Mount Toro High

Summary:

Mount Toro High is a public high school located in Salinas, California, serving 214 students in grades 9-12 as part of the Salinas Union High School District. While the school is part of the same district as other nearby high schools, it significantly underperforms its peers across multiple metrics, including academic achievement, graduation rates, and attendance.

Compared to the surrounding schools, Mount Toro High has a much higher Hispanic student population, ranging from 92.5% to 97.66% over the past three years. This is significantly higher than the other nearby schools, which have Hispanic student populations ranging from 75.42% to 98.39%. Academically, the school consistently underperforms the district and the state, with only 7.55% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, and 0% proficient or better in mathematics. Additionally, Mount Toro High has much lower 4-year graduation rates, ranging from 48.8% to 59.3%, and higher dropout rates, ranging from 6.5% to 24.4%, compared to the surrounding schools.

The school also faces significant challenges with chronic absenteeism, with rates ranging from 37.5% to 82.6% over the past four years, which is much higher than the surrounding schools, which have rates ranging from 10.6% to 21.4%. Furthermore, Mount Toro High serves a predominantly low-income student population, with 89.76% to 94% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, higher than the surrounding schools. These factors suggest that the school may require targeted interventions and support to address the unique needs of its student population and improve its overall performance.


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Public 9-12

 10 Sherwood Pl.
       Salinas, CA  93906-4010


(831) 796-7700

District: Salinas Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
2028th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $27,537 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  214

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
97.7%
White:
0.9%
Asian:
0.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.1% Help


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Compare Details Mount Toro High ranks worse than 86.4% of high schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 7 ranked high schools in the Salinas Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.43. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Mount Toro 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 (97.7%), Asian (0.9%), White (0.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 92.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mount Toro High is 15.4, which is the 3rd best among 7 high schools in the Salinas Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mount Toro High is $27,537, which is the highest among 7 high schools in the Salinas Union High School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mount Toro High:

SchoolDigger ranks Mount Toro High 2028th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Mount Toro High in the ranking list.)

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Salinas Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Salinas Union High 1005th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mount Toro High

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Rank History for all students at Mount Toro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 14.27 1500th 1653 9.3%
2005 14.95 1582nd 1901 16.8%
2006 21.21 1366th 1968 30.6%
2007 26.65 1246th 2063 39.6%
2008 20.31 1529th 2117 27.8%
2009 21.79 1752nd 2238 21.7%
2010 19.12 1653rd 2281 27.5%
2011 13.26 1935th 2367 18.3%
2012 14.06 1848th 2354 21.5%
2013 17.64 1754th 2426 27.7%
2015 7.63 1978th 1994 0.8%
2016 10.38 1840th 2039 9.8%
2017 11.25 1750th 2021 13.4%
2018 11.97 1705th 2017 15.5%
2019 11.17 1968th 2133 7.7%
2022 12.18 1926th 2123 9.3%
2023 10.43 2017th 2335 13.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Mount Toro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.40 739th 938 21.2%
2019 28.60 803rd 941 14.7%
2022 37.74 595th 1044 43.0%
2023 25.60 1006th 1315 23.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mount Toro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.88 1374th 1539 10.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mount Toro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.56 1538th 1862 17.4%
2019 11.65 1771st 1937 8.6%
2022 12.42 1769th 1943 9.0%
2023 10.64 1949th 2237 12.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Mount Toro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.30 1524th 1760 13.4%
2019 8.56 1759th 1833 4.0%
2022 12.52 1659th 1858 10.7%
2023 9.25 1926th 2106 8.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Mount Toro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.89 1131st 1161 2.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Mount Toro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.98 1612th 1834 12.1%
2019 11.54 1694th 1880 9.9%
2022 11.18 1793rd 1916 6.4%
2023 11.10 1883rd 2195 14.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Mount Toro High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.39 1456th 1742 16.4%
2019 11.77 1638th 1814 9.7%
2022 12.74 1665th 1861 10.5%
2023 11.26 1833rd 2132 14.0%
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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 Mount Toro High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 125 4 15 197 2 n/a n/a 0 343
1989 102 8 13 179 8 n/a n/a 0 310
1990 91 8 14 153 2 n/a n/a 0 268
1991 61 13 15 177 0 n/a n/a 0 266
1992 73 14 11 206 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1993 72 16 19 196 3 n/a n/a 0 306
1994 79 13 27 202 2 n/a n/a 0 323
1995 67 5 21 232 2 n/a n/a 0 327
1996 67 5 21 232 2 n/a n/a 0 327
1997 64 13 15 238 3 n/a n/a 0 333
1998 74 9 9 268 3 n/a n/a 0 363
1999 63 12 9 254 5 n/a n/a 0 343
2000 49 8 13 262 1 n/a n/a 0 333
2001 33 6 12 263 1 n/a n/a 0 315
2002 33 6 12 245 0 n/a n/a 0 296
2003 33 6 12 245 0 n/a n/a 0 296
2004 52 11 12 249 1 n/a n/a 0 325
2005 37 15 10 258 1 n/a n/a 0 321
2006 26 9 6 245 2 n/a n/a 0 288
2007 20 7 9 266 1 n/a n/a 1 304
2008 28 20 5 256 1 n/a n/a 0 310
2009 39 12 5 255 1 0 0 0 312
2010 27 6 11 265 1 1 2 0 313
2011 21 6 7 303 1 3 1 0 342
2012 11 5 4 334 2 2 6 0 364
2013 7 2 2 182 3 1 0 0 197
2014 12 1 2 163 2 1 0 0 181
2015 6 4 1 194 1 3 0 0 209
2016 12 1 0 202 0 1 0 0 216
2017 11 1 0 161 0 1 1 0 175
2018 8 2 0 182 0 0 1 0 193
2019 1 0 0 174 0 0 0 0 175
2020 2 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 162
2021 12 1 0 185 0 0 1 1 200
2022 8 0 1 195 0 0 1 0 205
2023 2 1 2 209 0 0 0 0 214

