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Castro Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 2897 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 23, 2012

We have been part of the Castro Valley school district for 10 years now, and I must say I am proud to say my child attends Castro Valley High School. Since there is only one comprehensive high school in Castro Valley, there are a lot of students (almost 2,900) BUT, it gives your child the ability to make friends with students of all different cultures, nationalities and personalities. Having come from a large high school myself I know how students may feel overwhelmed and in the dark in some areas. This is where parents NEED to step up and be involved. It's impossible for 1 counselor to pay attention to each and every child under their care (probably 500 students per counselor). My child's counselor Mr. Byer is AMAZING. He always returns my emails and phone calls regardless of my concern. It's time for parents to take as much responsibility for their child s education as well as the schools. If parents inform themselves and are on the same page as their children then they will be more at ease in school. Not all teachers are perfect, but if you are involved you won't be surprised. Know what their expectations are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2012

Our family experience with CVHS has been a joy. While their respective experience and peer groups have been different, both of my children have participated in various actitivies focused on the arts, community service, academic achievement and student governance. Both my son and daughter are enrolled in one of the top universities in the world. I attribute this to their individual spirits, which have been nurtured by some of the most caring, visionary teachers in the bay area. During my children's years in CV, the teachers have provided both stellar academic instruction as well as mentoring and support. I can only think of three challenging teacher experiences during middle and high school , which in general we were able to address with either the teacher or the responsive and judisious administration. Like most life experiences, we receive what we give to an organization. Thus, I highly recommend this school district and especially Canyon Middle school and Castro Valley High school for families that want to be inspired to learn and participate (ptsa is great) in a visionary, diverse and caring learning community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

For kids who know what they want to do after graduation, this school may be good, but for those who aren't sure or who need that extra push and guidance, not so much. With approximately 3k students it is nearly impossible for staff to handle the needs of all and the office staff is not always very helpful or available to talk to immediately. I rate it at 6 out of 10 overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

Our experience with Castro Valley High and the entire Castro Valley district has been excellent. The quality of the teachers, activities, classes is very high. I feel fortunate to live in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

After years of the school system, thanks to Mr. Magno counseling, my 16 year old has a promising year ahead of him as a junior. He shows increased confidence in his classes taught by caring yet challenging teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

This school is great. There is a ton of activities and sports for students to get involved in. The teachers are great and care about the students. The classes are also challenging, and fun. The campus is clean and pretty.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2010

My child is having a terrific learning experience as a 9th grader. I'm am thankful that she has learned to check her spelling before posting messages online. To have so many programs still in place after successive tumultuous state budgets is a testament to the oversight of the district. I only hope we can save the sports programs. They provide a wonderful opportunity for students to excel and perform athletically and academically. My child is getting a great education for life at CVHS. Thank you CVHS Athletic Boosters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I am so thankful that my son is currently a Junior and only has one more year at CVHS! I have 3 children, two who have already graduated from CVHS. The school was great 8-9 years ago when my daughter attended because even though there were a lot of students there were no where near the rediculus number of students attending the school today. I purchased a home in CV 12 years ago excepting the higher prices/taxes beacause at the time the pay-off was having superior schools that were safe and not over crowded for my children to attend, but unfortunatly that is no longer the case due to addtion of many out of district transfer students. I am sad for the future CVHS attendies becuase I do not see things getting any better for them.....:-(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I really love this school- there is so much to do!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

Castro Valley High is the best school in the world. I love all the teachers and our principal is freaking awesome.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

This is a wonderful school. My child has been to a few high schools because we've moved a few times, and this is his favorite school in the world. I would recommend this school to everyone who wants to give their child a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Lots of school activities for students. There is a variety of classes for the students to find the courses that interest them. Awesom principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Castro Valley High has a large population, serivng the entire community, yet manages to maintain its status as a California Distinguished School. The Academics, Arts, and Athletics are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2009

castro valley high has some excellent teachers, but also some mediocre ones.there are some good counselors and some bad ones who don't seem to care about their students.sometimes the front office staff do not treat visitors with respect and courtesy. The rest of the classified staff is terrific,


