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Bell Gardens High School

Public | 9-12 | 3269 students

 
 

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Posted June 5, 2011

HELLO EVERYBODY. MY NAME IS JUAN M MOTA BUT IN BELL GARDENS HIGH MY NAME WAS MRTIN JUAN MOTA. I GRADUATED IN 1986 FROM BELL GARDENS HIGH. THAT WAS THE GOOD DAYS. BELL GARDENS ALWWAYS HAS OR HAD THE BEST FOOTBALL TEAM. AND TEACHERS TOO.I WISH I COULD GO TO MY HIGH SCHOOL VIST MY OLD FRIENDS. WHEN I GOT MARRY I LOST MY 1986 HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK. SO I WOULD LIKE TO BUY ANOTHER YEAR BOOK. OR HAVE MY OLD BELL GARDENS HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS TALK TO ME ON FACEBOOK.SEE ME


Posted August 12, 2008

I am a graduate from bghs 06 and very proud. I believe this school is great. So i agree maybe we do have some troubled students but its normal for any high school. I also agree that principal mr.Chavez is making a difference in the school. With his dedication bghs has been able to prove to many other schools that we are capable of meeting our goals. They have changed the school its a more welcoming enviroment for the new students...This school has changed very much...In regards to the teachers there is many that i would say where very supportive and helped me very much and still do even now that i am a student at long beach state..I i believe that no matter what school you go to. It could be the most ghetto school but if you are dedicated you will walk out very proud from whatever high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

I think bell gardens high school is a wonderful school it has changed drastically this past decade. there are new buildings a new track and a baseball field to be added soon. many of the previous reviews stated that it was a horrible school and that teacher's didnt care, but in reality they do, and the reason some students did not do so well was because they did not apply themselves and take advantage of what the school had to offer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

While it might have its troubled kids,a lot of them are interested in doing good in school.They are involved in a sport or something of that sort and are keeping up their grades.Its true BGHS doesnt get the credit it deserves, test scores have gone up in the recent years.The new principal Mr.Chavez has done a great job at bringing back the reputation BGHS once had. The teachers are wonderful as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

Bell Gardens High School is a great school. Schurr HS recently made news by becoming one of Newsweeks top 500 high schools, but BGHS made that list 3 years ago and it has improved since then. BGHS is easily the best school in the Montebello Unified School District. The worst thing with BGHS is it's undeserved reputation. BGHS has 3,400 students and less than 100 that give it a bad reputation. If you check BGHS's test scores they have improved every year over the last five years, no other school in the MUSD can say that. BGHS also has an extemely challenging academic program with more AP courses than any other in the district. The new principal, Mr.Chavez, has been an outstanding addition that has finally provided the outstanding leadership BGHS deserves. Mr.Chavez is easily the best principal in the district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 28, 2006

Bell Gardens High school does have a reputation of having low grades, troubled kids, and violence in it... That was in the past though, it has drastically changed over these few years. Bell Gardens was a low end school, but thanks to a new principal, change in staff and the included add ons to make the school look and feel better... The school has gotten a new football field that is beautiful. It also recently opened a three story building with many classes. It took a while to be build. Around seven years but they did it and it's wonderful. The school is planning to add on new buildings and new fields to make it a great school. I have noticed change in the students too. They seem to be more in to doing school work now that their school looks better. So yeah it inproved
—Submitted by a staff


Posted November 8, 2005

Despite the reputation of Bell Gardens High School, it is an excellent school. It is a large urban-type school that does very well academically with very challenging circumstances. Easily the best all around high school in the MUSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2004

I am not a parent, I am actually a recent graduate from BGHS who graduated in June of 2003. My first two years attending this school were hard and gave me many arduous moments (a lot of homework). However, my Junior and Senior year were the easiest school years I have ever had, even middle school was harder back in the L.A. District. I believe that this school should hire professors who do care about their students, professors who can skillfully instruct a class, and professors who are not lenient towards the students behavior. What this school needs is stricter standards for students to realize that high school is not a place to horse around, but to realize that after high school the world will be totally different.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 28, 2003

As a former student< (I graduated in 1985) I would like to show my support for the school. The teachers were great and I still talk to several of them to this day. On a recent trip back I was a little disturbed by the closed campus and the fences around the school. It was not like this when I attended. It is however a sign of the times. I love BG having grown up there and I am proud to have attened BGHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 12, 2003

