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Cerritos High School

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Posted July 1, 2014

I transferred to CHS ten years ago and i hated it. I had only one real friend for three years because it was very hard to make friends. The environment was boring, and kids segregated themselves... The koreans with koreans, the chinese speakers together, the blacks near the front of the school, etc. There were no interesting clubs, and it was hard to meet creative people who didnt simply study like zombies, or ex-gangsters. I went by the school and its gotten worse...they now have high fences that turn the place into a prison, and there is no color anywhere! Even the school colors are drab and lifeless, which just made me depressed. Plus the whole time I was there everyone had an inferiority complex because they didnt get into whitney, and even the teachers imparted it. At that time most teachers were bitter & bad to mediocre, and you couldnt change teachers easily. I think the science and math classes were better, if not interesting, but the english and history teachers were very meh. In fact most of the English teachers should've been fired, because they couldn't and wouldn't teach. It is a big school and the staff dont have time to know the students. Poor kids!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2013

Im a senior at Cerritos High and my grades have just gotten better this year unlike the other years.. Not enough contact with teacher/staff
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2013

Racial issues and wasn't able to get in touch with teachers and staff but other than that it always in need for improvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2012

Well, Judging from the reviews by the students of Cerritos High School, I would be hesitant to send my child there. It seems very ironic that these kids are bragging about top-tier academics ,while using such seriously horrendous grammar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

great academic prpgram together with extra cirricular activities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

My son is a Freshman at CHS. he was not happy at first as he did not have any freinds but after a couple of months, he was on the baseball team and made freinds through sports and in class. he loves it there and I am very happy, except for one of the teachers, who has no concern for a studying, as he is more concerned about being the coach to one of the sports. Thus he does not grade the students work, for months on end, and thus grades are seen to be so poor, only because he does not update as need be. Today my husband has made a formal complaint about this teacher, whom I hope is severely repremanded. We have no idea what our son's grade actually is as there are no grades to look at
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Personally, I think Cerritos High School is a wonderful school. It's true that it might be hard to make friends or such, if you are new, but that is what it is like with any school. I had been an immigrant, yet I have been able to adapt to so many things, learn so much, and grow. I honestly think learning, as well as socializing, comes from the student's will to actually try. The school's purpose is to nurture and help that grow. I think Cerritos High School does a WONDERFUL job at doing this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2009

Personally, sometimes I like the school and do not like the school. I will break down the sections of the school. Students-The students are nice, but as a student that did not go to the ABC Unified Schools, it is really hard to make friends. I do not know anybody at that school and I have been attending Cerritos High School for 3 years and I haven't been able to enjoy my social life over there. Not once I haven't been able to go to their social events. I can see the kids at Cerritos High lack meeting new people(not including people from the ABC school district) Teachers-The teachers are good at the school. Most of them are good and few of them are not good teachers. I can't really say anything about them except they won't really care about you. I wouldnt recommend this school if you're new to the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

Cerritos high school is a very nice school.No wonder it is the most sought school district .The teachers are really nice and dedicated,their response were quick and direct.Keep up the good job.I love Cerritos Teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Cerritos high school is a top tear academic school who teaches the art of balancing school and athletics to create scholar athletes of all backgrounds.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2009

Cerritos High School is the best high school i ever been! people are so nice and generous here! Especially teachers! They are so funny! I love Cerritos High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Its the best school its smart and athletic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

It's a great learning environment, which offers the students many many oportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Cerritos High School has great teachers that have helped many students get involved. CHS also has great leaders that are beyond spirited that help the entire student body get spirited for our athletics teams and our clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Cerritos has a very great academic program as well as decent sports programs with multiple CIF champions every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

I love my school cause the teachers are funny and the school itself have a funny atmosphere. People are nice and I feel everyone is maturing in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

Our activities and clubs on campus make Cerritos high fun. Not only do students stay dedicated, focused, and determined on a good letter grade, they also leave room open to make this school shine with brilliance. CHS IS THEEEEEE GREATEST!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

Cerritos High School has great teachers that have helped many students get involved. CHS also has great leaders that are beyond spirited that help the entire student body get spirited for our athletics teams and our clubs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

Our school is one of the top rated school academically in California. Many parents would do anything in order for their kids to attend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

My school Cerritos is the best school of all time. Any body would be lucky to go there. The teachers there are helpful and want the students to graduate and have a better life for themselves. They are always pushing us the students to our limits so that we can succeed in school. They are always encouraging us to do better. The counselors there are there to help you figure things out 24/7. Everybody there is sometimes nice. The school is clean and neat. They try their best to tell the students to clean up after themselves. Cerritos has a good sports team and they are always looking for new people and trying to figure out how to improve people. The school is the best but there's always room for improvement needed.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

869

Change from
2012 to 2013

+1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

869

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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.
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2012 to 2013

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(2012)

9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
76%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
31%
Algebra II

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Earth Science

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

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English Language Arts

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

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
27%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
World History

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

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

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Algebra II

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
Earth Science

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

510 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
27%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
U.S. History

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

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
World History

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

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students42%
Females46%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino43%
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 disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Algebra II

All Students84%
Females84%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipino89%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students77%
Females78%
Males76%
African American79%
Asian87%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females88%
Males81%
African American91%
Asian89%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state77%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students45%
Females45%
Males45%
African American21%
Asian59%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students88%
Females87%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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 disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students6%
Femalesn/a
Males9%
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 disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
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 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 Students58%
Females57%
Males60%
African American42%
Asian64%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females26%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
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 graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students50%
Females47%
Males53%
African American23%
Asian58%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Earth Science

All Students32%
Females16%
Males44%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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)36%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females75%
Males72%
African American74%
Asian78%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state74%

Geometry

All Students14%
Females7%
Males20%
African American0%
Asian26%
Filipino17%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
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)10%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students88%
Females89%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipino64%
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 disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
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 graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students75%
Females72%
Males79%
African American71%
Asian83%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state61%

World History

All Students64%
Females57%
Males71%
African American63%
Asian68%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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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 Students27%
Females22%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asian13%
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
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)33%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students75%
Females71%
Males77%
African American58%
Asian84%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students62%
Females63%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipino36%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students34%
Females30%
Males38%
African American45%
Asian43%
Filipino19%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females74%
Males73%
African American58%
Asian83%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Geometry

All Students15%
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 disability15%
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

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

All Students77%
Females73%
Males81%
African American50%
Asian81%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students66%
Females71%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipino59%
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 disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students76%
Females72%
Males81%
African American59%
Asian82%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino74%
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 disadvantaged80%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state60%

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.

567 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

566 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students94%
Females95%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American97%
Asian96%
Filipino97%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown81%
Students with disability35%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students96%
Females95%
Males97%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American97%
Asian97%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown88%
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner74%
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
Asian 46%
Hispanic 20%
White 7%
Black 6%
Two or more races 3%
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 27%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:45 am
School Leader's name
  • Janice Peterson
Fax number
  • (562) 924-3187

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Several booster clubs, ptsa, school site council
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