Helix High School



Helix High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Helix High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 1
8 10
9 651
10 643
11 591
12 544

Helix High School is a public high school of the Grossmont Union High School District located in La Mesa, CA. It has 2,440 students in grades 9th through 12th. Helix High School is the 195th largest public high school in California and the 653rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 28.7 to 1.

Total Students: 2,440
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 85

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Helix High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,252
(51%)
11,785
(52%)
 Female 1,188
(49%)
11,095
(48%)

Helix High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,068
(44%)
7,765
(34%)
 White 507
(21%)
10,807
(47%)
 Black 428
(18%)
1,575
(7%)
 Two or More 237
(10%)
1,729
(8%)
 Asian 160
(7%)
682
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 30
(1%)
155
(1%)
 American Indian 10
(0%)
167
(1%)

Helix High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,218
(50%)
12,686
(55%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 945
(39%)
8,691
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 277
(11%)
1,503
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Helix High School is ranked 254th out of 0 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Helix High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.1%) is slightly lower than the state average of 52.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Helix High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2253
2006 2407
2007 2308
2008 2387
2009 2337
2010 2364
2011 2463
2012 2440

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.3
2006 22.7
2007 18.9
2008 24.4
2009 23.3
2010 N/A
2011 29
2012 28.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.57212605415002
2006 0.49605317823016
2007 0.51733102253033
2008 0.50942605781315
2009 0.54129225502781
2010 0.54060913705584
2011
2012 0.50081967213115

Compare Helix High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,116.1% 21.2:1
 
2,870.0% 28.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 50.1%
 
State Average 52.5%
 

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Public 09 - 12 2,440 28.7:1  
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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