El Dorado High School
El Dorado High School serves 2,004 students in grades 9-12.
El Dorado 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 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 2,004 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
- Minority Enrollment: 56%
- Graduation Rate: 96% (Top 10% in CA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 20%
- Math Proficiency: 51% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 76% (Top 10%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
El Dorado High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
El Dorado High School's student population of 2,004 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 81 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
El Dorado High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 El Dorado High School is 0.66, which is more 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1590 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: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
- El Dorado High School is a 9th–12th grade public high school located in Placentia, California. Established in 1967, EDHS is one of four high schools in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District. The schools first graduating class was the class of 1969. The campus received a major renovation in 2002. The gymnasium is dedicated to Joe Raya who was the original athletics director. The theatre is dedicated to Mrs. Gai Jones, who directed the theatre department from 1967 to 2002. The campus is located at 1651 Valencia Avenue. The school is approximately 29 miles from downtown Los Angeles, 30 miles from the California coastline, and 7 miles from Disneyland.
- El Dorado is a nationally acclaimed school whose staff has received many awards. In 2004, Athletic director Karen Reclusado was selected as the CIF Southern Section Athletic Director of the Year. Librarian Linda Birtler was awarded the Orange County Department of Education's Outstanding Contribution to Education Award. El Dorado has also won the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award.
- Notable Alumni: Bret Boone - Retired Major League Baseball player, Class of 1987.
- Janet Evans - Olympic medal winning swimmer, Class of 1989.
- Jason Freese - Touring member of the band Green Day.
- John Mykkanen - Olympic medal winning swimmer, class of 1991.
- Phil Nevin - Major League Baseball player, Class of 1989.
- Dan Petry - Retired Major League Baseball pitcher, Class of 1976.
- Brett Tomko - Major League Baseball pitcher, Class of 1992.
- Deborah Voigt - World renown soprano opera singer, Class of 1978.
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