Santa Fe High School

Santa Fe High School serves 2,750 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Santa Fe High School operates within the Whittier Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 2750 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,750 students
Santa Fe High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
Santa Fe High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Santa Fe High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less 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 30:1 22:1
Santa Fe High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
11%
Santa Fe High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
88%
52%
Santa Fe High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
7%
Santa Fe High School Black (1988-2012)
White
5%
26%
Santa Fe High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Santa Fe High School Sch Ethnicity Santa Fe 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.
0.22 0.42
Santa Fe 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%
Santa Fe 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
Santa Fe High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,975 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Whittier Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
4
Number of Students Managed 13,975 1,671
Whittier Union High School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Whittier Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue $181 MM $19 MM
Whittier Union High School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $176 MM $18 MM
Whittier Union High School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,272 $11,099
Whittier Union High School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,847 $10,975
Whittier Union High School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Columbus Continuation High School (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lake Center Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lakeview Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Santa Fe Springs Lakeview Elementary School
    11500 East Joslin St
    Santa Fe Springs , CA 90670
    (562)868-8655
    0.2  mi  |  565  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Santa Fe Springs Lake Center Middle School
    10503 South Pioneer Blvd
    Santa Fe Springs , CA 90670
    (562)868-4977
    0.5  mi  |  961  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Norwalk Cresson Elementary School
    11650 East Cresson St
    Norwalk , CA 90650
    (562)868-6620
    0.8  mi  |  323  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Norwalk Lakeside Middle School
    11000 East Kenney St
    Norwalk , CA 90650
    (562)868-9442
    1  mi  |  725  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Santa Fe Springs Jersey Avenue Elementary School
    9400 Jersey Ave
    Santa Fe Springs , CA 90670
    (562)948-3772
    1.1  mi  |  488  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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Did You Know?
Los Angeles County, 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 0.35, which is lower than the California average of 0.42. The most diverse school district in Los Angeles County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.