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Buena Park High School

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Posted September 14, 2014

As a parent I was worried when we moved here from garden grove. I am so happy that we did . My son would not be where is is today if it wasnt for Buena Park High . With the early college program and his guidance councilor Ms Chow my son started college as a SOPHMORE! . . A sophmore ! He will have is AA after only one year of college . . Thank you BPHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2014

I am very pleased with Buena Park High School. The teachers are responsive and helpful in providing information about their class and how your child is doing. They are available during breaks or after school if your child wants extra help. The principal is friendly and accessible. I often see him around campus and at school events greeting and talking to students and parents. Many of the faculty have their own kids at the school, which shows that they also trust the quality of the teachers and school environment. BPHS's test scores may not be as high as other schools in the district, but that does not mean that it is a bad school. There are a lot of really good, smart, hard-working and motivated kids here. There are rigorous AP and honors classes, well-qualified and experienced teachers and staff, and a supportive learning environment. Overall, great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

I am really impressed with the programs that are offered at Buena Park high. My daughter is in 9 th grade. I was told to send her to the other schools in our district. This school is different from when I went here. The staff and teachers really about education and the kids benefit from that. The middle College program is saving us money and her lots of time in College. I am happy at my choice to send her to BP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2012

BPHS is now offering the Middle College program. Partnered with Cypress College it will be the only school in the district for the next 6 years to have this. The Middle College classes are taught by teachers with Master degrees and the credit for these classes count as college credit. Can you imagine the money and time saved by the students who graduate in four years? What a great idea!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2011

For 3 years, I've went to a different school in the FJUHSD district and as a Senior, I'm attending BPHS. At first I was really concerned about my level of education and the quality of the school. I can gladly say with confidence that I had nothing to worry about. Most of the teachers are friendly and helpful. The people in the office don't have attitude like the other school I attended. There are little to no racial conflict and students are welcoming. The school doesn't have the best academic scores (CST) overall, but if you're determined to learn and work hard, you can excel in AP classes and Honors to get your GPA to a good standing. So far, I'm enjoying my attendance here, and I look forward to a great senior year.


Posted March 4, 2010

Diverse student population and great caring teachers. Don't let the low test scores fool you. It's just the fact that students in the regular classes tend to screw around. As long as you take honors or better yet AP courses, you'll have a mature, fun experience. I can't stress the amazingly diverse population. It nearly eliminates any racial tension you'd find at another school. Counselors tend to side with the student if he/she wants advanced classes. They give you quite a bit of freedom while still recommending a path depending on what you'll major in. They don't try to steer you away from advanced courses. A matter of fact, it's difficult getting out, as to motivate students to at least survive if not strive. I've learned more this year in my AP & honors classes than I have in all my previous school years combined and it wasn't pain-painstakingly difficult.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

I attended this school 3 years ago, leaving as a future Senior. I am no longer here and I can say I do regret all those tardies, and absences, and just dozing off. This was, is the best school for me. Everyone you grow up with and make new friends fast here. There wern't such things as bullies or people who pick on u. Every one is understanding and friendly. Though there is drama here, if you go on and do your own thing, your okay. Theres no perfect school aviously, but Im happy I attended her and made freinds and made the best of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

It is not a well recognized school for Academics, but it is a good school. It produced two Class Valedictorians who both happened to be my sons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

As a teacher at this school, I can honestly say that BPHS is a fantastic place to work. We probably care more about our students than the majority of teachers at all of the other high schools in the district. To respond to the post that BPHS needs more diversity...this school is, by far, the most diverse school you will find in all of Orange County. At last count, there were something like 30 languages spoken by students with nearly as many cultures represented by the student body and staff. As for the post that recommends parents insist on AP/Honors classes for their children so they have skilled teachers...ALL of the AP/Honors teachers teach 1-2 honors classes and the rest of their classes are 'regular' classes. The majority of teachers have masters degrees in their subject areas or in education. Staff members discuss students progress in multiple subjects to increase success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 17, 2008

This is a very good and safe school.The teachers here are great...although the administration is not fair and very judgmental, rude, and discriminating to both students and parents.


