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Arcata High School

Public | 9-12 | 818 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2012

AHS has many great programs that support students of all interests. Athletics, Academics, and Arts are all supported by the school and district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

AHS has numerous advanced placement classes, a great teaching staff, and student access to classes at Humboldt State University. About 95% of the 2010 graduating class went on to secondary education from Harvard on down to community college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

pulled our child out of this school, poor climate, not supprtive admin and careless attitude about well being of students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

I have been going to AHS for 4 years and it is definitely one of the safer schools compared to even middle schools. Academically, the programs offered are exceptional. It is just the lack of interest from students that give people the wrong impression. The number of AP students compared to average is laughable. Some of the teachers do take sports more seriously than academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2007

My daughter has gone to Arcata High School for three years and I believe that it is the best school in the area. My 3 other children all attended different schools and Arcata High can not even be compared to them. Arcata High has the best test scores of the area, a supportive administration that helped her through difficult times, Many beneficial AP classes and supreme teachers, an excellent discipline system, succesful sports teams, great school spirit, and after school activities and clubs that keep her involved with her school. On top of all of this the school has just been W.A.S.C. accredited, a long and difficult process that required much feedback from students, teachers, and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

Arcata High school has many gifted students. There are talented music groups, smart students, and people of all interests.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2005

Both my daughters chose to leave Arcata High due to poor academic quality and lack of control of students in class by teachers. The administration was not supportive of adaptations for one child's physical disabilities. We were terribly disappointed overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

I left AHS after two years. The administration is inflexible and adversarial. Athletic achievement is valued over academic achievement, and the overall climate is conservative and anti-intellectual. Though there are some excellent teachers, overall academic quality is poor (as is advising). The social atmosphere is equally lacking, and the school does little to discourage harassment and bullying. My experience at Arcata High was disappointing, to say the least, and I do not regret my decision to leave prematurely one bit.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 10, 2004

My son left Arcata High after two years to attend a charter school. Although his first year was challenging and college preparatory, his second year was not,except for one class. A particular problem was the CPM math program, which prospective parents should research on the internet. It produces the lowest California Standards test scores in the area. The administration is quite rigid in requiring all students to study this 'new age' group math. Parents of high achieving students often say that their their student attends Arcata for the sports or music opportunities. The track program is the best, with an inspirational coach. However, considerable numbers of high achieving non sports students leave each year for charter schools, and many never even consider Arcata High after eighth grade. To stop this leakage, AHS has just establishid its own charter school, which some students and parents are saying is more of the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

I pulled my son out of AHS after his Freshman year. He was bullied daily, and the administration has instilled a climate of fear among the teachers which paralyzed them and prevents them from effectively assisting children deal with it. While many fine teachers work at AHS, the administration is of very poor quality. The principal's reputation of dishonesty is deserved in our experience. For very athletic students, this school could work, as the focus is certainly there rather than on quality academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

The teachers, the students and the parents at Arcata High rate a 5 star. The administration is a 1. The kids are guilty until proven innocent; administrators are inflexible and old school. A new principal would elevate this school dramatically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

Freedom of speech is near to nonexistent. Teachers are dedicated, but they are consigned by the administration to limit their expression and freedom. Teaching 'by the book' is encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

Arcata High is opposed to the fundamental freedoms of students. Wasting money is a common occurence. For example, there is an electronic marquee outside of the school that cost $28,000 to install and $5000/year to run. Do you know what this marquee does? It gives the current weather condition to people who are outside, what time it is, and 'Happy Birthday Whoever.' Furthermore, it doesn't even work. Hmm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

The principal is a man with conservative values in an atmosphere of liberal parents. He does not lead the school in the ways that the community but with his own right wing views. He is weak when it comes to sexual eduaction, making all types of people feel comfortable, and making the teachers feel at home. That being said, the teachers are excellent, the parents are excellent, and though Bob Wallace is not good at playing politics, he does not wreck the whole school experience. Arcata High is a very good place, just as long as one does not have to deal with the administration. I encourage people to send their kids there, and if they excel, there is a program of dual enrollment with HSU, which is very useful.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 21, 2003

we are very proud of our kids and our school from the classroom to the fielld AHS does a wonderful job. go tigers!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

815

Change from
2012 to 2013

+22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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API score

815

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+22

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
43%
Algebra II

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
92%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
45%
English Language Arts

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

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
7%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

2013

 
 
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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
28%
Algebra II

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
74%
Earth Science

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
66%
English Language Arts

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

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

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
World History

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
39%
Earth Science

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
8%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
68%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
76%
U.S. History

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students30%
Females28%
Males33%
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)40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
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)22%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students63%
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Malesn/a
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Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students83%
Females79%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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)69%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students54%
Females27%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
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 Students78%
Females87%
Males69%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students30%
Females19%
Males36%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability38%
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 graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students68%
Females73%
Males63%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
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)79%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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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

Physics

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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
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 Students10%
Females13%
Males8%
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)13%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students22%
Females25%
Males19%
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)25%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
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)17%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate23%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students75%
Females68%
Males81%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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 graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students64%
Females53%
Males84%
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)72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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 graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students60%
Females62%
Males59%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
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 Students70%
Females70%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Native45%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students17%
Females15%
Males22%
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate23%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students77%
Females69%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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 graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students60%
Females59%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Native36%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students57%
Females46%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Native17%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students8%
Females6%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students52%
Females58%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
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 graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students50%
Females50%
Males50%
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 disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
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 Students63%
Females70%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students25%
Females25%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students41%
Females29%
Males60%
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)36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
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)27%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students81%
Females75%
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)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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

U.S. History

All Students64%
Females58%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females90%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to state77%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students90%
Females91%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability59%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 46%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Asian 2%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dave Navarre
Fax number
  • (707) 825-2407

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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