Location: Valley Center, CA
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We've written the best guide to Oak Glen High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Oak Glen High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Oak Glen High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Oak Glen High
- Every sports team you can join at Oak Glen High
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Oak Glen High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Valley Center, CA in San Diego County.
Based on its location, Oak Glen High is classified as a school in a distant rural area, somewhat far from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Oak Glen High School14172 W. Oak Glen Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082
Phone number: 7607510455
Oak Glen High School homepage: https://oghs-vcpusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Principal: Dennis ZabinskyEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Oak Glen High School is 61 students, making it a small high school, in the bottom 25% of all California high schools by size.
With at most a few dozen students in your class, you'll get to know most other Oak Glen High students well. But the small student body size may mean that you won't get access to the full range of activities and classes that other high schools offer.
If you find that your interests aren't well served by Oak Glen High, consider transferring to a larger high school if possible, or find ways to supplement your interests in your community or on the Internet.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Oak Glen High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Oak Glen High has steadily decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 33 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Oak Glen High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Valley Center could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Oak Glen High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Oak Glen High School?
From our statistics, Oak Glen High has a 61:39 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at Oak Glen High, and much more than you would expect from the general population in San Diego County. As a result, it'll feel like there are a lot more girls than boys in your classes.
Sometimes this imbalance can result from random chance and may not suggest anything about Oak Glen High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for males. For example, in our data we find that continuation high schools unfortunately seem to be male-dominated. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract female students, drawing them away from Oak Glen High.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Oak Glen High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 7607510455.
What's the racial diversity at Oak Glen High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Oak Glen High has a somewhat homogenous student body, with the majority of students identifying as one ethnicity, but not representing over 70% of the student body. Most schools in California fit this profile, so Oak Glen High isn't out of the ordinary. Most students attending class with you will be of the predominant ethnicity, but there will be meaningful diversity from other races.
The majority of students at Oak Glen High are Hispanic. In California, Hispanic students make up the majority of all students at 51.5%, and are thus the most common ethnicity. Predominantly Hispanic schools are the most common type of homogenous school, and Oak Glen High fits within this category.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||18.0%||11|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||0.0%||0|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Valley Center. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of Oak Glen High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Oak Glen High School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At Oak Glen High, 11.4% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 62.2% qualify for free lunches.
This means Oak Glen High has a moderate percentage of students at or near poverty. About half of all schools in California show this level of poverty or greater. The income level of families in Valley Center is likely to be relatively low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||16||26.2%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Valley Center and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Oak Glen High is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Oak Glen High is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.
If you have any interests that Oak Glen High doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.
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How safe is Oak Glen High School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?
To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Oak Glen High: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.
These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Oak Glen High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 6 referrals to law enforcement (4 male, 2 female), and 2 school-related arrests (0 males, 2 females). This is out of a total enrollment of 70 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 11.4 Oak Glen High has major safety issues. For every 100 students, there were 11.4 law-enforcement related actions. This is a very high number that puts Oak Glen High in the top 10% of schools with disciplinary actions.
With this record, is Oak Glen High School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Oak Glen High has an especially bad record, or it could be that the local area shows a pattern.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Valley Center-pauma Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Valley Center High||13||16||1271|
|Valley Center Prep||0||0||67|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Oak Glen High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Oak Glen High's academics here.
To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Oak Glen High, the state of California wants as many students to graduate as possible, since a high school diploma can mean a big difference in getting a job.
At Oak Glen High, 94% Oak Glen High students graduated within four years of starting high school.
Here's how this stacks up to other schools. The California state government has defined 90% as a target rate. The state average is around 80-85%.
Oak Glen High is in the 84th percentile of all public high schools in California for graduation rate. This is well above average. Generally, a graduation rate of above 90% is considered good and well above average, and below 75% is well below average.
Note: This data comes from a few years back, but the trends are likely to stay the same, since schools don't get significantly better or worse within a short period of time.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Oak Glen High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Oak Glen High School must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.
If Oak Glen High students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at Oak Glen High.
At Oak Glen High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts Oak Glen High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Oak Glen High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This low percentage itself isn't much cause for concern - as teachers and students get more familiar with the new Common Core, the pass rate at Oak Glen High will likely increase. But it still reflects Oak Glen High's low standing among California high schools.
English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.
The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.
At Oak Glen High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Oak Glen High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Oak Glen High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
Math Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.
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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results