El Dorado High School

  • El Dorado High School serves 1,955 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

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 1,955 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2006)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,955 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • El Dorado High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of El Dorado High School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#1827 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.64
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Graduation Rate
98%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlacentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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