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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Capistrano Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Mission Viejo, CA. It has 2,105 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Capistrano Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
325 responses
Average ACT
29
234 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$85,398
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,777
National
$949
Median Home Value
$652,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 157 responses
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  • Comedy sports
    17%
  • Air guitar
    16%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Football games
    13%
  • Winterformal
    8%
  • Pep Rallies
    7%
  • Basketball Games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,105
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,949
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.78 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,126/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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Capistrano Valley High School is committed to supporting every student in their high school experience and preparing students for life after high school. I enjoy my classes and adore my teachers; however, I wish that our classes were more similar to college classes. I wish we had fewer assignments that are more challenging and useful instead of many assignments that feel like busywork. I would also like more responsibility to be placed on students rather than teachers. In the real world, no one will babysit you. People have to use the resources they have instead of relying on others. Overall, I think that Capistrano Valley High School is a great school with teachers and administrators who care about the lives of the students.
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Capistrano Valley High School offers many opportunities for students. Many staff members work to prepare students for college and the future. As a student I receive dozens of emails about opportunities such as scholarships and jobs. Most teachers truly care about their students education and work to encourage them to succeed. The campus is starting to be renovated but is still noticeable in need of more work. Programs such as, STEM and Drama, are great at Capo and also give students a look into possible careers in the future. Overall Capo gives students a good start to their future.
Capo is an inviting place for everyone! The campus, students, and teachers and staff all create an amazing environment where one can flourish.