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North High School

Public | 9-12 | 1809 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2011

Im currently attending North High in my senior year and I can tell you my 4 years have been up and down; its a good high school, not the best but Good overall, But the thing North high isn't so great is Cleanliness and Security, The bathrooms are a MESS you can't go inside with out being disgusted by the things you see in there. Security really needs to keep an eye on Bullies!!!!!!! and also the bathrooms because its easily Tagged on and kids are constantly smoking in there. Minus that, North high is really great and has a lot of high school spirit and the teachers are really great! Our special Ed students are treated equally with respect and is a great high school for a student with special needs. This high school isn't perfect but it is a good high school. I've enjoyed my time at North high school and Im proud that I'm graduating from there but I wish a few changes could've been made, Overall Good School not the best But you meet a lot of great people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2011

I have had three children attend North High School. North is not our home school but was chosen due to the academics, teachers and the ability to help children with learning disabilities. I would recommend this school to anyone that wants to receive a good education. It is there for the taking. Mind you, if you want to cause trouble not do your work this is not the right school for you. North is the best kept secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Honestly North High is a horrible school. It seems like not even the teachers take things seriously now days! It's very hard to concentrate in the noisy classes, and the security is very low. It seems like the school loves to make up rules as they go on and they don't really listen to the students needs. I was ecstatic when my mom took me out of North High. Once I was out of North High, my grades improved and I wasn't in a noisy environment and I was able to concentrate and get my work done.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2009

This is a horrible school! They make up their own rules as they go and the 'favored children' are untouched.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I have had 4 children attend North High. 3 of my 4 were able to do very well. They were active in sports, and the AP classes were very helpful. The area that I would say we had problemsw with them, would be if you had a child like I do that isnt the average student. He was not special ed, but had learning challanges just the same. I found it difficult if not impossible to find help for him. I felt that it was difficult to impossible to find someone to understand his challenges. I attended classes for parents, I met with the Dean, the Vice Principle and Principle. He has sinse left North, and is doing very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

North High School is an excellent school where students can receive a first-rate education. North High's administration is also outstanding as well as very 'parent friendly'. I love North High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

If parents contact the teachers via email/ telephone/ in person, on a weekly basis then the parents would be keeping track of there childs progress. It is hard I would lie to my mom and now i am in military four years later finishing my aa when i could have excelled in high school with a little more guidance. parents take heed


Posted November 23, 2003

Administration needs to be more open to input from parents. Also, it would be most helpful if they would promptly and thoroughly investigate complaints. More security would help things as well. It is ridiculous to assume that five security guards can effectively secure a school of over 2,000 students. I sincerely hope administration at North High School takes all comments made here into consideration, and that they take an effective route to correct these problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2003

I currently have a child at North High and I have been very pleased with the education she has received. She is taking advantage of numerous AP classes, and her teachers have been very accessible (primarily through e-mail). The leadership is strong and the administrators are helpful and care about the students. They have made sure that my daughter's schedule is appropriate for her goals. I highly recommend North High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

This school does not follow a students progress through out high school, thus causing students that have difficulties to fall through the cracks and not be able to graduate on time. They also fail to mention possible learning disabilities (dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, etc.) Which goes undiagnosed until the child has grown and is finding it hard to live on their own in the world.
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

751

Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
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API score

751

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2012 to 2013

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4 / 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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Algebra I

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
10%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
21%
Earth Science

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
English Language Arts

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

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
2%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
n/a

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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
40%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
51%
World History

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
17%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
27%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

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English Language Arts

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

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
13%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
23%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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U.S. History

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

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
World History

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

2013

 
 
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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

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Females18%
Males20%
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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)16%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talented36%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students34%
Females17%
Males50%
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)37%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant education29%
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

Earth Science

All Students45%
Females41%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state42%

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females51%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education42%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state44%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females12%
Males10%
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)14%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

Geometry

All Students64%
Females60%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state70%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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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English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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African Americann/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students16%
Femalesn/a
Males30%
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)13%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students7%
Females14%
Males2%
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)7%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Algebra II

All Students56%
Females54%
Males59%
African Americann/a
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)58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students55%
Females54%
Males57%
African Americann/a
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Chemistry

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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

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Females47%
Males45%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state51%

Geometry

All Students19%
Females14%
Males23%
African Americann/a
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students64%
Females63%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state71%

World History

All Students46%
Females37%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
Parent education - declined to state49%
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 Students12%
Females9%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

Algebra II

All Students14%
Females8%
Males21%
African Americann/a
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)16%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented23%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students26%
Femalesn/a
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
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 Students22%
Females18%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented41%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

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 Students41%
Females40%
Males41%
African Americann/a
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)41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant education6%
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Geometry

All Students12%
Females4%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)12%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
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 state7%

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

All Students22%
Females18%
Males26%
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)20%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented24%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate31%
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%

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

U.S. History

All Students58%
Females50%
Males65%
African Americann/a
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant education47%
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state57%

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.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students81%
Females85%
Males77%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability31%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females91%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability43%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner27%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 68%
Hispanic 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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