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Costa Mesa High School

Public | 7-12 | 1693 students

 

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Posted January 3, 2014

This school is pretty great. The teachers are wonderful, i don't think i have had a teacher i haven't liked. I haven't been going to Costa Mesa long. So far i like it a lot i am in 8th grade at the time and the programs are great. Students who struggle get chances to change. Teachers and even some other students help each other earn a better future. I can say its not the perfect school but its a good enough one to give me confidence. Knowing others are out their caring about me. Their are bully's but not obsessive ones. When theirs a problem staff is always welcome you for help.


Posted October 23, 2012

My son started 7th grade here and so far we love it! The teachers are great, this school has so many opportunities to help children stay on task. They offer after school tutoring, they have a zap program to help kids get all of there homework turned in instead of just falling behind. My son is doing great here, his grades are up, hes in honors classes, and has been invited into the DELTA program. There is a teen center right there on campus where two days a week he can go do homework before attending his sport on campus. SO FAR SO GOOD. ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

Do not send your child here. Low test scores, bad teachers and coaches. The principal allows the coaches and teachers to bully the children. Spanish and Math teachers are below Average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2012

Costa Mesa High is a great school. I am currently going into 8th Grade and the first year experience was great. Sorta. Good things about Mesa: Some teachers are great Friendly asb members tell you where classes are in the first few days of school Bad things: Most students (7th grade) are very, dumb. Some teachers may be strict and make you do ALOT of extra worth Find out more if you come to mesa ( too lazy to type more )


Posted January 24, 2012

This school is really nice i love it i went to it since 7th grade now im a freshman and i never had any problems. Awsome techers and everyone!!!


Posted October 1, 2010

I wouls not tell anyone to go to this school that has children for the fact that the some of the teachers aren't understanding and are very rude. Both my sons and daughter hated this school, both my sons dropped out from Costa Mesa High and my daughter in her second year there begged and asked to do homeschooling instand of going to Costa Mesa High. I would keep my children away from there. The principal is understanding yes. But the other staff they are not very understanding and very mean to some students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

I spent 9 years of my life working with the teachers, staff, and students at CMHS. I volunteered with Track, Cross Country, Band, Choir and Drama. I met many hard working parents who wanted to help their students get the best education possible. I met many students who were attempting to do the best they could with the opportunities in front of them. I was impressed by the teachers. They care about their students. They work hard to follow the rules government has put in place. And most teachers are doing their best for the students. I have noticed the staff was unfriendly at first. But I realized the staff are generally not approached by happy parents. The staff are not appreciated for the hard work they do in dealing with issues and challenges involved with a community of teenagers and their parents. Smile first and be encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

Your wrong!!!!! Costa Mesa is a great place to go to school cmhs is at the same education l evel as corona del mar! And corona is suppose to be one of the best education schools!!! This school is great! they have great teachers and they are not dumb!!


Posted April 12, 2010

Costa Mesa High school is a terrible choice of a school. If you live in costa mesa i would advise to keep your kids from this high school. I attend CMHS and ever sense ive been at the school i hated it. The people at this school are cruel and do dumb things to get attention. I cant wait to get out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2008

A majority of the teachers are quite good with the students and have a good teacher/student relationship. The administrative staff from the Principal on down is a lot to be desired. Many a time I had to attend to business at the school, I was very rarely greeted with a smile or greeting, I was more or less asked 'What do you need?' Most of the staff acted extremely irritated to be there. The Principal/Assistant Principal do not uniformally administer their own discipline policy in my opinion. In order for my child to even have a chance at college, I moved my student out of this school. Glad I have no more coming up in the ranks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

Costa Mesa High School is a wonderful place. The math classes are very challenging, and the great thing is, the teachers don't give up on you no matter what. I do have to admit that the counselors at the school are too busy, but they can be helpful in extreme situations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

There is not enough variety in electives. The schools decision to cut home economics courses, especially cooking was a huge mistake. I do not like the new 'academy' system, I think it limits choice and variety. The counseling department needs a complete overhaul.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

The quality of academic programs is average. I found the Admin. to be less than responsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

Costa Mesa High School is a quality school, if your child wants to be a quality student. The great thing about the school is the ability to get into honors and advance placement classes. The teaching staff is wonderful, and wants the students who want to excell every opportunity to suceed. The adminstration has been upgraded the last few years, and many positive changes have occured. If given the opportunity to have my son go to either Newport Harbor, Corona del Mar or MESA, after looking back and knowing what I know now..I would pick MESA again! Athletics have been an issue the last few years with many Costa Mesa residents going to Newport or Corona specifically in AQUATICS, but that has even changed with MESA being in the TOP 10 CIF and Orange County rankings for both water polo and swimming. Talk to the Staff, Admin & Athletics...you'll see yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Costa Mesa is a great school for all children. The teachers and staff are dedicated to helping children to grow to threre full potential. The football team is awsome and the coachs are the best when it comes to cheering the students on. I would recomend this school if you have no other choice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 10, 2004

This school is a really good school. They have great teachers, staff, and students. It's a safe place for students. They have great programs! Everybody is caring
—Submitted by a student


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

775

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

775

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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)

8 / 10

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 86% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
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 50% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
58%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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 25% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
57%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Earth Science

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
48%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
70%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
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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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
50%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
World History

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
33%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
Earth Science

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
15%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
U.S. History

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students92%
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females56%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Math

All Students56%
Females52%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state49%
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 Students61%
Females66%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state77%

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females54%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students28%
Females26%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students54%
Females49%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%

Science

All Students70%
Females65%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%
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 Students16%
Females17%
Males15%
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students51%
Females52%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students12%
Females9%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females65%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state53%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students17%
Females13%
Males19%
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 disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Geometry

All Students64%
Females56%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science 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

Physics

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

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

Algebra I

All Students10%
Females13%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

All Students49%
Females48%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students30%
Females28%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Chemistry

All Students53%
Females40%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate31%
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 Students46%
Females47%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students12%
Females9%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

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

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

Science

All Students52%
Females48%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state56%

World History

All Students41%
Females33%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state26%
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 Students14%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
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 disability14%
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 Students21%
Females17%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students68%
Females62%
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 disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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

Chemistry

All Students21%
Females20%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Earth Science

All Students22%
Females29%
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 disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
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 Students51%
Females56%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females13%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
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 Students38%
Females26%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students67%
Females75%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students58%
Females53%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state56%

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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students84%
Females93%
Males75%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability24%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner56%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students79%
Females82%
Males75%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability24%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner42%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 64%
White 24%
Asian 6%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
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 73%N/AN/A
English language learners 23%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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  • Computer lab
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Phil D'Agostino
Fax number
  • (714) 424-8770

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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2650 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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