School Details

San Juan High School

7551 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 971-5150
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 744 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Juan Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

San Juan High School is a public high school in Citrus Heights. The principal of San Juan High School is Gloria Ervin, whose e-mail is gloria.ervin@sanjuan.edu. 744 children attend San Juan High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 14% of the San Juan High School students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 744 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at San Juan High School is 17:1. Lane Education School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 47% 66%
Hispanic 32% 17%
Asian 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 46994%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 36%
Limited English proficiency 14% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My school is San Juan and I love it!!!!!!!!!! The teachers are great. That we have soo much enegry from different students&staff. my school shouldn't imporve.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a freshman this year and so far I love this school! We have all of the pathways within the freshman wheel and each pathway makes me want to take it because it shows how much you can benefit in life from it. This year is the first year of the freshman academy and I feel it has helped me with my transition from middle school to high school. Some students come for a few weeks decide they don't like it and transfer schools. At first I didn't like it but I gave it time and now I love it. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. My friends all tell me I'm going to the "ghetto school" and then they tell me about their school and the things they tell me would never happen at SJHS. All of the teachers in the freshman academy want to see you succeed and are invested for it to happen. If you ever need help or feel like you're falling behind the teachers are willing to help you get back on track and do all they can to do it. Out of all of my teachers we only have one that's not-so-great. If you stay quiet and basically be a nobody in that class you're fine. Otherwise you better be Hispanic or he will not. Like. You. And he will make it obvious.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have go to san juan for a couple weeks now and i hate it. You dont learn a thing. You have to teach your self. The teaches are lazy. So i switching to bella vista. I would strongly suggest not to put your child onto san juan. It will not help them get into collage at all. Theres 10 classes you take every day the periods are 30 mins long.

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated from SJHS. Overall the teachers were really great and were invested in the progress of the students. Unfortunately the needs of the students there were so great there was no way to help each and every student. To be honest I was able to get through this high school not having done any homework the entire time and still attained good grades. This doesn't speak well of the importance placed on academics in the school. Going to the school was about surviving it not learning. The school was very multicultural when I was there which could have been a great asset but I don't think the school knew or was able to bring everyone together. I was hoping to see that things had improved there but based on the test score ratings it hasn't. I would NEVER send my child there regardless of how the the staff was. The student population was the issue in my opinion.

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from SJHS. I loved this school. It had the small school feel with all the extra curricular classes. The teachers are very passionate. The only bad experience I had was with my French/English teacher. The teachers were so caring giving and patient. Even with students that did not deserve it. I wouldn't have traded my experience there for anything!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a freshman at NSJHS and I love it. My home school is Rio Americano but my family members that attended this school loved it and had lots of positive things to say about it.This school is amazing and the new look great. Not very good athletics but every thing else is good.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is incredibly happy at New San Juan High School. We open enrolled there for their new and innovative programs along with the 21st Century Skills and have found many students there whose home schools are Mesa Verde Rio Americano Del Campo Bella Vista etc. but they also chose to attend NSJHS. In the 18 plus years my kids have been attending public schools I find the teachers at NSJHS to be the best they are so involved with the students and give so much of their time to help the students excel. I can email a teacher and usually have a response within an hour or two. The Culinary Academy at NSJHS with its new $6.4 million dollar Culinary building is really outstanding and has a statewide reputation for excellence. I would rate the whole staff from the principal on down as a 10 plus out of 10!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent i must say This high school San Juan is on top of all their students. My daughter goes to school there and i had no idea that she was missing so much school She now lives with me she needs lots of support and with the help of San Juan's staff i am sure next year will be a better yr. Big Ed is always there for the kids and he cares along with Mr.Johnson and my daughters counselor Mickey. thank you for your fast swift actions.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am A senior at this school not only that but i am very involved in it i run the blood drives and i am the rally commissioner and i must say i love going to san juan. It does lack a few extra students but that just makes everyone closer i have a special relationship with all my teachers which allows me to joke around and have fun with them and aside from that they are great teachers. I strongly dislike when i hear negative about SJHS but thats why i got involved in student government to make an improvement and i gotta tell you its getting better and better day by day.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very good school my son attends san juan high school and he really likes it. He has attended rio linda high and he thinks that san juan is a better school and better teachers doing alot better in school then he did at rio linda high. Thank you for all the great teachers and children that attend at san juan you are making a big change for him he now does all his work and goes to school eveyday because its a better inviorment so again thank you for all your support have a good rest of the year

