Colfax High School
Colfax High School serves 601 students in grades 9-12.
Colfax High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Colfax High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Colfax High School's student population of 601 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Colfax High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Colfax High School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2373 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
Great school with a focus in education. This is an IB school with many AP classes starting freshman year. The school is lead by an energetic administration, and a faculty that is engaged with the students. The arts are well represented including the national award-winning choir! Sports excel with many section titles including football, boys and girls' basketball and baseball. Many clubs available to join including one of the largest Leo's clubs in the state. Parents can be involved as much as they want and are encouraged to do so. Besides being a great school the campus setting is picturesque!
Poor offering of AP classes. Can't even take them until Jr. year. No support for the arts. All the support for their football. Low level of parent involvement. Academic class quality fall very short of other high schools similar size. Wood shop taught in Tech Essentials a computer class, computer instruction consequently very limited. Extracurricular activities are few and far between. The school's main extracurricular expenditure of dollars and time is football. Big bully and drug problems. I overheard a drug exchange while picking up my children in the parking lot. School doesn't seem to be able to handle their discord. Very cliquey, unfriendly atmosphere.
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