Palomar High School

  • Palomar High School serves 273 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

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School Overview

  • Palomar High School's student population of 273 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students273 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palomar High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palomar High School is 0.10, which is less 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#9378 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤5%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
95%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
2%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palomar High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.100.64
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Graduation Rate6-9%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palomar High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSweetwater Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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. :)
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