PROFICIENCY 64% 67% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
58%Capistrano Unified
68%Dana Point

Dana Hills High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Capistrano Unified" in Dana Point, CA. There are a total of 2,716 students and 98 teachers at Dana Hills High, for a student to teacher ratio of 28 to 1. There are a total of 462 free lunch students and 126 reduced lunch students.

Dana Hills High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 63.5%, which is 67% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio28:1
Free lunch462
Reduced lunch126


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment948
Taking some courses671
Taking some courses (not tests)267
Passing some courses497
Passing no courses176

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 Dana Hills High, there are a total of 948 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 671 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School48%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School79%

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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Dana Hills High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 64.9% 58.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.6% 1.2% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 3.8% 7.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 24.1% 25.6% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 6.0% 7.0% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Richard Henry Dana Elementary30%0.8Dana Point, CA
Opportunities For Learning - Capistrano35%0.9Dana Point, CA
John Malcom Elementary64%1.3Laguna Niguel, CA
Del Obispo Elementary48%1.3San Juan Capistrano, CA
Marco Forster Middle School48%1.4San Juan Capistrano, CA
Kinoshita Elementary20%1.5San Juan Capistrano, CA
Capistrano Connections Academy49%1.6San Juan Capistrano, CA
Palisades Elementary50%2.2Dana Point, CA
George White Elementary57%2.7Laguna Niguel, CA
San Juan Elementary38%2.9San Juan Capistrano, CA
Hidden Hills Elementary41%3.5Laguna Niguel, CA
Harold Ambuehl Elementary47%3.5San Juan Capistrano, CA

Dana Point demographics profile

StatisticDana PointCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,55523291
Median age33.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)68%52%55%
Speak English78%56%79%
Speak Spanish12%29%13%

Education level achieved in Dana Point

IndexDana PointCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade95.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school95.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college88.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree65.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors53.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters20.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.6%1.3%
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