Posted May 10, 2008

This is a very good school academically
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

BPHS does it's best for all students, and if you speak a language other than English at home, this is where you want to be. BPHS pays more attention to its ELD students resulting in happier kids and higher test scores than any school in the District or adjoining neighborhoods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

im a current buena park high school student, I think its the worst school to get an education from. It seems like they dont actually teach in some, or should i say most classes. its partly the students fault but its also the schools for having so little space and overcrowding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2006

I am a student at this school and I think that is a great place to learn. The students may not be the best, but the teachers are great.They all want the best for all the students. Where as some of the other teachers in different schools only care about getting paid. This may be due to the fact that that most students there are already bright, so the ones who do need help are left behind. Another great thing about this school is that there are no bullies. No one gets picked on for being dumb or really smart. Nothing will happen to you if you stay in the right crowd. In my opinion BPHS is the greatest school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2006

The parent involvement here is nonexistent. The vast majority of the time, I've been either the only parent at my child's activities, or one of a few parents. The majority of the teachers are mediocre at best. Until they improve drastically, parents will continue to put their children in the other, better schools in the district and can you really blame them? If you do send your children here, insist that they be in every Honors or AP class possible because that's where you'll find the better teachers and better behaved students. It's a sad, sad school in dire need of some help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

BPHS needs a more diverse student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2006

In the past, buena park high school was a school of low test scores. This school had a bad reputation. But over the past 7 years or so, Buena Park High School has increased its reputation. For example, this school is no longer the lowest-test-score school in the district. Buena Park High School offers many challenging courses for those high prostective students as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2005

This school is pretty good it has an on-campus police officer. The schools late policy is pretty good making the kids serve detention if they are late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

Although I believe BPHS wants to compete academically with other county HS, they may have to find a more constructive and safe method than to overcrowd their classrooms. This decreases the quality of learning and makes for safety issue. Safety is another area that may need to be addressed. Often I feel that they want praise for warehousing our children. I need educators not babysitters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Buena Park High School offers students a great quality education. Their teachers are very dedicated to their job and make sure that you student will reach his/her full potential. If you look at their college accpetances over the past couple of years you can conclude that the quality of education is definitely improving.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

768

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

768

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

+5

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
22%
Algebra II

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
Earth Science

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
21%
English Language Arts

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

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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29%

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
23%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
20%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
Earth Science

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

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

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

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

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
World History

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

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
8%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
21%
Earth Science

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

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

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
13%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%
U.S. History

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students25%
Females23%
Males26%
African American24%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Algebra II

All Students100%
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Males100%
African Americann/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students66%
Females61%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Earth Science

All Students20%
Females10%
Males27%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females63%
Males57%
African American63%
Asian89%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state68%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students41%
Females32%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

All Students93%
Females94%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students31%
Females33%
Males30%
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 disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students65%
Females72%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state80%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students25%
Females23%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
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)40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Chemistry

All Students61%
Females58%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Earth Science

All Students28%
Females19%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
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 Students48%
Females51%
Males44%
African American31%
Asian58%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females2%
Males9%
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)7%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented9%
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

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

All Students87%
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 disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
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

Science

All Students53%
Females48%
Males57%
African American38%
Asian69%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state52%

World History

All Students42%
Females39%
Males46%
African American27%
Asian71%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students12%
Females15%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
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 Students26%
Females19%
Males33%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented43%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students45%
Females47%
Males42%
African American50%
Asian85%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Chemistry

All Students27%
Females21%
Males35%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented36%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students23%
Females14%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
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 disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
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 Students42%
Females43%
Males40%
African American39%
Asian67%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females3%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

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

All Students39%
Females35%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Physics

All Students38%
Females43%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
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 Students44%
Females41%
Males48%
African American43%
Asian57%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state35%

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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

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 Students87%
Females85%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American71%
Asian91%
Filipino96%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Economic Status Unknown85%
Students with disability26%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner48%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students89%
Females88%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American64%
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknown85%
Students with disability32%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner65%
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 74%
White 8%
Asian 6%
Black 5%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
English language learners 18%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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