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Junipero Serra High School

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Capistrano Unified
31422 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 489-7216

About This School

Junipero Serra High School is located in San Juan Capistrano, CA and is one of 10 high schools in Capistrano Unified School District. It is a alt. school that serves 187 students in grades 9-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Junipero Serra 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.

Junipero Serra High School had an API growth score of 609 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Junipero Serra High School's 2012 base score was 541 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Junipero Serra High School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

42% 58%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

per student
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Junipero Serra High School Reviews

By , a Former Student on

I am a former student of Junipero Serra High School and I graduated after two years. While I was there the school got accredited and I recieved my diploma after I completed my credits early. I had previously attended Capistrano Valley High School where I had a much worse time. At Junipero Serra there is a much stronger bond between the teachers and the students than at another school. This, combined with the experienced teachers and staff, provides a unique learning place that seems more like a second home and family than anything else. Classes are set by quarters instead of semesters, the material is covered completely and done so at a fast pace. Its hard to fall behind in this school due to the fact that you must finish all of your work in class. All in all its a school for people who like a faster paced curriculum, experienced teachers and staff, and a unique learning enviroment.

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