A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
16601 Nighthawk Ln.
San Diego, CA 92127
Telephone
(858) 487-0877

Del Norte High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
259 responses
Average ACT
28
131 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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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.30 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Football games
    20%
  • Homecoming week
    17%
  • Playing football and Pep Rallies.
    15%
  • School Dances
    13%
  • Graduation
    12%
  • Spirit Weeks
    11%
  • Swim Meets
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,933
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 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
$11,349/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Del Norte High School is the High School that you see in movies. The campus is beautiful and the school likes to stay up to date with all new things technologically speaking. Not only is the campus beautiful, surrounded by beautiful green grass and trees, but the sports equipment and the fields provided for athletes are impeccable, to say the least. The gym floors glisten, the workout room holds gear and equipment that suits every athlete, the pool is stunning, the baseball fields are new, the track is smooth, and the football/soccer field is absolutely stunning. Though the surface is clean and clear, there's much more to the school than meets the eye. The students are amiable and very diverse. Cultures are appreciated throughout the school and ASB makes sure of it. ASB really helps allow everyone to feel included and that they belong with the several events that they hold every other month. Del Norte is inclusive and that's what I like about it. There is always a place for someone.
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Moving to California was a huge change in my life. Being able to experience the life of a Californian in Del Norte has been a blessing. I was welcomed dearly by all of my peers and teachers, I learned to love school in a way that I never have before and my eyes have been opened to college ever since freshman. Del Norte does a great job at preparing us for out future from the start and I love them for it because now I don't feel behind or left out for college rediness. I truly would say that Del Norte is the best highschool out there because of its staff, its principal, the teachers, the students, the beauty kf the facility and all the activities and clubs we can be involved in. The only thing I would like to see change at Del Norte is better school spirit from the students!
Overall, my experience has been splendid throughout my years in Del Norte High School. The academics and opportunities are bountiful due to the school's rigorous system and self-focused students. Del Norte offers a rigorous academic program that challenges students to think critically and creatively. It also helps students to land their dream college after graduation.