Posted July 27, 2009

I went to Castro Valley High my freshman year and i didnt likke it. There are a few teachers who show that they care about the school but the rest i felt had a negative attitude towards me. Plus this chool is not diverse at all. It mostly has white and asian students. I am trying so hard to get my grandmother to let me go to a different school because i want to have good memories about my ending high school years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2008

This is my freshman year attending CVHS and already, I am extremely stressed out from the work. I'm still managing to get straight As, but it has become increasingly hard. I'd don't like how the school is too crowded, but it doesn't bother me much. I think the main thing CVHS needs to work on is the amount of work given to students, and teachers working personally with their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

I think it is about time to update some of the parent opinions regarding CVHS. Under the leadership of the current principal, the school is strengthening its academics. I have also noticed that many very qualified teachers have joined the staff. Socially, my sophomore son tells me that CVHS is a place where he can be himself and feel great about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

I think this is an outstanding school. My son has many special learning needs. The teachers have been wonderful in communicating and helping my son develop a plan to be successful in his studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I have 3 children who went to CVHS, the third a junior. I have seen the school go from an above average school to one that is just below average. It is too over-crowded and the administration, counselors and teachers are becoming less caring and responsive to the student's needs. It has become a school that places less emphasis in academic excellence to a school that is just trying to balance their budget. Money is such a focus that the school discourages students from taking classes at the community college, even though it can further their educational goals. Not happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

I currently attend CVHS and I find it to be annoying at times, but then again I love it at other times. The school has gone steadily downhill since letting transfers from 'stressed' school districts in (like hayward and san leandro). It is increasingly overcrowded (almost 3,000 students) and most classes have about 35 students in them. It's very hard to be recognized for anything and there's a ton of competition between students, as well as tons of students who don't give a care about anything. There are a few exceptionally amazing staff members, but on the contrary there are a lot of teachers who have no business being teachers. It's incredibly disappointing. I think the CVHS experience has a lot to do with luck of who you get for a teacher and how dedicated you are, because if you're not dedicated, you won't get any push from staff.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

819

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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API score

819

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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

-6

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

712 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

711 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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6%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

12 students were tested at this school 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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
4%
Algebra II

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

680 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

672 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
World History

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

685 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
14%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
26%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
40%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

673 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

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

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
60%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
U.S. History

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

689 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
World History

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

14 students were tested at this school 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

All Students27%
Females23%
Males32%
African American15%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate22%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Algebra II

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Females86%
Males87%
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Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate93%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students61%
Females57%
Males65%
African American34%
Asian80%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state66%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females72%
Males77%
African American59%
Asian87%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state68%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students52%
Females52%
Males53%
African American37%
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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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 Students15%
Females13%
Males18%
African American17%
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)24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students29%
Females32%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asian49%
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)24%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate30%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students35%
Females33%
Males37%
African American32%
Asian31%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students50%
Females46%
Males55%
African American17%
Asian68%
Filipino36%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state25%

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 Students63%
Females68%
Males59%
African American26%
Asian81%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Geometry

All Students13%
Females15%
Males12%
African American11%
Asian18%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state8%

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

All Students81%
Females81%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students67%
Females69%
Males65%
African American33%
Asian82%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state54%

World History

All Students65%
Females62%
Males68%
African American33%
Asian77%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state48%
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 Students8%
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 disability8%
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 Students9%
Females12%
Males8%
African American8%
Asian32%
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)5%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate11%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students49%
Females57%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females32%
Males24%
African American17%
Asian65%
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)25%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state17%

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 Students60%
Females67%
Males52%
African American38%
Asian76%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females0%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
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 Students63%
Females60%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Physics

All Students76%
Females72%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students62%
Females61%
Males62%
African American42%
Asian72%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state39%

World History

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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-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
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

702 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students95%
Females98%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American88%
Asian97%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability66%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner65%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females96%
Males95%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American89%
Asian99%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability77%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner77%
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 State average
White 34% 27%
Asian 26% 11%
Hispanic 22% 51%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Black 6% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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