Helix High School

Helix High School serves 2,462 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Helix High School's student population of 2,462 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,462 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
102 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Helix High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
72%
40%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
78%
51%
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
44%
56%
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Black
11%
5%
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White
25%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
12%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.72
This chart display the diversity score of Helix High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Helix High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
28%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Helix High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
72% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 78% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Helix High School?
The graduation rate of Helix High School is 92%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Helix High School?
2,462 students attend Helix High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Helix High School students are Hispanic, 25% of students are White, 12% of students are Two or more races, 11% of students are Black, 7% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Helix High School?
Helix High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Helix High School offer ?
Helix High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Helix High School part of?
Helix High School is part of Helix High School District.

School Reviews

5   10/30/2008
~Excellent school- I was going to home school my children if they did not make it into Helix. Teacher response to any of my questions or concerns is immediate. The education my children are receiving is outstanding. The staff is friendly and professional. Despite the negative on goings that Helix has had in the recent past, I have no regrets nor concerns of the safety of my children. This could happen at any school. I would recommend this school to any parent who expresses concern for their child's educational future.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,462 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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