Location: Warner Springs, CA
Are you a student or parent at Warner Junior/Senior High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Warner High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Warner High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Warner High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Warner High
- Every sports team you can join at Warner High
Let's get started!
Warner Junior/Senior High School is a public school, supporting grades 7 to 12 . It's located in Warner Springs, CA in San Diego County.
Based on its location, Warner High is classified as a school in a distant rural area, somewhat far from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Warner Junior/Senior High SchoolPo Box 8 Warner Springs, CA 92086-0008
Phone number: 7607823517
Warner Junior/Senior High School homepage: http://warnerusd.net/
Principal: Melissa BrownEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Warner Junior/Senior High School is 86 students, making it a somewhat small high school, in the bottom half of all California high schools by size.
As a smaller-sized high school, Warner High will feel like a cozy learning environment. With fewer than 100 students in your class, you'll likely get to know most other students and your teachers well. This will give you the feeling of a small liberal arts college.
But with a smaller student body, you won't have as many activities and clubs to choose from. If you find Warner High lacking for your interests, consider looking to your local community to supplement your interests.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Warner Junior/Senior High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Warner High has increased 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 freshman class is 9 students larger than the senior class. This suggests that the school is growing in size and taking on more students.
There are a few reasons this could be happening. The city of Warner Springs could be growing in population, thus sending more students into Warner High. Alternatively, Warner High could be relaxing its student policies and taking in more students.
Are there more boys or girls at Warner Junior/Senior High School?
From our statistics, Warner High has a 48:52 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
Warner High has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in San Diego County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that Warner High doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at Warner Junior/Senior High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Warner High has a diverse student body. No single ethnicity composes more than 50% of all students, which means you'll be surrounded by a diverse set of students in class. Only a third of California schools show this much diversity.
The most common ethnicity at Warner High is Hispanic. In California, 51.5% of all students are Hispanic, making it the most common ethnicity. Even though Warner High is relatively diverse, students of Hispanic descent are the most common ethnicity here.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||26.7%||23|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||5.8%||5|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Warner Springs. 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 Warner High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Warner Junior/Senior 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 Warner High, 6.9% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 70.9% qualify for free lunches.
This means Warner High has a high percentage of students at or near poverty. Almost a third of all schools in California show this level of poverty, and by National Center for Education Statistics standards, Warner High can be classified as a high poverty school. The income level of families in Warner Springs is thus likely to be low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||19||22.0%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Warner Springs and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Unfortunately, schools in areas of lower income levels are likely to be more poorly funded. As a result, they might feature less advanced coursework like AP/IB classes, and you may not have a full range of sports and extracurriculars to draw from. Because Warner High is an especially high poverty-level school, it might not have the resources you need to meet your full potential.
You definitely don't have control over the city, the school, or other families, but you can structure your own learning to be more productive. If you'd like to open yourself to more opportunities, you can look into whether it's possible to transfer to a nearby school with higher income levels.
If not, don't be alarmed - it's possible that Warner High has all that you need for your ambition. And you can definitely be proactive about learning outside of your school, looking to your community or to the Internet to find more resources.
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How safe is Warner Junior/Senior 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 Warner 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 Warner High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 84 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Warner Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|San Jose Valley Continuation High||0||0||6|
|All Tribes Charter||0||0||71|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Warner Junior/Senior High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Warner High's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Warner Junior/Senior High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
Let’s start by taking a look at the data for nationally administered standardized tests.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses that are an additional academic challenge may give Warner Junior/Senior High School students credit for college.
Here's what we're looking for: high average AP test scores as well as high AP passing rates.
Every year, roughly 11 students in grades 9-12 at Warner High take 26 AP exams. It's important to understand how students score on the AP - earning a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test means passing the test and often earning college credit.
The average score of all AP exams taken at Warner High is 1.4 out of 5.
Compared to schools across California, this score puts Warner High at below average performance. On AP tests, the passing score is considered a 3, and unfortunately the number of students who don't pass is greater than the number of do. This performance places Warner Junior/Senior High School in the bottom 25 % of schools for AP tests.
This isn't all bad news for you, though. It's still good that Warner High offers AP classes so you have the opportunity to take courses at a college level. Your school might be new to offering AP courses, and typically teachers get better at preparing students for AP tests over time. Finally, as you'll see below, there are still students who earn a passing grade of 3 or above - and with hard work, you can be one of them.