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 Mount Toro High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 343 14.0 24.5 n/a
1989 310 10.0 31.0 n/a
1990 268 12.5 21.4 n/a
1991 266 15.8 16.8 n/a
1992 304 16.1 18.8 12.2
1993 306 13.8 22.2 13.1
1994 323 18.8 17.2 10.2
1995 327 19.8 16.5 45.3
1996 327 19.8 16.5 45.3
1997 333 16.0 20.8 52.3
1998 363 16.0 22.7 50.1
1999 343 15.6 22.0 57.7
2000 333 19.7 16.9 46.2
2001 315 19.5 16.2 55.9
2002 296 19.5 15.2 51
2003 296 19.5 15.2 51
2004 325 19.5 16.7 40
2005 321 18.6 17.3 48.3
2006 288 17.1 16.8 0
2007 304 18.0 16.9 43.9
2008 310 21.0 14.8 70.3
2009 312 18.0 14.9 42.6
2010 313 16.0 19.5 59.4
2011 342 n/a n/a 71.1
2012 364 17.2 21.1 n/a
2013 197 17.7 11.1 78.7
2014 181 10.3 17.5 76.8
2015 209 11.0 19.0 63.6
2016 216 4.0 54.0 60.2
2017 175 12.6 13.8 75.4
2018 193 12.0 16.0 79.8
2019 175 13.4 13.0 86.9
2020 162 n/a n/a 93.8
2021 200 11.0 18.0 94
2022 205 12.6 16.2 89.8
2023 214 13.8 15.4 92.1

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 Mount Toro High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 343 14.0 24.5 n/a
1989 310 10.0 31.0 n/a
1990 268 12.5 21.4 n/a
1991 266 15.8 16.8 n/a
1992 304 16.1 18.8 12.2
1993 306 13.8 22.2 13.1
1994 323 18.8 17.2 10.2
1995 327 19.8 16.5 45.3
1996 327 19.8 16.5 45.3
1997 333 16.0 20.8 52.3
1998 363 16.0 22.7 50.1
1999 343 15.6 22.0 57.7
2000 333 19.7 16.9 46.2
2001 315 19.5 16.2 55.9
2002 296 19.5 15.2 51
2003 296 19.5 15.2 51
2004 325 19.5 16.7 40
2005 321 18.6 17.3 48.3
2006 288 17.1 16.8 0
2007 304 18.0 16.9 43.9
2008 310 21.0 14.8 70.3
2009 312 18.0 14.9 42.6
2010 313 16.0 19.5 59.4
2011 342 n/a n/a 71.1
2012 364 17.2 21.1 n/a
2013 197 17.7 11.1 78.7
2014 181 10.3 17.5 76.8
2015 209 11.0 19.0 63.6
2016 216 4.0 54.0 60.2
2017 175 12.6 13.8 75.4
2018 193 12.0 16.0 79.8
2019 175 13.4 13.0 86.9
2020 162 n/a n/a 93.8
2021 200 11.0 18.0 94
2022 205 12.6 16.2 89.8
2023 214 13.8 15.4 92.1

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 Mount Toro High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $27,537

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mount Toro 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 1968th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 2017th of 2335 High schools
 5.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mount Toro High)8.17.6
 0.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salinas Union High)44.450.7
 6.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Mount Toro High)00
   11th Grade Mathematics (Salinas Union High)20.616.6
 4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Mount Toro High)1.43.8
 2.4%
   12th Grade Science (Salinas Union High)6.49.9
 3.5%
   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 Students175214
 22.3%
African American01
American Indian00
Asian02
Hispanic174209
 20.1%
Pacific Islander00
White12
 100%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.9%92.1%
 5.2%


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Students at Mount Toro High are 98% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 214 students attended Mount Toro High.

Mount Toro High ranks in the bottom 13.6% of California high schools.


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