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Aptos High School

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3 stars

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Posted April 1, 2014

This school, for a lesser word, is repulsive. Most of the teachers are not helpful in anyway toward the students. The science department, except for a few, are old haggard men who think they are the definition of science; for example they are only thoughtful and helpful to students who show a scientific mind and anyone who has even the slightest bit of trouble they write off. I don't think half of them even have a PhD but yet they act as if they're god; just very, very narrow minded. More than the ludicrous science dept., most other faculty members are as closed off and unwelcoming too. I am beyond done with this school and I hope they're bad ethics are revealed and things start to change.. Mariner Moms are a bunch of petty woman who like to interfere in the lives of students who see more than what high school offers. They act like they're still in high school and act in a place of which they know nothing and shouldn't be involved. Please, go live your own pathetic life and stop interfering in mine. Aptos high school is a place where the teachers and parents are so unaccomplished they in turn hold back every other student to the same pathetic life they're subjected too.


Posted January 30, 2014

Absolutely horrific school in every way imaginable. With the vast majority of the teachers it is obvious they do not care for the student's education and are more worried about their next paycheck with very few exceptions. The academics are also put as second fiddle to the complete over indulgence in sports. The students are also extremely bad-mannered with no respect for peers or faculty whatsoever. Racism, homophobia, and bullying is rampant. Please, do not by any means let your child attend Aptos High School. - A staff member of 6 years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 14, 2013

The school cares far too much about sports than the actual academics of the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2013

If you have a child with special needs or hispanic student, there's not a lot of inclusion. If you have an athlete, scholar or one that would like to be in ASB or leadership, it's a great school for involement. Too much emphasis is placed on those who don't need help rather than those who can benefit. Great teachers except for a few and staff is great. Communication to get basic information can be difficult at times, but the organized teachers keep parents in the loop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

We are the second generation to go through Aptos High. The teachers are creative and thoughtful and the natural setting is inspiring. The new performing art center is awesome, and I hope the school uses it often for and grows its music and theatre programs. Sports have always been great here. It's also a somewhat diverse campus, with the majority of students being white, hispanic, and hispanic English language language learners. Native English speakers excel here, with a lot of support in a large variety of AP classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I taught at Aptos High School for 15 years. Its techers and staff achieve escellence in every respect. Their arts and music techers are especially to be commended for great performances. Everyday, they strive for excellence. One can't ask for anything more.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 28, 2009

My son has been a student at Aptos High for 4 years now. This is is his senior year and I have seen a vast change of improvement in this school. In his freshman-sophmore years Aptos high was bad. Teribble,the worst you could imagine. But the next two years were exceptional. A new principal canged the school in so many ways. Test scores went up, the bad kids left, but more importantly the bad teachers were replaced with better, and more caring teachers. Overall Aptos high school is one of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Great teachers, students, and community involvement. A beautiful location and setting for continuing education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Outstanding, dedicated teachers, awesome, innovative principal and wonderful dedicated coaches lead a great sports program.All factors together create an exceptional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Overall, the school does a medicore job balancing the needs of a diverse student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

This school needs to focus more on teachers and academic success instead of physical improvements on campus. In other words, I don't understand why this school worries about buildings instead of a shortage of science lab materials and computers that do not work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

As yet I have had no problems with this school and have been impressed with the changes and improvements that have been brought about by the new Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

This school administration seems to be more concerned with how they look than the students they serve. Bullying and putdowns are rampant and there doesn't seem to be much control with conflicts that arise on the campus. Many of the teachers need to put more emphasis on accomodating the varying learning styles and individuality of each student and cater to varying levels of progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

I am very pleased with Aptos High. Any time I've had a question, I e-mail, and get a response before the end of the day. Tons of Parent involvement. Wonderful Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

My son is currently a sophmore at AHS, I'm pleased with his academic class loads, he is able to take as many accelerated classed he feels he needs to. His sophmore class boasts over 80 students who are in CSF membership.I feel this school holds the best hope for my son in this district. It is cetainly not a perfect school, but if you have an academically oriented student it by far better than the other choice. Many people do no not like the segregated atmosphere at the school. I have been on campus many times, and students who are in teams or clubs mix as well as anywhere else. The students who do not have a reason to intermix tend to stay with familiar peer groups. The situation exist in every school I've ever atteneded or been associated with, including my own back in 1969.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

