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 0
8 0
9 648
10 644
11 614
12 569

Helix High School is a public high school of the Grossmont Union High School District located in La Mesa, CA. It has 2,475 students in grades 9th through 12th. Helix High School is the 159th largest public high school in California and the 677th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 26.1 to 1.

Total Students: 2,475
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 94.83
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 677th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 159th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,222nd out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 220th out of 2,608

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Helix High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 1,269
(51%)
11,280
(52%)
 Female 1,206
(49%)
10,493
(48%)

Helix High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 1,176
(48%)
8,152
(37%)
 White 471
(19%)
9,449
(43%)
 Black 420
(17%)
1,571
(7%)
 Two or More 217
(9%)
1,554
(7%)
 Asian 163
(7%)
784
(4%)
 Pacific Islander 22
(1%)
118
(1%)
 American Indian 6
(0%)
145
(1%)

Helix High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,202
(49%)
7,230
(33%)
 Not Eligible 969
(39%)
9,056
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 304
(12%)
5,487
(25%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Helix High School is ranked 181st out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Helix High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (60.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 55.7%. 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.

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
2013 2499
2014 2445
2015 2475

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
2013 29.2
2014 27.4
2015 26.1

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
2013 0.48619447779112
2014 0.61104294478528
2015 0.60848484848485

Compare Helix High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
2,610.0% 26.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 60.8%
 

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School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Helix High School
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Public 09 - 12 2,475 26.1:1  
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Public 09 - 12 1,071 17.9:1 3 miles
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Private PK - 12 119 18:1 4 miles
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