About La Jolla High School
La Jolla High School (LJHS) is a comprehensive high school for grades 9–12 located in La Jolla LJHS is the nucleus of the community and provides leadership for a middle school and three elementary schools. LJHS supports approximately 1,600 students from diverse backgrounds by offering a rigorous, coherent, and cohesive core curriculum, as well as Advanced Placement courses in 22 areas and college-credit calculus and political science courses. Additionally, the school provides programs designed to specifically address the special needs of students in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Special Education.
LJHS prides itself on providing a positive, well-ordered climate conducive to learning and has been cited as one of the top high schools in the nation. La Jolla High is also recognized as a California Distinguished School, and as an Achievement via Individual Determination (AVID) School of Distinction. In addition, LJHS was the first public high school west of the Mississippi to earn a chapter in the Cum Laude Society. Each year approximately 90 percent of graduating seniors enter universities or colleges, with a significant number of students attending Ivy League schools, out-of-state institutions, and the University of California and California State University systems.