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Highland High School

Public | 9-12 | 1935 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2014

I have been uncomfortable with the treatment my child received at the hands of the security personnel at this school. Admin was not receptive to discussion. I have not been pleased with cooperation of some of the teacher, either. A science teacher gave a list of assignments to be completed, but kept changing it, until my child and I were both confused. Meeting with her was no help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2009

Highland is a wonderful school with lots of school spirit! The staff is always willing to help the kids out and prepare them for what lies ahead. Our cafeteria staff is the best and makes sure the kids are eating healthy! Our sports programs are doing very well and I am very happy that my daughter attends there. She is safe and I am at peace when she is at school. Security is always doing what they can to protect our children and they care about them. The counselors are great! Highland is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

highland is a great school! before it was not and highland is not full of hoodlums!?! it truely is a great school the spirit is awesome students are very much involvled! we have great teachers and our sports have gotten way better our football team is getting really good so dont say its a bad school cause its not!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

Highland High is one of the best school in KHSD.Perhaps is on of the best high schools in Califron. Awesome School! Go Scots!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2008

im not much for school spirit, but the taxi driver/mailman remark struck a nerve. im entering my junior year at highland, and although i know it isnt the best high school in bakersfield, we have outstanding staff and exteracarricular activities, as well as students. and as for the sports remark. . . have you seen our football team?! you obviously have no clue what you are talking about. although, our ladies tennis team rocks! C: Go Scots.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2006

Great School, my kids learned a lot there and the teachers are very dedicated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

If what you want is your child to be a truck driver, a taxi driver or a mailman than Highland High is fine. If you want your child to become a Doctor, an Attorney or an engineer look elsewhere. Many students look more like hoodlums than students. Sports seem to be the only thing going for Highland so if you child is the next Barry Bonds go for it, hopefully he won't turn into a O.J. Simpson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

Everything is great. Extracurriculars rocks and academics are even better. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2004

10-15 years ago Highland was one of the top performing academic schools in Kern County and California. That was before the Kern High School District carved the school boundaries in the early and mid 1990's. The actual area surrounding Highland has been cut into by poorer performing schools at Highland's expense. Two seperate neighborhoods no where near Highland have students bused into Highland. I am really upset as an Alumni at the road Highland has undertaken due to the KHSD's unfair boundaries. The school and neighborhood pride that was once predominate is gone and has been taken over by apathy. There was once a pride in our spirit of fair play, sportsmanship, and academic progress. That obviously is gone. Highland is no longer a neighborhood high school, it's now just a pawn in the political agenda of the Kern High School District.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 27, 2004

I have been very impressed that several of my daughter's teachers and other staff have put extra effort into classroom and all school special programs to help students understand and learn from behavior of some students that led to the death of one student, and with less drastic mistakes of other students that led to their being teenage parents. I have also been impressed with the time and commitment of other teachers given to the athletic activities of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

758

Change from
2012 to 2013

+20

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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API score

758

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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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4 / 10

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Algebra I

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
9%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
3%
Earth Science

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

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
English Language Arts

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

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
9%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
4%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
World History

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
5%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
11%
English Language Arts

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

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
34%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

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

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
World History

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

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n/a

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students13%
Females11%
Males14%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students14%
Females15%
Males13%
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 disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant education12%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students52%
Females45%
Males59%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state49%

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females62%
Males53%
African American39%
Asian69%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state52%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students5%
Females0%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
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 staten/a

Geometry

All Students35%
Females35%
Males36%
African American18%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not 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 talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to state24%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students12%
Females10%
Males12%
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 disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students4%
Females9%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students29%
Females31%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented31%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate35%
Parent education - declined to state8%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students53%
Females52%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Chemistry

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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females56%
Males53%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females3%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented19%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females59%
Males67%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state55%

World History

All Students51%
Females43%
Males59%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state45%
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 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
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students5%
Females5%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented15%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females25%
Males31%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to state27%

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 Students46%
Females51%
Males42%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education9%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
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%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
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 graduate0%
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

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

All Students22%
Females16%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented28%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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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

U.S. History

All Students54%
Females52%
Males57%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education22%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state52%

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
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
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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

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 Students83%
Females86%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American80%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability26%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner27%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education91%

Math

All Students82%
Females82%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American60%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability30%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner36%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education82%
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 66%
White 22%
Black 5%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Debra Vigstrom
Fax number
  • (661) 871-6052

Programs

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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