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Arcadia High School

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Posted June 12, 2005

The curriculum at Arcadia High is very rigorous. Arcadia expects on the the best out of its student. Extremely competitive academically, it is practically expected that the kids take AP courses. They are prepared for them well and Arcadia has a long history of excellence. A 'B' at Arcadia would no doubt be an 'A' at practially any other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2005

Arcadia High School offers a big variety on AP Classes as well as a plethora of different sports, clubs, and programs. Parents are not particularly involved although the PTA do try it's best. The majority of students are Asian Americans and many immigrants are coming in droves to this high school causing it to become severly overpopulated. Arcadia students are highly motivated and most go on to attend 4 year universities, and almost all take the SAT's.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2005

I am currently a student at Arcadia High School as a freshman (9th grade). Our school is 75% Asian (I'm russian) and because of the Asian culture where grades are highly important, they raise our school's rank. Our SAT scores are very high. I, personally love the school and I am enrolled in plentiful honors and AP classes and most of the teachers are very good. Drug, smoking, and alcohol level are one of the lowest you could find out of any schools. Joke: 'Guest asks: what was the toughest discipline problem? teacher answers: umm...a student didn't want to sit down...' The guest probably expected something related to violence. New students feel very welcome. I was a translator for a new russian girl and now we are best friends. I highly recommend this school! If you have any questions please feel free to email me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2005

Physically, the campus of Arcadia HS is run down. With about 4000 kids attending, it is somewhat understandable. However, Arcadia is a wealthy community, and it would seem that the HS should be a showcase in addition to it's academic, athletic and extra-curricular high standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

Excellent academic programs, but getting overcrowded compared with 10 years ago.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 31, 2004

I feel that students are not challenged enough at this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 2, 2004

My children have done very well in the Arcadia school system. The teachers are well trained and dedicated to our students. I think the high school has an excellent parent support program with the PTSA keeping parents current and informed as well as encouraging us to participate in our children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

I'm a former student of Arcadia High and I can honestly say that this is the best school for your kids to attend. Its a comfortable environment and the teachers and staff care for each student. The security level is excellent and you can send your child without worries. I have had great experience attending Arcadia High and I'm proud to be a graduate of this school. Hope you all enjoy it as well. Thanks.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 16, 2004

Although most of the teachers at AHS are good teachers, far too many are lackluster. Parents and students know the good, the bad, and the ugly. The bad and the ugly are unfortunately shielded by the overall school scores, which is a reflection of a combination of quality teaching by some, and tutoring to compensate for the weaknesses of the others. Those teachers who really do their job well prove that it can be done! Those who consistently underperform need to be weeded out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2004

I am not a parent i am a student. I think that Arcadia High School is a great facility to send your child to. We have great teachers and great students. Our SAT scores are above average, and our college admissions are many. If your thinking about sending your child to AHS - think no more send them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2004

I agree with the parent who made the Nov 03 comment that the school does not adequately prepare students for college writing. I graduated from AHS in the 90s and took several AP classes in both the sciences and the humanities. I got 5's on all but one, for which i got a 4. I went on to UC Berkeley and am currently pursuing a PhD at Stanford (humanities). AHS has some wonderful teachers and gave me a good, diverse base of learning from which to begin my undergraduate studies. However, i did feel myself to be at a disadvantage in the first few years of college learning the fundamentals of academic writing and basic research skills. clearly students who arrived in college w/such training under their belts had a big head start.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 25, 2003

Arcadia High's English department, unfortunately, like most high schools, do not sufficiently prepare their students for college writing. They thoroughly prepare their students for SAT II tests, AP exams, and etc. They teach according to the material that will be presented on tests. They fail to teach in a manner that will make their students well-rounded writers, and well-prepared for college. Without a doubt, AHS has more resources, AP classes, extracurriculars than nearly every other school, turning out more graduates headed to college than an average high school. It is a privilege for many to be able to attend AHS. But that doesn't mean AHS can't make changes, or that it doesn't need changes. What happened to AHS motto of 'Simply the best and getting better'? AHS has problems that it needs to deal with and changes it needs to make. Let's recognize the problems and seek to make that motto a reality.


