School Details

Orange Glen High School

2200 Glen Ridge Road, Escondido, CA 92027
(760) 291-5000
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2351 students 21 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Escondido Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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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  • This school in 2013
  • Escondido Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Escondido Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orange Glen High School is a public high school in Escondido. The principal of Orange Glen High School is Thomas Allison, who can be contacted at tallison@euhsd.k12.ca.us. 2,351 children attend Orange Glen High School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Orange Glen High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 73% of the 2,351 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Orange Glen High School is 21:1. Valley High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 76% 55%
Asian 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Filipino 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 15% 35%
Unspecified 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 9283%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 41%
Limited English proficiency 26% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a previous Poway Ca resident & our only child has either attended Christian private or the Poway schools both are suppose to be superior. The truth is we moved to Escondido in a gorgeous upscale home & OG is the school are home is assigned to I was worried because it wasn't getting a high score out of 10 but what I have come to learn first hand as a P.T.A member at OG is that 80% of the kids are poor by state standards & their parents do not speak English as a primary language like their kids do & so that can create some struggles with standardized testing or the out of 10 scoring. Fact this school attendance is at a recording breaking high of 78% no other school in in county has a high attendance score like Orange Glen's 51% of the kids go off to college right after HS 21% join the military 28 Other. The staff are amazing & genuinely care about the kids. The school receives a healthy amount of Federal money for after school programs.We purchased a new skate park set up & we are adding in January another after school program to become scuba certified & every child gets a Rosetta Stone Program at no charge. Thriving School Environment for ALL.

  • (1 year ago)

    Overall I enjoy my time at OG. There are a few teachers who could do a better job (especially in the Spanish department) but most of the teachers are terrific and genuinely care about the students. The only thing I don't like is that teachers and faculty play favorites. There's a select few students who are liked much more than others and it makes the rest of the students feel left out or not good enough. The PE credit thing is ridiculous too but that's a California thing. The standards we have to meet nearly killed me (I dropped about 30 pounds in three months just to pass!) They say it's to measure our health but everybody's different. I'm not going to lose my chance to take another class just because I didn't do as many push ups as they wanted me to.

  • (4 years ago)

    Awful experience... we sent our daughter to Charter after two years. The teachers didn't care the curriculum was too easy and the honors/AP classes were *not* preparing her for college. The German book still showed Germany as two countries!! They're cutting extra-curriculars and arts and spending money on making the campus prettier instead.

  • (5 years ago)

    Orange Glen honestly has to be like a home away from home my friends and I always joke around with the teachers and staff about how you can literally live in the school we already spend more time there than at home! There are fun programs going on before during after school and on weekends. Our school is a very calm place and wherever you bump into a new face you can be sure that it is a friendly one. Many of these teachers go out of their way to help us students out they care about us. I've had the opportunity to get to know some of my teachers on a more personal level and they do worry and keep an eye out for their students. Orange Glen is full of so much spirit and energy when the music is playing during lunch and activities are set up you can be sure that the OGHS alumni will be eager to get out there and entertain; OG students make things happen not just within our school but around our community as well.

  • (5 years ago)

    Having moved to Southern California nearly two years ago now it has been our privilege in this last school year to have our two boys attend Orange Glen High School. Our first year in Southern California was at a nearby school district and the differences are significant. Although the school district they first attended is reputed to be an excellent district in terms of achievement etc. we were overall disappointed with that experience. It was excessively competitive and anonymous. Our experience at Orange Glen has been decidedly more favorable. The teachers take the time to get to know the students and the counsellors are accessible when necessary. In both schools the boys were/are 'A' students and we are confident that they are receiving a very high(er) quality education at OGHS.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love my my childern going to OG. the teacher are great!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a student I see all aspects of a school that truly matter and it is frightening to see how poorly some aspects of this school are managed. In my fours years of attending I will have three diffrent principles. This is it's self is a mess. Many of ASB management and handling of buildings such as the Preforming Arts Center are horrible. The music department and drama department are consitently fight over the PAC due to lack of classroom space. As a campus it is clean and well kept but often times matience is preformed during class and interupts teachers while teaching. There are many distinguished teachers with excellent certifications. (Dooley Keller Bronwyn). There are many other teachers whose methods are also outstanding. ]

  • (9 years ago)

    Great School. Great Area! Great Teachers. Distinguished School (05)

  • (10 years ago)

    Orange Glen's newest National Board Certified teachers are Rachel Bronwyn and Lance Keller. They join Kathy Dooley as EUHSD's only Board-Certified Teachers. This prestigious accomplishment is symbolic of their devotion and dedication to the success of our students.

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