Serrano High

Summary:

Serrano High is a public high school located in Phelan, California, serving 2,145 students in grades 9-12 as part of the Snowline Joint Unified School District, which is ranked 1081 out of 1560 districts in the state.

Serrano High has a diverse student population, with 57.76% Hispanic, 29.98% White, and smaller percentages of other racial groups. The school has consistently ranked in the top half of California high schools, maintaining a 3-star or 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. However, its performance varies across different student subgroups, with female and Asian students tending to perform better than their African American, Hispanic, and multi-racial counterparts. Serrano High has maintained a high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 92.6% to 96.2% in recent years, but has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 10.0% in 2018-2019 to 23.4% in 2022-2023.

Compared to other high schools in the region, Serrano High generally outperforms the other schools in the Snowline Joint Unified School District, such as Chaparral High and Eagle Summit Community Day. However, when compared to high schools in the Victor Valley Union High and Hesperia Unified School Districts, Serrano High's performance is mixed, outperforming some schools but lagging behind others in areas like test scores and graduation rates.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 9292 Sheep Creek Rd.
       Phelan, CA  92329-6000


(760) 868-3222

District: Snowline Joint Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
853rd of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,976 Help


Feeder schools for Serrano High:

Elementary:    Baldy Mesa Elementary
    Phelan Elementary
    Pinon Hills Elementary
    Vista Verde Elementary
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Middle:    Pinon Mesa Middle
    Quail Valley Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  22.1 Help
Number of students:  2,145

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.8%
White:
30.0%
Two or more races:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Serrano High ranks better than 63.6% of high schools in California. It also ranks first among 3 ranked high schools in the Snowline Joint Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.57. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Serrano 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 Serrano High has the largest high school student body size in the Snowline Joint Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57.8%), White (30%), two or more races (5.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Serrano High is 22.1, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Snowline Joint Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Serrano High is $7,976, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Snowline Joint Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Serrano High:

SchoolDigger ranks Serrano High 853rd of 2346 California public high schools. (See Serrano High in the ranking list.)

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Snowline Joint Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Snowline Joint Unified 1081st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Serrano High

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Rank History for all students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 71.90 161st 1653 90.3%
2005 75.54 154th 1901 91.9%
2006 72.59 234th 1968 88.1%
2007 70.95 248th 2063 88.0%
2008 69.79 277th 2117 86.9%
2009 70.20 253rd 2238 88.7%
2010 71.76 253rd 2281 88.9%
2011 69.12 313th 2367 86.8%
2012 61.58 498th 2354 78.8%
2013 61.71 498th 2426 79.5%
2015 70.55 533rd 1994 73.3%
2016 74.98 466th 2039 77.1%
2017 73.09 536th 2021 73.5%
2018 74.80 497th 2017 75.4%
2019 64.94 639th 2133 70.0%
2022 61.31 687th 2123 67.6%
2023 50.57 847th 2335 63.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.76 382nd 515 25.8%
2023 30.04 496th 780 36.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.22 240th 938 74.4%
2019 28.44 814th 941 13.5%
2022 50.74 317th 1044 69.6%
2023 23.80 1096th 1315 16.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.64 1252nd 1539 18.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.90 459th 1862 75.3%
2019 72.47 426th 1937 78.0%
2022 66.50 512th 1943 73.6%
2023 50.08 874th 2237 60.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 59.44 133rd 417 68.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.45 504th 1760 71.4%
2019 66.80 517th 1833 71.8%
2022 63.62 552nd 1858 70.3%
2023 55.88 685th 2106 67.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.79 285th 1052 72.9%
2019 27.65 822nd 1117 26.4%
2022 43.65 498th 1161 57.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.67 486th 1834 73.5%
2019 66.06 556th 1880 70.4%
2022 54.23 760th 1916 60.3%
2023 43.39 960th 2195 56.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.00 250th 581 57.0%
2019 68.62 199th 582 65.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.64 275th 582 52.7%
2019 58.11 200th 592 66.2%
2022 30.58 358th 522 31.4%
2023 38.38 405th 713 43.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.81 392nd 1742 77.5%
2019 63.08 575th 1814 68.3%
2022 58.20 652nd 1861 65.0%
2023 51.81 792nd 2132 62.9%
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Rank History for White students at Serrano High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.44 453rd 1173 61.4%
2019 59.65 488th 1222 60.1%
2022 58.00 490th 1204 59.3%
2023 41.59 723rd 1424 49.2%
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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 Serrano High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 636 11 7 74 7 n/a n/a 0 735
1989 755 8 6 118 14 n/a n/a 0 901
1990 829 9 6 133 10 n/a n/a 0 987
1991 885 5 6 150 20 n/a n/a 0 1066
1992 979 15 6 172 17 n/a n/a 0 1189
1993 1060 12 11 189 19 n/a n/a 0 1291
1994 1079 19 24 225 17 n/a n/a 0 1364
1995 1243 27 19 249 22 n/a n/a 0 1560
1996 1243 27 19 249 22 n/a n/a 0 1560
1997 1319 29 20 284 15 n/a n/a 0 1667
1998 1362 32 23 279 18 n/a n/a 0 1714
1999 1428 36 28 300 14 n/a n/a 0 1806
2000 1451 38 33 325 14 n/a n/a 0 1861
2001 1475 40 30 373 16 n/a n/a 1 1935
2002 1624 34 32 431 21 n/a n/a 0 2142
2003 1624 34 32 431 21 n/a n/a 0 2142
2004 1670 51 33 488 23 n/a n/a 10 2275
2005 1801 87 56 561 21 n/a n/a 20 2546
2006 1882 114 70 659 21 n/a n/a 5 2751
2007 1719 133 82 763 19 n/a n/a 13 2729
2008 1623 145 88 835 16 n/a n/a 0 2707
2009 1523 137 73 847 20 11 29 0 2640
2010 1441 148 79 850 19 9 13 0 2559
2011 1346 136 88 840 19 12 10 0 2451
2012 1334 149 88 853 14 14 25 0 2477
2013 1260 130 92 844 9 10 38 0 2383
2014 1196 127 80 862 8 13 53 0 2339
2015 1083 135 82 874 6 10 69 0 2259
2016 990 133 87 921 8 14 78 0 2231
2017 899 137 68 984 11 10 85 0 2194
2018 862 112 69 1016 12 7 89 0 2167
2019 794 98 55 1039 14 6 110 0 2116
2020 743 100 46 1088 10 4 139 0 2130
2021 693 89 38 1124 8 1 120 0 2073
2022 705 99 38 1142 4 2 111 2 2103
2023 643 93 34 1239 5 5 123 3 2145

