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Albany High School

Public | 9-12 | 1282 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

PE Classes. Thats my concern at this school. How are the students graded? What criteria is involved to measure student participation? Attendance? On time? Dress Code? Miles? What about students with disabilities - do they get PE waivers? If not, how are special needs students treated in these classes? Fairly? I am afraid, Not. One of the PE teachers doesn't even care about posting grades and upcoming activities on Aeries. How is it possible for the parents to monitor the performance of their child in PE with no such communication from their PE teacher? Other than leaving things on trust on this teacher, there is no way for the parents to find out whether their child finished the fitness mile in the allocated time or not. If this is the participation class, shouldn't it suffice that the child actually ran the mile? Why is it that this particular PE teacher fails those who take longer in finishing the mile? Neither she knows how to motivate students with sportsman spirit, nor is she fair in her grading. With no clear parameters for grading in place, it's only evident that she uses a lot of subjectivity and judgement in her grading. Sadly disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

Albany High is a great school. Most students here are very accepting and unique. Albany High is the ranked #6 in the top winning schools int the Bay Area. As for the academic side, it can very with challenging and easy material, it really depends on which teacher you get. Some teachers like for class discussions, and less homework and notes, and others favor a lot of notes and homework. Albany has a lot of different classes, which I really like. I feel the school does a great job on preparing students for standardized testing. The school could improve the way they assign classes. For example they could cater to the way the student learns instead of just giving them the next open class. The school can put a lot of pressure on students at times. The counselors are very nice and will work with a student to help him or her reach their academic goal
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2013

I am a current senior at AHS. It's a challenging school if the student is actively seeking challenges. It's easy to not reach your full potential if you're not motivated and driven. A large portion of the students are that AP/college-obsessed stereotype (although there is a lot of creativity, it's not usually shown during school hours). The school caters to that. The environment isn't very community-based, even with the small-ish student body. Ex: students couldn't care less about pep rallies. I feel that this could be improved with more assemblies and things of that nature. Many classes are very standards-based, but some teachers do choose to veer from them and this can either make their classes engaging or make you lose motivation. Some of the classes that rigidly stick to the standards can be monotonous and tiring. It's a mixed bag. Extracurriculars are super fun if you choose to be involved--I know many people in Y&G, for example, and they are very passionate about it. Choir is glorious. Ms. Stocker is incredibly dedicated to building a strong vocal program and it shows not only in the quality of performance, but in the students' enthusiasm. Over all, the school's aight.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2012

It' s a great school. Lots of discipline and academically driven environment. The Head Principal and the Teachers are great. They take a lot of interest in students success. The staff is always nice and helpful. The place is clean and well maintained. There are less issues in this school as compared to others in the region. The only drawback is one of the vice principals who appears to be in clear need of some professional training in disciplining students with dignity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

I had 2 kids graduated from this school. First child is very academically driven, the second child is not, but is popular and loves sports. I feel the culture of this school is mainly tailored to kids who are on academic track, who are motivated, but the school knows little about how to guide and motivate kids who are not. The teachers and counselors were very nice to my first child who already gets straight A's, but was totally rude and sometimes ignored my second child who didn't do so well in school. A great school needs to recognize the needs of every student, and this school seems to only do well with straight A students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2011

Best high school in the East Bay. Science, math, technology, engineering, and music are all fantastic in this truly exceptional public school. The students and teachers are largely determined to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

I think that this school has great academic programs, but honestly that's not all there is to a school is it? I can tell you firsthand that this school is very, very, very cliquely. You rarely see people hanging out with people other than their designated group of friends, which gets quite tedious. If you like that sort of thing, than go for it. But if you're like me and you like to branch out and meet more people, then this is not the school to choose. I'm trying everything I can to convince my parents to let me get out of here.


