La Quinta High School opened its doors in 1963 and now enters its 50th school year. “La Quinta”, which means fifth in Spanish, acquired its name as the fifth high school built in the Garden Grove Unified School District and as an acknowledgement of the Hispanic heritage of this area. La Quinta is well known for its award-winning Title 1 program, nationally recognized baseball team, magnet business program, renowned music program, and outstanding student achievement and attendance.
La Quinta is a comprehensive high school currently enrolling over 2,000 students, grades nine through twelve, who reside in Westminster, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, and Santa Ana.
La Quinta’s student population is very diverse; 72% of our students are Asian, 19% Hispanic, and 11% are Caucasian, representing approximately 26 different home languages.
La Quinta offers advanced placement courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, English Language and Literature, French, Spanish, US History, US Government, Economics and Statistics.
In addition, the Aztecs have distinguished themselves athletically over the past 40 years with 174 League Championships, 20 CIF final game appearances and 15 CIF team championships.
These achievements have made the faculty, staff and community that La Quinta High School serves very proud.