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Warren High School

Public | 9-12 | 12 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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2013:
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Posted June 9, 2014

The Counselors are a joke and not helpful at all. They let their "teacher of the year" leave without a fight. Administration pass the buck and are weak at best. Pulling our girl out! One year was too much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

There is nothing special about WHS. I fought LAUSD to get a permit for my daughter to attend the school after a former student told me how great the school was. I come to find out that the school is not much different from LAUSD schools in quality of education, student behavior and lack of empathy from administration and office staff. The administrators are a disappointment. I don't feel they have the student's best interest at heart and do not offer support and protection. God forbid you have a problem with a teacher because the administration will jump on you and defend the teacher at all costs, regardless of the complaint. Therefore, it doesn't surprise me that the office minions are equally indifferent and rude as are many of the students. My daughter graduated this year and was an above average student with a 3.8 GPA and the scholarships she could've gotten were given to students who are in the country illegally. If your child is an illegal immigrant, they will excel in this school as they cater to them. WHS was a disappointment all around. I should've enrolled my daughter at Downey HS. They have better test scores and their football team is very good. WHS doesn't win games.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

This school has recently been awarded some federal funding to upgrade some of its facilities and add some great vocational training equipment, such as a full culinary arts training kitchen. The choir and music departments are outstanding, and Warren is now a magnet school for the arts. They were recently recognized as a California Distinguished School in Instrumenta and Vocal Music, Drama and Art. If you're an Arts-oriented student, this is your best bet for high school in the Downey area.


Posted August 28, 2013

Awarded 2013 California Distinguished School and 3 Exemplary Program Awards - Congratulations to Warren High for your hard work and dedication to students!


Posted August 21, 2013

Warren is a great school. Extremely overcrowded and lunch time is crazy. My daughter was a great counselor always helpful, Mrs. Stewart as well. Mr. Westerman is an awesome A++++ teacher. Ms. Fisher awesome, Ms. Baldovski awesome, Mr. Homer awesome. If your child is disciplined and wants to have an education they will do great in any school.You might get some teachers, counselors, office people who don't care, you just have to be persistent until you get help, but there are only a couple of those who choose a wrong career and should not even be dealing with kids. You have those in every school. But I love Warren because the majority of the administration and teachers, parents care about the Warren kids. Overall they are an AWESOME SCHOOL. GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2015
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2013

This school needs to make some changes. The teachers have favoritism and if you are not one of them than you will most likely you will not get the attention and help needed from your teacher. Like another person said this school relays on discipline instead of focusing on education many student here have a serious attitude problem and it is impossible to be motivated to even show up. Needless to say I got seriously behind on my credits attempting to contacts my counselor was close to impossible and when I finally did she paid no attention to the fact that I was seriously behind eventually I begged her to send me to Colombus high, she would not do it senior year I went to register like always and was told I could no longer attend this school and would be sent to Columbus I could have finished school so much earlier if she would have just paid attention to me after being sent to Columbus it was as if all my problems disappeared teachers finally helped me my attendance was so much better and I even graduated early they even helped me with college applications and the students here are so much friendlier! Warren really was a nightmare school I'm glad I left.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2013

This school has a lot of bullying problems. Is sad how teens are cruel and the school policy's are really to weak to protect the victims.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I felt my child was safe there and had very good teachers, along with getting a good start for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

the best school ever. awesome teachers!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

It is an awesome school for the kids with awesome teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

As a current student at Warren, I do see that it offers a lot in the form of academics and extracurricular activities. Clubs are varied and generally exciting. There are problems, but unlike other reviewrs have mentioned, it's very unlikely that they are caused by kids on permits. They have to maintain good grades to even stay in this district, and kids with goods grades tend to be good citizens as well. It's logic!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2008

As a parent, I feel this school puts a lot of effort in making sure all 3,000 students are protected on and off campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2008

Mostly attentive caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

i think that warren high school is a great school with exceptional teachers and students
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