  • (6 years ago)

    San Juan will always have a bad repuatiuon. One that it does not deserve. The teachers care. The relationships between everything are great. It is like one big family. I am senior graduating from SJ in 3 weeks and have been attending this amazing school since the very beginning freshman year. Although I am happy to be graduating I will sincerely miss this school and I will always hold it near and dear to my heart. SJ has helped me to become a better person and in many ways encouraged me to do more with my life. I have created bonds with some of the greatest but most unappreciated teachers on the face of this planet and formed friendships that will last a lifetime. I hope that all of you can see behind the horrible and FALSE rumors and see it is a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a student at San Juan high and I am a junior I started just after spring break my sophmore year and I cant even begin to describe how much I disliked everything about it when I got here! I was a newly placed first time foster child out of my area and a thirst for acceptance satbility and knowledge. San Juan proved to provide all of that and more! After transferring from Galt High school that prides itself on apperance and staff to the Recieving home os Sac to San Juan I was lost in my own sapce. School had always been a struggle for me and San Juan saw that! The wonderful staff saw to the fact that I needed extra help in order to come close to graduating and the excellent team of counslers are the ones making it possible! So for now and forever Go Spartans!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is the best school simoly the very best. The teachers have taught and influenced me in such a positive way. When I came to SJ as an ex-Carnegie Scot I was not college bound. I was a failing rebellious teen and I hated life. Now I'm an AP Cal and AP Bio student leading both classes in test scores. I am currently wanted by numerous colleges purely based on academics and extracurricular performance. I give 100% of the credit to SJ the school that has forever changed my life.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school has had and always will have a bad reputation but I have never had more fun at school after summer I look forward to returning.

  • (8 years ago)

    San Juan gets an undeserving bad rap. The Teachers care about students and will take the extra time to make sure students succeed. It is the Parents who are ultimately responsible for making sure their children are taking the necessary classes to graduate HS and go to college. It shouldnt matter what school your child attends as long as they are getting what they need and they are having fun. Having and feeling pride in what you and your classmates do and how to be productive adults in the community is what my children are learning at SJHS. My children s GPA ranges are from 4.00-3.33 and they are being challenged at SJ. I am proud to be a parent at SJHS. Go Spartans!

  • (9 years ago)

    We used to live near Bella Vista so 2 of my kids graduated from there but we then moved near San Juan-everyone told us it was a horrable school and at first we did not want our daughter to go there. But I am quite happy to say after compairing the warmth and acceptence and parent involvement. I am also proud to say my daughter will soon be a San Juan graduate. I have never felt like my phonecalls or visits to the school were a bother to the staff. During my daughters 2 years of major medical problems all the staff went out of there way to make sure she always felt accepted and got the help she needed to catch up. San Juan is a great school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe the academic quality is comparable to similar school-my chld is in 11 th grade taking chemistry geometry honors english and ap histroy. her reading leval is 12th grade and while her math needs help they offer tutors upon request.

  • (9 years ago)

    While San Juan has a horrible reputation my daughter and I have found it to be a better learning environment as well as a better social environment compared to Del Campo. They offer the same academic programs and extracurricular activities that other high schools offer and I have personally noticed a higher parent involvement than even at the middle school levels. This school acts like a cross between a private school and an on campus home school. We love it.

  • (10 years ago)

    Good school predictable community. Good staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter is a Freshman at San Juan High. I was aware of the bad reputation that San Juan carried in the past and diligently researched the stats on the school. I found their expulsion rate to be very low; their career programs more diversified; and after speaking with a couple of the Administration was more than satisfied with the progress the school has made. After our registration with the Counselor I was ecstatic. The Counselor made my daughter extremely comfortable and communicated at her level. He was excellent. Since she has been at San Juan she has shown interest in her studies. My daughter now has 6 classes; more variety; and no time to be bored. The teachers are interesting and very involved. I wish that we had the opportunity to take classes like Life Management which teaches the students how to purchase furniture etc. and decorate; and even a semester in caring for a virtual baby to show teenagers that having a baby is a hard job. My daughter is even communicating with her teachers to keep apprised of her ongoing grades. I am so impressed with the staff at San Juan High.

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