High Technical High Media Arts

Public, Charter 9-12

 2230 Truxtun Rd.
       San Diego, CA  92106-6039


 (619) 398-8620

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District: San Diego Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
446th of 2,017 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.5
Number of students:  400

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
49.5%
White:
28.0%
Asian:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45.0%

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


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Compare Details In 2018, High Technical High Media Arts ranked better than 77.9% of high schools in California. It also ranked 13th among 34 ranked high schools in the San Diego Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.79. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.5%), White (28%), Asian (8.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 45% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at High Technical High Media Arts is 21.5, which is the 16th best among 34 high schools in the San Diego Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare High Technical High Media Arts employs 18.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

High Technical High Media Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks High Technical High Media Arts 446th of 2017 California public high schools. (See High Technical High Media Arts in the ranking list.)

San Diego Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Diego Unified 337th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for High Technical High Media Arts

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 87.49 46th 1968 97.7%
2007 48.30 692nd 2063 66.5%
2008 47.47 728th 2117 65.6%
2009 54.66 605th 2238 73.0%
2010 63.34 435th 2281 80.9%
2011 62.39 458th 2367 80.7%
2012 57.33 609th 2354 74.1%
2013 54.30 673rd 2426 72.3%
2015 58.15 785th 1994 60.6%
2016 62.90 718th 2039 64.8%
2017 83.81 340th 2021 83.2%
2018 77.79 446th 2017 77.9%

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

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by a student
Friday, December 16, 2016

Open Quote I went to High Tech High. It was an utter disaster. They have no advanced classes and the students are apathetic. I had to switch schools in 11th grade because I knew I would not be ready for college. This school is a hoax and it does such an injustice to its students. Now seeing what real schools look like, I cannot find enough courage to go back to my friends and tell them that they are not getting adequate preparation. My brother graduated before me. I asked him what happened to all his friends and the all dropped out. My brother was part of the nerd friend group. That says something. My brother has had to take 4 remedial courses. This school is a disaster and it angers me so that other schools are trying to be like them. In "leaving no child behind" you actually get "every child is left behind". At least this is how it was at HTH. They teach to the lowest denominator and we are all as dumb as the most unmotivated student wants to be. But the thing that kills me the most is HTH's reputation. I contributed to it. I used to be an ambassador (people who tour teachers around our schools and preach about PBL) and I would tell teachers, "At High Tech High we may not cover as many topics, but what we cover, we cover in depth." and "High Tech High teaches you how to learn." I felt guilty saying this because I would end my tour, then go work on my Geometry class through another high school, then leave school and get private math tutoring, and then go home and work on my biology course through the same online hs. And then, when I finally switched schools, I found out the hard way, HTH does not teach you how to learn. I could not take notes, or sit through a 20 min lecture. I did not know how to study or what the difference between a test and a quiz was. I took chemistry and did not know that pH had ANYTHING to do with the H and OH concentrations. I had to retake all of my science classes. Now, 1/2 through my junior year, I am at a HUGE disadvantage because I went to HTH. And this school is the model? High Tech High is one flashy circus with unmotivated kids, stressed teachers, and lazy admin. I saw my principal's son at my math tutoring center, learning all of the concepts that they did not cover in class. That is disgraceful. I have been hurt so badly by this school that I have to debunk any myths when I come across them. Please, examine this educational model carefully before flaunting it around. Close Quote


Enrollment information for High Technical High Media Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 89 12 12 49 2 n/a n/a 0 164
2007 137 25 21 88 4 n/a n/a 1 276
2008 171 35 35 130 5 n/a n/a 0 376
2009 182 40 29 135 5 5 0 0 396
2010 159 44 33 152 2 3 11 0 404
2011 276 46 36 32 2 5 13 0 410
2012 164 60 38 131 7 11 0 0 411
2013 138 50 29 180 7 6 3 0 413
2014 130 42 31 186 7 6 6 0 408
2015 117 41 39 190 3 4 6 0 400
2016 115 37 39 196 2 3 8 0 400
2017 112 24 35 198 3 2 26 0 400

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at High Technical High Media Arts

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 164 10.0 16.4 22.6
2007 276 13.0 21.2 28.0
2008 376 24.0 15.7 27.1
2009 396 18.9 18.1 30.6
2010 404 20.0 20.2 38.1
2011 410 n/a n/a 37.8
2012 411 20.5 20.0 0.7
2013 413 17.9 23.0 42.4
2014 408 1.0 408.0 42.4
2015 400 17.0 23.5 49.0
2016 400 18.0 22.2 52.5
2017 400 18.5 21.5 45.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio High Technical High Media Arts

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 164 10.0 16.4 22.6
2007 276 13.0 21.2 28.0
2008 376 24.0 15.7 27.1
2009 396 18.9 18.1 30.6
2010 404 20.0 20.2 38.1
2011 410 n/a n/a 37.8
2012 411 20.5 20.0 0.7
2013 413 17.9 23.0 42.4
2014 408 1.0 408.0 42.4
2015 400 17.0 23.5 49.0
2016 400 18.0 22.2 52.5
2017 400 18.5 21.5 45.0

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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