Costa Mesa High School



Costa Mesa High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Costa Mesa High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 321
8 321
9 287
10 271
11 267
12 251

Costa Mesa High School is a public high school of the Newport-Mesa Unf School District located in Costa Mesa, CA. It has 1,718 students in grades 7th through 12th. Costa Mesa High School is the 540th largest public high school in California and the 2,383rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 25.8 to 1.

Total Students: 1,718
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 25.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 66.6

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Costa Mesa High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 866
(50%)
5,358
(52%)
 Female 852
(50%)
4,860
(48%)

Costa Mesa High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,103
(64%)
4,258
(42%)
 White 393
(23%)
5,107
(50%)
 Asian 145
(8%)
538
(5%)
 Black 38
(2%)
141
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 23
(1%)
75
(1%)
 Two or More 13
(1%)
64
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
35
(0%)

Costa Mesa High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,037
(60%)
3,849
(38%)
 Not Eligible 539
(31%)
5,830
(57%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 142
(8%)
539
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Costa Mesa High School is ranked 275th out of 0 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Costa Mesa High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (68.6%) is higher than the state average of 52.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Costa Mesa High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1979
2006 1910
2007 1888
2008 1863
2009 1752
2010 1731
2011 1693
2012 1718

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 27.1
2006 27.9
2007 24.4
2008 26.5
2009 26.5
2010 N/A
2011 25.5
2012 25.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53410813542193
2006 0.52931937172775
2007 0.55932203389831
2008 0.69726247987118
2009 0.56050228310502
2010 0.63720392836511
2011 0.92321323095097
2012 0.68626309662398

Compare Costa Mesa High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,116.1% 21.2:1
 
2,580.0% 25.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 52.5%
 
This School 68.6%
 

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