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Palo Verde High School

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Posted September 4, 2013

It's a pretty good school minus how some people dress inappropriately. I wish that the students would be more polite to one another as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2011

As a former student and sibling to current ones I am seriously disappointed with the current administration telling its teachers to avoid new methods when I attended teachers encouraged use to try new methods and techniques as long as we retained the information


Posted April 19, 2011

This school is horrible. If I had somewhere else to send my children I would move them in a heartbeat. It is the only high school in the area. The only thing this school (principal) cares about is test scores and funding. They don't care what the parents or the students think. The actual education of the children does not conern the principal at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

This is a great school in a beautiful community


Posted January 24, 2009

I am a former teacher who worked at this school for four years, and I very much regret leaving. The faculty boast many super-stars who rise above the call of duty in trying to prepare small town kids for the wider world. Ms. Steiner, Mr. Ammerman, and Mr. Pelicano are just a few of the outstanding teachers at PVHS. The kids are great there, too. They are influenced by all the culture of S. Cali, so a lot of them walk and talk tough, but if one looks deeper, even the worst of the 'bad kids' possess a small-town innocence that is quite comical for how contrary it is to first impressions. The only bad thing about PVHS is that it is subject to the whimsy of a fickle and reactionary school board who replace the principal, superintendent, or curriculum in accordance with the latest 'good ideas' from the loudest parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 6, 2008

As a former graduate of this high school, I feel as though students receive a quality education in a small-town atmosphere not available elsewhere. More PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT would be great, as most parents seem to think it is the job of the classroom teacher to raise their kid for them. It's a great school with great staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2008

This school is the only high school in town so in comparison to all the others it's great! On the other hand there's a lot of problems within the school. As a former student I know that a lot of the staff play favorites so if you want your kids to learn how to be independant its a great school cause if they don't fit the statistic then they'll have to do for themselves.


Posted February 28, 2008

Palo Verde High School is a great school. I am a former student. I loved this school, and all of it's teachers. Our school has great school spirit. I am only 15, but I know this school is an awesome one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2006

I think the school is going in the right direction but still needs a lot of work. If parents, teachers and administration would work more together I think we could have a great school. But there lies the problem we don't work together because we think we know best. Parents think there kids are perfect and they don't do anything wrong. Teacher s stereo type the students and the administrators worry about money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

School is okay needs more parent involvement and academic programs needs much improvement. There music program is evolving again which is great
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2006

Palo Verde High School is a quaint little school in the middle of nowhere to be honest. It is a good school considering it is in a small town and have no choice of other schools to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

AP programs are very good. I felt well prepared for college thanks to Mr. Amerman, Mrs. Steiner and Mr. Pelicano. Sports need some help. The campus is currently under construction, however there are plans to completely redo the track/football field and stadium that sounds phenoomeonal!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 25, 2004

This school has made some improvement and the teachers as well have been trying to make the classes fun. Test scores have raised since last years. The kids are getting along more and is alot better since the 90's. So I think its a great school for kids to study at. There is even help after school. So this school has improved since last years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2004

This school other than athletics needs alot of work. Any resident of Blythe can qualify as a substitute teacher. The teachers themselves are extremely boring and really dont seem to want to be there. Please go somewhere else.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 10, 2004

Anybody with school age children should carefully check out the schools before moving to Blythe. If you want the best education for your children I urge you to consider a different town. When my children attended in the 90s I thought the schools were bad. The test scores, sadly, show insufficient improvement to justify allowing your child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

This school is a mess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

i learned more on the street than i did at this school
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

623

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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623

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Algebra I

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
5%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
58%
Earth Science

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
8%
English Language Arts

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
39%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
6%
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.

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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

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
1%
Algebra II

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
46%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
17%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
2%
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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
World History

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
18%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
28%
Earth Science

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

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

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
100%
U.S. History

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
23%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 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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Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
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Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
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English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Earth Science

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Males10%
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Economically disadvantaged3%
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Students with no reported disability4%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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English Language Arts

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Males30%
African American14%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
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Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males3%
African Americann/a
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Students with no reported disability4%
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Parent education - high school graduate0%
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Geometry

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Females10%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented24%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
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 state13%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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

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Parent education - high school graduate0%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

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Females7%
Males9%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Biology/Life Sciences

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Females19%
Males28%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate21%
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 state12%

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females26%
Males59%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

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
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English learnern/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

English Language Arts

All Students27%
Females25%
Males29%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Geometry

All Students2%
Females0%
Males5%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

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

Science

All Students38%
Females29%
Males47%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

World History

All Students16%
Females7%
Males25%
African American7%
Asiann/a
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)23%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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

Algebra II

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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 state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students28%
Femalesn/a
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Chemistry

All Students11%
Females6%
Males15%
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
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 state0%

Earth Science

All Students18%
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 Students31%
Females38%
Males24%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Geometry

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
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 disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students14%
Females8%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
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 state16%

Physics

All Students46%
Females36%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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 state27%

U.S. History

All Students19%
Females14%
Males24%
African American10%
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)33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students70%
Females75%
Males65%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American69%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Economic Status Unknown46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modifications0%
English learner22%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students77%
Females84%
Males72%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American65%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Economic Status Unknown55%
Students with disability21%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner36%
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 62%
White 29%
Black 7%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Blythe, CA 92225
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