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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
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
El Toro High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lake Forest, CA. It has 2,436 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

El Toro High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1210
466 responses
Average ACT
27
177 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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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
$104,449
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,949
National
$949
Median Home Value
$621,000
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 189 responses
Report
  • Dances: Homecoming and Prom
    19%
  • Rallys
    17%
  • Spirit weeks
    13%
  • Dodge Ball competion
    11%
  • Gym dances
    9%
  • Games
    8%
  • Working on class projects
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,436
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,176
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.91 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.91 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.91 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
$12,004/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.88 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses
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El Toro High School Reviews

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El Toro High School is the most welcoming, open-armed school you will meet. The teachers and staff are funny and relaxed but still keep the class in check if something is wrong. The plays and extra activities are fun and raise money for the school. Football games, spirit days, and dances are the highlight of the social aspect, everyone goes all out and has a fun safe time. I definitely would recommend attending ETHS, the best four years of my life. GO CHARGERS!
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El Toro High School provides a great experience in regards to school events, academics, and clubs. Club rush is a favorite of mine and it's nice to see students promote their ideas and passions with others. Academically, the high school offers AP classes and encourage many students to take them. School events like pep rallies were also enjoyable and it is easy to easy that the ASB tries hard to give students the best experience. My El Toro High School experience was most fun because of the extracurriculars, which in my case was joining the music program. I think it would be nice to see ETHS promote their performing arts department more just like the sports events. Being in the music program made my experience a lot more wholesome and enjoyable. Rather than spending all my time focusing on my studies, I had time to de-stress through extracurricular events.
I had some great teachers, I had some bad teachers. The school definitely treats some students better than others, but nothing to egregious. Also, the school is constantly going through changes!