Sonora High School

401 S. Palm St.
La Habra, CA 90631
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Sonora High School serves 1,697 students in grades 9-12.
Sonora High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,697 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sonora High School's student population of 1,697 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,697 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
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School Rankings

Sonora 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 Sonora High School is 0.44, 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
#1305 out of 3649 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
9%
12%
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Hispanic
73%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
15%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
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 Sonora High School's ranking?
Sonora High School is ranked #1305 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
43% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Sonora High School?
The graduation rate of Sonora High School is 95%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Sonora High School?
1,697 students attend Sonora High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Sonora High School students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, 9% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sonora High School?
Sonora High School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Sonora High School offer ?
Sonora High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Sonora High School part of?
Sonora High School is part of Fullerton Joint Union High School District.

School Reviews

5   5/11/2009
The faculty and students of Sonora High School are all very warm and inviting. The general feel of the school is very welcoming and it becomes very evident that the school is full of dedicated, nice, hard working, caring, genuine people. The academics are great especially the IB program that the school offers.Also the campus is very clean, which is great. Their are many differnt programs that students can get involved in and all the sports are very good too. Overall the school is fantastic and i am very happy with the quality work that it produces.
- Posted by Parent - jrosa

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,697 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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