The only high school in the city of Lake Forest, El Toro High School boasts a wide range of offerings for students,…More from strong academics including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs as well extracurricular activities like its award-winning drama department, show choirs, newspaper, yearbook and instrumental music program. The "Home of the Chargers" is also host to strong athletic programs which has won multiple CIF championships, including boys' water polo and soccer in 2009.
In 2010, 704 seniors graduated and many landed at prestigious universities such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC, UCLA, Duke, Georgetown and West Point. Those seniors amassed $4.6 million in scholarships.
El Toro earned an Academic Performance Index (API) score of 830 in 2010. Eight percent of its students are classified as "English Learners" and 14% receive free or reduced-price lunches.