El Dorado High School

1651 N. Valencia Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
El Dorado High School serves 1,998 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 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (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 74% (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 58% 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: 1,998 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

El Dorado High School's student population of 1,998 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,998 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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School Rankings

El Dorado High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 El Dorado High School is 0.67, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#585 out of 3649 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
16%
12%
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Hispanic
36%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
42%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
97%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is El Dorado High School's ranking?
El Dorado High School is ranked #585 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What schools are El Dorado High School often compared to?
El Dorado High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Yorba Linda High School, Valencia High School, Esperanza High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
48% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of El Dorado High School?
The graduation rate of El Dorado High School is 97%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend El Dorado High School?
1,998 students attend El Dorado High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of El Dorado High School students are White, 36% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of El Dorado High School?
El Dorado High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does El Dorado High School offer ?
El Dorado High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is El Dorado High School part of?
El Dorado High School is part of Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,998 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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