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Colfax High School

Public | 9-12 | 785 students

 
 

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Posted July 2, 2012

There are some things that are very good about Colfax and some that are very bad. The good revolves mainly around its extracurricular opportunities. CHS offers a huge range in extracurriculars (and not just sports), often with very strong programs in terms of the school's size. Its skiing, drama, choir, and debate programs are some of the best in the state. Activities tend to be very inclusive, and while sports are competitive, there is almost always a way for a motivated student to get involved. The bad part is academics. While there are some highly challenging AP classes, the vast majority of courses fail to challenge high-performing students. The administration is trying to improve college preparation, but still has some way to go. If a CHS student wants to go to a UC or a top private school, he/she will probably have to do extensive research and separate from CHS's counseling services and academic curriculum. That being said, one or two seniors move on to Ivy League colleges each year, with several more attending well-regarded public universities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2012

Parents know that when you give the school information regarding the vehicle your child will drive to school it is subject to being accessed by any staff member with the goal being to pull your student from class to be dressed down for simple driving mistakes your teenager has made OFF SCHOOL PROPERTY. That's right, if your child happens to turn in front of a school staff member while driving OFF CAMPUS and they are offended they will take down the license plate and counsel your child at school. Academically they are very behind many many other high schools. Most of the reviews are by parents who have no other high school experience, admittedly. I have experience with 5 other high schools from Pollock Pines to Redding. My daughter started taking AP classes her freshman year and was on the honor roll. At Colfax your child has to waste two years before being eligible to take AP classes. My daughter worked very hard on a science project then was denied the chance to run it because the teacher ran out of time, she was the only one. And for Sophomore English class they are reading a 6th grade rated book. Yes your student will get some eduation at Colfax but not enough to be competitive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2011

Where do I start? I was coming in as a new sophomore at this school and on the first day not one, not one, out of all the students at this school, said anything to me not a hi or a welcome to colfax, nada. This school has a class called "Tech Essentials" going into the class you think you will be learning about computers and how to use the applications on it, but you don't. First you make a colfax high school profile, then you carve your car out of a piece of wood then you make a circuit board for your car that you will race at the end of the term. Meanwhile you learn nothing about computers and everything about cutting wood. The funniest part is that the teachers think these are the tech essentials that you need to learn. When really what we need to be learning about is computer applications such as word, powerpoint, and excel. If this website would let you rate a school at 0 I would.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2010

Most students go on to the local junior college, but a small cadre of students go to on to the University of California and colleges of similar rank. The AP teachers are excellent and there are a few outstanding programs; drama, art, French, journalism and others. The administration has a conservative Christian bias that favors Christian students when it comes to meting out discipline. Despite opposition from parents and students, the school changed from block scheduling to a 4x4 schedule. The new schedule means that a year can go by between foreign language or math classes delaying progress in those and other subjects. The kids hate it, but the administration decided to conform to a district schedule or something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Colfax high is the best in the West has the best Football team and every graduate has high esteem of themselves from the knowledgeable staff that shares wisdom which we all need to survive in this world today Colfax high is 5 STAR
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

colfax high has wonderful programs and opperotunities!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2009

Colfax high is an excellent school with great teachers and a place for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Again-the emphasis seems more on sports. Art programs are great and drama is too. It's small for a high school. In most clases the environment was comfortable, providing a great learning environment. Most teachers were pleasant, the curriculum was good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

I agree with the comments (below) about the emphasis on sports programs, particularly the football team. The drama department is OK, but falls short due to lack of musical theatre productions. The music department is stellar, particularly the Chamber Choir program. Advanced Placement classes are limited due to the school's small size. If your child is gifted, plan on having him/her attend nearby Sierra College classes in Senior year to avoid 'senior-itis' (boredom from lack of advanced curriculum). Class sizes are not as large as those found in urban schools. One of the best attributes of Colfax HS is its small size (under 1k students). Teachers in the college prep courses are excellent. Parents of struggling children should be vigilant, because there is an unsavory element which could lead your child astray. Also, the curriculum of the '4x4' scheduling can be a problem for some students. Lacks diversity in student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2007

Our third child is now a freshman and we have spanned over 10 years at Colfax. We picked where to live over 20 years ago so that our family would go to Colfax, a small rural closed campus. Staff and teachers are wonderful. Teachers especially caring and supportive, even of challenging or individualistic kids. Don't try to regiment spirit out of kids but have high expectations. The principal and VPs are great. I think the VPs are especially skillful with struggling kids and provide structure and encouragement but appropriate consequences as well. School sports and fine arts are especially high quality for small high school. Lots of school pride. New facilities were a welcome boost to all programs, theatre, gym etc. Graduates from this school have done very well in many careers and professions. We love Colfax High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2006

