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Castro Valley High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $334,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,430.

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Posted May 5, 2008

I would agree with the previous posting. This school is really hard. There is alot of work. The teachers are very high expectations, but I don't think its because they want to be mean. I think they want to prepare our kids for college and the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

I really dont like this school... there is way to much work... And the teachers dont answer your questions... I went you LynBrooks High School.. But then moved this school makes no sence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

I am very proud of Castro Valley High. The academics at this school is superb. They have recently started an Academy program that helps stimulate interest in specific areas of study. It helps the students think about their future and gives them some purpose. Many of the teachers are the cream of the crop. Many of them come from some of the best colleges across the country and I am truly proud of the work they do. The only thing I can only complain about is that some of the kids seem quite entitled, but other than that I plan on sending my kids here when they are old enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

Castro Valley High has just recently become involved in the TriValley Teacher Induction Project. This school takes education extremely seriously. Their teachers are at the top of their fields. Despite the fact that this school has thousands of students, the teachers do their best to make it feel like a small community with all the extracurricular activities and academics. I'm very excited to see what this school year will bring to CVHS.


Posted July 17, 2007

Castro Valley High has become the worst school! My son just graduated and it was a rought 4 years. No teacher communication made it a horrible 4 years! The counselors are over worked, there are too many students, & teacher turnover increases each year. The quality of eduation is poor and my son actually had coloring assignments for homework in his senior year! Not one term paper was required. If you're raising a smart, wordly, intelligent child, try Piedmont or Pleasanton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

The down slide has begun at CVHS. Not only is the administration unfocused - 2 principals in less than 6 months-, allowing inter-district transfers has created an atmosphere of disrespect and hostility between the students, and the teachers as well. The level of parent participation has deteriorated. This is unfortunate, as studies have proven that parent participation equates to a higher level of student success. The teachers seem less inclined to really help the students. I had my son take around a Weekly Progress Report at my request, and was stunned by how few filled it out and the rest of them ignored my request. Extremely disappointing, but no other choice is available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Five years ago CV High was a great school but has gone down hill significantly since then! There are way too many students therefore the teachers are spending too much time trying to 'manage' the class instead of teaching. I have experienced many challenges with administrative errors, non-responsive teachers, counselors and principals and what seems to be an excessive number of extreme behavioral/disruptions throughout the school year. I have no choice but to send my third child to CV High in the fall of 07 as there are no other options other than private school which I can't afford, and I can tell you that I am not feeling good about the next four years of my sons education at CV High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

CVHS has a great american Sign Laungage course and is a great school all around thank god for their asl program or my son wouldnt be able to take the courses until after high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

Cvhs is heading in the wrong direction thanks to the principle bringing in students out of district in an already overcrowded school.She keeps the doors open for out of district kids. I will not vote for any additional school bonds! Thank god this is my son's last year as in 5 years cvhs will be just like san leandro and hayward. Thank you ms. Coco
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2006

The high school is great with its kids. Its teachers teach in the area they majored in. Which is a plus considering alot of teachers are teaching kids in areas they have no skill in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

Good college prep program. Real problem with the principal at this time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

Many activities afterschool, free afterschool math tutoring program, nice enviroment, teachers are helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

Generally a good program, but we have concerns about the overall strength of it's offerings when compared to top schools around the Bay area and the U.S. The new administration does not seem as focused on the individual needs of the student as on achieving a uniform and stablized program - but this is likely the reality for most schools that operate within a defective district structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

Very good school. I love the new renovations and the additions to the buildings. The Castro Valley School District is the best compared the the neighboring towns. A slight problem with racism and racial separation, but that's what comes with living in a small town like Castro Valley. Many parents are trying to transfer their kids into the school because of the poor public high schools in their district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2005

One of the best school in Castro Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

Some good teachers, some average, and some who should'nt be in the field. Need more classes that deal with real life and help with real jobs! Money management for example.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 23, 2004

Wonderful school! i participate in so many activities- its a little racist but not really... Wonderful teachers.. But the math department isn't all that wonderful, sadly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2004

I have been very pleased with most of the academic instruction my eleventh grader has received at CVHS. The recent racial incidents have dampened my spirit towards the school. There is a select few who have been intolerant of the African American and Asian student population and have voiced their disrespect in the school newspaper and through various 'hate' incidents. In spite it all, CVHS continues to be a good placed for a high school education, a wide variety of courses are offered and there are many extra curricular activities. The teaching staff is not ethnically diverse and could improve in that area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

CVHS changed my life for the better. The teachers and staff there care so much. The Special Ed staff has made the biggest difference in my life and I wouldn't be the person I am today without them. Thank you CVHS for saving my life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 5, 2004

I recently graduated from CVHS, and am now at UC San Diego. I had a pretty good experience at CVHS, due greatly in part to the music program. The band was excellently conducted, and musicals wonderfully executed! In response to the difficulties in getting to know counselors due to the large school size, I agree that it can be a problem, but if a student truly wants a relationship with his counselors the staff is definately willing to make all efforts to see that this is true. Also, there is a large variety of courses including AP classes.
—Submitted by a former 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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Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

Change from 2012 to 2013
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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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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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0%

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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%
Asian61%
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)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
Gifted and talentedn/a
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

All Students87%
Females86%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
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Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 33% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 11%
Hispanic 22% 52%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Black 7% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

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

Teacher experience

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

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19400 Santa Maria Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
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