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
1270
239 responses
Average ACT
27
121 responses
AP Enrollment
47%

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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There is admirable inclusiveness within the students on campus. The teachers are willing to do as much as they can to help the students succeed, even if that means staying in at lunch or after school. The school provides many other ways for students to get help with after school tutorial times to further ask your teachers questions and offer peer tutoring aid. The students are encouraged to discover their strengths and weaknesses on their own and learn how to get the academic help they need by themselves, in preparation for college and the future. There are numerous ways to stay connected with others through means of extracurricular activities, such as clubs, sports, drama and choir. The school classrooms are not huge, leading to more one-on-one time with students and teachers. The library contains books, computers, printers, and study rooms which you can reserve for group projects or a quiet work space.
Being ranked 39th statewide, Del Norte is great in terms of staff and their interactions with their students. The trimester system here is great, and allows you to fit more classes in the year and spend more time with your teachers, compared to the semester system. Although they are very limited in classes that provide life necessities such as home economics and personal finance, they focus a lot on Advance Placement classes. The overall environment is friendly and welcoming, and even for a new student like me, I found my time her enjoyable.