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Arcadia High School

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2011:
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Posted June 5, 2008

The students are so motivated and hardworking. The parents are so involved with their children's education. Many great teachers in the school. However, the counselor department continues to be the worst of all. They are a pain in the neck for anyone possible. Even though they have 13 counselors, it is still impossible to meet with the counselor for individual meeting. They are always on the phone or away from their desks everytime you attempt to talk to them. My children are in 10th grade and 11th grade. Are they really this busy? I seriously doubt it. 13 counselors but even less availability. They are incompetentand and unprofessional. I can voice out my opinions, but what can the school do about their attitude towards students and parents? I guess only lawsuit will make changes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

The overall environment and atmosphere of AHS pushes you to do your best. It's hard not to follow the crowd and get into college and score high on exams. The social aspect is challenging but so is the real world. AHS is an excellent stepping stone for the next best thing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2007

This High School is by far, relative to its size, is one of the best high schools in the country. Its high expectations from its students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2007

This school will either make or break wherever on earth you're applying. The counselors are horrible, but the teachers are either really really great or they don't teach at all. The school's pretty much divided into 50% good teachers and horrible teachers. (Mrs. Swift is the best though!)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2007

Although AHS is about 110% overpopulated (no joke, we calculated this in class), it is still one of the top schools in the nation. The school is very competitive considering the number of students we have. good: plenty of class to choose from, excellent art & performing art program, very nice sports field, you'll always make new friends, offer the most AP test in California, and the city is pretty wealthy. bad: the teachers are either really good or horrible, the sports teams are either really good or just loosing the whole way, definitely not enough counselors, the new principles isn't really helping the school, overpopulation, and not enough diversity what-so-ever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2007

Great school...If i had to choose what high school to go to...I would choose Arcadia..Again
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2007

I was a former student at Arcadia High School, and I can definitely say that it was an honor to attend such a good school. The music program is one of the finest in the nation and academics are challenging and tough, but it really prepares you for college. The teachers are either really good or really bad. The school needs more counselors, when I was there, it was something like 1 counselor to 1 grade...and they were never there to help with personal issues because they were too busy with student's schedules and such. Another downfall is that the school does not give you enough time to change classes...especially when the campus is huge.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 6, 2007

One of my greatest failures in life so far is not attending Arcadia High School. This school is simply the best in terms of everything. A boatload of AP classes marks an excellent academic program, and academics are further embellished by what is possibly the best extra curricular activities in the world. This school has a marching band that is second to none. With more than 400 members, the band is not only one of the largest anywhere, but it is also one of the very best. The band attened the Rose Parade 12 times, it represented the state of CA in the 2004-2005 Inauguaration Parade, and it won so many prestigious awards that it is impossible to count. And being a member of this band is uber easy- there no try-outs. In addition to band, Arcadia also hosts the Arcadia Invitational - the world's largest and most presitigous highschool track-and-field-meet....
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2006

My niece attended this school while living with me and she loved it. She was involved in many activities such as ORCA and dance. There are many students and lots of help from teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Strong and competitive academic programs in general. Social science department is generally very strong- lots of great ones in there! Music department is large and strong; every student is in band or orchestra or choir. Parents are relatively very involved. Math and science offer a lot of different classes for all levels, but are just so-so in terms of college prep. Definitely need more counselors! They are always overburdened and don't have the time to give out the necessary college advice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 7, 2006

Rigourous academic environment. Lack of school counselors. Wide range of academic achievement available. Very Competitive.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 15, 2006

Great school but competitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

This is a really great school in a really great district. I hightly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

This school is been very great in acadamic and also it has great sport programs, the parents are very involved in school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

A fine school with lots of extra curricular activities. The music department is amazing. Good area to live but very expensive due to the credibility of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

Great school! Great teachers and great facilities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

Lots of parent involvment. Lots of academic clubs and extra activities. Success is the object of this school. People are motivated to better on their own due to the competition at this school. Classes are amazing and the school is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2006

I went to this high school for grades 9-12 and felt my overall experience was valuable. AHS had a good variety of courses, but the quality of teaching was not consistent. Some teachers were excellent and continue to have an impact on my life, while some were as useless as a tree stump. This is definitely a place where you can make the best of your talent - plenty of my friends went to top notch colleges. Our athletic program was mediocre, our campus needed improvement, but my peers provided a thoroughly challenging experience in the classroom. For being such a large school, this is a school with high standards, and ambitious students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 23, 2005

Very large high school where it's easy for a child to get lost if they aren't connected to sometype of group, be it sports, clubs or the incredibily well represented band. Many fine teachers, and some incredibly terrible ones. Unfortunately, if your child gets one of the 'nightmare' teachers, they're stuck for the semester--no changes allowed. College counseling is done in mass in the high school auditorium (1 counselor per grade level). Nevertheless, academic competition is very high, fueled by the primarily Asian student body. YOur child can get a world class education here, but be warned that the sheer size and lack of counseling present challenges and demand that the student have plenty of parental support to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2005

Arcadia High School is a good school, though literally bursted at the seems because of the large student body.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

893

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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893

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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
Algebra II

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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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.

797 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

767 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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 13% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
70%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

868 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
37%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

860 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
World History

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
26%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

887 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
17%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
U.S. History

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

901 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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

All Students70%
Females65%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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)62%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Females96%
Males95%
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Asian96%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
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Students with no reported disability96%
English learner84%
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students91%
Females88%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner58%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state82%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females89%
Males83%
African American100%
Asian89%
Filipino96%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state88%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students34%
Females26%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students74%
Females74%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

All Students75%
Females72%
Males78%
African American50%
Asian82%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state62%
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 Students24%
Females17%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students65%
Females65%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students85%
Females81%
Males87%
African American64%
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability57%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner60%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students64%
Females63%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian66%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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 Students80%
Females81%
Males79%
African American55%
Asian84%
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state79%

Geometry

All Students31%
Females28%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
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)25%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
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)39%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students92%
Females87%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learner100%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students80%
Females78%
Males83%
African American53%
Asian86%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state74%

World History

All Students33%
Females29%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
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 disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
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 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 Students29%
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 disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
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 staten/a

Algebra II

All Students28%
Females32%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asian43%
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 disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students82%
Females76%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Chemistry

All Students71%
Females73%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state85%

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 Students75%
Females76%
Males74%
African American50%
Asian82%
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state66%

Geometry

All Students22%
Females27%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
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)13%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students73%
Females74%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Physics

All Students82%
Females77%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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 disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students71%
Females68%
Males75%
African American41%
Asian78%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state61%

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.

887 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

887 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students94%
Females95%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asian95%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown85%
Students with disability71%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner65%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students97%
Females96%
Males98%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American95%
Asian99%
Filipino96%
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknown92%
Students with disability69%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner96%
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
Asian 65%
White 15%
Hispanic 14%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 20%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

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  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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  • Brent Forsee
Fax number
  • (626) 821-1712

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  • Spanish
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  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
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  • Video / Film production
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