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Middle College High School

Preschool | Grades 9-12 | Santa Ana Unified
1530 West 17TH St
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 953-3900

About This School

Middle College High School is a small comprehensive highschool for students living within the boundaries of Santa Ana Unifed School District.  Located on the Santa Ana College campus, Student at MCHS are concurrently enrolled in high school and college classes with the ability to earn the high school diploma and the Associates degree in five years instead of six.  Students in 8th grade are invited to apply to MCHS in January.  Students and parents are interviewed by MCHS staff in February.  Eighty students are selected each year for the freshmen class.
Middle College High School is located in Santa Ana, CA and is one of 60 schools in Santa Ana Unified School District. It is a alt. school that serves 310 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 Middle College 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.

Middle College High School had an API growth score of 906 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Middle College High School's 2012 base score was 890 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Middle College High School had 25 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)

57% 43%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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