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Buhach Colony High School

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Posted July 31, 2014

Well im currently a student at buhach and I thoroughly enjoy the school, the staff are great and funny, especially Mr. Freitas, the school is clean and kept up very well, and is also very well organized, my only issue is that recently we students and staff are being required to wear a photo ID at all times and receive a small punishment if found without one, though it is justified with all the craziness going on in the world.


Posted February 26, 2012

If I were to address Buhach's AP teachers, they would all get 'outstanding' and 'excellent' reviews. But if I were to review any of the other teachers, they would fail. All of Merced's high schools are on the federal list for shut down, but because they are ALL doing so bad, the federal government can't shut them down. Why does 'great schools' keep perpetuating the myth that we have great schools? They are really substandard, they are failures in the model of schools, and yet, the rating on here is four star???? Do the parent's actually believe that their kids are at great schools? That's so sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Who wrote that the Osmer's are great? An Osmer, perhaps. Mr. Osmer has a minimal command of the English language and is proud of the fact that he makes Marines (that is his self-declared goal) and he is proud that he made his son wrestle in a state competition with a 103 degree fever. Is everyone around here OK with this?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

I am truly impressed with this school. Sure, there is always room for improvement, and as long as the staff and district heads work toward higher goals in achievments they are doing what is expected and needed for the district. The block schedule is ideal! Everyone is concerned about Star Test results due to the block schedule...have the other districts take there tests the 1st week of school after the summer break and lets see how well they do! The material is being covered and the teachers overall do a fantastic job. The FFA program is the best in the county by far! The 'OSMER'S' are the best in coaching and developing the students! I truly believe that this school prepares it's students for a brighter future, be it in higher education and/or a trade! Go Thunder!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

I think Buhach is okay. The block schedule is great for those who are willing to take extra classes. However, the school doesn't offer a wide variety of classes (1 foreign language, come on, turlock has 4). Classes do get boring sometimes due to the block schedule and there's not enough things to do at school besides math, science and ag.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2010

Buhach Colony High is one of the best school's to attend. They offer so much to get a head start on your career and make your way into the school you want.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2009

I love buhach! This school has so much to offer and i have loved every single one of my teachers. The block schedule which lets students earn more credits. The block schedule is olso nice because if students play two sports they can take the six classes a year like regular high schools and still play the two sports, as were atwater, merced, or golden valley you can only take 5 classes a year. I think that buhach is the best school in the district and I wouldnt have wanted to go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I loved Buhach! I had amazing teachers that helped me get into one of the state's best universities and the block schedule allowed me to take more classes. Buhach's marching band improved greatly during my time as a student and i hear that this year they're kicking butt like never before!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

This school does get boring. But it's good we get to study more and was able to pass 700 in 07. I'm was glad I'm in buhach. Buhach has influenced other school district about recycling. That is really cool. At least I get to say ' that's my school. And I'm proud to be in it.' Even though Some of the the teachers aren't so good at teaching I still like it. I guess it doesn't matter what school your in, it's mostly the student job for doing their work. If i dont study or get bored in class i'm surely to fail. Since I do not what to fail I have to focus myself in class. So don't judge the school. Judge you kids. Cause it'll be their duty to get through high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2007

I didn't like Buhach Colony at all for my child. I had to transfer him.He is doing a lot better at Atwater High and his grades are spectacular compared to how he did at Buhach. Even though the block schedule at Buhach gives him extra classes all the extra time in the class makes him bored with his studies. I would recommend any parent to send their child to Atwater High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

I think the school block schedule is great. It allows kids to take more classes within a year then other High Schools in the area. The extra time allowed in the Classrooms really help the students. This type of schedule allows student to prepare for college schedule. It would be nice to have the school notice each sport equal and give all sports activities the same respect. I also think it is a good idea have coaches for related sports teach at the school in some way. Overall I would have not sent my kids to any other school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I like Buhach Colony. The staff is fairly young and energetic. The school is on a block schedule which allows my child to take 2 extra classes a year than the other local high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

my son considers this school great. he loves it and they take care of him. it is the best academic school in the district. second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

789

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

789

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

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8 / 10

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
46%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
36%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
8%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
23%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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2011

 
 
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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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2012

 
 
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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
31%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
Earth Science

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
World History

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

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
5%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
25%
Earth Science

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
13%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
U.S. History

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

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
14%
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 Students29%
Females30%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asian44%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate14%
Parent education - declined to state7%

Algebra II

All Students57%
Females64%
Males50%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
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)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students48%
Females46%
Males49%
African American53%
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Earth Science

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females63%
Males61%
African American59%
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state42%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students38%
Females43%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)44%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Geometry

All Students18%
Females15%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/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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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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World History

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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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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-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 Students18%
Females17%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Algebra II

All Students31%
Females30%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asian44%
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)32%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females14%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian45%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Chemistry

All Students48%
Females46%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Earth Science

All Students67%
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 only67%
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 Students52%
Females53%
Males51%
African American58%
Asian45%
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 disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

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

Science

All Students61%
Females55%
Males67%
African American46%
Asian59%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state52%

World History

All Students49%
Females36%
Males61%
African American46%
Asian56%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students13%
Females10%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students8%
Females5%
Males12%
African American0%
Asian8%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented6%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students59%
Females55%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females33%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students49%
Females32%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females50%
Males46%
African American44%
Asian52%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females0%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented0%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students36%
Females28%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented40%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Physics

All Students90%
Females80%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students63%
Females54%
Males72%
African American41%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state55%

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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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%
Females89%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability49%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner19%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students88%
Females88%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability60%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner63%
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
Hispanic 58%
White 26%
Asian 10%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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