La Canada High

Public 7-12

 4463 Oak Grove Dr.
       La Canada, CA  91011-3738


 (818) 952-4205

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District: La Canada Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 2,017 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  24.4
Number of students:  2,085

Racial breakdown:
White:
51.9%
Asian:
28.8%
Hispanic:
10.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, La Canada High ranked better than 98.5% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.69. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018, La Canada High ranked better than 97.7% of high schools in California. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.03. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (51.9%), Asian (28.8%), Hispanic (10.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 1.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at La Canada High is 24.4. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

La Canada High:

SchoolDigger ranks La Canada High 38th of 2480 California public middle schools. (See La Canada High in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks La Canada High 46th of 2017 California public high schools. (See La Canada High in the ranking list.)

La Canada Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks La Canada Unified 5th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for La Canada High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 98.65 11th 1769 99.4%
2005 98.61 7th 1777 99.6%
2006 98.23 5th 1804 99.7%
2007 98.32 6th 1999 99.7%
2008 97.96 5th 2005 99.8%
2009 97.71 8th 2063 99.6%
2010 96.09 10th 2179 99.5%
2011 96.74 7th 2236 99.7%
2012 93.89 18th 2259 99.2%
2013 92.85 28th 2379 98.8%
2015 98.09 21st 2477 99.2%
2016 97.12 33rd 2497 98.7%
2017 97.50 48th 2508 98.1%
2018 97.69 38th 2480 98.5%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for La Canada High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 90.36 20th 1653 98.8%
2005 88.33 36th 1901 98.1%
2006 88.65 39th 1968 98.0%
2007 90.51 26th 2063 98.7%
2008 84.60 71st 2117 96.6%
2009 83.03 73rd 2238 96.7%
2010 89.87 35th 2281 98.5%
2011 88.84 42nd 2367 98.2%
2012 93.24 9th 2354 99.6%
2013 92.75 15th 2426 99.4%
2015 97.74 25th 1994 98.7%
2016 97.66 23rd 2039 98.9%
2017 95.92 55th 2021 97.3%
2018 97.03 46th 2017 97.7%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Open Quote The is no reason to move into the La Canada Unified School District. Instead of instilling success, the district gives a program which embraces failure, called "Challenge Success." Instead of hard date on college acceptances, the LCUSD hides the true fact that the college most attended by its graduates will be Pasadena City College, and refuses to present hard date on the failure to La Canada High School to place its students in decent 4 year colleges. When the parents ask for security, the district gives you a wellness center ... for the teachers. As a family that has lived here for over a decade, I can tell you ... run. It's not worth it. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Open Quote An over rated school that is insensitive to various ethnic and minorities in the neighborhood. The teaching professionals are quite stale in their tenure and have been in place for a long, long time. As such, not much improvements have taken place in their quality of classroom instruction. Exacerbating the problem is the student body from a neighboring community that is surprisingly exclusive in its intolerance for anyone or anything outside of the accepted norm. In the end, social interactions among various groups of students are quite limited. School cohesion is lacking and the overall experience as a child attending this school suffers. A very un-California like experience. Parents contemplating a move here should consider other school districts around the area like South Pasadena and San Marino. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, October 31, 2011

Open Quote The teachers assign way too much work and the administration doesn't help the kids. If you aren't academically gifted and don't fit into are different than the other kids in any way because of how they dress or what they like or for being themselves, this isn't a good place for them. The kids are mean, horrible people for the most part and it was one of the worst experiences I went through. I was ridiculed by the students and the administration and the teachers didn't want to deal with my sister or I because we have ADHD. Often times, other kids would call me stupid because I didn't have a 4.0 GPA and was artistically driven. If your child is academically gifted, good at taking tests, doesn't mind doing hours of homework and constantly competing with other kids, then send them to this school. However, if you want your child to have a more enjoyable high school experience where they're given to the environment to succeed and actually learn, then send them somewhere else. Close Quote


