La Canada High School

2.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (818)952-4205
  • La Canada High School serves 2,075 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 82% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 87% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • La Canada High School operates within the La Canada Unified School District.
  • La Canada Unified School District's 99% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements (California)

La Canada High School is Listed among the top public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 1%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%)

School Overview

  • La Canada High School's student population of 2075 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students2,075 students
Gender %La Canada High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
Students by GradeLa Canada High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • La Canada High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of La Canada High School is 0.62, 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)
82%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
29%
11%
Hispanic
12%
54%
White
53%
24%
Two or more races
6%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsLa Canada High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.620.41
Graduation Rate≥99%
83%
La Canada High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
50%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of La Canada High School is La Canada Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 1% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • La Canada Unified School District's student population of 4,078 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 99% has increased from 98% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,021 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,289 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameLa Canada Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    4
    4
    Number of Students Managed4,0781,585
    La Canada Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    83%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    88%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate≥99%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$37 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$42 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,021$11,049
    District Spending / Student$10,289$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

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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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