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Golden Valley High School

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Posted May 1, 2014

Golden Valley isn't as bad as people may think it is. It can be improved though. I don't like the classes here. My grades dropped when I moved here because they were ahead of what I was doing at my old school. The teachers aren't as helpful as I would like them to be. People here just aren't friendly and it's very hard to adjust and make friends when everyone here shuts you out. Golden Valley isn't a good school, at least not for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2014

I'm currently a junior at Golden Valley High school and I have been there all four years. I have nothing but good things to say not only about other students but the teachers are outstanding. I have learned so much from great teachers but the students are the real success story I have many friends including myself who strive in AP classes and extra curricular activities and sports. Overall do not judge my school just because of the area or people who go their but actually go and see for yourself how amazing it is.


Posted August 21, 2013

this school isnt that bad as some people think it is. sure we may have some really disrespectful students but the staff is overall good. our curriculum is great considering where the school is located and the population of the school. GV has a very nice campus off school hours but when students are there that place is a landfill. im sorry if this sounds rude but its true. the student body has school spirit and thats the best when it comes to rallies or football games or any school related events. the staff is really strict but they are mainly easygoing if you dont get into trouble very often. honors and AP classes are offered but, take it from me, there arent a lot of those classes and are hard to get into. clubs, on the other hand, theres a bunch of those. you can find just about any club. its great. our athletic dept isnt always the best of the best but they are extremely competitive ill tell you that and they become like a second family. our performing arts dept is great; the students and teachers are really dedicated and its great to see them perform, its phenomenal. this is all from my own personal experience so hopefully it helps in any way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2012

I know of someone who will be attending this school and she told me that she has heard great things about this school.She was hoping that there was an anime club since she enjoys anime and she feels that an anime club would open up more students.So i suggest that an anime club should be added to this school's extra curriculum activities.


Posted March 14, 2012

I like the school but its too strict. The teachers help but still alot of rules like your parents cant bring you your forgotten stuff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2011

I recently enrolled my child at Golden Valley High School , i spoke with a freshman counslor, and he was absoluty wonderful. He was very encouraging and helpful, I loved how he was able to communicate with my child. Leaving his office I felt at peace and calm. But, I did not leave the school that way,. My next stop was with the dean. He was rude,scarastic,unfriendly, and thought he could speak down to my son and I. When I left his office , it was in near tears. So my experience started off great but ended horrible,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

I graduated from Golden Valley in '08 and all i can say the teachers were very helpful and teacher to student ratio was great, the classrooms weren't crowded; compare to my freshmen year of high school in San Fernando Valley. The school has great sports teams and hardworking staff.


Posted November 11, 2009

An excellent school that helps us students grow
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

I just recently graduated from GV (Class of '08) and I can truly say that this school's excellent staff has prepared me for the rough road in college. I among a couple other students ventured off into the outside world known to Bakersfield, and am now studying at Cal State Fullerton. At Golden Valley I felt like it was my home away from home, there I felt like I always had someone to help me when the going got tough and laugh with me along the way. The various programs such as Drama, Choir, AVID, and the various sports teams and organizations that I was involved in molded me into a well rounded person and has helped me manage my time wisely. Although this school is far from perfect, it has its kinks and sorts but nonetheless it is indeed a helpful school.


Posted September 9, 2008

This is a great school to be a part of and I and many of my peers enjoy being a student at this great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

I have had great opportunities to meet with many students, administrators, teachers, and even the principal; by getting involved in various activities. Three of my five children attend there; freshman, junior, and senior. As they get involved with sports and/or the fine arts programs, I have had the chance to see what goes on inside the school and their programs. I believe the programs are excellent and so are their teachers, however they have no support. The support I'm talking about is parents. Many say it's due to the area we live in, but I don't agree. It has to be a family setting. Does that family want a high school graduate, then a college graduate? Or is it easier sitting back and seeing what your son/daughter will make of themselves on their own? It shouldn't work that way. Put some time aside and get involved with your childs activities!
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

732

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2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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732

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4 / 10

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Algebra I

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Earth Science

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
14%
English Language Arts

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

647 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
13%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
33%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
8%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
32%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
27%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

533 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
5%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
World History

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

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
8%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
18%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
28%
Earth Science

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
11%
English Language Arts

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

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
1%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
33%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
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 Students28%
Females23%
Males35%
African American19%
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)29%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant education24%
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Algebra II

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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students75%
Females71%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant education32%
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

Earth Science

All Students10%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
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 Students47%
Females52%
Males42%
African American54%
Asian14%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant education34%
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state38%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students20%
Females22%
Males17%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Geometry

All Students57%
Females52%
Males64%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students36%
Females31%
Males42%
African American35%
Asiann/a
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant education39%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to state33%

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
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

World History

All Students12%
Females6%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant education14%
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 state0%
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 Students7%
Females8%
Males6%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged2%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Algebra II

All Students33%
Females25%
Males43%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented49%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students40%
Females38%
Males44%
African American33%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Chemistry

All Students57%
Females45%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females47%
Males40%
African American44%
Asian25%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant education30%
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females4%
Males9%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

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 Students54%
Females51%
Males58%
African American44%
Asian36%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant education41%
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state57%

World History

All Students36%
Females30%
Males45%
African American36%
Asian27%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
Parent education - declined to state40%
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 Students1%
Females0%
Males1%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability1%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
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 state0%

Algebra II

All Students4%
Females3%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented11%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students23%
Females19%
Males31%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Earth Science

All Students22%
Females16%
Males25%
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant education20%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Females39%
Males29%
African American23%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant education22%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females1%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

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

All Students36%
Females27%
Males50%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students55%
Females42%
Males72%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students46%
Females46%
Males46%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state47%

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.

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students82%
Females86%
Males77%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American83%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability14%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner32%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education77%

Math

All Students83%
Females85%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American83%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability14%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner43%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education84%
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
Hispanic 80% 52%
White 9% 26%
Black 7% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 25%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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