Enrollment information for La Canada High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1298 9 164 50 0 n/a n/a 0 1521
1989 1269 6 209 48 0 n/a n/a 0 1532
1990 1209 8 256 44 0 n/a n/a 0 1517
1991 1244 5 289 38 0 n/a n/a 0 1576
1992 1292 3 333 43 0 n/a n/a 0 1671
1993 1288 5 365 40 2 n/a n/a 0 1700
1994 1276 7 401 55 2 n/a n/a 0 1741
1995 1292 21 540 69 1 n/a n/a 0 1923
1996 1292 21 540 69 1 n/a n/a 0 1923
1997 1313 21 601 61 1 n/a n/a 0 1997
1998 1344 16 615 64 6 n/a n/a 0 2045
1999 1348 11 609 52 3 n/a n/a 0 2023
2000 1389 6 617 68 2 n/a n/a 0 2082
2001 1366 8 622 63 2 n/a n/a 24 2085
2002 1478 5 637 68 1 n/a n/a 28 2217
2003 1478 5 637 68 1 n/a n/a 28 2217
2004 1495 5 623 68 0 n/a n/a 60 2251
2005 1320 6 617 60 2 n/a n/a 271 2276
2006 1324 6 592 68 3 n/a n/a 273 2266
2007 1330 6 573 70 4 n/a n/a 247 2230
2008 1338 9 592 65 3 n/a n/a 0 2007
2009 1306 10 576 70 4 1 212 0 2179
2010 1283 9 581 186 4 1 121 0 2185
2011 1239 9 552 195 3 0 117 0 2115
2012 1226 11 564 195 3 0 118 0 2117
2013 1247 11 573 202 2 0 111 0 2146
2014 1186 11 572 222 3 0 115 0 2109
2015 1147 12 578 234 5 0 126 0 2102
2016 1085 12 601 240 7 0 130 0 2075
2017 1082 16 600 227 6 n/a 154 0 2085

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 La Canada High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1521 68.4 22.2 n/a
1989 1532 64.9 23.6 n/a
1990 1517 69.3 21.8 n/a
1991 1576 64.5 24.4 n/a
1992 1671 65.5 25.5 1.0
1993 1700 69.6 24.4 1.2
1994 1741 71.6 24.3 2.2
1995 1923 77.0 25.0 1.6
1996 1923 77.0 25.0 1.6
1997 1997 84.4 23.7 1.7
1998 2045 82.4 24.8 0.3
1999 2023 84.0 24.1 0.4
2000 2082 84.4 24.7 0.5
2001 2085 81.0 25.7 0.6
2002 2217 85.8 25.8 0.5
2003 2217 85.8 25.8 0.5
2004 2251 84.9 26.5 0.5
2005 2276 82.4 27.6 0.0
2006 2266 86.1 26.3 0.6
2007 2230 85.2 26.2 0.5
2008 2007 103.9 19.3 0.4
2009 2179 87.5 21.0 0.7
2010 2185 84.8 25.7 0.5
2011 2115 n/a n/a 1.0
2012 2117 85.9 24.6 n/a
2013 2146 89.3 24.0 1.2
2014 2109 88.7 23.7 0.8
2015 2102 87.0 24.1 1.0
2016 2075 84.0 24.7 1.4
2017 2085 85.3 24.4 1.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio La Canada High

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1521 68.4 22.2 n/a
1989 1532 64.9 23.6 n/a
1990 1517 69.3 21.8 n/a
1991 1576 64.5 24.4 n/a
1992 1671 65.5 25.5 1.0
1993 1700 69.6 24.4 1.2
1994 1741 71.6 24.3 2.2
1995 1923 77.0 25.0 1.6
1996 1923 77.0 25.0 1.6
1997 1997 84.4 23.7 1.7
1998 2045 82.4 24.8 0.3
1999 2023 84.0 24.1 0.4
2000 2082 84.4 24.7 0.5
2001 2085 81.0 25.7 0.6
2002 2217 85.8 25.8 0.5
2003 2217 85.8 25.8 0.5
2004 2251 84.9 26.5 0.5
2005 2276 82.4 27.6 0.0
2006 2266 86.1 26.3 0.6
2007 2230 85.2 26.2 0.5
2008 2007 103.9 19.3 0.4
2009 2179 87.5 21.0 0.7
2010 2185 84.8 25.7 0.5
2011 2115 n/a n/a 1.0
2012 2117 85.9 24.6 n/a
2013 2146 89.3 24.0 1.2
2014 2109 88.7 23.7 0.8
2015 2102 87.0 24.1 1.0
2016 2075 84.0 24.7 1.4
2017 2085 85.3 24.4 1.6

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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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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