Christopher High

Summary:

Christopher High is a public high school located in Gilroy, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 1,664 students. The school is part of the Gilroy Unified School District, which is ranked 795 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 2-star rating out of 5 from SchoolDigger.

Christopher High consistently ranks in the top 25% of California high schools, with strong academic performance on Smarter Balanced Assessments that exceeds the district and state averages. The school maintains high graduation rates, ranging from 92.0% to 96.5% over the past 5 years, and lower dropout rates compared to the district and state. Christopher High also boasts a diverse student population, with a significant Hispanic/Latino representation and notable presence of other racial/ethnic groups. However, the school faces challenges with relatively high chronic absenteeism rates, an area that may impact overall student outcomes.

Interestingly, Christopher High outperforms the nearby Gilroy High School on most academic metrics, but the nearby Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy, a public charter school, significantly outperforms Christopher High across all academic measures. This suggests that the Gilroy Unified School District could potentially benefit from studying the practices and strategies employed at the Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy to replicate their success at other district schools, including Christopher High.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 850 Day Rd.
       Gilroy, CA  95020-9324


(669) 205-5300

District: Gilroy Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
524th of 2,346 California High Schools


Feeder schools for Christopher High:

Elementary:    Luigi Aprea Elementary
    Rod Kelley Elementary
Middle:    South Valley Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  21.8 Help
Number of students:  1,664

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
64.1%
White:
18.1%
Asian:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.9% Help


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Compare Details Christopher High ranks better than 77.7% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked high schools in the Gilroy Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.16. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Christopher 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 (64.1%), White (18.1%), Asian (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Gilroy Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Christopher High is 21.8, which is the 2nd best among 4 high schools in the Gilroy Unified School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Christopher High:

SchoolDigger ranks Christopher High 524th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Christopher High in the ranking list.)

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Gilroy Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilroy Unified 795th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Christopher High

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Rank History for all students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 62.13 465th 2281 79.6%
2011 62.99 435th 2367 81.6%
2012 62.14 487th 2354 79.3%
2013 61.67 499th 2426 79.4%
2015 71.95 506th 1994 74.6%
2016 62.79 721st 2039 64.6%
2017 71.07 577th 2021 71.4%
2018 75.54 483rd 2017 76.1%
2019 60.71 721st 2133 66.2%
2022 70.98 514th 2123 75.8%
2023 67.16 521st 2335 77.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.21 305th 366 16.7%
2019 53.27 211th 422 50.0%
2022 63.11 186th 515 63.9%
2023 41.84 400th 780 48.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.40 739th 938 21.2%
2019 35.34 588th 941 37.5%
2022 31.93 770th 1044 26.2%
2023 46.65 315th 1315 76.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.27 875th 1539 43.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.39 655th 1862 64.8%
2019 51.90 881st 1937 54.5%
2022 58.14 667th 1943 65.7%
2023 57.08 696th 2237 68.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.78 533rd 1760 69.7%
2019 62.99 585th 1833 68.1%
2022 61.85 585th 1858 68.5%
2023 66.14 500th 2106 76.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.91 119th 1052 88.7%
2019 64.90 236th 1117 78.9%
2022 47.06 456th 1161 60.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.14 434th 1834 76.3%
2019 52.06 819th 1880 56.4%
2022 74.97 407th 1916 78.8%
2023 65.61 515th 2195 76.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.41 264th 581 54.6%
2019 22.12 474th 582 18.6%
2022 66.34 219th 581 62.3%
2023 62.86 299th 727 58.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.97 349th 1742 80.0%
2019 59.67 645th 1814 64.4%
2022 62.12 575th 1861 69.1%
2023 66.34 479th 2132 77.5%
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Rank History for White students at Christopher High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.38 421st 1173 64.1%
2019 47.67 651st 1222 46.7%
2022 74.97 267th 1204 77.8%
2023 69.25 312th 1424 78.1%
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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 Christopher High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 159 11 45 422 5 2 21 0 665
2011 277 23 72 606 9 2 16 0 1005
2012 441 33 98 860 7 3 21 0 1463
2013 511 34 114 981 5 3 33 0 1681
2014 510 30 105 1081 3 5 41 0 1775
2015 540 31 120 1139 6 6 47 0 1889
2016 505 29 133 1089 10 7 60 0 1833
2017 460 36 138 1037 13 6 71 0 1761
2018 417 27 130 1011 7 3 83 0 1678
2019 384 29 127 981 8 5 95 0 1629
2020 360 32 133 992 8 5 77 0 1607
2021 355 28 136 1079 10 6 92 1 1707
2022 311 30 131 1122 11 3 97 3 1708
2023 302 32 144 1067 6 1 109 3 1664

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 Christopher High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 665 30.1 22.0 51.4
2011 1005 n/a n/a 42
2012 1463 59.7 24.4 n/a
2013 1681 68.8 24.4 36.5
2014 1775 80.8 21.9 29.4
2015 1889 80.0 23.6 36
2016 1833 78.0 23.5 41
2017 1761 76.7 22.9 40.3
2018 1678 78.8 21.2 40.8
2019 1629 70.9 22.9 40.8
2020 1607 n/a n/a 39.8
2021 1707 72.0 23.6 41.8
2022 1708 74.7 22.8 37.6
2023 1664 76.0 21.8 34.9

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 Christopher High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 665 30.1 22.0 51.4
2011 1005 n/a n/a 42
2012 1463 59.7 24.4 n/a
2013 1681 68.8 24.4 36.5
2014 1775 80.8 21.9 29.4
2015 1889 80.0 23.6 36
2016 1833 78.0 23.5 41
2017 1761 76.7 22.9 40.3
2018 1678 78.8 21.2 40.8
2019 1629 70.9 22.9 40.8
2020 1607 n/a n/a 39.8
2021 1707 72.0 23.6 41.8
2022 1708 74.7 22.8 37.6
2023 1664 76.0 21.8 34.9

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Christopher High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 721st of 2133 High schoolsRanks 521st of 2335 High schools
 11.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Christopher High)6062.1
 2.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)53.749.6
 4.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Christopher High)29.129.6
 0.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)29.924.3
 5.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Christopher High)21.937.5
 15.6%
   11th Grade Science (Gilroy Unified)29.128.5
 0.6%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Christopher High)28.59.7
 18.8%
   12th Grade Science (Gilroy Unified)28.96.2
 22.7%
   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 Students16291664
 2.1%
African American2932
 10.3%
American Indian86
 25%
Asian127144
 13.4%
Hispanic9811067
 8.8%
Pacific Islander51
 80%
White384302
 21.4%
Two or More Races95109
 14.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients40.8%34.9%
 5.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Christopher High

Christopher High ranks 524th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Christopher High are 64% Hispanic, 18% White, 9% Asian, 7% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Christopher High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Luigi Aprea Elementary
Elementary : Rod Kelley Elementary
Middle : South Valley Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,664 students attended Christopher High.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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