El Dorado High School

1651 N. Valencia Ave.

Placentia, CA 92870
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (714)986-7580
  • El Dorado High School serves 1,910 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • El Dorado High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • El Dorado High School operates within the Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District.
  • Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District's 92% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements (California)

El Dorado High School is Listed among the top public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • El Dorado High School's student population of 1910 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,910 students
Gender %El Dorado High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
Students by GradeEl Dorado High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • El Dorado High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of El Dorado High School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
Asian
11%
11%
Hispanic
30%
54%
Black
1%
6%
White
56%
24%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsEl Dorado High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.590.41
Graduation Rate
95%
83%
El Dorado High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of El Dorado High School is Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District's student population of 25,798 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 92% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,031 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,372 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 15% over four school years.
    School District NamePlacentia-yorba Linda Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    34
    4
    Number of Students Managed25,7981,585
    Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    57%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    66%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    92%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$231 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$291 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,031$11,049
    District Spending / Student$11,372$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) 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.

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