345
2019 143 30 931 1137 1 11 31 0 2284
2020 133 27 944 1157 1 14 30 0 2306
2021 131 21 986 1167 1 11 32 0 2349
2022 114 18 939 1141 1 11 39 2 2265
2023 114 18 924 1139 0 9 40 3 2247

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 Garden Grove High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1702 68.0 25.0 n/a
1989 1640 63.0 26.0 n/a
1990 1598 64.0 24.9 n/a
1991 1650 65.0 25.3 n/a
1992 1797 66.1 27.1 25.7
1993 1889 67.7 27.9 28.1
1994 1886 68.4 27.6 31
1995 1760 65.4 26.9 34
1996 1760 65.4 26.9 34
1997 1796 68.2 26.3 39.5
1998 1835 69.0 26.6 40.1
1999 1894 71.6 26.5 40.7
2000 1907 74.5 25.6 40
2001 1871 71.2 26.3 40.3
2002 1955 75.2 26.0 45.1
2003 1955 75.2 26.0 45.1
2004 2002 75.0 26.7 45.2
2005 2178 75.2 29.0 46.9
2006 2296 83.6 27.5 51
2007 2262 84.5 26.8 51.3
2008 2253 96.0 23.5 52.7
2009 2300 83.2 24.2 57.1
2010 2306 82.6 27.9 63.3
2011 2397 n/a n/a 56.3
2012 2409 82.5 29.1 n/a
2013 2422 82.2 29.4 67.4
2014 2483 85.4 29.0 73.1
2015 2540 91.0 27.9 70.5
2016 2454 101.0 24.2 60.5
2017 2379 103.4 22.9 61
2018 2345 97.4 24.0 67.3
2019 2284 92.4 24.7 64.9
2020 2306 n/a n/a 67.5
2021 2349 94.6 24.8 69.3
2022 2265 93.6 24.1 67.9
2023 2247 93.1 24.1 77.7

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 Garden Grove High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1702 68.0 25.0 n/a
1989 1640 63.0 26.0 n/a
1990 1598 64.0 24.9 n/a
1991 1650 65.0 25.3 n/a
1992 1797 66.1 27.1 25.7
1993 1889 67.7 27.9 28.1
1994 1886 68.4 27.6 31
1995 1760 65.4 26.9 34
1996 1760 65.4 26.9 34
1997 1796 68.2 26.3 39.5
1998 1835 69.0 26.6 40.1
1999 1894 71.6 26.5 40.7
2000 1907 74.5 25.6 40
2001 1871 71.2 26.3 40.3
2002 1955 75.2 26.0 45.1
2003 1955 75.2 26.0 45.1
2004 2002 75.0 26.7 45.2
2005 2178 75.2 29.0 46.9
2006 2296 83.6 27.5 51
2007 2262 84.5 26.8 51.3
2008 2253 96.0 23.5 52.7
2009 2300 83.2 24.2 57.1
2010 2306 82.6 27.9 63.3
2011 2397 n/a n/a 56.3
2012 2409 82.5 29.1 n/a
2013 2422 82.2 29.4 67.4
2014 2483 85.4 29.0 73.1
2015 2540 91.0 27.9 70.5
2016 2454 101.0 24.2 60.5
2017 2379 103.4 22.9 61
2018 2345 97.4 24.0 67.3
2019 2284 92.4 24.7 64.9
2020 2306 n/a n/a 67.5
2021 2349 94.6 24.8 69.3
2022 2265 93.6 24.1 67.9
2023 2247 93.1 24.1 77.7

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 Garden Grove High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,477

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Garden Grove High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 370th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 304th of 2348 High schools
 4.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove High)70.173.9
 3.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)65.966.3
 0.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove High)4743.9
 3.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)45.639.1
 6.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Garden Grove High)33.940.2
 6.4%
   11th Grade Science (Garden Grove Unified)35.435.9
 0.5%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students22842247
 1.6%
African American3018
 40%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian931924
 0.8%
Hispanic11371139
 0.2%
Pacific Islander119
 18.2%
White143114
 20.3%
Two or More Races3140
 29%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.9%77.7%
 12.9%


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Garden Grove High ranks 304th of 2348 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,247 students attended Garden Grove High.

Students at Garden Grove High are 51% Hispanic, 41% Asian, 5% White, 2% Two or more races.


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