Helix High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Grossmont Union High" in La Mesa, CA. There are a total of 2,445 students and 89 teachers at Helix High, for a student to teacher ratio of 28 to 1. There are a total of 1,169 free lunch students and 325 reduced lunch students.
Helix High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 53.5%, which is 40% higher than the California average.
|Taking some courses||435|
|Taking some courses (not tests)||123|
|Passing some courses||380|
|Passing no courses||51|
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 Helix High, there are a total of 564 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 435 taking some courses.
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.
|Hispanic or Latino||46.1%||33.9%||54.1%||23.6%|
|American Indian and Alaskan||0.3%||0.6%||0.7%||1.2%|
|Population density (sq mi)||6,502||256||91|
|Married (15yrs & older)||51%||52%||55%|
|Completed 8th grade||89.7%||81.1%||84.3%|
|Completed high school||89.2%||79.8%||83.0%|
|Completed some college||71.9%||61.5%||59.4%|
|Completed associate degree||43.9%||39.8%||38.5%|
|Completed professional degree||2.7%||3.9%||3.3%|