Colfax High School

24995 Ben Taylor Rd.
Colfax, CA 95713
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Colfax High School serves 661 students in grades 9-12.
Colfax High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 661 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Colfax High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Colfax High School's student population of 661 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
661 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Colfax High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Colfax High School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1256 out of 3649 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
10%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
77%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.39
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Colfax High School's ranking?
Colfax High School is ranked #1256 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Colfax High School often compared to?
Colfax High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Del Oro High School, Foresthill High School, Placer High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Colfax High School?
The graduation rate of Colfax High School is 95%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Colfax High School?
661 students attend Colfax High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
77% of Colfax High School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Colfax High School?
Colfax High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Colfax High School offer ?
Colfax High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Colfax High School part of?
Colfax High School is part of Placer Union High School District.

School Reviews

5   3/23/2020
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!
- Posted by Parent - Grooker
2   3/16/2012
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.
- Posted by Parent - iruna

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 661 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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