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The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is located in northeast Orange County, California. The district serves the cities of Placentia and Yorba Linda as well as portions of Anaheim, Fullerton, and Brea.

Academically, district students continue to excel on standardized tests, outpacing both state and county averages. Students have won high honors in the county, state, and national competitions, including Academic Decathlon and Science Olympiad tournaments, Mock Trial, and both visual and performing arts competitions. Graduating classes traditionally earn millions of dollars in academic and athletic scholarships. As such, the district consists of numerous award-winning school sites and programs.

School Type:
  • Public High School
State: California
City: Yorba Linda
Affiliation: Non-Religious
Grades Accepted:
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
School Size: 1,700
Average Class Size: 25
Student Body:
  • Co-ed
Program Duration:
  • Spring Semester
  • Fall Semester
  • Full Academic Year
  • Yes
Dresscode: Dress Code Required
Price: $$$
Graduation Allowed:
  • Yes
Graduation After 1 Year:
  • Yes
AP Classes:
  • Yes
AP Classes Offered:
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology

Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science A, Computer Science P, Economics: Macro, English Language and Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, German, Government: US, Human Geography, Physics (1 and C), Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art (2D, 3D and Drawing), United States History

College Prep/Honors Classes:
  • Yes

English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Language

IB Program:
  • Yes
  • Yes

Esperanza High School: Engineering, Medical Sciences, Computer Science

Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Graduation Rate: 99.4%
College Acceptance Rate: 71.1
University Acceptances:

CSU Fullerton, UC Riverside, UC Irvine, Cal Poly Pomona, and more

Yorba Linda is home of 20 honors and AP Classes, award-winning fine and performing arts programs.

Boys Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Cheerleading
  • Water Polo
Girls Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swim
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Cheerleading
  • Water Polo

Yorba Linda offers 50-plus school wide clubs and organizations, and a co-curricular men's and women's athletic program with has earned 84 league titles and five California Interscholastic Federations (CIF) titles in just 10 years of varsity level.

Arts Offerings:

Band and Guard, Choir, Dance, Orchestra, Photography, Theatre, Visual Arts

Yorba Linda has an award-winning fine and performing arts programs.

Extra Curricular

ASB Dance Production Science Olympiad 60 + Clubs including: Academic Decathlon Mock Trial Speech & Debate Leadership CSF E-Sports, Band, Newspaper Theatre Arts Link Crew FCA Key Club,Color Guard Orchestra Vocal Music PTSA NHS Red Cros

Community Information
City Population: 51,274
Weather: Summers are short, hot, arid, and clear and the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy.
Nearby Cities: Los Angeles, California (61 km)
Nearest Airport: John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Local Attractions:

PYLSD is located in northeast Orange County, California. The county is famous for its tourist attractions and its beaches. Attractions include Disneyland, professional sports teams, museums and shopping.

"Living in Placentia offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Placentia there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Placentia and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Placentia are highly rated." - Niche.com

1301 E Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA, USA, California, USA 92870