Placer High School

275 Orange St.
Auburn, CA 95603
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Placer High School serves 1,389 students in grades 9-12.
Placer High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (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 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,389 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Placer High School's student population of 1,389 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,389 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

Placer High School is ranked within the top 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 Placer High School is 0.55, 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
#1512 out of 3649 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
23%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
63%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Graduation Rate
92%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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 Placer High School's ranking?
Placer High School is ranked #1512 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Placer High School often compared to?
Placer High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Del Oro High School, Placer County Community Schools by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 62% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Placer High School?
The graduation rate of Placer High School is 92%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Placer High School?
1,389 students attend Placer High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Placer High School students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Placer High School?
Placer High School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Placer High School offer ?
Placer High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Placer High School part of?
Placer High School is part of Placer Union High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,389 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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