Oceanside High

Summary:

Oceanside High is a public high school in Oceanside, California, serving 1,907 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Oceanside Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Oceanside High has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (62.98%) compared to the state average (46.66%) and nearby schools like Mission Vista High (39.76%) and Carlsbad High (27.42%). However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the state and nearby school averages. For example, only 46.88% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to the state average of 55.41%. Oceanside High also has a lower four-year graduation rate (89.7%) and a higher dropout rate (6.8%) than nearby high-performing schools.

Oceanside High faces several challenges, including a high rate of chronic absenteeism (35.9%) and a large percentage of students (73.68%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds. While the school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with some groups performing relatively well, the overall academic outcomes are lower than nearby high-performing schools like Mission Vista High and Carlsbad High, which are part of the Vista Unified and Carlsbad Unified school districts, respectively.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1 Pirates Cove
       Oceanside, CA  92054-3066


(760) 901-8200

District: Oceanside Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
902nd of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,902 Help


Feeder schools for Oceanside High:

Elementary:    Laurel Elementary
    Mission Elementary
    North Terrace Elementary
    Pablo Tac School of the Arts
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Middle:    Jefferson Middle
    Lincoln Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  22.3 Help
Number of students:  1,907

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.0%
White:
21.0%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.7% Help


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Compare Details Oceanside High ranks better than 61.6% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Oceanside Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.55. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Oceanside 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 (63%), White (21%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Oceanside High is 22.3, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Oceanside Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Oceanside High is $12,902. 1 high schools in the Oceanside Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Oceanside High:

SchoolDigger ranks Oceanside High 902nd of 2346 California public high schools. (See Oceanside High in the ranking list.)

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Oceanside Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Oceanside Unified 828th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Oceanside High

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Rank History for all students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 39.77 710th 1653 57.0%
2005 39.16 815th 1901 57.1%
2006 38.24 884th 1968 55.1%
2007 50.43 645th 2063 68.7%
2008 48.18 715th 2117 66.2%
2009 58.13 521st 2238 76.7%
2010 51.74 709th 2281 68.9%
2011 58.98 551st 2367 76.7%
2012 60.41 533rd 2354 77.4%
2013 61.40 504th 2426 79.2%
2015 52.09 934th 1994 53.2%
2016 61.91 741st 2039 63.7%
2017 55.21 903rd 2021 55.3%
2018 52.28 968th 2017 52.0%
2019 47.54 1040th 2133 51.2%
2021 42.85 715th 1290 44.6%
2022 46.92 998th 2123 53.0%
2023 48.55 896th 2335 61.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.35 315th 366 13.9%
2019 17.75 351st 422 16.8%
2022 25.36 402nd 515 21.9%
2023 33.97 461st 780 40.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.77 601st 938 35.9%
2019 27.68 882nd 941 6.3%
2021 49.55 181st 467 61.2%
2022 44.42 410th 1044 60.7%
2023 23.58 1141st 1315 13.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 30.15 974th 1539 36.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.16 865th 1862 53.5%
2019 47.11 1009th 1937 47.9%
2021 41.88 680th 1126 39.6%
2022 49.89 858th 1943 55.8%
2023 53.19 800th 2237 64.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.50 934th 1760 46.9%
2019 45.68 952nd 1833 48.1%
2021 35.95 687th 1054 34.8%
2022 43.50 970th 1858 47.8%
2023 52.23 769th 2106 63.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.96 192nd 1052 81.7%
2019 34.52 649th 1117 41.9%
2021 29.87 400th 555 27.9%
2022 49.01 415th 1161 64.3%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 25.15 126th 168 25.0%
2023 33.85 168th 233 27.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.83 925th 1834 49.6%
2019 42.83 1032nd 1880 45.1%
2021 40.97 640th 1122 43.0%
2022 45.53 922nd 1916 51.9%
2023 41.00 1016th 2195 53.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.61 136th 582 76.6%
2019 36.29 353rd 592 40.4%
2022 54.83 186th 522 64.4%
2023 69.26 168th 713 76.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.81 893rd 1742 48.7%
2019 44.71 1006th 1814 44.5%
2022 43.88 989th 1861 46.9%
2023 52.08 784th 2132 63.2%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.99 3rd 20 85.0%
2019 56.87 8th 21 61.9%
2023 87.75 3rd 35 91.4%
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Rank History for White students at Oceanside High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.12 558th 1173 52.4%
2019 55.68 542nd 1222 55.6%
2022 52.22 563rd 1204 53.2%
2023 37.95 790th 1424 44.5%
See the entire list of Best California High Schools for White Students!

