1450 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Terra Nova High School serves 746 students in grades 9-12.
Terra Nova 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 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 746 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Terra Nova High School's student population of 746 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
746 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Terra Nova High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Terra Nova High School is 0.74, which is more 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4027 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
16%
12%
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Hispanic
28%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
38%
22%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
15%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Graduation Rate
95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 746 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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