Helix High School

Helix High School serves 2,364 students in grades 7 - 12.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Helix High School operates within the Grossmont Union High School District.

School Overview

The student population of 2364 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 2,364 students
Helix High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Helix High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Helix High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Helix High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 25:1
Helix High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.72 0.42
Helix High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
46%
49%
Helix High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
9%
Helix High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 22,334 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,835 is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,190 is higher than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 25% over four years.
School District Name Grossmont Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
4
Number of Students Managed 22,334 1,757
Grossmont Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate n/a 83%
Grossmont Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2007)
District Total Revenue $251 MM $17 MM
Grossmont Union High School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $336 MM $18 MM
Grossmont Union High School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,835 $10,238
Grossmont Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,190 $10,739
Grossmont Union High School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Iftin University Prep High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is La Mesa Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is La Mesa Dale Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La MesaLa Mesa Dale Elementary School
    0.5 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 441 students4370 Parks Ave
    La MesaCA 91941
    (619)668-5740
    0.5KG-6441
  • La MesaLa Mesa Middle School
    1 Negative Reviews
    0.6 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 584 students4200 Parks Ave
    La MesaCA 91941
    (619)668-5730
    0.67-8584
  • La MesaVista La Mesa Academy
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 693 students3900 Violet St
    La MesaCA 91941
    (619)825-5645
    0.6KG-8693
  • San DiegoIftin University Prep High School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 77 students730 45th St
    San DiegoCA 92102
    (619)583-7234
    0.79-1277
  • La MesaRolando Elementary School
    0.7 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 606 students6925 Tower St
    La MesaCA 91941
    (619)668-5800
    0.7KG-6606

School Reviews

~Excellent school- I was going to home school my children if they did not make it into Helix. Teacher response to any of my questions or concerns is immediate. The education my children are receiving is outstanding. The staff is friendly and professional. Despite the negative on goings that Helix has had in the recent past, I have no regrets nor concerns of the safety of my children. This could happen at any school. I would recommend this school to any parent who expresses concern for their child's educational future.
- Posted by Parent, 10/30/08

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