Canyon High School

  • Canyon High School serves 2,327 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 46% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 83% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Canyon High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Canyon High School operates within the William S. Hart Union High School District.
  • William S. Hart Union High School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements

Canyon High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • Canyon High School's student population of 2327 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,327 students
Gender %Canyon High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers90 teachers
Students by GradeCanyon High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Canyon High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Canyon High School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
Asian
6%
11%
Hispanic
49%
54%
Black
4%
6%
White
38%
24%
Two or more races
3%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsCanyon High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.620.41
Graduation Rate≥99%
83%
Canyon High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Canyon High School is William S. Hart Union High School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • William S. Hart Union High School District's student population of 26,725 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 94% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,130 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,328 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    School District NameWilliam S. Hart Union High School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    20
    4
    Number of Students Managed26,7251,585
    William S. Hart Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    72%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    95%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$214 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$220 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,130$11,049
    District Spending / Student$8,328$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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