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El Toro High School

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Saddleback Valley Unified
25255 Toledo Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 586-6333

About This School

El Toro High School is located in Lake Forest, CA and is one of 8 high schools in Saddleback Valley Unified School District. It is a magnet school that serves 2833 students in grades 9-12.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See El Toro High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

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.

El Toro High School had an API growth score of 830 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. El Toro High School's 2012 base score was 818 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, El Toro High School had 27 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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El Toro High School Reviews

By a Parent on

My daughter is now 15 years old and is in 10th grade.  She has special needs so that makes it even harder - being a 15 year old girl all by itself is not easy.  El Toro High school has been wonderful.  The school psychologist has been supportive, understanding, and encouraging.  The students there have been taught respect and tolerance.  The teachers are there to see students succeed.  We had a choice to high schools to attend, and just on recommendations alone from other parents we chose El Toro.  So glad we did!  As a parent, I feel like my child matters at El Toro

By a Current Student on

El Toro High is too hard.

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