El Dorado High School

  • El Dorado High School serves 1,904 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • El Dorado High School operates within the Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District.
  • Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District's 90% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1904 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,904 students
El Dorado High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % El Dorado High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 74 teachers
El Dorado High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade El Dorado High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 24:1
El Dorado High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
10%
11%
El Dorado High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
29%
54%
El Dorado High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
2%
6%
El Dorado High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
58%
24%
El Dorado High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
El Dorado High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
3%
El Dorado High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups El Dorado High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.57 0.41
El Dorado High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
50%
El Dorado High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
9%
El Dorado High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District's student population of 25,580 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,898 in this district is less than the state average of $12,988. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,819 is less than the state average of $12,986. The district spending/student has declined by 18% over four years.
School District Name Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
34
4
Number of Students Managed 25,580 1,597
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 90% 83%
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2010)
District Total Revenue $256 MM $21 MM
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $254 MM $21 MM
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,898 $12,988
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,819 $12,986
Placentia-yorba Linda Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest 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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