Palomar High School

480 Palomar St.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Palomar High School serves 233 students in grades 7-12.
Palomar 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 233 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 15-19% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Palomar High School's student population of 233 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
233 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Palomar High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Palomar High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2653 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21-39%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
92%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
4%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Graduation Rate
15-19%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palomar High School's ranking?
Palomar High School is ranked #2653 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 21-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Palomar High School?
The graduation rate of Palomar High School is 15-19%, which is lower than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Palomar High School?
233 students attend Palomar High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Palomar High School students are Hispanic, 4% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Palomar High School?
Palomar High School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Palomar High School offer ?
Palomar High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Palomar High School part of?
Palomar High School is part of Sweetwater Union High School District.

School Reviews

5   4/10/2012
Wow the school has shirts, we didn't have that when I was a student. it looks like the school has come a long way from the trailers we moved out of, and into the "New Building" back in 1978/79. Good Job. Keep up the good work to ALL that are there. Rich Class of 1980. :)
- Posted by Student/Alumni - yrich

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 233 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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