Poway High School

  • Poway High School serves 2,250 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Poway High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Poway High School's student population of 2,250 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,250 students
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Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Poway High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Poway High School is 0.55, 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)
Overall School Rank#1444 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
11%
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Hispanic
22%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Poway High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
1%
6%
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White
63%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Poway High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Poway High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.550.41
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Graduation Rate
95%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePoway Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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