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Placer High School

Public | 9-12 | 20 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2014

This was a great school that went through a transition period when the football teams head coach got fired and Joey came in.


Posted February 4, 2012

it sux but the teachers were noice and the weather was ok. and the food was cheeeeeeeap


Posted May 21, 2009

Placer High School is the crown jewel of the PUHSD. It has a great teaching faculty, outstanding administration led by principal Peter Efstathiau, and a suoort staff of secrataries, counselors and support staff that put children first when it comes to running a school. I am a Placer grad(1984) and am ecstatic that my sons willnow attend Placer. It is great to be a Hillman!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

Awesome School! Great Open Camous and Lots of Great Teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

Placer-I went to this school last year! When I have kids I plan to send them to this school. They have great teachers and if you are struggling then the have privet tutors that will help you at any time. Also they have a great Football theam Go Placer! Also a good Volleyball, Basketball, and Track team, But are most famous 4 the Football. This school has had a Gold Elimpic Girl come from the school!!!!! You must go here!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2007

There is no doubt that Placer High School was the best choice we could have made for our daughter. She found so much inspiration at that school. All the teachers she had seemed to care and want all their students to do better. What really changed her life though, was the clubs and activities on campus. She was involved with at least 4 clubs and had a wonderful time with all of them. Getting involved really is the key to this school. It's the kids that make everthing run smoothly and make things fun. The classes are a lot of self-directed learning. Every ounce of effort put forth by the students is returned four-fold by the teachers. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

This School was an overall dissapointment. Several generations in my family have passed through and I was excited about my son going there. How things have changed in 25 years. Out of all my childs classes only one teacher seemed to really care about my childs education, future. My son only attended this school his frosh year and I would not send him back. I now drive him 16 miles away to go to Rocklin high with an intra-district transfer.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

My daughter has attended this high school since the ninth grade. She loves how the classes are mixed up so that there could be ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders in the same class. She loves the math teachers there because they inspire her to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

I like this school, it offers a good range of courses, but lacks in the sciences a bit. I thought that there was too much emphasis on athletics, and less on other activities and academics. The band has gotten rather good in recent years, and it also has a good jazz band.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2005

Academic programs are good but limited in diversity of advanced courses. Athletic programs are good but school population is declining and will affect quality of programs. The parent involvement is limited to the same small group of people that volunteer to keep everything going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Has decent academic programs some are lacking in the areas of math and english. Has plenty of sports, music, and art. Parent involvement is quite low. The principal is rarely around. Not much authority.
—Submitted by a student


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798

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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798

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
Algebra II

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
28%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
7%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
English Language Arts

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
10%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
44%
World History

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
2%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
15%
Earth Science

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
38%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
U.S. History

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
World History

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
36%

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 Students33%
Females35%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Algebra II

All Students25%
Females26%
Males24%
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)29%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
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 graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students49%
Females50%
Males48%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/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

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females81%
Males70%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state61%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students9%
Females0%
Males17%
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)12%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
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

Geometry

All Students51%
Females45%
Males58%
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)55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
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 graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
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
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

Physics

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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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

World History

All Studentsn/a
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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
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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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

Algebra I

All Students19%
Females29%
Males12%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females6%
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)10%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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 graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students67%
Females68%
Males65%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

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Malesn/a
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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 - 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

Earth Science

All Students43%
Females45%
Males41%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
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)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females74%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students17%
Females15%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate15%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students69%
Females73%
Males65%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students59%
Females60%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students53%
Females44%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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 Students23%
Femalesn/a
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)33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
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

Algebra II

All Students4%
Females5%
Males4%
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)6%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented10%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students68%
Females74%
Males61%
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 disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students38%
Females39%
Males37%
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)39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students40%
Females30%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females63%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students10%
Females6%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
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 Students33%
Females28%
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students49%
Females39%
Males56%
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)51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
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 graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students66%
Females58%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students26%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students92%
Females96%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner27%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females95%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability53%
Tested with modifications0%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 26%
Hispanic 17% 52%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 6%
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 65%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Fax number
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