Helix High School

Helix High School serves 2,322 students in grades 7-12.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 74%.
Helix High School operates within the Grossmont Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 2322 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 2,322 students
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Students 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 22:1
Asian
6%
11%
Hispanic
41%
52%
Black
20%
7%
White
26%
26%
Two or more races
7%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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
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.
47%
48%
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%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 23,078 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,800 is less than the state average of $11,099. The district revenue/student has grown by 17% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,382 is higher than the state average of $10,975. The district spending/student has grown by 38% over four years.
School District Name Grossmont Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed 23,078 1,667
Graduation Rate n/a% n/a
District Total Revenue $268 MM $19 MM
District Spending $307 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,800 $11,099
District Spending / Student $12,382 $10,975
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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 Grades Students
  • La MesaLa Mesa Dale Elementary School
    4370 Parks Ave
    La MesaCA 91941
    (619)668-5740
    0.5 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 512 students                      
  • La MesaLa Mesa Middle School
    1 Negative Reviews
    4200 Parks Ave
    La MesaCA 91941
    (619)668-5730
    0.6 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 628 students                      
  • La MesaVista La Mesa Academy
    3900 Violet St
    La MesaCA 91941
    (619)825-5645
    0.6 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 685 students                      
  • San DiegoIftin High School
    Charter School
    730 45th St
    San DiegoCA 92102
    (619)583-7234
    Charter School

    0.7 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 147 students                      
  • La MesaRolando Elementary School
    6925 Tower St
    La MesaCA 91941
    (619)668-5800
    0.7 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 618 students                      

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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