PROFICIENCY 55% 44% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
42%Jefferson Union High

Terra Nova High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Jefferson Union High" in Pacifica, CA. There are a total of 1,037 students and 47 teachers at Terra Nova High, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 153 free lunch students and 42 reduced lunch students.

Terra Nova High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 55.0%, which is 44% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch153
Reduced lunch42


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 Terra Nova High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School45-49%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School60-64%

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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Terra Nova High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 37.8% 14.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 2.0% 2.6% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 13.1% 45.5% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 31.5% 28.3% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.6% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 2.6% 1.5% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 12.3% 7.6% 3.1% 3.1%

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Pacifica demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,06823291
Median age41.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%52%55%
Speak English74%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%

Education level achieved in Pacifica

Completed 8th grade93.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school92.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college77.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters14.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.9%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.6%1.3%
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