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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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Oceanside High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 559 283 168 516 16 n/a n/a 0 1542
1989 534 273 150 586 19 n/a n/a 0 1562
1990 558 228 162 690 12 n/a n/a 0 1650
1991 501 252 149 748 22 n/a n/a 0 1672
1992 529 258 142 795 20 n/a n/a 0 1744
1993 526 253 147 904 11 n/a n/a 0 1841
1994 519 224 158 943 14 n/a n/a 0 1858
1995 524 229 188 986 16 n/a n/a 0 1943
1996 524 229 188 986 16 n/a n/a 0 1943
1997 564 276 197 1064 15 n/a n/a 0 2116
1998 611 310 218 1065 22 n/a n/a 0 2226
1999 601 296 192 1036 17 n/a n/a 0 2142
2000 692 297 195 1047 16 n/a n/a 4 2251
2001 658 280 192 1092 23 n/a n/a 0 2245
2002 649 252 182 1252 24 n/a n/a 0 2359
2003 649 252 182 1252 24 n/a n/a 0 2359
2004 576 245 184 1309 20 n/a n/a 0 2334
2005 567 231 183 1391 23 n/a n/a 1 2396
2006 564 200 169 1386 18 n/a n/a 7 2344
2007 500 198 156 1414 23 n/a n/a 29 2320
2008 493 181 165 1451 18 n/a n/a 0 2308
2009 561 222 87 1582 20 78 31 0 2581
2010 476 164 84 1617 9 72 102 0 2524
2011 506 213 102 1532 9 74 11 0 2447
2012 537 206 95 1449 8 67 15 0 2377
2013 483 184 82 1417 8 58 20 0 2252
2014 475 192 65 1392 17 60 31 0 2232
2015 427 171 71 1354 11 68 51 0 2153
2016 420 164 68 1367 9 59 73 0 2160
2017 443 143 63 1397 11 65 91 0 2213
2018 414 137 73 1400 4 51 110 0 2189
2019 445 116 67 1427 4 37 99 0 2195
2020 455 109 69 1405 3 36 97 0 2174
2021 416 90 64 1345 6 38 84 1 2044
2022 441 96 57 1297 9 38 90 2 2030
2023 401 89 53 1201 8 40 106 9 1907

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 Oceanside High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1542 63.5 24.2 n/a
1989 1562 66.7 23.4 n/a
1990 1650 65.6 25.1 n/a
1991 1672 68.8 24.3 n/a
1992 1744 69.9 24.9 44
1993 1841 68.2 27.0 56.8
1994 1858 67.4 27.6 32.6
1995 1943 75.7 25.7 47.9
1996 1943 75.7 25.7 47.9
1997 2116 84.8 25.0 42.6
1998 2226 94.2 23.6 45.6
1999 2142 93.3 23.0 45.7
2000 2251 95.5 23.6 44.8
2001 2245 102.0 22.0 39.6
2002 2359 111.3 21.2 46.7
2003 2359 111.3 21.2 46.7
2004 2334 100.7 23.2 54.2
2005 2396 104.2 23.0 56.7
2006 2344 104.4 22.5 45.4
2007 2320 97.7 23.7 57.2
2008 2308 114.1 20.2 52.3
2009 2581 105.9 21.3 48.7
2010 2524 93.4 27.0 59.7
2011 2447 n/a n/a 56.5
2012 2377 84.7 28.0 n/a
2013 2252 87.7 25.6 59.2
2014 2232 90.2 24.7 65.4
2015 2153 89.0 24.1 72
2016 2160 88.0 24.5 63.4
2017 2213 82.2 26.9 63.5
2018 2189 89.3 24.4 66.9
2019 2195 83.7 26.1 64.8
2020 2174 n/a n/a 66.2
2021 2044 91.1 22.4 57.3
2022 2030 84.4 24.0 73.7
2023 1907 85.1 22.3 73.7

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 Oceanside High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1542 63.5 24.2 n/a
1989 1562 66.7 23.4 n/a
1990 1650 65.6 25.1 n/a
1991 1672 68.8 24.3 n/a
1992 1744 69.9 24.9 44
1993 1841 68.2 27.0 56.8
1994 1858 67.4 27.6 32.6
1995 1943 75.7 25.7 47.9
1996 1943 75.7 25.7 47.9
1997 2116 84.8 25.0 42.6
1998 2226 94.2 23.6 45.6
1999 2142 93.3 23.0 45.7
2000 2251 95.5 23.6 44.8
2001 2245 102.0 22.0 39.6
2002 2359 111.3 21.2 46.7
2003 2359 111.3 21.2 46.7
2004 2334 100.7 23.2 54.2
2005 2396 104.2 23.0 56.7
2006 2344 104.4 22.5 45.4
2007 2320 97.7 23.7 57.2
2008 2308 114.1 20.2 52.3
2009 2581 105.9 21.3 48.7
2010 2524 93.4 27.0 59.7
2011 2447 n/a n/a 56.5
2012 2377 84.7 28.0 n/a
2013 2252 87.7 25.6 59.2
2014 2232 90.2 24.7 65.4
2015 2153 89.0 24.1 72
2016 2160 88.0 24.5 63.4
2017 2213 82.2 26.9 63.5
2018 2189 89.3 24.4 66.9
2019 2195 83.7 26.1 64.8
2020 2174 n/a n/a 66.2
2021 2044 91.1 22.4 57.3
2022 2030 84.4 24.0 73.7
2023 1907 85.1 22.3 73.7

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 Oceanside High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,902

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Oceanside High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1040th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 896th of 2335 High schools
 10.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oceanside High)44.446.9
 2.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oceanside Unified)49.345.9
 3.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Oceanside High)24.325.5
 1.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Oceanside Unified)25.421.8
 3.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Oceanside High)1720.3
 3.4%
   12th Grade Science (Oceanside Unified)21.223.6
 2.4%
   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 Students21951907
 13.1%
African American11689
 23.3%
American Indian48
 100%
Asian6753
 20.9%
Hispanic14271201
 15.8%
Pacific Islander3740
 8.1%
White445401
 9.9%
Two or More Races99106
 7.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.8%73.7%
 8.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceanside High

Oceanside High ranks 902nd of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,907 students attended Oceanside High.

Oceanside High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Laurel Elementary
Elementary : Mission Elementary
Elementary : North Terrace Elementary
Elementary : Pablo Tac School of the Arts
Elementary : Palmquist Elementary
Elementary : Santa Margarita Elementary
Elementary : South Oceanside Elementary
Elementary : Stuart Mesa Elementary
Middle : Jefferson Middle
Middle : Lincoln Middle

Students at Oceanside High are 63% Hispanic, 21% White, 6% Two or more races, 5% African American, 3% Asian, 2% Pacific Islander.


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