El Dorado High School

El Dorado High School serves 1,995 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
El Dorado High School operates within the Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 1995 students has declined by 10% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,995 students
El Dorado High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 84 teachers
El Dorado High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade El Dorado High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 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 24:1 22:1
El Dorado High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
9%
11%
El Dorado High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
25%
52%
El Dorado High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
7%
El Dorado High School Black (1988-2012)
White
61%
26%
El Dorado High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups El Dorado High School Sch Ethnicity El Dorado High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.56 0.42
El Dorado High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
El Dorado High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
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.
n/a
n/a
El Dorado High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,737 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
34
4
Number of Students Managed 25,737 1,671
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $250 MM $19 MM
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $313 MM $18 MM
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,582 $11,099
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,977 $10,975
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • El Dorado High School is a 9th–12th grade public high school located in Placentia, California. Established in 1967, EDHS is one of four high schools in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. The schools first graduating class was the class of 1969. The campus received a major renovation in 2002. The gymnasium is dedicated to Joe Raya who was the original athletics director. The theatre is dedicated to Mrs. Gai Jones, who directed the theatre department from 1967 to 2002. The campus is located at 1651 Valencia Avenue. The school is approximately 29 miles from downtown Los Angeles, 30 miles from the California coastline, and 7 miles from Disneyland.
  • El Dorado is a nationally acclaimed school whose staff has received many awards. In 2004, Athletic director Karen Reclusado was selected as the CIF Southern Section Athletic Director of the Year. Librarian Linda Birtler was awarded the Orange County Department of Education's Outstanding Contribution to Education Award. El Dorado has also won the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award.
  • Notable Alumni: Bret Boone - Retired Major League Baseball player, Class of 1987.
  • Janet Evans - Olympic medal winning swimmer, Class of 1989.
  • Jason Freese - Touring member of the band Green Day.
  • John Mykkanen - Olympic medal winning swimmer, class of 1991.
  • Phil Nevin - Major League Baseball player, Class of 1989.
  • Dan Petry - Retired Major League Baseball pitcher, Class of 1976.
  • Brett Tomko - Major League Baseball pitcher, Class of 1992.
  • Deborah Voigt - World renown soprano opera singer, Class of 1978.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Parkview (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Charles Wagner Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Placentia Charles Wagner Elementary School
    717 East Yorba Linda Blvd
    Placentia , CA 92870
    (714)986-7180
    0.3  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Placentia Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Brookhaven Elementary School
    1851 North Brookhaven Ave
    Placentia , CA 92870
    (714)986-7110
    0.3  mi  |  519  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Placentia Morse Avenue Elementary School
    431 East Morse Ave
    Placentia , CA 92870
    (714)524-6300
    0.6  mi  |  509  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Placentia Col. J. K. Tuffree Middle School
    2151 North Kraemer Blvd
    Placentia , CA 92870
    (714)986-7480
    0.8  mi  |  732  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Placentia Parkview
    Alternative School
    2189 North Kraemer Blvd
    Placentia , CA 92870
    (714)986-7050
    Alternative School
    0.8  mi  |  205  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Parents’ Guide to Special Education: Rights and Education Plans
Parents’ Guide to Special Education: Rights and Education Plans
Special education law is not easy to decipher, with several regulations that govern special education services for disabled students. In this article, learn about the core components of the laws, rights, and individual education plans that can help create the best public school environment for your child.
5 Tips for Monitoring Screen Time for Kids
Many school districts have implemented technology initiatives that provide laptops or tablets to students. While these technologies open opportunities for learning outside of school, they also require parental oversight to ensure children aren’t spending too much time online.
9 Smart Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Academic Success
Turn your child into a stronger student by creating the right support structure and expectations. Use these nine tips to help maximize your child's academic success.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
Placentia, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.47, which is higher than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in Placentia is Golden Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.