About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
la Costa Canyon High School had an API growth score of 834 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. la Costa Canyon High School's 2012 base score was 818 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, la Costa Canyon High School had 26 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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la Costa Canyon High School Reviews
The campus is beautiful, and the sports teams are well supported. As a former student, I spent a large ammount of time in the Drama department, and have amazing memories of well organized, and creative theatre experiences.
The English department had the best teachers, in my opinion, however I found them to be, for lack of a better word, feisty. Parents should watch out for cliques at this school. If your child has few friends, or is somewhat 'alternative,' he or she may be happier at San Dieguito Academy. If your child is into sports, speech and debate, music, or theatre, La Costa Canyon is a great choice.