I attended Bell Gardens High School, graduating class of 2001 and proud. I have only good comments about the school, I found help and support from counselors, teachers, when I was volnurable. At Bell Gardens High School we had counselors and teachers who cared! Willing to be there for you as long as your willing to hear them out! I'am a college student, 20 years old working on my Criminal Justice major, thanks to the caring staff at Bell Gardens High School for supporting me and always pushing me foward!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 3, 2003

I may not be a parent but I go to Bell Gardens High School and I should know best what the quality of the school is. I don't appreciate the comment about low scores coming from recent immigrants. Bell Gardens High School is not composed mostly of recent immigrants, it is true the population is mostly hispanic but this is no impediment on our education. There are so many other good things that I can point out to you about Bell Gardens High School.


Posted November 22, 2003

Everyone is different, this school has a diversity just like every other. I belive the School need new books, better class rooms and definitly more School programs. I go to B.G.H.S and live in Bell Gardens, I personaly love both.


Posted October 10, 2003

I grew up in Bell Gardens from '61-'87 and went from suva elem. to bghs and graduated in 1972..we had our trouble students, but it was a time with no real violence..the students, and schools today need more co-operation from the students,parents,and faculty in order to regain today what we once had 20-30 years ago.. we have the knowledge...we have to make it right again...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2003

This school is awful! Most of the students are recent immigrants which might explain the really low scores. I would rather pay for a private school. I graduated in '99


Posted August 12, 2003

I think BGHS has many teachers whom don't really care for what their students are doing, some don't really pay attention. Some teachers do care for their students education and do actually do their job, but there is more that don't do their job. What I really think is that we need better teachers who could help us do better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 27, 2003

im not a parent i actually attend this school its not very good the books are in poor shape teachers dont care what else are kids going to turn to when no one seems to care about teaching or learning anything


Posted April 24, 2003

I think bell gardens high school is not a good school to enroll your child in because you see a lot of violence and drugs in bell gardens high school. The parents of BGHS are not very involved in thier child education most of the students in bell gardens high school are troubled kids who come from a very troubled life. If you have choice you should send your child to other school. I went to bell gardens high school less than a year and then i went to a private school and trust me it is not a good school.


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This school's
API score

704

Change from
2012 to 2013

+18

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

704

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+18

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Algebra I

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

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

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

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English Language Arts

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

747 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%

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17%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

791 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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5%

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5%

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2%
Algebra II

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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16%

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22%

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13%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

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The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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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.

656 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

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29%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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4%

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3%

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

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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56%

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30%

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73%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

670 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

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37%

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30%

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28%
World History

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

687 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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21%

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16%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2%

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3%

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1%

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Algebra II

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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3%

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3%

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4%

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2%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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43%

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36%

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29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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45%

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31%

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7%
Earth Science

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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42%

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40%

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35%
English Language Arts

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

618 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

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34%

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28%

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27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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3%

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4%

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1%

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

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

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31%

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28%

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30%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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77%

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64%

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40%
U.S. History

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

676 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

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27%

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World History

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

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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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Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to state6%

Algebra II

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English Language Arts

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Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state54%

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Geometry

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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented22%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability4%
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English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate11%
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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.

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 Students5%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate1%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students16%
Females17%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
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 disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented20%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 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

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

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females38%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students4%
Females1%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
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 Students61%
Females60%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students44%
Females42%
Males46%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students25%
Females20%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
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 Students2%
Females0%
Males6%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
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

Algebra II

All Students3%
Females0%
Males6%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females42%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students61%
Femalesn/a
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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 Students43%
Females31%
Males53%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students32%
Females29%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students3%
Females3%
Males4%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
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 Students35%
Females27%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented51%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students71%
Femalesn/a
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
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 Students31%
Females20%
Males41%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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.

722 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

713 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students76%
Females78%
Males74%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Economic Status Unknown57%
Students with disability18%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner29%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students72%
Females74%
Males71%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Economic Status Unknown50%
Students with disability21%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner31%
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
Hispanic 99%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Black 0%
Two or more races 0%
White 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
English language learners 19%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Bell Gardens, CA 90201
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