Tesoro High School

1 Tesoro Creek Rd.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 2,268 students in grades 9-12, Tesoro High School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% 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: 2,268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 62% (Top 10%)
  • : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Tesoro High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Tesoro High School's student population of 2,268 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 102 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,268 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
102 teachers
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School Rankings

Tesoro High School ranks within the top 10% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Tesoro High School is 0.58, 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
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State Level (CA)
#260 out of 3649 schools
(Top 10%)
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62%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tesoro High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
78%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tesoro High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
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1%
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Asian
14%
12%
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Hispanic
17%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
61%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.58
This chart display the diversity score of Tesoro High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
97%
84%
This chart display graduation rate of Tesoro High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Tesoro High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
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 Tesoro High School's ranking?
Tesoro High School is ranked #260 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in California.
What schools are Tesoro High School often compared to?
Tesoro High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Trabuco Hills High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
62% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 78% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Tesoro High School?
The graduation rate of Tesoro High School is 97%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Tesoro High School?
2,268 students attend Tesoro High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Tesoro High School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Tesoro High School?
Tesoro High School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Tesoro High School offer ?
Tesoro High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Tesoro High School part of?
Tesoro High School is part of Capistrano Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   5/21/2012
The academics at this school are great. Wonderful teachers and a very involved principal who has the kids as a priority. Sad to be moving out of the area. We LOVED this school!! Basketball coach and program TOPS!!
- Posted by Parent - linda

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,268 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : 97% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 62% (Top 10%)
  • : 78% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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