Otay Ranch High School
Otay Ranch High School (ORHS) was built in 2003 as a part of the Sweetwater Union High School District and first opened to 9th and 10th graders and later accommodated 11th and 12th graders. Otay Ranch High School originally opened to relieve overcrowding from surrounding schools such as San Ysidro High School and Eastlake High School. It now serves students living in both the Otay Ranch and Rancho del Rey developments.
Otay Ranch High School (ORH), home of the Mustangs, is one of Sweetwater Union High School Districtís newest high schools. It is located on a beautiful fifty-five acre campus, surrounded by residential homes, condominiums, apartments and new construction. The school is located in a suburban, middle to upper-middle class community approximately five miles north of the U.S./Mexico International Border.
Otay Ranch draws its student population from several surrounding communities of Chula Vista with a variety of demographics and socioeconomic backgrounds. Rancho del Rey Middle School is the primary feeder school. Its population mirrors the Otay Ranch community with new homes and apartments having been built within the last ten years. ORH also receives students from Castle Park Middle School, which is a Title I school. Despite the fact that ORH is not a Title I school, 25.8% of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch, and this figure has gone up in the last two years.
Otay Ranch High School opened in July 2003 with an enrollment of 1,140 students at the ninth and tenth-grade levels. There has been tremendous growth in the numbers of staff and students over the past few years. Currently, in this 8th year of existence, with an enrollment of approximately 2,750 students in grades nine through twelve, the teaching staff includes 114 teachers. Ninety-seven percent of the teachers are fully credentialed.
Consistent with demographics in Chula Vista, Otay Ranch has a diverse population. The ethnic distribution according to the Chancery enrollment system is approximately 58.7% Hispanic, 18.8% Filipino, 10.6% White, 5.4% African American, 1.9% Asian, .6% Pacific Islander, and .3% American Indian/Alaskan Native.
The Otay Ranch program includes the following special populations: 525 GATE students, or 19% of the population, which is the highest percentage in the Sweetwater Union High School District