Compton High School

  • Compton High School serves 1,673 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 9% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Compton High School's student population of 1,673 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Compton High School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Compton High School is 0.26, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#9324 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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Asian
n/a
11%
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Hispanic
85%
54%
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Black
15%
6%
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White
n/a
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Compton High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.260.64
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Graduation Rate
86%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCompton Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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