Helix High School

  • Helix High School serves 2,475 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 39% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 58% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Helix High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Helix High School operates within the Grossmont Union High School District.
  • Grossmont Union High School District's 82% graduation rate is lower than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Helix High School's student population of 2475 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,475 students
Gender %Helix High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
Students by GradeHelix High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Helix High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Helix High School is 0.70, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
Asian
6%
11%
Hispanic
48%
54%
Black
17%
6%
White
20%
24%
Two or more races
9%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsHelix High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.700.41
Graduation Rate
93%
83%
Helix High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Helix High School is Grossmont Union High School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Grossmont Union High School District's student population of 21,773 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 77% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,906 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,627 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
    School District NameGrossmont Union High School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    18
    4
    Number of Students Managed21,7731,585
    Grossmont Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    34%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    82%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$251 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$336 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,906$11,049
    District Spending / Student$14,627$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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    ~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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