School Details

San Juan Hills High School

29211 Vista Montana, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5900
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1929 students 23 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
  • Capistrano Unified School District 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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  • Capistrano Unified School District 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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

San Juan Hills High School is a public high school in San Juan Capistrano. The principal of San Juan Hills High School is Tom Ressler, who can be contacted at tressler@capousd.org. 1,929 students attend San Juan Hills High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 7% of the San Juan Hills High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 27% of the 1,929 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at San Juan Hills High School is 23:1. Coastal Mountain Youth Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 65%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 34% 19%
Asian 3% 5%
Filipino 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.09% %
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 19%
Limited English proficiency 7% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Having had a child attend for 4 years graduate and get into his top choice of colleges I cannot say enough wonderful things about the teachers administration and staff. Yes the building and property are very nice their equipment is top notch but if you don't have quality people you haven't got anything. Their numbers are getting higher I hope they can handle the high enrollment without the over crowding at surrounding schools. I do wish they would open La Pata this has always bothered me from a safety point but I am confident with so many students enrolled the city will realize this needs to happen as soon as possible! It is a great school. You get what you put into it. The school spirit is highly contagious! I am excited for my next child to attend!

  • (8 months ago)

    The administration is fantastic engaged with student and concerned with overall academics and prep for college. Though there is a diverse attendance all students are treated with respect and there is a clear concept of what is acceptable behavior. Great school spirit. I could not say enough positive things about SJHHS. Only negative is the access to the school by vehicle or foot and the cost to park is $100 a year which with mello roos tax funding should not be a reasonable charge blame that on CUSD's issues with budget.

  • (2 years ago)

    has an outstanding surf team as well that has won first place this year in our league finals over all other schools in its league.

  • (3 years ago)

    We love San Juan Hills! Our son went to Ladera Ranch Middle and now is at San Juan. It has been a great experience with wonderful teachers and great extracurricular opportunities. The Accelerated and AP classes are fabulous and there are many to choose from! The campus is gorgeous with a new weight room certified trainer theater with dressing rooms and all new clean facilities. Before we attended I heard there was a possible problem with some hispanic gangs attending. I have seen nothing dangerous nor has my son. He loves it!

  • (4 years ago)

    SJHHS has a strong community of teachers dedicated to working with students of all abilities backgrounds ethnicity. This staff CARES!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so happy we chose this school for our daughter. The principal is doing an amazing job and the staff seems to really care about the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Fabulous teachers and great staff and administration. The parents are amazing supporters of the students and of the school. Go Stallions!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's a beautiful school with wonderful and capable teachers. It is still a new school forging a new path and creating itself. The principal has an amazing track record and will surely take this school to incredible heights.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are incredible. The facilities are top notch. The infrastructure has evolved fairly quickly. The location is absolutely ridiculous from almost any aspect.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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