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Arroyo Grande High School

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Posted August 15, 2012

They don't take bulling seriously and you will be brushed off to one person to another even after speaking to the Principal for help. You will then be told it was address when nothing has been done, no one has been talked to or investigated. It took getting the police involved. Suddenly the school was patting themselves on the back on how they took care of it. The school is great with everything else they just seem to not want to deal with bulling or the kids harassing others even when death threats are being thrown around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

I graduated from AGHS in 2009. The entire staff is full of good people. I'm proud to say I ended up in a great direction in life and i'm very fortunate to have spent 4 years with quality teachers. Thank you all.


Posted June 1, 2010

Arroyo Grande has an excellent and varied AP program, with dedicated and very talented teachers. The small town gives the high school a very friendly environment, where everyone feels like a family
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2010

Arroyo Grande High School is a family environment! Everyone get along:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2009

Caring, dedicated teachers. Best AP program in the area. ASB Link program helps frosh and transfers adjust to the school. Excellent athletics. Several campus clubs; community service Jr-Sr years is a requirement for graduation. Excellent AVID for college-bound students from less affluent families. Science academy, outstanding Ag program. This school, underfunded as it is, maximizes its resources with a first-rate staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

We started this school at the beginning of this year as a senior...While the school is not as academic as the school we came from, I find the counselors and teachers to be really great. Even the office people know the kids by name. You are not a 'number' here, which I really like. They will go out of there way to make sure you are getting what you need. You never have to wonder what is going on as they keep you very informed..Great school! And Im told the kids are much nicer here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2009

My brother has a Asperger Syndrome and we moved to Arroyo Grande in August, right in the beginning of school. My mom went there with my brother and I was suprised when they told me my brother loved it there. All the schools he've been to (he's been in a lot) he loves this school.


Posted March 29, 2009

I am a parent of a Freshman in this school and we are new to Arroyo Grande. I have to say I am very impressed with the school and it's students! We came from an area that habitually had bomb threats, gang violence, and frustrated teachers and faculty. Here at AGHS our child was given a freshman orientation with Seniors available to answer questions and give encouragement. The counselor assigned has met with my child on many occasions to advise and make sure all is well. There are a lot of clubs to get involved in and if they want to they are encouraged to start a new club. To top it off all the students are expected to go to college upon graduation and the curriculum is geared toward getting them into a university. They leave prepared for a good life, not just to survive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

I am a former student and have recently walked the school and talked with students and educators alike. All schools have needs and AGHS is no exception. But the facilities are being modernized; the campus is far from being 'shambles' as one reviewer stated and the students and staff seem motivated and happy. A substitute educator that I spoke with at length said she 'loved it here' and hoped after years of flitting around the district to be able to nest there someday. After years away -- I am very comfortable with the school and the terms of education I discovered there.


Posted October 23, 2008

The 'AGHS Belief System' is a joke. They claim that students each learn at independent rates, which is absolutely true. Unfortunately, not a single teacher follows this idea, which completely contradicts their 'Belief System'. -Graduation: 2011
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

I am a parent and am very impressed with this school. The teachers and counselors really care. The kids that I have met are doing well academically and are very happy to be at AG> I have seen different high schools, and although it has the highest amount of kids of any of the high schools in the district, it is a very impressive high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

Arroyo Grande High School has been around more than 50 yrs. with the same amount of classrooms it started with and 100 times more the students. They are trying to upgrade the school, but it is in shambles and the campus is a wreck! The kids are herded around like cattle. The school needs a full upgrade, not just a fresh coat of paint every summer. The teachers are okay, a lot have been there more than 20 yrs and some so green that the kids rule the classroom. Administrators are blind. The can't see a problem or a fight if it was happening right in front of there face. Yes, I am an alumni and so were the other 50 or more families that still live in this town!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 20, 2007

I just graduated from AGHS spring of '07. AG is a wonderful school, I didn't want to leave it. It really prepares you for what is ahead, though not every class is rigorous, if thats what you want you can find it. There are so many options at AG and the staff is friendly and always there you help you. The princapal, though he is young he is one of the best I've ever seen, he makes it a point to get to know every student so that they feel cared for, he's like a friend but still has the respect of every student. AGHS is one of the top High Schools out there. Thank you AG for a wonderful high school carrer!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 12, 2006

Academically they have low standards, it was easy to get a good grade. Some of the teachers lack compassion, and are judgemental. Just say no to Arroyo Grande
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2006

Arroyo Grande is a great School the teacher are there for the students kids love to get involve in all sports.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 11, 2005

Great school with tight discipliine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I think this school has a lot of room for improvement.They do not have a organized staff.You can email for weeks with out getting an email back.I found them very hard to communicate with. Granted, they are overcrowded,but then, hire more teachers.I do not like this school.Quality of academic programs was a 5 from a 1-10 scale.Level of parent involvement was very high,but they were not really listening. I think the young age of the teaching staff and principle was not a good thing for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

Both my children attend AGHS.Both are honors students in AP classes. We have been very pleased with the level of academic rigor presented by our children's teachers, with few exceptions. The AP Language department is outstanding, as was the Endeavor Academy. I agree that the facilities are in desperate need of remodeling, but I think the school does well in spite of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

Wonderful staff. Most AP classes of any school in the county, good speech & debate, drama, music programs. The school buildings, though, are aging badly despite some repair work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

Academically, AG is strong if your student is enrolled in the right classes. There are several extra-curricular opportunities for your child, as the school is still large.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

802

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

802

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
31%
Algebra II

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
57%
Earth Science

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

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

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Earth Science

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
49%
English Language Arts

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

570 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
World History

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

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
Algebra II

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
70%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
51%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
53%
Earth Science

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
28%
English Language Arts

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

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
53%
U.S. History

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

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
World History

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

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students50%
Females45%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Algebra II

All Students92%
Females88%
Males96%
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Non-economically disadvantaged94%
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Students with no reported disability92%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students66%
Females65%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state49%

Earth Science

All Students25%
Females23%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females69%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state47%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students36%
Females30%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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)62%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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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.

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 Students31%
Females37%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Algebra II

All Students73%
Females70%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state87%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students31%
Females22%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state30%

Chemistry

All Students63%
Females58%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Earth Science

All Students44%
Females54%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
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 graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females60%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Geometry

All Students62%
Females49%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state46%

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

All Students91%
Females87%
Males100%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students51%
Females49%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state40%

World History

All Students59%
Females51%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state53%
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%
Females28%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Algebra II

All Students49%
Females56%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students63%
Females58%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females34%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
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)25%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Earth Science

All Students54%
Femalesn/a
Males57%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
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 Students55%
Females58%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Geometry

All Students45%
Females30%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

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

All Students64%
Females58%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students85%
Females85%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students60%
Females58%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state45%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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.

560 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

567 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students88%
Females92%
Males83%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown89%
Students with disability49%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students89%
Females90%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown96%
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner65%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 26%
Hispanic 32% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 11%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 6%
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 19%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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495 Valley Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Phone: (805) 474-3200

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