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Downey High School

Public | 9-12 | 25 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $338,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,390.

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Posted June 10, 2014

The girls basketball coach (Harris) is a douchebag! He is so rude to some of the bench players and lower level girls. He has made some of them cry and says that the bench players aren't important to the team. How is this guy even in charge? Then the lower level coaches bow down to this guy. He has also had several altercations with displeased parents about how he treats the students. How can the school allow this clown to even exist around this school? Just seeing him walking around the school like he was the president really ticked me off. His varsity girls team has been in decline ever since. He loses a lot of good players to other schools because of his bad attitude! Go Warren Bears!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

This school is a really well run school with a positive environment. The teachers are fair and they care about the students. I feel so honored to be a part of DHS.


Posted October 25, 2013

i attend Downey high and i really enjoy the atmosphere there and im very astonished of how greatly the teachers want to help their students succeed by working late hours to help tutor students. I'm also very pleased with all the amazing opportunities Downey High has to offer here such as: sports, clubs, dance, cheer, and all the amazing clubs they have which helps a student what their true passion is and what they would love to accomplish with their many years to come after high school. In my opinion I believe no one would find such a more qualified, excellent school as this one in the area, I honestly don't know what opportunities this school does not offer. The students here are very fortunate to come here and receive these great highly trained and very fun to be around teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2013

When I went here in the 90's, I hated it. Now that I am finding High Schools for my own kids, I miss Downey. It was a well ran, well maintained school. Unlike the ones here in Texas. Miss this place, one of the best.


Posted November 16, 2012

This school is truly wonderful. The students and staff do so much for the community and for people in need. We are blessed to have this amazing school in our area.


Posted June 9, 2012

This is the best high school in the area! The teachers and faculty care about their students. There are plenty of things to do at the school and whenever your child needs help teachers will be there for them. I am currently a senior about to graduate and I love it. All of the sports teams at this school are really good. There are many AP classes offered as well. I will recommend this school over any other school in the area!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers are great. They really get involved with the students and keep parents informed about their children's progress. The after school programs keep children busy. They also have enough staff to ensure that your child is safe. Administration is visible and approachable. This is our second child attending this school and both have excelled beyond our imagination.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I personally love Downey High School because of the good high educated and patient teachers we have, who are reasonable. Another thing is the enviorment at Downey feels much more safe, even though we have over 4,000 students especially for not being the only school in Downey it still feels safe and there aren't too many fights. Our student population has went up alot but the teachers motivate students to get involved in sports and clubs. DHS staff & teachers also prepares its students for college & what colleges they have in mind and also helps them figure out what they want to do in the future. So over all I think it is a well rounded school. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

DHS provides an outstanding A.P./Honors program. The A.P./Honors courses are incredibly rigorous and is perfect for a student who enjoys a challenge. As a student currently enrolled at DHS and in the A.P./Honors program, it HAS been a challenge. DHS has sent some of their former students to great UCs like Cal Berkley, UCLA, etc. The only issue DHS has is the overcrowding. DHS is approaching 4,000 students this school year. We have a pretty big campus, but it is not big enough for the amount of students it accomodates. The construction also makes it diffiuclt to get from one class to another without being engulfed in a pool of students. DHS has two new buildings that have an auditorium and advanced chemistry labs that provide its students with great hands on experience. DHS is overall a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

ive been their all 4 years of high school and its a really great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2009

This school is the best school that you can go to. The teachers are excellent and are understanding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

As a parent of a special need student, I'm very satisfy with the attention that my son gets, Kudos for Mr. Gallegos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

As a student currently attending DHS I believe that this schools provides a great learning experiance. It has outstanding AP and honor classes which provide the students with a great way to escalate their knowledge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2008

downey high school is a very outstanding school in a way. it would be great if the counselors there would actually take the time to cooperate with any parents and students that are in need of help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

A very great small city high school in the United States where maximum student-parent-teacher involvement is a must for outstanding high quality education. Music (team band, drum line) sports (football, swimming, tennis, hockey, baseball, etc)and other extra curricular activities after school is available according to your students interests and likes. Great School indeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

Downey High seems very chaotic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

Downey is a great school. It provides students with a very nice working environment and a friendly staff. It offers a lot of different courses including honors and A.P. for the students who like to challenge themselves. Althought it isn't absolutely perfect, I would recommend it
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2006

I have three chilren. Two have already graduated fro DHS and the youngest is currently a sophomore. The schools instructors are outstanding. The school provided a diverse curriculum which articulated with the UC system and therfore qualified our tow oldest with the classes they needed to be accepted into the college of their choice. In addition the school offered a comprehensive athletic and atrs program. Ther leadership insured a safe environment, which allowed teachers to teach and kids to learn. Overall a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2005

This school offers a high quality, intensive AP/Honors program with teachers who are well qualified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

Downey High School is a decent school. There have been instances where there have been social issues involving students but that is true in almost any school. In my experience, parents need to be more involved and work hand in hand with the teachers and counselors to raise the goals and achievements of the students. Most of the counselors are great but like anything you as the parent have to stay on top of things. Dress code could be enforced a little more.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

796

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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API score

796

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2012 to 2013

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7 / 10

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Algebra I

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

781 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Earth Science

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

747 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

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

1013 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
34%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

822 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Earth Science

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

1064 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

686 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
9%
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.

1074 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
World History

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

1084 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%
Earth Science

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
English Language Arts

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

1028 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
U.S. History

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

1049 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
World History

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students35%
Females32%
Males36%
African American52%
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Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females83%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
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Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate85%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students46%
Females35%
Males55%
African American31%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females71%
Males63%
African American65%
Asian89%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males0%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
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English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students64%
Females57%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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 Students7%
Females7%
Males7%
African American8%
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 disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students57%
Females54%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females34%
Males46%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate51%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students57%
Females49%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students31%
Femalesn/a
Males27%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females53%
Males49%
African American29%
Asian77%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students11%
Females5%
Males16%
African American0%
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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
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

Science

All Students57%
Females51%
Males62%
African American45%
Asian85%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students64%
Females57%
Males71%
African American46%
Asian88%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
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 Students16%
Females17%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
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%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students20%
Females15%
Males27%
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)30%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate34%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students36%
Females37%
Males35%
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students33%
Females21%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students31%
Females24%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females51%
Males52%
African American52%
Asian65%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students5%
Females5%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students53%
Females45%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students78%
Females69%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students69%
Females62%
Males75%
African American61%
Asian94%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students9%
Females0%
Malesn/a
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 disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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.

1105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

1109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students87%
Females90%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American75%
Asian96%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner45%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females87%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American73%
Asian96%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability45%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
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 86%
White 6%
Black 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/AN/A
English language learners 9%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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11040 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
Phone: (562) 869-7301

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