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Estancia High School

Public | 9-12 | 55 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2011

Orange County's best kept secret. 1200 Students, rigorous academics and great facilities! The school is totally student oriented!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I loved the enviroment i was in. all the teachers and students. The programs and classes they offered were simply the best i have ever had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

Our 2 children attend Estancia High (one a recent grad) and we couldn't be happier with the school. Principal Mr. DiAgostino puts his heart and soul into his students. The cultural diversity adds to this school teaching the kids how to big one big family. The teachers are terrific, Ms. Broderick, DelosSantos, Dickey,Williams and many many others. My children both are in the AP/honors program and do as well as any AP student nationwide (maybe better!). Any student can participate in any sport or club and have an excellent high school experience. Give us a chance! GO EAGLES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

Estancia is such a great school. the classes, clubs, pretty much everything is the best! Our school spirit is amazing; also i liked how our teachers and counselors are involved in our school life. they are always there to talk and guide you through the right paths. even though its a small school, we're all a big family. i will miss Estancia..but im also glad that the class of 2009 is one of the biggest to graduate :) so if your thinking of sending your student here, do it! it'll give them an amazing and unforgettable experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2009

I went to this high school several years ago and i think its a great school. The student body and teacher involvement in school activities is great.


Posted October 2, 2008

I think EHS is a great school. I attended many years ago and now many son attends. He is in AP classes and plays football, and will also play other sports. He likes all his teachers. I also love that EHS is all indoor ! Definately a plus ! I get really tired of hearing other school constantly putting EHS down, they really don't know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I think that estancia high school is a great school if it werent indoor!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

My son is a sophomore this year and plays football. His coaches and teachers are all great. They keep me informed with important matters concerning my son. If my son is not achieving his best that they know he can do, we work with each other like a big family. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

I used to go here and i thought that it was honestly the best school. It was small in a good way that everyone knew everyone and there wasnt mush of a clique scene. Everyone can be in more than one group. I was, I was a dork and the one that most people knew by the time I was a senior. The teahcers are great, passionate and down to earth with their students, and the rest of the faculty make it their priority to make sure that the students do well while in their school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2008

It's a great school with many teachers who encourage you to succeed. Mr. Sterling, the AVID teacher is one of them. Estancia is also very athletic and competitive in sports. It offers many extra-curricular activities and clubs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2007

Estancia High School is a great school. The Principal is very passionate about his job and loves EHS. Any child who wants to can be very successful academically and in sports. The people their care about the students and the academic standards are their for those who wish to take them on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

Estancia has been a great school for my two children. They are very proud of their school and the principal is very very supportive. Good-successful kids = parent & teacher involvement. It takes work and effort. You need to put forth parental effort. Estancia has been a great school for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

It is good if you are in the advanced classes at Estancia, although they are limited on amount of each AP class because of the small amount of students who take AP courses. Good parental involvement by a small percentage of parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

I think this school gets beaten down all the time but in reality this is one of the best schools in Costa Mesa. It offers a variety of extra curricular classes that really help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2005

Estancia is a small school, student body wise and is all indoors. There is an advantage in that some sports teams are desperate for players so if you child is not the best he/she still is able to play
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

estancia is a pretty decent school, though severly lacking in stability at the academic level considering how often teachers change as well as the curriculum and whatever else the principal decides is necessary to throw in there. the ssr and ssw stuff was just unbelievable. ill forgive ssr because reading is fun though. too bad baseball isnt as good as it should be, but other than that, athletics are suprisingly tough for a school that draws 1200.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2005

I attend Estancia High and I think its one of the best schools in Costa Mersa. The teachers are great and all the students too, in Estancia every one knows every one and since its so small its much easier for the stundents to know whta is going on in their school. So overall I really think Estancia is the best school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2005

We have been so pleased with Estancia. We considered tranfering out prior to attending - we would have missed a hidden jewel. Great teachers and administration have given our children excellent high school experiences. I can't say enough good about the school and now the sports programs have really taken off!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

When we investigate Estancia we found that every parent (bar none) that we talked to - and had a child at Estanica - loved it. Only parents that didn't have children there were negative. We have since joined the love it catigory. Good teachers, administrators that care, good sports programs, and helpful teachers that care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

This is a solid school, supporting multicultural backgrounds. While students are not allowed to wear white t-shirts, and are hugely restricted by parking space, the staff somewhat cares, and puts in a decent 6 out of 10 into the cirriculm.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

760

Change from
2012 to 2013

+20

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 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 met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

760

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

+20

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

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

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Earth Science

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
13%
English Language Arts

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

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
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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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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
21%
Algebra II

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%
Earth Science

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
English Language Arts

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
World History

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
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

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
5%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
4%
Earth Science

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
English Language Arts

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
37%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
U.S. History

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
23%
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 Students31%
Females26%
Males36%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students72%
Females72%
Males72%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state82%

Earth Science

All Students14%
Females12%
Males16%
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females54%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students13%
Females20%
Males7%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
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)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Geometry

All Students36%
Females35%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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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 Students5%
Females3%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 state0%

Algebra II

All Students57%
Females48%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students47%
Females28%
Males59%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Chemistry

All Students27%
Females22%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students34%
Females19%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females52%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females0%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

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
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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%
Females42%
Males61%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state37%

World History

All Students51%
Females38%
Males61%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students7%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
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 Students11%
Females13%
Males7%
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)8%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
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 Students72%
Females81%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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 Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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 state0%

Earth Science

All Students45%
Females42%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
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 state23%

English Language Arts

All Students36%
Females45%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females5%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
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 Students20%
Females20%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
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)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students45%
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 disability45%
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

U.S. History

All Students39%
Females34%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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%
Females87%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability37%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner56%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students82%
Females81%
Males84%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner54%
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
Hispanic 72%
White 22%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
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 29%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

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 3:01
School Leader's name
  • Kirk Bauermeister
Fax number
  • (949) 515-6571

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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2323 Placentia Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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