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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Estancia High School is an above average, public school located in Costa Mesa, CA. It has 1,269 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

Estancia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1070
150 responses
Average ACT
24
16 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$62,691
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,645
National
$949
Median Home Value
$536,248
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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Battle of the Bell
    25%
  • Pep assemblies
    22%
  • Sporting events
    20%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Dances
    9%
  • I like when we have dodgeball tournaments
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    1%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,269
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,065
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,057/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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I have been at Estancia since I was a freshman and my experience was great, I love my school but there are things that could be improved. Most of the teachers there are great, there are only a handful that are not that good at their job (always areas to improve). The school spirit is good and the sports there are really cool (having been in a few myself and I liked the experience). The people in the front office are nice but I do wish they would listen to the students more and try to implement more change and some need to be more friendly :/ . But the counselors are very nice and can be helpful if you try to reach out. Also, I LOVE the library and the librarians, they are the amazing, I formed a really nice relationship with them and I will really miss them. Overall, the school itself is great, the campus is pretty and they have been remodeling it recently so it will be even better!
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My experience at Estancia has been great. The staff at our school is always friendly and the teachers are nice. I always enjoy going to school because the environment is great. I love the girl's basketball team because it is fun and we are a family. Although it is a small school, in my opinion, I think it is a good thing because you get to know everyone around you and you make friends easily. One thing I would like the school to improve is the food, I know it may sound mean but the food wasn't that good. I did enjoy some meals but overall the school is great. Go Eagles!
I had a very fun time at Estancia High School. I love the environment of the school, the theater department is pure greatness, and the school is filled with wonderful people. What I believe could really benefit future students of Estancia is if their English department had more focus helping students with public speaking and rhetoric. As of right now, they only have one class that truly goes over this. Meanwhile the other english classes go over literature students really aren't interested in nor do they really get much out of learning said literature. A friend of mine still currently in Estancia has told me the one good math teacher in Estancia can no longer teach the way she did so he now struggles in math class because of it so I would also suggest the school to give teachers more freedom in how to teach. Overall I had a very positive experience attending Estancia.