Posted November 10, 2003

It's quite ironic to see the parent above rant about the quality of Arcadia High School's English Department when she herself has multiple grammatical errors, one that should not be made by a high school student, much less an adult. Now, the educational system in general is never flawless; the essence of education falls not only on the shoulders of one's school system, but also upon one's own shoulders. You cannot expect any school, no matter how prestigious or celebrated, to educate every single child to the level of any Ivy League school. Plainly, we all know that is not true, for it just isn't possible to set such outrageous expectations. I'm sure this is absolutely horrifically rude of me, but if your children aren't writing up to the standards of the UC system, or any school for that matter, are you implying that it is completely the school's fault and not your children's? What the school offers has nothing to do with how successful your children will be; I'm sure by now you have successfully reasoned that what I have been trying to say is that if your child isn't as successful as you would hope, don't be so quick to use the school's educational system as your scapegoat. I am currently attending Arcadia High School, and I comment on behalf of my parents.


Posted August 26, 2003

I have had 2 daughters graduate from AHS. They both took the AP classes for Calculus, English, Spanish, History. I have no complaints about any of the teachers, nor do my daughters. They prepared them very well for college entrance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

All three of my children had very positive academic and social experiences at AHS. None of them ever had any problems with their writing skills! They were very well prepared from elementary school on through high school. Because of its enrollment size, however, it is imperative for parents to be involved in the multitude of activities in which their children are participating... including the academics and particularly if English is a second language. In these days of massive budget cuts and increasing class size, teachers can only do so much in assessing each student. Parents must assume responsibility for a child's learning and effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I must disagree with a few of the points made by the previous comment. Both of my daughters attended Arcadia High School for four years and I can assure you they were taught how to write complete sentences. There is a problem with learning how to write different types of essays, but not with writing thesis sentences or topic sentences. The English department could be improved, but they definitely do not have a problem teaching the basic necessities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

Arcaduia High School's instructors who teach English are not very great. They are great interepretor although they are not good writers. Noone expects them to be perfect but at least try their best. What's their best? That's the question. An answer for that question is that the high school require a very qualified English teacher who can teach students how to write different types of college writings because Arcadia High School graudates, though high in verbal and math score, still cannot write well developed college essays. The high school's students are in danger if they don't know different types of essay writing styles. For personal example, one of my daughters took English honor during her sophomore year and one of my sons took regular English for four years in the high school. Yet, they still cannot write a well developed essay, like college level's essays. They do not even know what outlines and clustering are. Before they write essays, outlines and clustering give ideas for a well developed essay. Since they don't know how to create an outline and clustering, how can they develop a well written essay? So, when they took the subject exams, they were put back to lower division English classes in UCLA and Cal State Long Beach. Really, I am pleased to see that the high school teachers are very excellent in mathematics, such as AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, and in sciences, such as AP Physics, AP Biology, and AP Chemistry; however, the high school needs to focus a little more in English. Arcadia High School is simply the 'best' and is 'getting better' only if it is focusing more on English this time, for Arcadia High School's teachers are only great in Math and Science.
—Submitted by a parent


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893

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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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.

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Algebra II

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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89%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

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86%

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88%

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84%

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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.

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74%

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80%

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79%

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84%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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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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%

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29%
Algebra II

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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66%

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69%

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70%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
87%

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89%

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88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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74%

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70%

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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.

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79%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

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35%

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23%

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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.

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92%

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92%

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93%

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94%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

860 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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81%

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75%

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78%
World History

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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45%

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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%

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6%

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18%
Algebra II

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

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29%

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30%

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26%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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71%

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63%

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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.

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77%

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73%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

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34%

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29%

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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.

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73%

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74%

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74%

2010

 
 
77%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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85%

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96%

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86%
U.S. History

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

901 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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75%

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World History

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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Economically disadvantaged73%
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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

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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Females88%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
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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%

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 69% 11%
White 16% 26%
Hispanic 13% 52%
Black 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • 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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Brent Forsee
Fax number
  • (626) 821-1712

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

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

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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Arcadia, CA 91007
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