La Canada High School

La Canada High School serves 2,079 students in grades 7-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 82% (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 86% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
La Canada High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

La Canada High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

La Canada High School's student population of 2,079 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students2,079 students
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Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
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School Comparison

La Canada High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of La Canada High School is 0.64, which is equal to 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#191 out of 9602 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
30%
12%
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Hispanic
11%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
51%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.64
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Graduation Rate
97%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
53%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLa Canada Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to La Canada High School is John Muir High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Odyssey Charter (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jackson Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Altadena Jackson Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: K-5 | 588 students
    0.9 miles
    593 W. Woodbury Rd.
    Altadena, CA 91001
    (626) 396-5700
    0.9 K-5 588
  • Altadena Franklin Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 198 students
    1.1 miles
    527 W. Ventura St.
    Altadena, CA 91001
    (626) 396-5640
    1.1 K-5 198
  • Altadena Odyssey Charter Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 483 students
    1.2 miles
    725 W. Altadena Dr.
    Altadena, CA 91001
    (626) 229-0993
    1.2 K-8 483
  • Pasadena John Muir High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 892 students
    1.3 miles
    1905 N. Lincoln Ave.
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    (626) 396-5600
    1.3 9-12 892
  • Pasadena Cleveland Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 146 students
    1.5 miles
    524 Palisade St.
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    (626) 396-5670
    1.5 K-5 146

School Reviews

  2.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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The pressure of this school makes me cry, but at least they are trying to make it better.
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I hate this school, the teachers are embarrassing, the education is the worst, the teachers do not explain anything and expect us to know everything. i Do NOT recommend this school for anyone who want a bright future i regret ever attending here in the first place.
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