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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Helix High School's student population of 2,475 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers95 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helix High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
11%
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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 2015-16 school year data.
Black
17%
6%
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White
20%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.700.41
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Graduation Rate
93%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
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 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrossmont Union High School District
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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