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 Serrano High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 735 34.4 21.3 n/a
1989 901 39.4 22.8 n/a
1990 987 46.0 21.4 n/a
1991 1066 48.8 21.8 n/a
1992 1189 49.6 23.9 12.8
1993 1291 59.0 21.9 20.5
1994 1364 62.5 21.8 24.9
1995 1560 65.5 23.8 16
1996 1560 65.5 23.8 16
1997 1667 72.0 23.2 23.9
1998 1714 75.0 22.9 23
1999 1806 64.6 28.0 34.6
2000 1861 75.3 24.7 20.9
2001 1935 80.3 24.1 18.5
2002 2142 86.0 24.9 21.1
2003 2142 86.0 24.9 21.1
2004 2275 87.3 26.1 20.8
2005 2546 91.8 27.7 24.1
2006 2751 102.4 26.9 21.7
2007 2729 105.9 25.8 22.8
2008 2707 122.9 22.0 27.1
2009 2640 102.5 22.9 32.9
2010 2559 96.5 26.5 38.8
2011 2451 n/a n/a 44.4
2012 2477 91.5 27.0 n/a
2013 2383 89.5 26.6 48.5
2014 2339 89.8 26.0 47.2
2015 2259 110.0 20.5 53.7
2016 2231 102.0 21.8 57.8
2017 2194 100.1 21.9 63.3
2018 2167 98.1 22.0 63.8
2019 2116 89.1 23.7 63.9
2020 2130 n/a n/a 60.7
2021 2073 94.8 21.8 67
2022 2103 93.8 22.4 62.7
2023 2145 96.6 22.1 62.1

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 Serrano High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 735 34.4 21.3 n/a
1989 901 39.4 22.8 n/a
1990 987 46.0 21.4 n/a
1991 1066 48.8 21.8 n/a
1992 1189 49.6 23.9 12.8
1993 1291 59.0 21.9 20.5
1994 1364 62.5 21.8 24.9
1995 1560 65.5 23.8 16
1996 1560 65.5 23.8 16
1997 1667 72.0 23.2 23.9
1998 1714 75.0 22.9 23
1999 1806 64.6 28.0 34.6
2000 1861 75.3 24.7 20.9
2001 1935 80.3 24.1 18.5
2002 2142 86.0 24.9 21.1
2003 2142 86.0 24.9 21.1
2004 2275 87.3 26.1 20.8
2005 2546 91.8 27.7 24.1
2006 2751 102.4 26.9 21.7
2007 2729 105.9 25.8 22.8
2008 2707 122.9 22.0 27.1
2009 2640 102.5 22.9 32.9
2010 2559 96.5 26.5 38.8
2011 2451 n/a n/a 44.4
2012 2477 91.5 27.0 n/a
2013 2383 89.5 26.6 48.5
2014 2339 89.8 26.0 47.2
2015 2259 110.0 20.5 53.7
2016 2231 102.0 21.8 57.8
2017 2194 100.1 21.9 63.3
2018 2167 98.1 22.0 63.8
2019 2116 89.1 23.7 63.9
2020 2130 n/a n/a 60.7
2021 2073 94.8 21.8 67
2022 2103 93.8 22.4 62.7
2023 2145 96.6 22.1 62.1

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 Serrano High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,976

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Serrano High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 639th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 847th of 2335 High schools
 6.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Serrano High)59.848.5
 11.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Snowline Joint Unified)53.642.5
 11.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Serrano High)28.121.2
 6.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Snowline Joint Unified)23.516.6
 6.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Serrano High)39.229.7
 9.6%
   11th Grade Science (Snowline Joint Unified)34.424
 10.3%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Serrano High)2011.8
 8.2%
   12th Grade Science (Snowline Joint Unified)20.710.7
 10%
   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 Students21162145
 1.4%
African American9893
 5.1%
American Indian145
 64.3%
Asian5534
 38.2%
Hispanic10391239
 19.2%
Pacific Islander65
 16.7%
White794643
 19%
Two or More Races110123
 11.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.9%62.1%
 1.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Serrano High

Serrano High ranks 853rd of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,145 students attended Serrano High.

Students at Serrano High are 58% Hispanic, 30% White, 6% Two or more races, 4% African American, 2% Asian.

Serrano High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Baldy Mesa Elementary
Elementary : Phelan Elementary
Elementary : Pinon Hills Elementary
Elementary : Vista Verde Elementary
Elementary : Wrightwood Elementary
Middle : Pinon Mesa Middle
Middle : Quail Valley Middle


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