PROFICIENCY 17% 55% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
20%Compton Unified

Compton High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Compton Unified" in Compton, CA. There are a total of 2,060 students and 90 teachers at Compton High, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 1,366 free lunch students and 88 reduced lunch students.

Compton High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 17.0%, which is 55% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch1366
Reduced lunch88


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment214
Taking some courses178
Taking some courses (not tests)35
Passing some courses74
Passing no courses98

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Compton High, there are a total of 214 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 178 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School6%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School28%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Compton High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.3% 0.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 17.8% 17.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.0% 0.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 81.1% 74.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.6% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% 6.1% 3.1% 3.1%

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Dickison Elementary26%0.9Compton, CA
Longfellow Elementary25%0.9Compton, CA
Rosecrans Elementary27%0.9Compton, CA
Roosevelt Middle School14%0.9Compton, CA
Emerson Elementary20%1.0Compton, CA
Laurel Street Elementary46%1.1Compton, CA
Mayo Elementary21%1.1Compton, CA
Walton Middle School14%1.1Compton, CA
Washington Elementary16%1.3Compton, CA

Compton demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)9,74623291
Median age29.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Speak English37%56%79%
Speak Spanish61%29%13%

Education level achieved in Compton

Completed 8th grade61.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school58.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college34.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree13.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors8.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters2.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Compton High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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