Hiram W. Johnson High School
Hiram W. Johnson High School serves 1,497 students in grades 9-12.
Hiram W. Johnson High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Hiram W. Johnson High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Hiram W. Johnson High School's student population of 1,497 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Hiram W. Johnson High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Hiram W. Johnson 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
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#8890 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
Hiram Johnson has really taken a turn for the best with 4th yr. Principal Kirkland, the school has been improving academically every year since. The high school has added new young influential teachers & programs, a football field with a new baseball field to be completed by the start of the 2021 school year. My granddaughter graduated this year ( 4.0 GPA) and heading off to college thanks to her hard work her teachers and theater class which she loved the most. Yes, it does have a bad rep from years past, but that is behind us and I'm proud to recommend this H.S. to anyone. A school is only as good as their parent's support.
The education my son received at Hiram Johnson was like none other. The teachers were key influential figures tremendous in the success of my son's acceptance into UC Berkeley. The stories you hear about Hiram Johnson are not true. They are really trying to work towards becoming the pride of their community. My daughter currently attends Hiram Johnson and sees a culture change occurring on campus. The teachers, students, staff, and administration are working hard to build a family not just at the school, but around the community. It is up to the parents of the students at Hiram Johnson to step it up now and contribute to this cause and dismantle the cataclysms surrounding Hiram Johnson High School.
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