Holtville High

Summary:

Holtville High is a public high school in Holtville, California, serving 512 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Holtville Unified School District, which is ranked 400 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Holtville High stands out for its consistently high graduation rates, ranging from 96.9% to 100% over the past 5 years, significantly higher than the state average of 84.3%. The school also has low dropout rates, from 0% to 2.3%, lower than the state's 8.9%. However, Holtville High has seen a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 4.6% in 2018-2019 to 14.1% in 2022-2023. Academically, the school's test scores in English Language Arts and Mathematics are on par with or slightly below the district and state averages, but its science proficiency rates lag behind the state. Notably, Holtville High's English Language Learner and Migrant student subgroups perform exceptionally well, ranking in the top 5-30 in California.

Compared to nearby schools like Southwest High and Central Union High, Holtville High performs relatively well in areas like graduation and dropout rates, but faces challenges in addressing chronic absenteeism and improving science proficiency. The school's overall statewide ranking has fluctuated, declining from a high of 583 out of 2,017 schools in 2017-2018 to 787 out of 2,335 schools in 2022-2023, a trend that warrants further investigation.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 755 Olive Ave.
       Holtville, CA  92250-1015


(760) 356-2926

District: Holtville Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
793rd of 2,348 California High Schools


Feeder schools for Holtville High:

Elementary:    Emmett S. Finley Elementary
    Pine Elementary
Middle:    Holtville Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  512

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
86.3%
White:
12.3%
Not Specified:
0.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Holtville High ranks better than 66.2% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.26. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Holtville 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 (86.3%), White (12.3%), two or more races (0.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Holtville High is 15.3. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Holtville High:

SchoolDigger ranks Holtville High 793rd of 2348 California public high schools. (See Holtville High in the ranking list.)

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Holtville Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Holtville Unified 402nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Holtville High

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Rank History for all students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 34.95 809th 1653 51.1%
2005 38.72 837th 1901 56.0%
2006 38.83 867th 1968 55.9%
2007 40.37 864th 2063 58.1%
2008 51.65 638th 2117 69.9%
2009 52.28 679th 2238 69.7%
2010 49.08 790th 2281 65.4%
2011 47.16 861st 2367 63.6%
2012 50.76 782nd 2354 66.8%
2013 45.06 925th 2426 61.9%
2015 52.86 919th 1994 53.9%
2016 49.01 1025th 2039 49.7%
2017 66.23 665th 2021 67.1%
2018 70.63 583rd 2017 71.1%
2019 50.08 977th 2133 54.2%
2021 42.41 725th 1290 43.8%
2022 29.07 1450th 2123 31.7%
2023 53.26 793rd 2348 66.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.51 400th 938 57.4%
2019 62.61 167th 941 82.3%
2021 68.20 80th 467 82.9%
2022 50.93 315th 1044 69.8%
2023 81.28 29th 1323 97.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.76 1449th 1547 6.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.24 531st 1862 71.5%
2019 53.70 827th 1937 57.3%
2021 42.89 658th 1126 41.6%
2022 30.48 1345th 1943 30.8%
2023 53.11 806th 2247 64.1%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 81.97 6th 89 93.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.27 616th 1760 65.0%
2019 42.66 1016th 1833 44.6%
2021 43.37 584th 1054 44.6%
2022 27.40 1329th 1858 28.5%
2023 51.70 781st 2118 63.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.42 520th 1834 71.6%
2019 52.52 805th 1880 57.2%
2021 33.47 747th 1122 33.4%
2022 27.19 1352nd 1916 29.4%
2023 51.89 763rd 2207 65.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.62 369th 1742 78.8%
2019 57.49 693rd 1814 61.8%
2022 30.85 1293rd 1861 30.5%
2023 61.29 576th 2142 73.1%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Holtville High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.35 257th 1173 78.1%
2019 46.18 679th 1222 44.4%
2022 37.88 751st 1204 37.6%
2023 54.17 535th 1434 62.7%
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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 Holtville High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 179 1 2 298 0 n/a n/a 0 480
1989 187 0 1 315 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1990 187 1 0 330 0 n/a n/a 0 518
1991 179 1 3 326 0 n/a n/a 0 509
1992 184 1 7 319 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1993 180 3 1 369 0 n/a n/a 0 553
1994 178 1 3 392 1 n/a n/a 0 575
1995 179 0 8 424 0 n/a n/a 0 611
1996 179 0 8 424 0 n/a n/a 0 611
1997 169 0 9 379 10 n/a n/a 0 567
1998 174 0 9 415 7 n/a n/a 0 605
1999 179 1 9 404 6 n/a n/a 0 599
2000 169 1 6 423 3 n/a n/a 9 611
2001 165 2 12 432 0 n/a n/a 0 611
2002 138 3 10 413 3 n/a n/a 0 567
2003 138 3 10 413 3 n/a n/a 0 567
2004 140 3 6 436 2 n/a n/a 1 588
2005 130 0 8 434 3 n/a n/a 0 575
2006 132 1 8 458 0 n/a n/a 0 599
2007 130 0 7 461 0 n/a n/a 0 598
2008 120 1 11 458 n/a n/a n/a 0 590
2009 103 3 7 442 0 1 0 0 556
2010 66 2 1 500 0 0 5 0 574
2011 63 1 1 460 0 0 5 0 530
2012 63 1 0 473 0 0 2 0 539
2013 62 1 0 450 0 0 3 0 516
2014 68 1 1 438 0 0 2 0 510
2015 69 2 2 462 0 0 6 0 541
2016 76 2 1 436 1 1 11 0 528
2017 63 1 2 469 0 0 10 0 545
2018 51 0 2 470 0 1 10 0 534
2019 56 0 2 460 0 1 9 0 528
2020 58 0 0 463 0 1 6 0 528
2021 61 0 1 470 0 1 5 0 538
2022 61 0 2 456 0 0 3 0 522
2023 63 1 1 442 0 0 2 3 512

