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Western High School

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Posted June 14, 2011

I am a current student at Western High School. The teachers are exceptional. They don't get too angry unless a bad student is in the class. They will try to remove that student to give other students a better learning environment. Yes, there are a lot of fighting, but as long as you stay away from those people and be friends with the right people it's a good school. There are over 100 clubs which include community service and cultural clubs including Filipino,Polynesian,Romanian, and other cultural clubs. We also spread diversity in the school and promote anti-bullying. Everyone in the school feels equal.


Posted February 17, 2010

now im a regular african american student of western highscool dont get straight A's but dont get F's i dont want to say its a good school but i dont want to say it aint bad i dont think parents can say anything that has to do with the inside of the school like its safe and the people there are good kids, yes the teachers excelent i say but dont think there still isnt gang banding and fighting involved if i got to choose i would go to cypress high. like i said teachers excellent many students not but its my opinion any one that goes there would say that but if you stay with the right people you should be okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2010

i think that this a great school i feel safe when my mom drops me off everyday
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2009

I love western it is so diverse and the environment is so friendly students and teachers are so welcoming (well except ms. garcia) many students are involved in school activities and are willing to help anyone in need
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

This school is great and has one of the best athletic program in the area. The kind of kids the school gets it does the best. I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

The administration, faculty and staff of WHS are exceptional. As a member of the very active and involve WHS Alumni Association, I get a chance to interact with students from over fifty years of classes at WHS. There were some very lean periods at the school during the 80's and mid 90's, but on a whole, the school has a history of providing a quality educational and social experience for any children who put the effort into their own role as a student. The school embraces the diversity of its students, as well as its rich heritage. International Week and the Memorial Day recognition of former students who have sacrificed their lives in service of our country are just examples of the Pioneer Spirit which the administration promotes and encourages from all the students. Parents also get out of the school what they put into it. Get involved instead of complaining.


Posted May 26, 2007

This school is academically strong. Its test scores go up every year. Ths honor students are very intelligent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2007

My son is a freshman this year at Western. He had gone to Christian school his whole life. We have not encountered any of the problems we anticipating in a public school. His teachers and sports coaches have been wonderful. He's made a lot of new friends from all walks of life. We did encounter one problem on his schedule when his sport changed, but it was quickly resolved with a couple phone calls to his counselor. I have not met the new principal but I have seen him frequently watching the different sporting events. So my overall experience of Western High School has been a very positive one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

This is a horrible school. Try to send your child some where else if you can. The vice principal does nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

Western high school has a loving, helping, and encouraging staff. I think this is very important considering teens talk to teachers more often about their personal lives then they would parents. There are many extra curricular activities and sports, music and art opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

I went to WHS from 2001-2005. I loved the school very much. I learned so much, the academic programs are wonderful and there many chances for students to get involved in chior, art, and athletics. The athtetics programs continues to improve each year. I myself played four sports and learned so much by that. I was one of the top in my class due to the great amount of respect the teachers have for their students. And also the fact that the teachers don't just want to teach they want to make the students learn. Western helped me to become who I am today. I loved the school so much I am now a part of the faculty.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 11, 2005

Western has come a long way, moving from an IIUSP school to a California Distinguished School in about three years. Western's student body is extremely diverse which is demonstrated by the school's annual International Week. One possible drawback could be the lack of parental involvement in many school events.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 28, 2003

Some of the teachers do their job well and maintain a good rapport with the students, but the administrators and counselors will treat the students and parents like they are the enemy. It seems that the teachers oppose the poor administration, but fear punitive action if they were to speak out. Overall, my experiences with the school have been negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

I believe that Western High School has collection of some of the best office staff, teachers, mentors, and students. The teachers and staff are fully evolved in any and all of the students activities, weather it concerns school, home, sports etc. There is an open door policy with all teachers and staff for our students. I have a son in Western, and he has just as much care and parenting within Western as he has at home. That stems from the principal, to his head coach. I will have another son attending next year, and even though he is not a student yet, the staff, teachers, and coaches take time to keep him busy during summer vacations. I enjoy having my boys in Anaheim School District. If the caring from the staff and teachers continue, Western will remain one of the best schools within the Anaheim School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This is a terrible school. Even after attempts by the school to have more communication with parents they still do a poor job. There are soome good teachers but, the bad ones terribly out weigh the good. I went in to some of my daughter's classes and it seemed that some of the teachers do not care about their students. It almsot seems as if they hate their job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Principal leadership is horrible due to the fact that there are so many restriction from everything that my child doesn't have the same opportunities as other schools in their district. The teachers are excellent, they help my child when she needed help with her homework, projects, or sometimes personal matters. The extracuricular activities are pretty good, but unfortunately some programs are not as good as the others due to the funding issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

The quality of the administration at Western High School has continued to decline. The principal leads a pack of counselors who do not make themselves available to the students unless in emergencies or by appointment. It has been a disappointing year for my daughter and two of her friends. They are great students but the hassle with dealing with their counselors in preparation for college has been ridiculous. The current principal seems 'lost' most of the time and unaware of what goes on on his own campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

Some of the teachers are excellent, but it is hard to get your child into the classes with the best teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

770

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

770

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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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Earth Science

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
39%
English Language Arts

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

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
57%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Earth Science

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
28%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
World History

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

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
Algebra II

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
19%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
83%
U.S. History

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

520 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 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 Students14%
Females15%
Males12%
African American7%
Asian23%
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)16%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

Algebra II

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Females75%
Males74%
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Non-economically disadvantaged75%
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Parent education - declined to state75%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students93%
Females91%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 state94%

Earth Science

All Students26%
Females19%
Males34%
African American13%
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females61%
Males59%
African American55%
Asian80%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state58%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students73%
Females71%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
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 state72%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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 Students22%
Females17%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
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 state23%

Algebra II

All Students45%
Females37%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
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 state45%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females40%
Males47%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
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 state44%

Chemistry

All Students59%
Females46%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
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 state61%

Earth Science

All Students35%
Females8%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
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 state31%

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females42%
Males48%
African American36%
Asian73%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state46%

Geometry

All Students36%
Females31%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian45%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
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 state36%

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

All Students89%
Femalesn/a
Males92%
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 disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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 state88%

Science

All Students55%
Females51%
Males58%
African American38%
Asian80%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

World History

All Students46%
Females37%
Males56%
African American53%
Asian81%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%
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 Students11%
Females9%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
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 state11%

Algebra II

All Students32%
Females31%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asian48%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
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 state28%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students69%
Females73%
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 disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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 state81%

Chemistry

All Students42%
Females36%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner10%
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)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females48%
Males42%
African American47%
Asian56%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander38%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Geometry

All Students28%
Females24%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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 state28%

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

All Students46%
Females41%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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 state48%

Physics

All Students85%
Females83%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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 state83%

U.S. History

All Students53%
Females47%
Males58%
African American52%
Asian67%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander38%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

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.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

529 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students80%
Females82%
Males78%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American74%
Asian81%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Declined to state45%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown84%
Students with disability35%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner45%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students85%
Females85%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American74%
Asian93%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state73%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknown89%
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner63%
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

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 63%
White 13%
Asian 8%
Black 4%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
English language learners 21%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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