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Gahr (Richard) High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted September 2, 2014

Gahr is the worst school. It has very cruel teachers an isn't very organized about showing kids around the campus's. I believe Gahr should be below 3 because it doesn't do what is best for the students like helping them meet new people or actually giving them a full tour of the campus's


Posted October 8, 2012

I'm a senior in GHS, and this is the BEST high school I have been too! Diversity, great teachers, friendly people, what's there not to love?! Well, for my freshman year i went to Cerritos high, but then in the middle of my sophomore year we moved about 2min away from Gahr. I liked Cerritos HS so I was thinking of just staying there, but then i decided to stay at CHS for the rest of my sophomore year and transfer to Gahr for my junior year. I was so excited. and i've always wanted to go to GHS, and now I see why! There are great teachers, friendly people, and i made friends in a heartbeat. GO GLADIATORS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2012

This school truly is very diverse and has some really wonderful and caring teachers. I was a student here who took mostly AP Classes and a few regular classes for requirements that don't offer AP (Spanish, PE, etc.). ALL but 1 of my teachers were really caring about the student and their lives. HOWEVER, just because they cared about the student didn't mean they were good teachers. One math teacher I had for an AP class was very caring about the students and would help run after school math tutoring classes and led some clubs. But when I had her as a teacher, she taught on the 1st day of class and then maybe once a month later and then a couple of days the week before the AP test. Homework was assign about 2x and reading was never assigned. Our daily activities included us doing work for other classes, listening to music or sleeping while she chatted on the phone about her personal problems.Most of us got A's in the class but only 1 person passed the AP test. There are a few more teachers I can go on about (including 1 that changed the grades of a few of his favorite students who were also athletes in his sport, from D's/C's to A's when they didn't deserve it) but I'm out of space.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2011

This has got to be one of the best schools I have seen. The curriculum and standards of this school are very high and most of the students go to good or decent colleges. The teachers are friendly and generally care about their student's welfare and education. There are many academic and extracurricular choices for your child to choose from; no doubt they will fit in right away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

I am currently a freshman student attending Gahr High School. I feel that the school has an extremely friendly atmosphere. On the first day of school, I felt a little unsure of what to expect from the school since you are not notified of who your teachers are until that morning. However, the teachers are very nice and will answer any questions you have to ask. Often, I would see the principal (Mrs. Zietlow) walking around during snack or lunch and would say hello. She would kindly reply by saying "Hello, how are you?". I also believe that the parents are very involved in the school. This school has a very involved PTSA which leads to great fieldtrips. Many of my teachers have told me that Gahr is the most diverse school in the district because of all of the different languages that the students speak on campus. I think that a school similar to Gahr would be Cerritos High School. I am very happy about this school and recommend it to anyone that wants to live their four years of high school in a friendly and academic enviornment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2011

i would like to know the graduating rate and acceptance of uc for John F. Kennedy in La Palma and Sunny Hill, Fullerton CA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I find that not all of the teachers use ABI to report their students classwork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

The Principal is not very friendly and she has refused on more than one occasion to take a direct phone cal from me and other parents. She uses her secretary and ask questions back and forth which I feel is totally ridiculous. If she has the time to talk to her secretary about my question while I hold on the phone, then it seems it would be more professional if she would take the time to speak to a me/parents directly, even if she has to call back at a later time.The principal is a very educated adult and she should be ashamed of herself for not being more approachable with the parents that support the school she is in charge of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

It is a great school. It is filled with a lot of school spirit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2009

im in this school as a freshman and i love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2009

Very diverse school, you'll find what you want at Gahr. The only reason that people might give this school a bad rating is because of the deep split between AP/honors classes and the regular CP classes. The AP/honors classes are VERY good and have hardworking teachers, while the CP classes and teachers are not really into the students and teaching the material. We have sent 2 students to Harvard in the past 2 years, also, so that says something about our school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2009