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 Holtville High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 480 21.6 22.2 n/a
1989 503 22.5 22.3 n/a
1990 518 24.5 21.1 n/a
1991 509 24.9 20.4 n/a
1992 511 25.3 20.1 36.4
1993 553 22.5 24.6 39.4
1994 575 21.7 26.5 44
1995 611 24.5 24.9 58.3
1996 611 24.5 24.9 58.3
1997 567 24.7 23.0 58
1998 605 24.5 24.7 66.3
1999 599 26.8 22.4 57.3
2000 611 29.0 21.1 59.1
2001 611 29.0 21.1 62.4
2002 567 32.2 17.6 53.4
2003 567 32.2 17.6 53.4
2004 588 29.3 20.1 62
2005 575 31.1 18.5 56.9
2006 599 31.6 19.0 68.9
2007 598 28.7 20.8 70.7
2008 590 31.8 18.6 71.2
2009 556 27.1 17.0 94.4
2010 574 28.5 20.1 67.9
2011 530 n/a n/a 99.4
2012 539 23.6 22.8 n/a
2013 516 24.1 21.4 99.4
2014 510 23.4 21.7 57.3
2015 541 23.0 23.5 61
2016 528 19.0 27.7 61
2017 545 23.8 22.8 64.8
2018 534 25.0 21.3 71
2019 528 26.5 19.9 72.2
2020 528 n/a n/a 78.4
2021 538 28.7 18.7 75.1
2022 522 30.6 17.0 78.2
2023 512 33.3 15.3 77.5

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 Holtville High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 480 21.6 22.2 n/a
1989 503 22.5 22.3 n/a
1990 518 24.5 21.1 n/a
1991 509 24.9 20.4 n/a
1992 511 25.3 20.1 36.4
1993 553 22.5 24.6 39.4
1994 575 21.7 26.5 44
1995 611 24.5 24.9 58.3
1996 611 24.5 24.9 58.3
1997 567 24.7 23.0 58
1998 605 24.5 24.7 66.3
1999 599 26.8 22.4 57.3
2000 611 29.0 21.1 59.1
2001 611 29.0 21.1 62.4
2002 567 32.2 17.6 53.4
2003 567 32.2 17.6 53.4
2004 588 29.3 20.1 62
2005 575 31.1 18.5 56.9
2006 599 31.6 19.0 68.9
2007 598 28.7 20.8 70.7
2008 590 31.8 18.6 71.2
2009 556 27.1 17.0 94.4
2010 574 28.5 20.1 67.9
2011 530 n/a n/a 99.4
2012 539 23.6 22.8 n/a
2013 516 24.1 21.4 99.4
2014 510 23.4 21.7 57.3
2015 541 23.0 23.5 61
2016 528 19.0 27.7 61
2017 545 23.8 22.8 64.8
2018 534 25.0 21.3 71
2019 528 26.5 19.9 72.2
2020 528 n/a n/a 78.4
2021 538 28.7 18.7 75.1
2022 522 30.6 17.0 78.2
2023 512 33.3 15.3 77.5

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 Holtville 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 977th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 793rd of 2348 High schools
 12%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Holtville High)53.351.5
 1.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Holtville Unified)51.651.1
 0.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Holtville High)37.728.5
 9.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Holtville Unified)36.728.1
 8.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Holtville High)23.124.4
 1.3%
   11th Grade Science (Holtville Unified)23.624.5
 0.9%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Holtville High)13.49.2
 4.2%
   12th Grade Science (Holtville Unified)13.49.5
 3.9%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students528512
 3%
African American01
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic460442
 3.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White5663
 12.5%
Two or More Races92
 77.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients72.2%77.5%
 5.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Holtville High

Holtville High ranks 793rd of 2348 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Holtville High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Emmett S. Finley Elementary
Elementary : Pine Elementary
Middle : Holtville Middle

In the 2022-23 school year, 512 students attended Holtville High.

Students at Holtville High are 86% Hispanic, 12% White.


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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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