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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Del Norte High School is a top rated, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 2,351 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Del Norte High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1320
583 responses
Average ACT
30
275 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$157,816
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,998
National
$949
Median Home Value
$924,838
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.48 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 168 responses
  • Football games
    19%
  • Homecoming week
    14%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • School Dances
    13%
  • Playing football and Pep Rallies.
    11%
  • Spirit Weeks
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,351
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.56 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.56 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,035
Teachers in First/Second Year
25.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,499/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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This school is very academically driven. The teachers and faculty push students to not only be at grade level standards, but above them. The school culture tends to be a bit competitive, making academic pressure an issue for some students. Diversity, isn't much of an issue for the school, as students have no problem intermingling with peers of different backgrounds. However, students of certain ethnicity tend to outnumber others, which is mainly because of the organization of the 4s Ranch community. The school provides many academic resources for students, with time set aside for students to ask questions outside classtime. Overall, a great school!
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I love this school, mostly the people so have met here. Teachers are very easy to talk to, so don’t be afraid to ask questions! I am cripplingly shy and I’ve never felt this comfortable asking a teacher a question. Resources are here to help you get into college, especially a low accepting college. I gave one star less because of all the mental stress this school gives to it’s students. Consisting of mainly Asians and Whites, there are very smart people making expectations on other students very high. I have witnessed countless people cry because of their grades. Overall, this school has made me develop my character a lot. I’m still shy but I am able to put myself out there.
Del Norte High School is a top notch high school that offers something for every student. The academic curriculum can be tailored to be as rigorous as you'd like. There are many opportunities for extracurricular activities; a multitude of clubs, athletics, band, and orchestra are just to name a few. The staff from administration through the teaching faculty and others on the general facility staff are the best. Del Norte High School is a special place!