Posted October 17, 2010

Great college prep school. Mr. Barone is a marvelous principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I loved AHS because it had the best teachers and the best people as students. While I graduated a long time ago, I still hear nothing but praise for the staff and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I love albany high because you can feel safe and i feel like it has a really good learning environment and the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the teachers & counselors at Albany High School. They have a fantastic Math program at Albany too. Everyone there really cares about all the students development & they truly prepare them for the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

AHS is raw. The English department is stellar, the and the science department kills. The math department is a little bit weak... but who cares about math anyway?! Albany High offers community, plenty of extracurricular activities, and a legitimately challenging curriculum. What else can you ask for from public education?
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2008

I have two children in the district- one is in middle school and the other in high school. Overall, I am extremely pleased with both. Standards are uniformly high and safety has never been an issue. Albany requires a high degree of parental support and participation. The music programs are excellent and demanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

My daughter is a Freshman at Albany High and has been extremely enthusiastic and motivated. She is taking a full load of classes and finds all of her teachers dedicated, fair and challenging.Albany High has a very advanced science department, rich curriculum in music and art. There are after school sports from tennis, golf, swimming, football, basketball, soccer and more. All of her friends are very positive about their first year experience and are really happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2007

We have a child in this school, and find it to be a very disappointing experience. We feel that our child needs have not been met, the curriculum is standard, however, safety is an issue. We have been met with deaf ears when we have voiced our concerns in regard to safety issues. This is a school that, in our opinion does not afford our child a safe place to go, to receive an education. We are very unhappy, and urge any new comers to also look over the test results very carefully, we wish we had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

The asst. principal is very unresponsive to the needs of an urban school. Much of the meditation is left to the parents. We chose this school based on its test scores, and have seen the hard way, the test scores, sadly, do not tell the whole story. We are waiting for the year to end, and then withdrawing our student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

High quality of academic programs. Great teachers and great music and art programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2005

Quality of academic programs vary depending on teacher. During my time at AHS, availability of music and art was declining due to budget cuts but sports highly available to students. Parental involvement high given small Albany community but parents most heavily involved weighed less towards representation of students of color.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 1, 2004

I'm an Albany parent whose children are in college now. I had a foreign exchange student living with us this year who attended Albany High for one semester as a junior and I was extremely impressed with the quality of his teachers. The English and History teachers were particularly strong, as was his biology class. The homework assignments required creativity and critical thinking, and there were no worksheets or generic homework assignments. The American literature class was particularly impressing -- the authors ranging from Hawthorne to Twain to Morrison and Hemmingway. Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

very creative music department and great teacher leading and making it possible with the cutbacks to continue the program and give students a wonderful choice of all the classses Super leadership in the counseling department helping students in many difficult ways and gaining entrance to colleges


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This school's
API score

860

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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API score

860

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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62%

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68%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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67%

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68%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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53%

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25%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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76%

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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95%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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85%

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89%

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79%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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69%

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50%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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57%

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50%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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52%

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40%

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13%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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68%

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70%

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70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

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47%

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57%

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48%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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71%

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66%

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66%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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61%

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57%

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58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

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43%

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47%

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50%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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70%

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79%

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65%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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54%

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75%

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66%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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26%

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44%

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32%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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67%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

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High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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81%

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86%

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89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

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94%

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82%

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90%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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62%

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68%

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World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Males53%
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Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability14%
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Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females82%
Males80%
African Americann/a
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Hispanic or Latino76%
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Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
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English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state85%

Earth Science

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Non-economically disadvantaged50%
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English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females81%
Males74%
African American50%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state83%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Males98%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state95%

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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students80%
Females74%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state79%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students76%
Females85%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state80%

Chemistry

All Students55%
Females47%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Earth Science

All Students39%
Females17%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females80%
Males69%
African American53%
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability34%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state77%

Geometry

All Students44%
Females40%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian39%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state43%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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African Americann/a
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Science

All Students69%
Females72%
Males67%
African American53%
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state72%

World History

All Students70%
Females73%
Males68%
African American47%
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Algebra II

All Students36%
Females30%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students65%
Females69%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Chemistry

All Students77%
Females67%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state77%

Earth Science

All Students43%
Females45%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females75%
Males66%
African American47%
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Geometry

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students90%
Females89%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state94%

Physics

All Students94%
Females89%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state98%

U.S. History

All Students67%
Females63%
Males70%
African American50%
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state70%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Females94%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability66%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner65%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females93%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American93%
Asian99%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability55%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner81%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 39% 11%
White 37% 27%
Hispanic 13% 51%
Black 8% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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