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Berkeley High School

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 3, 2014

Berkeley High is amazing in so many ways. Students are able to find such interesting classes: afro-hatien dance, video production, computer programming, forensic science. My kids (a junior and a sophomore in AC) have had an amazing experience overall. The principal is very engaging with the students and very communicative with parents. The staff, counselors, and volunteers are very helpful. Many of the teachers are excellent. The down sides are that it's an enormous school, so you really need to watch your kids on powerschool and communicate with them about typical high school problems (drugs, feeling lonely, trying to fit in, and so on...). If you advocate for your child, they will come out of Berkeley High being independent and worldly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

BHS is diverse; racially, economically, immigrant and intern'l (children of foreign scholars, expats), whose mastery of English is developing. This nuance is not reflected in the test scores, but it is one of the things that make the school and community rich and amazing. The extensive offerings of AP, honors classes ensures that the smart kids that test well of all backgrounds will be engaged and challenged. The sports, arts, and language programs are beyond belief in the many opportunities from beginner to advanced levels. Each year, 100s of college admissions counselors from all over the US and foreign arrive to meet with and recruit BHS students. Our student has attended both private and public schools, and I can say that BHS offers a world-class private school education for free. The extra taxes that Berkeley homeowners pay ensures class size reduction, full-time librarians, field trips and more. It's very easy to get involved at the school as a volunteer, so you can see for yourself. It's a large school and at first very confusing to sort it all out, but after 2 yrs, I can say that we're thrilled with the academic and citizen of the world experience our student is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

BHS has many students from outside the district who are there without permission and contributing to overcrowding. They do help raise test scores, so...there you go. They are mostly in IB and AC. The school has many good, committed teachers, and are terrific examples of their profession. The principal is an excellent communicator and seems to really care about the well-being of the school community and stakeholders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

My granddaughter is a freshman . I am a retired teacher (from another school district) and really impressed with the leadership, the extensive programs offered by Berkeley High school and the amount of parent and volunteer participation. I just attended Back to school night and the quality of the curriculum and the teacher koowledge and organization of the curriculum was outstanding.


Posted January 21, 2013

I've heard great things about this school! I know someone who used to teach here and has spoken highly of the small school movement.


Posted March 12, 2012

Hello, Do anyone knows how is the rating for Berkeley International High School by itself? I have tried to look for an opinion on that, apart from BHS, but seems that ratings and opinions goes always under BHS name, all together. Many thanks Rafael
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2010

My daughter is a junior in Academic Choice. I have found the teaching staff and curriculum to be highly inconsistent. She has had poor instruction for math her first two years and teacher after teacher after teacher for Spanish. They all quit. I wanted to love it. I needed to love it. But all in all, it's an urban school with urban problems and it's too large to care about any student, most especially one that's struggling. At 4400 students, how can they possibly manage? New principal might be nice, but the kids just don't get what they need. Period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

It is October 2010, we have a fantastic new principal with a wide base of support after an extremely controversial one, and a district admin that wants to clean up the problems and keep supporting the greatness. Lots of evaluation will be done this year due to accreditation cycle. What an exciting time to be part of this great big, diverse, interesting place, in a community that supports schools with its pocketbook (no thanks to Arnold S.) Last principal failed to do adequate evals of teachers so accomplishing that is a new priority. Things are looking up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The diversity of students and teachers and class offerings is wonderful. The teachers care about their students. Despite the challenges of a huge student population, this was a great learning environment -- academically and socially -- for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Berkeley High has departments, courses, and teachers that rival any school in the nation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

A great school with wonderful kids, smart teachers and caring administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The school has the best students in the nation and we in Berkeley are committed to ensuring that everyone graduates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

multi-culti as heck, and the small schools (schools with the school) are amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Berkeley High has so much variety, diversity and excellence in teaching, it can meet each child and provide them with a great school experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

It was the first public high school in the United States to have fully integrated classes. Duke Ellington and his band came to celebrate this with us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Students in the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High impress me daily with their creativity, compassion and community spirit.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

It's a great school with diversity! We have small schools in this big high school. Girls Soccer, Football, and Badminton teams are very competitive and bring lots of joy to school. Spirit Days bring fantastic events at Berkeley High!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This school has so many different nationalities together studying peacefully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

we're such a diverse school, always accepting anyone who's different, doesn't matter what color or race or anything. the classes can be mind-blowing, but because we have about 3000 kids at our school, we need all the financial we can get.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

the teachers really care and make an effort to get the students the education they need...and do it outside the box in many cases,
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

757

Change from
2012 to 2013

+22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

757

What is the API?
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

+22

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

637 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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.

733 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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2012

 
 
0%

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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
2%
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.

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2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
23%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
15%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%
Earth Science

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

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2011

 
 
n/a

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English Language Arts

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

665 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

631 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
World History

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

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
3%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
66%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
18%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

637 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
0%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
40%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%
U.S. History

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

601 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
World History

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
8%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students8%
Females10%
Males7%
African American2%
Asian18%
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students78%
Females82%
Males74%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
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 graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state86%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students59%
Females66%
Males54%
African American13%
Asian62%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females76%
Males67%
African American33%
Asian72%
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)91%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state74%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students51%
Females55%
Males48%
African American10%
Asian52%
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 disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
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
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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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%
Females6%
Males0%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students32%
Females29%
Males36%
African American13%
Asian34%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state39%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students25%
Females32%
Males19%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
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)0%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females41%
Males47%
African American11%
Asian43%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females67%
Males52%
African American29%
Asian52%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state51%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females10%
Males7%
African American6%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to state15%

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

All Students86%
Females82%
Males89%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students62%
Females64%
Males60%
African American32%
Asian59%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state61%

World History

All Students49%
Females50%
Males49%
African American20%
Asian51%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students4%
Females0%
Males7%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
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

Algebra II

All Students1%
Females0%
Males2%
African American0%
Asian9%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability1%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented0%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students90%
Females95%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students10%
Females9%
Males10%
African American2%
Asian18%
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented16%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate24%
Parent education - declined to state0%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females59%
Males48%
African American17%
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students44%
Females41%
Males48%
African American8%
Asian55%
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Physics

All Students80%
Femalesn/a
Males81%
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)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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 graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students51%
Females51%
Males51%
African American15%
Asian49%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state32%

World History

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically 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 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.

710 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

712 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

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 Students86%
Females89%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American66%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown76%
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner29%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females89%
Males84%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American67%
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown78%
Students with disability51%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
Language Fluency Unknown73%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 32% 26%
Black 23% 6%
Hispanic 19% 52%
Two or more races 16% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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Berkeley, CA 94704
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