7323 Univ Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91941
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Helix High School serves 2,465 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 82% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Helix High School's student population of 2,465 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 104 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,465 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
104 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Helix High School is 0.70, 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
72%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Helix High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
82%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Helix High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
23:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Helix High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Helix High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
7%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Helix High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
48%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Helix High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
14%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Helix High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
21%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Helix High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Helix High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Helix High School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.70
This chart display the diversity score of Helix High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
(17-18)
95%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Helix High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Helix High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
~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 (2021-22)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,465 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70 (Top 10% in CA)

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