CHS welcomed its records largest freshman class Fall 2005 with a few communication bumps, but that was history! As my daughter finishes her freshman year, (pleasantly surprised we are very happy so far) she is loving Colfax. Maintaining honor roll grades without hair pulling, she balances social and sports activities (tennis team)well. Science & Math are stand-outs. French is challenging & fun (activities). After not getting into an Art class, she joined Art & Drafting club. The schedule is tight but not impossible, with the weekly 'Student Advisory' period invaluable keeping her organized & on-track of projects, my daughter feels confident rather than lost. Her advisor & teachers; she rates all very highly. CHS support staff are excellent. To date, thankfully CHS exceeded this Mother's expectations; we picked CHS out of four potential local school choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

All of my children attended this school, much to the delight of my wife and me. It is friendly supportive and challenging. What else can a family want. We particularly liked the emphasis on the arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

The football team has good leadership and the teachers seem knowledgeable. However, activity advisories are uncoordinated, leaving parents guessing when events are going to happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

-excellent academic programs if you choose to take advantage of them. -excellent music department award winning chamber group/travel every year - Drama so-so - Big sports school - Small school / rural athmosphere -Principal wishy-washy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I highly recommend this school as it's acedemics and teachers are wonderful. I never heard my daughter speak of excessive violence or language. My interactions with the teachers was a positive experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

This school is solidly mediocre and not much devoted to improvement when it comes to academics. This is furthered by a bizarre schedule and a tremendous emphasis on athletics. When it comes to the arts, however, this school has amazing programs. If you want to attend somewhere with great programs in music, art, or drama, this is where you want to be. Especially is you happen to play football, too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 1, 2004

I like the school in some ways, but being a small school has pros & cons. Pros: safety & knowing more of what your child is doing. Less overwelming and more control. Cons: clickish, less to be involved with, less to choose from academically and college electives. Overall I wish there were more options and ways to grow in a smaller environment like this. We worry how it's going to effect our daughter when it comes to being accepted to college. I don't see a lot of focus being made on college like I here of in other schools. Other wise the teachers seem ok so far. I just wish there was more interaction with parents on the student's grades. We are concerned about next year though.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

829

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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API score

829

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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27%

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25%
Algebra II

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

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30%

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31%

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63%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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58%

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54%

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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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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81%

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82%

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78%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

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7%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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46%

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55%

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61%
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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The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
22%

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11%

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13%
Algebra II

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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17%

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14%

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10%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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67%

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56%

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58%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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72%

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73%

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74%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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77%

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67%

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67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%

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28%

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18%

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16%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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58%

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67%

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60%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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71%

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69%

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68%
World History

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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59%

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54%

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57%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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12%

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0%

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4%

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6%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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46%

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46%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
45%
Earth Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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54%

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English Language Arts

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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65%

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63%

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66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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9%

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11%

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5%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

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46%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
53%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
100%
U.S. History

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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68%

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72%

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69%
World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability58%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Males70%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Not economically disadvantaged65%
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Students with no reported disability72%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
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World History

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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.

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 Students19%
Females17%
Males20%
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students33%
Females35%
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)36%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented41%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students55%
Females58%
Males48%
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students50%
Females40%
Males63%
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)50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
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 graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females74%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students17%
Females16%
Males19%
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)16%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented22%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate23%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students71%
Femalesn/a
Males92%
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)81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
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 graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students68%
Females68%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
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 disadvantaged73%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students51%
Females45%
Males58%
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
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 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

Algebra II

All Students12%
Females16%
Males8%
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)13%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented15%
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 graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students55%
Females55%
Males55%
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)55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students21%
Females18%
Males24%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented27%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students55%
Females46%
Males64%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
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 graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females68%
Males71%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students10%
Femalesn/a
Males15%
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)10%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
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 Students47%
Females44%
Males49%
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)48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented48%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students71%
Femalesn/a
Males79%
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)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
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

U.S. History

All Students72%
Females67%
Males77%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Females99%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability62%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students97%
Females97%
Males96%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
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
White 87%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/AN/A
English language learners 0%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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