Helix High School

Helix High School serves 2,364 students in grades 7-12.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Helix High School operates within the Grossmont Union High School District.

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 (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Helix High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Helix High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.74 is less than the state average of 1.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 22:1
Helix High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
11%
Helix High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
39%
52%
Helix High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
18%
7%
Helix High School Black (1988-2012)
White
24%
26%
Helix High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Helix High School Sch Ethnicity Helix 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.
0.74 1.15
Helix 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.
46%
10%
Helix 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.
7%
n/a
Helix High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,471 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Grossmont Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed 23,471 1,671
Grossmont Union High School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Grossmont Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2007)
District Total Revenue $268 MM $19 MM
Grossmont Union High School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $307 MM $18 MM
Grossmont Union High School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,800 $11,099
Grossmont Union High School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,382 $10,975
Grossmont 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 Iftin 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 Students Grades
  • La Mesa La Mesa Dale Elementary School
    4370 Parks Ave
    La Mesa , CA , 91941
    (619)668-5740
    0.5  mi  |  516  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • La Mesa La Mesa Middle School
    4200 Parks Ave
    La Mesa , CA , 91941
    (619)668-5730
    0.6  mi  |  697  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • La Mesa Vista La Mesa Academy
    3900 Violet St
    La Mesa , CA , 91941
    (619)825-5645
    0.6  mi  |  676  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • San Diego Iftin High School
    Charter School
    6605 University Ave
    San Diego , CA , 92115
    (619)583-7234
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  90  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • La Mesa Rolando Elementary School
    6925 Tower St
    La Mesa , CA , 91941
    (619)668-5800
    0.7  mi  |  648  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 30, 2008 - ~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

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Did You Know?
La Mesa, 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 0.70, which is higher than the California average of 0.45. The most diverse school in La Mesa is Helix High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.