Helix High School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (619)466-4194
  • Helix High School serves 2,475 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Helix High School operates within the Grossmont Union High School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2475 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 11% over five 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

  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
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
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%

District Comparison

  • Grossmont Union High School District's student population of 21,773 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,906 in this district is less than the state average of $10,991. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,627 is higher than the state average of $11,482. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District NameGrossmont Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
18
4
Number of Students Managed21,7731,564
Grossmont Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
Graduation Raten/a83%
Grossmont Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2007)
District Total Revenue$251 MM$17 MM
Grossmont Union High School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$336 MM$18 MM
Grossmont Union High School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$10,906$10,991
Grossmont Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$14,627$11,482
Grossmont Union High School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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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Did You Know?
California public schools have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.32. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.