The school is very segregated, with the mexican americans on one side, the mexicans on another, and the white kids on the third. I often found myself applying several times for their honors and hard classes and getting ignored. If you are latino and are planning on taking the hard classes then be prepared to insist and insist and reaply every year because you are misteriously routed to the normal class path. This a very disciplined school, however, and you don't see very rebellious kids, or fights, and gangs are a myth made up by people who think that a group of mexicans is automatically a gang. Endless hours are wasted doing nothing but that is a problem with the overly long 7 hour school days imposed by the government and not with the school. Do yourself a favor: homeschool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2003

I went too Aptos high for most of my freshman year. Befor I left cause of lack of leadership from the office staff and the vice principals and the bareley their princiapl. If you had a problem they did nothing about it so you had to bother them until they finaly did somthing about it whitch was basicly was nothing.


Posted September 9, 2003

Aptos High is a great school and my daughter really enjoys it. The Music program especially the chior is wonderful . Go Mariners!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2003

I am a former student of Aptos High. I am not a parent of a student there but wanted to voice my comments. The school when I was there didn't have much of anything. We didn't have a cafeteria, none of the shops (wood, auto, etc..) no swimming pool, no football field bleachers or lights. We had to use Cabrillo College as our home field. We were a new school and like I said didn't have much but it was the best time. I don't think you could have asked for a better school and teachers. I feel it is a real shame that they painted the school the blue color it is now, the natural wood color looked so much better and fit the area. The school now looks like an apartment complex. I am also saddened that they took down the gate and put up that new one with the palm trees. Doesn't fit at all. But all in all it was one of the best schools around, and as far as parents saying that white kids stick together and the hispanic kids sticking together and not intermixed, well you will find that at any high school.


Posted August 26, 2003

Like all schools you get out of it what you want. Many years ago I graduated from Aptos High. One of my children has also graduated from Aptos and I currently have a senior at the school.The school has grown quite a bit since I was there. They have some good college prep advisors to help keep your kids on track. The school also offers quite a few college prep classes. Unfortunately they do not offer enough english for entrance into some colleges. That is where the community college can fill in. There are some exceptional sports programs offered. One of my daughters was involved in cheerleading and her team won the State Championship one year. They had early morning practices and competed year round. I would highly recomend the swimming and water polo programs. The coaches for these sports help with getting the students academic priorities straight and the students seem to encourage each other to do well. Thier GPAs are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

810

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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API score

810

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%

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25%
Algebra II

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

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87%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
78%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

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48%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Earth Science

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
English Language Arts

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

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8%

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14%

2010

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

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

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77%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
World History

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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8%

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Algebra II

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
9%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
52%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
32%
Earth Science

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

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57%

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65%

2010

 
 
67%
English Language Arts

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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69%

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56%

2010

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

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8%

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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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

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68%

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69%

2010

 
 
64%
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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Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate11%
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Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Males77%
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White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females74%
Males70%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state49%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Females16%
Males22%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
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Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Geometry

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Females42%
Males48%
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Hispanic or Latino21%
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White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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

All Students12%
Females15%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)12%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
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

Algebra II

All Students23%
Females21%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented29%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate10%
Parent education - declined to state21%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students57%
Females59%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
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

Chemistry

All Students75%
Females68%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Earth Science

All Students58%
Females43%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state47%

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females70%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Geometry

All Students10%
Females9%
Males10%
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)10%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented17%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to state12%

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

All Students93%
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)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 Students71%
Females67%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state65%

World History

All Students50%
Females42%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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%
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
Not 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

Algebra II

All Students1%
Females0%
Males2%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability1%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students77%
Females78%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
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)73%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students56%
Females38%
Males71%
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)63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students66%
Females53%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females67%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Geometry

All Students0%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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

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

All Students31%
Females21%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate34%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students59%
Females43%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students71%
Females71%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state45%

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
Not 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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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%
Females92%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown83%
Students with disability45%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner37%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females96%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown89%
Students with disability53%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner68%
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
White 61%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Black 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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