Pacifica High School

Pacifica High School serves 1,765 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Pacifica High School operates within the Garden Grove Unified School District.
Garden Grove Unified School District's 85% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 1765 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,765 students
Pacifica High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Pacifica High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Pacifica High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Pacifica High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 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 27:1 25:1
Pacifica 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.
0.66 0.42
Pacifica High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
28%
49%
Pacifica High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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.
10%
9%
Pacifica High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Garden Grove Unified School District's student population of 46,936 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 85% has decreased from 99% over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,800 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,424 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Garden Grove Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
67
4
Number of Students Managed 46,936 1,757
Garden Grove Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 85% 83%
Garden Grove Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2014)
District Total Revenue $422 MM $17 MM
Garden Grove Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $452 MM $18 MM
Garden Grove Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,800 $10,238
Garden Grove Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,424 $10,739
Garden Grove Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Pacifica High School is a high school in Garden Grove, California and is a member of the Garden Grove Unified School District. It first opened on September 5, 1965, on the site of an old pig farm.
  • Athletics: Pacifica's sports teams are called the Mariners, and compete in Empire League of theCalifornia Interscholastic Federation's Southern Section. Prior to 2006, they competed in the Garden Grove League with the other schools in the GGUSD. Pacifica's softball team is regularly among the nation's elite, and won the national championship in 1997. The Pacifica Marching Band Drumline in 2006 took the WGI National gold medal in the PSO division (along with numerous first place finishes all over Southern California). Pacificas J.V cheer team, 2005-2006, won USA Spirit Nationals in their division. They competed against the top five teams in their division and won first place.
  • Notable alumni: Tommy Sandt, former 2nd baseman Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • Norm Johnson, former National Football League kicker.
  • Dexter Holland, singer and guitarist for the band, The Offspring, and valedictorian of the Class of 1984.
  • Kevin Wasserman, lead guitarist of The Offspring.
  • Greg Kriesel, bassist for The Offspring Amanda Freed, member of the gold medal-winning 2004 U.S. Olympic Softball team.
  • Daniel Barber, former professional soccer player, indoors and with MLS's MetroStars.
  • Jodie Legaspi, UCLA softball star and member of U.S. national team.
  • Rob Weil, former coach of Pacifica's national championship softball team. Was All-CIF goalkeeper for Pacifica's CIF Southern Section 2-A boys' soccer championship team in 1980.
  • Monique Powell, musician.

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Westminster High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hilton D. Bell Intermediate (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Garden Park Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Garden GroveGarden Park Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 241 students
    0.4 miles
    6562 Stanford Ave
    Garden GroveCA 92845
    (714)663-6074
    0.4KG-6241
  • Garden GroveHilton D. Bell Intermediate
    Grades: 7-8 | 706 students
    0.4 miles
    12345 Springdale St
    Garden GroveCA 92845
    (714)663-6466
    0.47-8706
  • Garden GroveLoyal Barker Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 408 students
    0.4 miles
    12565 Springdale St
    Garden GroveCA 92845
    (714)663-6164
    0.4KG-6408
  • Garden GroveEnders Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 528 students
    0.5 miles
    12302 Springdale St
    Garden GroveCA 92845
    (714)663-6205
    0.5KG-6528
  • Garden GrovePatton Elementary School
    Grades: KG-6 | 1015 students
    0.6 miles
    6861 Santa Rita Ave
    Garden GroveCA 92845
    (714)663-6584
    0.6KG-61015

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