El Dorado High School

  • El Dorado High School serves 1,930 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • El Dorado High School's student population of 1,930 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,930 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

  • El Dorado High School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of El Dorado High School is 0.61, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#1082 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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Asian
11%
11%
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Hispanic
32%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
53%
24%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.610.41
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Graduation Rate
98%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlacentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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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