We have specific data on how many students got a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (out of 5) on AP exams in the chart below:
AP Test-Taking Statistics
Another way to gauge the quality of a school's AP program is to see how many AP students actually took AP exams at Warner Junior/Senior High School. If a lot of students enroll in AP courses but don't actually take the AP tests, it can be a sign that students don't feel adequately prepared to take the test, or the school isn't encouraging students to take the exams enough.
At Warner High, there is a total enrollment of 12 in AP courses (a student taking more than one AP course counts more than once).
Of AP-taking students, 0 took AP tests for ALL AP courses. 12 students took AP tests for SOME AP Courses, and 10 took AP courses but took NO tests.
It seems that most students at Warner Junior/Senior High School who take AP courses do not take any AP exams at the end of the year. This is quite unusual, and it's possible that there is a reporting error from the high school to the government (where we got this information). Another possibility is that Warner High offers an AP course to students, but don't expect them to take the actual AP exam.
You may want to ask your school counselor about whether AP course students usually sign up for the test. If not, ask why that is.
Note: The most recent data we have available is from 2012, so the statistics may have changed since then. Most likely, however, the trends are likely to continue - above average schools are likely to stay above average, and below average schools are likely to stay below average.
To find out the passing rates for specific AP courses at Warner Junior/Senior High School, you'll have to talk to your guidance counselor (who can then help you find that information). For instance, one AP Calculus teacher may have an above-90% passing rate, while another might only have a 50% passing rate. If you can, you'll want to take the class with the teacher who has more students get a 3 or above on the AP exam.
Find out more about the average score for each AP subject here.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Warner Junior/Senior 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 Warner 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 Warner High.
At Warner Junior/Senior High School, 58% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered above average and puts Warner High in the top 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. Around half of Warner High students pass state standards, and around half do not.
This specific percentage isn't much cause for concern - because the standards have gotten harder with the Common Core, the pass rate at Warner High will likely rise over time. But it still reflects Warner High's roughly average ranking 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 Warner Junior/Senior High School, 17% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Warner High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Warner 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.
In addition to the standard high school curriculum, many high schools like Warner Junior/Senior High School offer advanced coursework as part of the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
Brief Intro to AP/IB
AP and IB courses are designed at the difficulty level of college introductory classes. There are several important benefits to taking advanced coursework at Warner High. First, taking more advanced classes shows colleges that you're committed to challenging yourself academically, and that you're one of the more advanced students at Warner High. Taking AP/IB classes also raises your weighted GPA and makes you a stronger college applicant.
Furthermore, many colleges will accept your Warner High AP/IB coursework as college coursework. In some cases, you'll be able to skip introductory-level classes and move to more advanced classes. In other cases, you'll be able to avoid having to take required courses and might even be able to graduate earlier than the standard 4 years. Often this will require you to pass the AP test, getting a score of 3 or above.
So what advanced courses does Warner Junior/Senior High School offer?
Warner Junior/Senior High School offers AP courses in 3 subjects.
This is a low number of AP subjects, putting Warner Junior/Senior High School in the bottom 25% of California schools offering AP courses. You'll be very limited in your ability to explore your interests in math, science, humanities, or social sciences at Warner High.
Take a look at every AP subject offered. If you want to take any AP courses not being offered at Warner High, ask your counselor for ideas on how to cover the gap. If you're a strong student and not feeling adequately challenged, you might consider transferring to another high school to access a more advanced curriculum.
Of course, keep in mind that even though Warner High doesn't offer many AP courses, it might teach the few it does offer quite well. You can see student performance in the AP score analysis section above.
The following AP courses were offered at Warner High during 2015-2016:
|English Language and Composition|
|United States Government and Politics|
Finally, we'll cover which sports teams are available at Warner Junior/Senior High School. Sports are an integral part of many students' high school experiences. The more sports that are available, and the more levels supported (Frosh, JV, Varsity), the more likely you'll be able to participate in a sport at Warner High.
By the way, the Warner Junior/senior High mascot is the Wildcats. Go Wildcats!
Warner Junior/Senior High School fields 7 teams for girls' sports. This is a low number that puts Warner High in the bottom 25% of California schools that offer girls' sports. This is understandable - sports teams are expensive to support, and many schools would rather support other programs with their limited resources. If you play a sport that Warner High doesn't field a team for, consider joining a local non-school team to get practice and compete.
And now for the boys: Warner Junior/Senior High School fields 7 teams for boys' sports. This low number puts Warner High in the bottom 25% of California schools that offer boys' sports. If you play a sport that Warner High doesn't field a team for, consider joining a local non-school team to get practice and compete.
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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
- AP Course Ledger