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Homestead High School

Public | 9-12 | 2249 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2010

As a recent graduate, I am definitely proud to say that I attended Homestead. This school has a lot to offer in terms of classes, clubs, sports, and overall extracurriculars. The thing that I liked most about Homestead was the diversity. Homestead, to me, epitomizes diversity. None of the other schools in the FUHSD (Cupertino, Fremont, Lynbrook Monta Vista) have as much diversity as we do. Homestead has a perfect balance of all races and walks of life. Some of the great extracurriculars we have include marching band (one of the top 10 in the state), FBLA (#1 locally, statewide, and nationwide), and overall our music and performing arts departments are excellent and have won many awards. We have so much to offer at Homestead and I'm proud to say that I was a student here. Go Mustangs! Go class of 2010! 1-0, you know!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

My son was a student there and my daughter is attending sophmore year there.. My kids and I have been happy with this High School for many reasons, It has great stuff, students learn everything they need to learn before going to college and the High School offers many programs for the student after classes and I think the parents participation makes a difference as well. so I am happy with Homestead High School. tina
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

High quality academics and social emotional support for all students. This school prepares its students for life.


Posted April 7, 2009

Homestead is a phenomenal school! I'm so proud of the fact that I attend this school. I never expected to get so much out of my experiences here as a new student during my sophomore year, but I have truly come to love this school - the people, the staff, and the overall environment. True, it is pretty clique-y but you do get to meet amazing people nonetheless. There really is a 'club for everyone' and challenging yet interesting classes, particularly APUSH, AP English, AP Calc/Phys, and AP Chem. Some teachers aren't necessarily the best at doing their jobs, but hey, in the end, AP classes depend on how much time the students are willing to put in. This self-discipline obviously works; Homestead sends students to Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, MIT, and other prestigious schools every year - more students than the other schools in the district. I strongly recommend Homestead! :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2009

Yuck. This school bores the heck out of me, and the only time I actually learn anything is when we (the students) manage to get the teacher to go off on a tangent. Your experience at this school is mainly influenced by the choice of teachers you receive. And before you doubt me: straight A's, my GPA is higher than 4, and I'm involved in clubs. I'm not some random hater.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2009

Overall, I think Homestead does a fairly good job of preparing students for college. I do have to say that they do have some fairly awful teachers. I feel the academic reputation of the school is largely based on the students themselves and not necessarily the quality of the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

Great extracurricular activites, an amazingly diverse student body, relaxed atmosphere ( a child can fit in, no matter what their interests) not as academically inclined as nearby academic powerhouse Monta Vista, but scholastic just the same. Downsides; due to the huge population increase in the school, they've been having problems with schedules, and giving students the classes they want ( this includes AP and honors). This could mess up stuff, and if you're willling to fight to get what you want, come here! It's an amazing school otherwise.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2008

This is the High School I went to and it has alot of Discipline from all the staff.The classes are just the right size,I'de say the teachers should have helpers cos some teachers are slow.Over-all it's a good school High school that is,of course I liked school.Hope this helps Cprtnocheryl
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

Homestead has a wide variety of classes, extracurricular activities, and clubs to choose from. It is very diverse and the teacher there really care about the student. The counselors are very helpful. This school is one of the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

After looking at how the students prepare their work, I am sure teachers are doing great home work to bring the sudents to achive the goal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

The administration seems to avoid addressing student issues. While the teachers may try their hardest, they simply do not have the tools. Schools in Cupertino are overrated.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 27, 2006

I have two children enrolled at Homestead this year, a senior and a freshman. The school is large, welcoming, highly diverse, and academically exciting. Students participate in a wide range of clubs, some of which regularly win national distinction (FBLA, Math Competitions Team, etc.) I strongly recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Great school. Motivated teachers. Healthy working atmosphere.High level of academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

This school has improved in the past years both by the wonderful teaching staff and the quality of education. A beautiful school for the eyes and the heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

This is a really divided school. Very hard to explain. No fun, all work mentality is very harsh. I wouldn't recommend any students to attend schools in the Fremont Union District. This school is horrible.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 7, 2005

Wonderful school! Great variety of classes!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 22, 2005

Homestead has a good quality academic program. They offer most AP classes, and have many extracurricular programs. However because of budget cuts, many expenses for these programs are out of pocket for the parents. They have an excellent marching band and music program, and have heavy parent volunteering and involvement. The school has a culturally diverse student population. One bad thing: school does not offer classes in German and Latin languages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

Homestead is a well rounded school, academically challenging, a forward thinking school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 23, 2005

A well rounded school with caring faculty. The school is well diversified.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2005

I thought this was an awesome school. I cant wait to join the school next year.
—Submitted by a student


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API score

873

Change from
2012 to 2013

-1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

873

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Algebra I

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
28%
Algebra II

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

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18%
English Language Arts

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

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
70%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
23%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Earth Science

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

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

589 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
22%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

586 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
World History

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

574 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
18%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Earth Science

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
English Language Arts

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

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

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

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
U.S. History

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

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
World History

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

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n/a

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n/a

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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

All Students19%
Females18%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students94%
Females93%
Males95%
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Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students75%
Females75%
Males75%
African American73%
Asian90%
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females86%
Males79%
African American73%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males0%
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Geometry

All Students73%
Females71%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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 Students4%
Females0%
Males9%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
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 staten/a

Algebra II

All Students57%
Females54%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students30%
Females31%
Males29%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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 Students62%
Females62%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students50%
Females46%
Malesn/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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 Students76%
Females79%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino54%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students15%
Females16%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asian13%
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)17%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students94%
Females96%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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 graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females80%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students79%
Females76%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
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 Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
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 Students10%
Females5%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asian18%
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)4%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students81%
Females85%
Males72%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students45%
Females37%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
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 disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students59%
Females55%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
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)43%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females73%
Males65%
African American38%
Asian80%
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students5%
Females6%
Males4%
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)6%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
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 Students72%
Females68%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students77%
Females76%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students74%
Females70%
Males77%
African American69%
Asian80%
Filipino54%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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
Non-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.

593 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Females97%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state98%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability71%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner66%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students97%
Females98%
Males97%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability93%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner80%
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 State average
Asian 40% 11%
White 40% 27%
Hispanic 16% 51%
Black 3% 7%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Graham Clark
Fax number
  • (408) 738-8631

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Foreign languages taught
  • French
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21370 Homestead Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
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