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Bakersfield High School

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Posted September 13, 2010

strong school. Both of my children have attended BHS and were extremely involved representing their school. The school offers many opportunities for growth and invlovement. Security is good and a priority is safety! Tradition runs deep
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

my daughter just loves b.h.s. the teachers are outstanding they are really willing to work with the students and I could be happier with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2009

This is a wonderful school and the last without regulations and chain link fences. It gives the students more opportunity to get to be there, instead of having to be there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

As a former student, because one cannot be a former Driller, I graduated from Bakersfield high School in the top 100 of my class. I know a bit about the school. I was on the debate team, in the AFROTC, and took AP/Honors classes. I also took some CP classes during my tenure there and I came across a conclusion about many students: they are too lazy and unmotivated enough to do their homework OR show the teacher respect. So when that particular student was being punished by the teacher-the rest of us were punished as well, by being denied knowledge. This does not only happen at BHS but at other schools as well. BHS is a wonderful campus, with great teachers, that are dedicated to teaching their students. Every1 has at least 1 teacher they couldn't learn from-this doesn't mean that they were bad teachers. The majority of the time...
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2009

The band and orchestra program has been struggling for years- great opportunities but no administrative support other than lip service. Sports reign and academics are given enough due to look good on paper. The real needs of the students are overlooked in a pursuit of the Driller Tradition. They want a band- at football games. The orchestra looks good on paper- 0 period against Caml tests and Bench Mark tests dries up participation and attendance. And don't even get me started about the principal...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

-Great academics, especially higher end (Honors, AP) -Excellent extracurricular programs -A great family atmosphere
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2006

Great school. My mother, myself and my 2 daughters went to BHS. Teachers are great and work very hard to give each student individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Great school, My son learned so much there, the teachers are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

Bakersfield High has been a great school. My daughter has been actively involved in choir for four years. There is something for everyone and the students excell in all areas, academics, athletics, clubs, leadership, etc. There is great pride in the history of the school and the faculty instills a sense of belonging from day one. Alumni frequently attend the activities and support is tremendous. I have 3 more children to send through BHS and I'm looking forward to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

The advanced level coursework at Bakersfield High provided a solid foundation for my success in College. Additionally, the science teachers sparked a lifelong interest in the sciences.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 23, 2005

My Daughter goes to this school and loves it. She is in honors classes and all of her teachers are wonderful. There are tons of extracurricular activites. The school is actually safer than a lot of people think it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2004

Great school with Administration that cares about the kids and safety. I have two in school at BHS now with one more coming in next year. I have no reservations about the school administrations sincere regard to put the kids first. The campus is safe and well controlled. I would rate BHS better than any of the public or private high schools in the area due to the high level of academics afforded students who wish to excel in the College Prep and Advanced Placement classes. All around a great atmosphere for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2004

All my children (5) attended BHS, and I have not a single complaint. They are first generation students, and have exceeded my expectations. 3 have there master degrees, 1 has her BA and the other is attending UCLA. If the student doesn't want to make the most out if it, it is not the teachers or schools fault. Till this day am in debt to some teachers for there hard work and dedication. Once a driller always a driller! I will always be proud of that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

If BHS is setting the standard, then we are in deep trouble. OK let's forget the test scores for the entire school... Let's just look at 1 student's scores for a minute. My son is a student at BHS and his test scores are pitifully low. He has been in Bakersfield schools for the past 11 1/2 years. He tests out at above average IQ, with no learning disabilities. He is white, middle class from an English speaking home. So I have to ask, why his test scores are so low? I find that even though the teachers spend so much time prepping the kids for the tests they don't get a whole lot done on their sujbects. And still, the kids do poorly on the tests. Keep in mind that these scores are how the school did against other schools, not on how many correct answers they got! The schools in Bakersfield are failing all of the students, not just BHS! We are giving our kids substandard education at every turn. Study Hall? Oh, that's where we put kids when we don't have enough academic classes for them... it should be called Babysitting 101! I've been with BHS for over 11 years now, my oldest son graduated from there. Over that time period I have met some wonderfully talented teachers and some that have no business being near students! Unfortunately it only takes 1 substandard teacher to strip self respect from our children. Why did I leave my kids at BHS? Because I couldn't afford private education for them. Simple as that. I do encourage any parent with a child at BHS to be at their door at every turn, protecting the rights of your student. I don't even want to discuss extracurricular activites when academics suffer at every bend! I'm so glad that BHS has a winning football team. But how does their debate team do? 'Once a Driller, always a Driller'? I hope not for my sons' sake. I can't undo all of the 'education' my sons got from BHS but I do hope that it won't always stay with them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

BHS continues to set the 'standard' of public education. forget the state test scores...schools should be judged by the quality of education and the preparation of life skills. BHS, also prepares a very high number of students who attend higher education to the UC and CAL STATE university systems. another strong point..it's the most racially mixed high in the area and provides the students with a 'real feel' of our states diverse cultures. another...BHS continues to be a state leader in education and sports compitions. ask the teachers?? where do they want to teach? once a driller...always a driller! bakersfield has a choice of over 15 high schools...BHS is still the the academic and sports benchmark, and the most requested out of dist. transfer school. the test scores??? judge our students 10 years from graduation...that's the true measure of a 'great education'.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

713

Change from
2012 to 2013

+1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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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This school's
API score

713

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

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3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
28%
Algebra II

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Earth Science

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

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

723 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
8%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
55%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
12%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
2%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
6%
English Language Arts

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

639 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
18%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

619 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

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

594 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
44%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
21%
Earth Science

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
22%
English Language Arts

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

573 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

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

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
40%
World History

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

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 Students29%
Females35%
Males24%
African American33%
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)41%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant education24%
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state28%

Algebra II

All Students93%
Females87%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state92%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students66%
Females67%
Males64%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant education5%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Earth Science

All Students19%
Females11%
Males28%
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)44%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
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 graduate17%
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 state14%

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females51%
Males43%
African American45%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant education6%
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state46%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Females7%
Males5%
African American6%
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)12%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

Geometry

All Students53%
Females52%
Males56%
African American41%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students26%
Females19%
Males34%
African American16%
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 disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state30%

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students14%
Females10%
Males18%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant education20%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
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 state18%
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%
Females9%
Males16%
African American9%
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

All Students47%
Females47%
Males48%
African American39%
Asiann/a
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students30%
Females29%
Males32%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant education6%
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Chemistry

All Students53%
Females43%
Males69%
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)54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females40%
Males35%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Geometry

All Students23%
Females18%
Males29%
African American28%
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented48%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

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

All Students82%
Females85%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state82%

Science

All Students49%
Females44%
Males53%
African American47%
Asiann/a
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant education16%
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

All Students42%
Females36%
Males50%
African American42%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Students6%
Females3%
Males9%
African American3%
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

Algebra II

All Students24%
Females25%
Males23%
African American18%
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented26%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students16%
Females13%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students17%
Females10%
Males24%
African American0%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state9%

Earth Science

All Students13%
Females10%
Males16%
African American9%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females39%
Males33%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant education14%
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state22%

Geometry

All Students10%
Females10%
Males9%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

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

All Students49%
Females44%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students73%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students39%
Females34%
Males44%
African American22%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant education17%
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state29%

World History

All Students0%
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 disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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.

664 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

665 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students75%
Females77%
Males74%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American69%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown84%
Students with disability27%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner18%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education53%

Math

All Students77%
Females76%
Males77%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American71%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown87%
Students with disability18%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education49%
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 59%
White 21%
Black 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 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 66%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%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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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:37 pm
School Leader's name
  • David Reese
Fax number
  • (661) 324-3401

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Honors track
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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