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Dana Hills High School

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Posted June 5, 2014

Teachers are amazing and truly have a passion to teach. But the downside to this school is the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

I grew up in Dana Point and went to this and every school in the area till freshmen year. Parents, be aware; your kids are around offfers to others parents pills, and many other types of drugs that lead them off track, I say this from experience. PAY ATTENTION TO WHO YOU'RE KIDS HANG OUT WITH. Dana Point is a mix of both bad and good backgrounds, good luck.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2012

Academics----good. Teachers Vary! make sure to be on top of your child's experience---and change them out of a bad teacher's class if need be. Socsa Arts program: Favortism. Dance---run by students!? unorganized. Theater--same few kids are catered to. If your child is not a triple threat (strong singer, dancer, actor Already!) --forget about them getting anywhere there. non nurturing environment. Choir -----OUTSTANDING. Instrumental dpt-----AMAZING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2012

Great teachers. Rude and inconsiderate, inconsistent, and borderline incompetent, administrators. If you get a call from the Attendance people, you won't be allowed to explain anything, and they will probably hang up on you. The mark of true greatness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

Nope, Dana Hills rated 153rd in the state in 2011... Not as good a school as you will hear from everyone else. Aliso Niguel is a much better school, (44th in CA.), and their campus doesn't resemble a cell-block inside, (like Dana does). You can also rent an apartment in Aliso and still be able to feed yourself. Good luck finding a decent apartment in Dana district for less than $1700.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

We moved from Michigan and my two older sons attended this school. Once came in as a senior and the other as a freshman. We were very satisfied with the education and teachers in this school. One of my sons was involved in SOCSA and the program is incredible. Fantastic caring teachers. Those students went on to be accepted to some pretty incredible schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

Every year when I get new classes I meet more people that I've never known before. And even though that can be looked at as a negative, I don't see it as one because I feel like Dana definitely has an easygoing atmosphere for getting to know people if you let yourself out in the open. (3/3)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2010

in my few months at dana hills as a freshman it was an unforgettable experience i simply loved how the school was net to the beach the school looks fantastic it has that nice sea breeze the teachers are amazing especially mr.guarino. its too crowded there but you can still get to classes on time. overall its a great school, loved it and its easy to make new friends there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2009

Great school. Wonderful teachers and great campus. Perfect weather and about 2 miles from great beaches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2009

This school is beautiful and located in a beautiful place. The cross country team is exceptional! The dance teams are also incredible. There are tons of activities and as long as students get involved in sports friends will come quick. The only negative would be it hall ways are EXTREMELY crowded (similar to herding cattle). The teachers are for the most part very good and I learned a lot!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

Dana Hills High is EXCELLENT! The AP Classes fully prepare students competitively for top-rated universities (from Ivy Leagues to Top UC Schools). The Science, Math (speidel, degen, prince), English , Literature teachers are excellent. Students scoreed an 825 on the API tests which puts them at the top of the district, and in the upper division in state and national rankings. About 4% of class earned AP Honors w Distinction. Another 3% earned AP Honors. These are National Scholastic Awards. Great student run yearbook and newspaper. The Student government is student run and well directed by Ken Nedler. The academic advisors respond fairly quickly to questions. Ray Woods runs an excellent Choir program. DHHS Athletes win athletic scholarships; recently, from Stanford, Yale, Duke, UCLA, USC, etc. Lots of school spirit. Any 'bad element' are escorted out of school, dances and sporting events by guards,marines . SAFE school! Clean ocean air!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

I absolutely loved my four years at Dana. Like many schools, you get out of it what you put into it. There is a great sense of community (despite the large student body) especially for those who decide to be engaged, work hard, and have fun. The teachers that were there when I was a student were fantastic: Evans, Degen, Sherill, Imbili Townsend, Cunningham, McIntyre, the entire science department. They were extremely committed to providing their students with a high-quality education. There are lots of AP courses, and also plenty of extra-curricular activities: I swam and played polo, was on the yearbook staff, and participated in a few clubs. All in all, my time at Dana offered wonderful friends, great experiences, and a fantastic preparation for college and graduate school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2009

Great school. The best school in southern orange county. The academics are always in the top and Dana Hills has been consistently voted by Newsweek as a top 5% high school in the nation! The sports programs are also great. All the programs are achieving spectacular things and cross country both boys and girls is the best running program overall for the pas 30+ years of its existence. Both won the state championship this past year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2009

I have another child at another high school and Dana Hills is by far the best in many areas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

Even though the school is overcrowded, this school has been very eventful and enjoyable. It isn't difficult to make friends since there are so many people to choose from. The Cross Country team is the best!! Go Dana!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2007

This school is way too crowded. It is difficult to make any close friends with so many people at the school. I never have even seen the principal. It has a lot of extra activities but they are all VERY expensive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2006

An outstanding school. Both of our sons had a marvelous experience and were very well prepared for college. Most teachers did a great job posting grades and the tutorial program worked very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My children have had an excellent experience at Dana Hills and I am thoroughly impressed with the dedication of the teachers and administration. It is highly commendable that Dana Hills achieves such excellent success considering the overcrowding and limited resources (as California is ranked near the bottom in funding per pupil). My children had been in private school and I can sincerely say that they are getting a better education at Dana. I always see the principal at school events and she's been receptive and helpful the few times I've wanted to talk with her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

There are some teachers that are excellent, but there are too many teachers that are terrible. Also, most of the sports teams are good and our cross country team is one of the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2005

Dana Hills is a Great High School! Wonderful Teachers, strong AP academic programs, excellent Medical and Arts academy, and lots of clubs and sports for all. Very impressed and happy with my son's experiences so far as a Freshman student/
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

857

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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 the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

857

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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

-6

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 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)

6 / 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 25% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Earth Science

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

635 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Earth Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
English Language Arts

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

634 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

635 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
World History

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

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
39%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Earth Science

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
English Language Arts

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

680 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

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

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
U.S. History

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

695 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
17%

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 Students67%
Females74%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Algebra II

All Students98%
Females100%
Males96%
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Filipinon/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
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Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students90%
Females88%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state80%

Earth Science

All Students53%
Females37%
Males64%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state36%

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females86%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state62%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students41%
Females37%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state25%

Geometry

All Students78%
Females76%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students77%
Females72%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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 graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 Students26%
Females27%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)29%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state21%

Algebra II

All Students69%
Females70%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students55%
Females47%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state39%

Chemistry

All Students59%
Females53%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Earth Science

All Students60%
Females50%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
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)55%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females75%
Males65%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Geometry

All Students32%
Females24%
Males40%
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)35%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented27%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state31%

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

All Students97%
Females97%
Males98%
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)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students70%
Females69%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state60%

World History

All Students69%
Females62%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state55%
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%
Femalesn/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
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 Students30%
Females28%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
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)27%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students92%
Females94%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)94%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to state83%

Chemistry

All Students41%
Females29%
Males56%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
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)38%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Earth Science

All Students74%
Females66%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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)85%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state41%

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Females73%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females0%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)4%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged2%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

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

All Students76%
Females72%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state78%

Physics

All Students78%
Females72%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state82%

U.S. History

All Students70%
Females67%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state63%

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.

647 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students94%
Females97%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown98%
Students with disability54%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner43%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females96%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown96%
Students with disability52%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner40%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 65%
Hispanic 25%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%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 Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jason Allemann
Fax number
  • (949) 489-8317

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Poetry
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