1100 Murray Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91944
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Grossmont High School serves 2,219 students in grades 9-12.
Grossmont High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Grossmont High School's student population of 2,219 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,219 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
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School Rankings

Grossmont High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Grossmont High School is 0.67, which is more 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 Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3092 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
40%
54%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
41%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
As a former student and graduate I would say that my experience and education were exceptional. In the beginning, it was a horrible start. I was hanging with the wrong crowd and started to be a lot of trouble. My parents and the Principal of Grossmont did not give up on me and gave me another chance. All of my teachers were very supportive. As a freshman, I had a GPA of 2.5 and was an applied art student struggling in all subjects. Upon graduating my GPA was 3.8 and all classes my junior and senior year were college prep and was also elected to student government. Grossmont made me into the person I am today and made efforts to achieve my educational and career goals.
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5  
I just graduated from this school and i really loved it. By far it was the best school i have ever been to and i've tried different high schools, but this school truly is an awesome school to go to. Of course every school has there pros and cons, but no school is perfect! I recommend going to this school you will have an incredible experience. :)
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2  
Grossmont is a poor excuse for a high school. One of my kids commented about this school saying, Education is about power, not about teaching. This sums up Grossmont and the way it is run. The year after it was made Distinguished School honor, all the programs that gave it that honor were cut. So much for the students. The principal has her favorites, and the teachers use that style as well, for example in drama, sports, and ASB. It is NOT an environment that fosters achievement, but rather one that fosters favoritism, nepotism, and fear. Please go to a different school
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2  
Grossmont used to be a good school, but not anymore. It qualified to get a Distinguished School award from the State, but once that was achieved, all the programs that it used to get the honor were dropped. Standards have been lowered, and very few AP classes are offered.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,219 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 20%)

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