I am a current senior. I have went to 5 schools throughout high school. Two being private, another a rich school up north and two other public schools. When I first started Warren in September I must say they were unorganized and crowed. After we came back from Christmas break the hallways that were closed due to construction were opened and 2 new bathrooms were opened up for us, Making our life so much easier. Yes Warren has problems like everyother school, but 90% of them come from the kids on contract. Warren is a great school to go to- very spirited and friendly orientated and you get your work done as well. I would send my kids there one day as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2008

I am currently a Senior at Warren and have been going here for all four years of High School. I am very happy with having gone to this school. I have gotten an excellent education here, and am glad that I decided to continue going to this school even when I moved out of the district. There are ample opportunities to get involved, and this year the ASB has been great about trying to spread school spirit. The teachers are really great too. The A.P. U.S. History teacher Mr. Hobbs, is awesome. He really knew what he was saying and did a good job preparing his A.P. classes for the A.P. test. Also, the A.P. Statistics/ Honors Physics teacher, Mr. Yamasaki, is one of the best. Make sure that you get one of these guys while at Warren. This school can be great, really, it's just what you make of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

Yes, I went to Warren and graduated in 05, its a very good school, the teachers are great. I also have a younger sister who will be going there next year and and she is so happy she is going to Warren. I think i had the best 4 years of my life at Warren. and i dont agree with all the other reviews
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2007

Yes, I went to this school and graduated in 07. It's very good and has very good teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2007

I attended warren last year. I graduated with my GED and got out early because I thought it was so poor and to pursuit a career and college early. I agree with most of the reviews. I'm speaking with experience of a student from 2003-2007. The school is highly over crowded. Many of the restrooms have to be locked up due to graffiti and illegal drug usage, which kinda stunk for the student who just wanted to get through the day and use the facilities closest to his/her classroom. Many of the classrooms are out-dated, and instead of building newer classrooms, they place trailer classrooms on the old parking lots. If you can afford it, send your student to a private school. Otherwise, you're stuck like I was.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2006

I attended Warren High 20 years ago and much of the building structure is still the same, not much has changed. I understand Downey Unified was once a very prestigous district but Warren brings it to below average. My daughter now attends and is always complaining over the lack of organization of certain teachers. I went to the counselor for this and did not receive a satisfactory answer nor was my issue resolved. I remember Warren being the cream of the crop back in the day, now it's just crop.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

792

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

792

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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
63%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Earth Science

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

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
English Language Arts

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

869 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
23%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
25%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Earth Science

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

926 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

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

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

928 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
World History

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

953 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
2%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
23%
Earth Science

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

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

855 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

174 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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
U.S. History

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

909 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

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n/a

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29%

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students27%
Females27%
Males27%
African American13%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students82%
Females76%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged67%
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English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students68%
Females68%
Males68%
African American50%
Asian75%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students37%
Females27%
Males46%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females74%
Males70%
African American54%
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
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Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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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 disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate0%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students41%
Females42%
Males40%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
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 Students11%
Females10%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students40%
Females39%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students32%
Females27%
Males37%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students45%
Females34%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students39%
Females25%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females57%
Males54%
African American55%
Asian87%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students12%
Females11%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students59%
Femalesn/a
Males55%
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 disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
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 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 Students56%
Females50%
Males62%
African American48%
Asian80%
Filipino83%
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 disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students56%
Females49%
Males63%
African American53%
Asian87%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
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 Students18%
Females11%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students12%
Females6%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented33%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students57%
Females59%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students27%
Females19%
Males35%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students49%
Females27%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
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%
Females52%
Males51%
African American55%
Asian94%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students5%
Females6%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students31%
Females26%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students78%
Females68%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students58%
Females53%
Males65%
African American60%
Asian89%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students0%
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 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
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.

959 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

961 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females90%
Males84%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asian90%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner42%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students88%
Females87%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asian97%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability49%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
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 87%
White 6%
Black 3%
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 74%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%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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Downey, CA 90241
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