PROFICIENCY 38% equal to state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
49%Newport-Mesa Unified
38%Costa Mesa
38%California

Costa Mesa High is a school servicing grades 7 to 12 and is located in the district of "Newport-Mesa Unified" in Costa Mesa, CA. There are a total of 1,779 students and 69 teachers at Costa Mesa High, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 1,033 free lunch students and 249 reduced lunch students.

Costa Mesa High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 38.0%, which is equal to the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1779
Teachers69.35
Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch1033
Reduced lunch249

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment426
Taking some courses280
Taking some courses (not tests)146
Passing some courses142
Passing no courses120

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 Costa Mesa High, there are a total of 426 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 280 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All33%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
737%
831%
High School30-34%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All43%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
740%
836%
High School55-59%

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.

Costa Mesa High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 23.7% 38.7% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 1.8% 1.1% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 7.9% 4.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 63.9% 52.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.4% 0.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.1% 1.4% 3.1% 3.1%

Costa Mesa demographics profile

StatisticCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Population112,43939,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)7,15125691
Median age34.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Speak English61%56%79%
Speak Spanish29%29%13%

Education level achieved in Costa Mesa

IndexCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college67.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Costa Mesa High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.