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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Canyon High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Anaheim, CA. It has 2,250 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Canyon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
462 responses
Average ACT
28
154 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$127,841
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,514
National
$949
Median Home Value
$719,575
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 151 responses
Report
  • Senior Week!
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    16%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Cardboard boat races
    12%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Club Carnival
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,250
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$92,146
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
41%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,216/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.68 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Went to Canyon from sophomore to senior year. Academics were not particularly impressive— a wide range of APs were offered but not all teachers truly knew how to teach it. Some teachers were excellent, some not so much. What all teachers had, however, was a love and care for their students. All teachers did show a love for their students that is unique to Canyon High School that made me value my experience there. Clubs are also strong and excellent at this school!
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I graduated Class of 2017. I had average grades A/B's all 4 years, I TOOK NO AP & NO IB classes 1170/1600 SAT and still got in to all 9 (Top 100 US College/University) The school does an amazing job helping you prepare and get accepted to Universities. I will say If Canyon had better teachers (like El Rancho did) than I would have no doubt that I wouldn't have struggled as much academically the first year at my University. My ADVICE to fellow students and parents reading this would be to have your students take a mixed Regular & Honors classes, AVOID AP & IB classes, that way your student can actually enjoy high school, than I would recommend to go straight to Community College, the only 3 good ones in the OC (based on what % transfer into decent Universities) are Santiago (SCC), Orange Coast College, and Irvine Valley. Don't bother going anywhere else! This way you cut your college DEBT in HALF! BEST ADVICE EVER, I personally ended up on 70% scholarship to a top 60 US rank University
Canyon High School is a very good public school in Anaheim. The teachers are dedicated to their students and value their students' education. The immense catalog of AP, IB, and CTE courses are very helpful in terms of college and career readiness, and the variety offered is nice because I can select the classes I think I could do well in. Canyon has a lot of clubs to join, and their Club Carnival is a great way to display what clubs are on campus. Canyon High School is in a middle-to-high-class neighborhood, and the campus is not very diverse. Canyon High School is incredible when it comes to school spirit. The Comanches are loud and excited at pep rallies and sporting events, and the spirit we have can only be described as captivating. The campus is currently being remodeled, and a new STEM building is being constructed for staff and students to use. All in all, Canyon High School is a great school for students because of the quality of classes, student life, and facilities.