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Alta Loma High School

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Posted September 28, 2013

ALHS is a good school for my advanced student, but still minimal teacher involvement. However, for my other student who will be going to Chaffey, is completely forgotten. His schedule this year was horrible. He received a Geometry class where he had this in 10th grade with an A grade. He also put Photography as his highest rank class to take this year and did well in Photo 1, but was told there was no room for him this year. He receives no support. You have to plan to go to a University to get minimal support. If you are working parents, you may have trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I really appreciate the constant communication that the staff and administration provides to parents. However i do wish however they would have either a place on campus that would have updates on the various club meetings. I have a shy freshman and she tried to go to a few club meetings, they either canceled it or moved it. So she has stopped trying. If only they would have a place online to get that information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

Great school staff keeps you informed as to whats going on with your child and with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2012

Children are truely left behind due to teacher arrogance. The education in Math and English have been great and I feel that the sucess is reflected in the SAT scores. However many of the college prep classes that do not get tested for (Spanish, Chemistry) there are a group of teachers that have unrealisitc expectations. If you don't know who to avoid as teachers your result will be low grades, drop in your GPA, disqualification into college, and your child no longer has confidence in themselves. Please look at the % of Alta Loma Students moving on to a 4 year college before choosing this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

I attended Alta Loma High School from 2004-2008 and found that this school was very rewarding. I received an excellent education and the extracurriculars are outstanding.The teachers all took an interest in all of the students and wanted to see the students succeed for the students' benefit and not just for their own. However, the administration was often times a bit misleading. The principal at the time when I first started was great and incredibly involved. Then the reigns were handed over to someone who didn't quite care much about the students but more about where we "should" be in rankings which was too much pressure and not enough nurture. So though I found that this school was very beneficial to me, it lacked in positive leadership.


Posted March 15, 2010

i am a student here at alta loma and i hate it. at lunch we have almost NO space to relax from the stressing classes and the restrooms make our school look like some school from a third world country. I will beg my parents to send me to los osos
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

This high school is focused on the 'cream of the crop,' to quote its principal at my daughter's graduation in 2009. She was on the college track and was completely ignored. She is now attending Chaffey College and finally enjoys school! She had many teachers that didn't care whether she was successful or not. Out of all the teachers she had (an average of 24 for the time she was there), only her driver's ed, chemistry, advanced Spanish, and economics teachers (4!) took the time to let me know that they were concerned about her. They were the only ones that saw potential in her. I have a GATE identified son who is leaving Alta Loma Jr. High and I will not place him at ALHS. The children are on their own there and have to deal with teachers that don't care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

Please do not send your child here if they plan on going to a good university. I graduated from ALHS and attended UC Berkeley - but I did it all and figured it out all on my own. No one will try to help you - all the administration cares about is getting people to graduate, that's all. So if your child has aspirations to attend a prestigious university, send them to Los Osos.


Posted June 25, 2008

I have 4 children go through ALHS, yes the Marching Band and music program is great, and especially the Jazz Bands, but my biggest concern is the College Prep program is severely lacking. As far as I know less the half of seniors go on to college, most go out into the real world with just a high school diploma. A far cry from my high school in the early seventy s with 99% graduated and went to top US schools. This school needs more teachers that care instead of ones that hang around for a paycheck
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

Wonderful school! This is my son's second year in attendance. My son is in special ed and we have had nothing but great support from administrators and teachers. Safe school. Teachers invest many extra hours to provide extra help for students. My son's year as a freshman was fantastic, and this year as a sophomore is even better. My son loves his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

this school is the best. i may only be a sophmore this year. but i can say it is a great school. i hope all freshmen or new kids in any grade have a good time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2006

So far ALHS has been a good experience for my soon to be Sophomore. The music program is excellent (go Marching Band). Some really great teachers (a few not so good). Overall the school is doing a pretty good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

Really really good school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2004

Special Education Administration at this school is horrible. Employees often bend the rules and mislead parents. There are many good teachers here that put in a lot of extra effort to help students succeed. With a strong desire to succeed and a little luck a student could do well here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2004

I love ALHS! I'm a Junior and I have been at ALHS since 2001. I'm in the Marching Band and an Editor for the School's newspaper. Our principal, Mr. Bertrand, is totally awesome he knows most students by name. Not because they're in trouble, but because he talks to us. Everyone that works at Alta Loma makes it fun for the students. Our Sports teams are great! The Marching Band, Drum Line, and Color Guard are State Champions and our Dance team went to Nationals. Everyone that I know that go to other schools in the district always say they want to come to Alta Loma. Its the best place to be in my opinion and all the alumni always come back to visit even though they say they never will.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

I have had 3 children at this school. One was accepted at USC with honors. So school is doing something right. There is a PTSA at this school attempting to get more parental involvement. Most teachers are great. A few could retire. Extracurricular activities are awesome. Sports programs are supported well by the staff. Student Government/Clubs very active on this campus. Counselors very involved with their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2003

We have had two kids attend this school. Majority of faculty excellent. Academics good overall especially the music program & English classes. My son graduated and moved on to college successfully one year ago. The school-to-home communications could be improved. My youngest child is a junior and has been having a consistently positive experience with the school staff except having enough restrooms open and clean. The counseling staff have been great!
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

791

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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API score

791

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
English Language Arts

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

633 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
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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World History

The state average for World History was 51% 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

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
68%
Earth Science

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

623 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
18%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

621 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
World History

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

612 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Earth Science

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

635 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
10%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
U.S. History

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

628 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
World History

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

2013

 
 
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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

All Students24%
Females26%
Males22%
African American14%
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate24%
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students74%
Females70%
Males78%
African American50%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Earth Science

All Students35%
Females27%
Males43%
African American21%
Asiann/a
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state29%

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females64%
Males58%
African American50%
Asian81%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state34%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students55%
Females50%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
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 graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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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

All Students4%
Females5%
Males4%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students74%
Females68%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students44%
Females38%
Males50%
African American42%
Asiann/a
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females39%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students26%
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 disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
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 Students54%
Females58%
Males50%
African American38%
Asian68%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Geometry

All Students17%
Females11%
Males23%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented33%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate16%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students69%
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 disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
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

Science

All Students65%
Females61%
Males68%
African American45%
Asian82%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state53%

World History

All Students59%
Females48%
Males69%
African American47%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state59%
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

All Students8%
Females0%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students35%
Females32%
Males38%
African American21%
Asiann/a
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)39%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students65%
Females63%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students42%
Females41%
Males43%
African American41%
Asian54%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students63%
Females36%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
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 Students48%
Females54%
Males41%
African American42%
Asian59%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students2%
Females1%
Males3%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)3%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented17%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students58%
Females54%
Males65%
African American45%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students84%
Femalesn/a
Males85%
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 disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
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

U.S. History

All Students60%
Females56%
Males65%
African American54%
Asian67%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state33%

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.

624 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

624 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students89%
Females91%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American71%
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability59%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner34%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females88%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American70%
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability60%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner59%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 52%
White 39% 26%
Black 7% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jim Cronin
Fax number
  • (909) 391-5336

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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Alta Loma, CA 91701
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