The school is greaaaatttt! Very very diverse. At the school you see multiraces of staff, students, and teachers working and caring together. AP and honors Course selections are plenty and students are well helped. The facilities may need improvement but the School is excellent a distinguished school I may add.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

This school is awesome . The students, teachers, and other staff members are really great !
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2007

First of all. I have been a student of Gahr High School for the past three years and much has changed since then. The school has remodeled its old design to a comfortable, beautiful design. Yes, some of the administrators there have not always been a great help, but I know for a fact that the teachers at Gahr are truly dedicated and help every student and are always willing to take time out of their day, that is if that student is willing to take responsibility and ask for help. Gahr high school is not a rundown old school, with fights, drugs, and drama. The school itself contains this whole diverse community that allows students to expand their cultural experiences and get them ready for the real world. Every club their from barkada club to Associated Student Body all work together to keep the all the different cultures rich.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 8, 2007

Richar Garh is a great school with great teachers and a very diverse student population. My children wanted to attend this school because they wanted to be exposed to different types of people and I supported their decision. The science department is outstanding with some of the best biology and math teachers around. I highly recommend this school. It will prepare your kids for life if they apply themselves and you, as a parent stay involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

Where do I start? This school is horrible. They are not good role models and do very little to prepare kids for the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Administrators care about providing the best for each student. Parents who are involved will see a good, safe campus where their child is encouraged to do their best. Every opportunity is provided for students to get into a good college, and the administration provides much scholarship information too. Have seen a great improvement in the school in the last 15 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

Terrible academics, unsafe environment, poor college prep. Not a school you would want your children to go to, especially with better choices in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I am a parent and I am very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

Good school which gives students a wide range of learning and academic advancement. I would recommend it before the other public high schools in the district. The students and faculty are diverse and extra-curricular activities keep the kids involved.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

801

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

801

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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

+11

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

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

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
Algebra II

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

2013

 
 
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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
Earth Science

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
20%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
World History

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

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
54%
Earth Science

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
35%
English Language Arts

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

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
12%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
U.S. History

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

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students26%
Females25%
Males28%
African American28%
Asian39%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Algebra II

All Students96%
Females93%
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 disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
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 graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students50%
Females52%
Males48%
African American44%
Asian55%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females71%
Males61%
African American67%
Asian63%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant education52%
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state57%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
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

Geometry

All Students55%
Females49%
Males62%
African American45%
Asian70%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education58%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students78%
Females71%
Males87%
African American68%
Asian85%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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

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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students69%
Females71%
Males66%
African American63%
Asian74%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students62%
Females59%
Males65%
African American53%
Asian84%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Chemistry

All Students48%
Females43%
Males53%
African American42%
Asian65%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Earth Science

All Students28%
Females23%
Males30%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipino18%
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state36%

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females61%
Males55%
African American58%
Asian73%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant education48%
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Geometry

All Students36%
Females37%
Males34%
African American19%
Asian65%
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 disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state45%

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

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students53%
Females53%
Males53%
African American38%
Asian74%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state55%

World History

All Students53%
Females47%
Males57%
African American46%
Asian73%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state71%
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 Students7%
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 disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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 Students56%
Females59%
Males53%
African American47%
Asian83%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students33%
Females36%
Males32%
African American25%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
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)42%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students47%
Females43%
Males51%
African American23%
Asian65%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Earth Science

All Students31%
Females32%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females58%
Males51%
African American56%
Asian66%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant education17%
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Geometry

All Students18%
Females17%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
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 Students74%
Females64%
Males87%
African American82%
Asian83%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students65%
Females63%
Males69%
African American73%
Asian75%
Filipino56%
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 disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students59%
Females53%
Males64%
African American63%
Asian58%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education26%
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state66%

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.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students88%
Females90%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American91%
Asian93%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability29%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner59%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education71%

Math

All Students90%
Females90%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asian99%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner76%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 45%
Asian 16%
Black 16%
White 7%
Two or more races 2%
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 51%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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