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Granite Hills High School

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Posted October 4, 2011

My daughter attends Granite Hills and is having a wonderful experience. As with any school you have your typical groups of youth who buck the system. My daughter has been in Honors/AP/IB classes so tends to interact with the students who want to be there. She is in her Junior year, but within the first month of her Freshman year a cheerleader decided to harrass her. I called the office and the cheerleader was removed from the squad immediately. The teachers are engaging and truly love what they do. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

THIS IS THE WORST SCHOOL IN THE WORLD AND MY DAUGHTER WENT THERE AND SHE IS DOING WAY BETTER AT EL CAJON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It was my high school and it contains very deserving and amazing teachers who are dedicated to their jobs, students, and lives. I had a wonderful time there and I am glad I graduated from such a prestige school!


Posted September 16, 2009

Granite Hills is a wonderful place of learning. It has energetic and creative teachers. It also has a student body that care about their school and others!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Granite Hills has such a fantastic staff that really do their best to help the students to understand. Many of them go out of their way to 'live at the school' so they can give students extra help before and after school. Everyone at Granite Hills works very hard to make the learning experience of every student memorable and successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2009

I have a son who is a sophmore at Granite Hills and another who will be a Freshman next year. I give thanks to all the teachers, counselors and coaches at Granite who have welcomed our family and encouraged my kids to get involved and get great grades. Granite has a diverse student body and support for kids abounds. Head coaches are teachers, so they see kids on the field/court and in the classroom. And the administration is a big family who take good care of the kids and help guide them towards bright futures. There is the IB, Honors programs, every sport you can think of, auto shop, robotics, destination imagination, theatre, band, choir, surf club, golf, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

I am a freshman at granite and i immediately felt at home. i am in the honors program and it goes at the exact fight pace. i have made many lifelong friends and i couldn't ask for anything more
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2007

My son is now a sophomore and is currently participating in the International Baccerlarate (IB) Program at Granite Hills High School. He has excellent teachers that have proven that they truly care about their students. I have personally been in contact with my son's teachers and counselor, and have been very happy and satisfied with each and every one of them. They are very approachable, knowledgable and professional. My son also participates in the Academic League. We are extremely happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

The teachers at this school are just wonderful. We have not experianced one bad teacher yet and I have two kids that attend there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

My daughter attended Steele Canyon last year and was not happy there. We transferred to Granite Hills this year and we couldn't be happier! Don't make the mistake we did and judge a school by its appearance....Ask parents and kids who go there. Granite is the most spirited school and the kids love going there and the teachers love teaching there! I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

Principal Georgette Torres is top notch. You'll struggle to find a more active admistrator at any level. Just watch her walk down the halls and say hello to students of various backgrounds by name. The AP program is great, and I don't use that word loosely here. The student population is a bit apathetic, so raising school spirit can be like pulling teeth. The said student body is becoming increasing diverse, with that comes natural problems. The administration is well-aware, however, of the increased likelihood of conflict and does its best to crack-down. Some one earlier mentioned that the math department could use strengthening. That's agreed here, but I would contend that much needs to be done at the middle school and elementary school levels leading up to the time when students arrive on campus. Overall, good school if child chooses to use the high school's resources and friendly teachers to his/her advantage.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 18, 2007

My husband and I both graduated from Granite Hills and my son is now a sophomore. I have been been very pleased with the support from his teachers. I am also aware that one of the priorities is updating the school site. As always, funds area an issue. I would recommend Granite Hills
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2005

An excellent school where teachers go beyond their duties to reach their students!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2005

Granite Hills High School has many AP classes and a great IB program. If your child has academic ambitions and wants to start planning his/her college education GHHS is the place to start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I believe that this school needs to be more diverse. The uqality of academic programs are okay, but they do need more new resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

Chose not to attend this school due to overcrowding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

Great eduactional opportunities and strong school spirit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2004

For such an aging school, I think the teachers & faculty do a good job. My son is a senior this year and the counselers have been a great help towards college. The school has been wonderful in helping him with his goals for college. What to do, where to go, how to sign up, etc., but overall for the GUHSD, Granite Hills is one of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

My son was an honor student with a high GPA. He found the school's academics easy when compared to the high school he transferred from in Irvine (Orange County). He loved the music prog and had great respect for his teachers. The school has shown their sense of caring especially during the time of the shooting in 2001. Unfortunately, one week before his Senior year (2002), he was hit by a car and put in a coma. He missed the entire academic year and all the senior activities. The school was wonderful in accommodating us for the end of year Senior activities and kept students and teachers informed of my son's progress through announcements and articles in the school paper. The only negative comment I can make is that I was disappointed in the special education system now that my son in need of these services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

For such an affluent area, we are disappointed in the disrepair and outdated facility. Books too, are outdated, and in short supply. Faculty/staff do a lot with little. There are 'temporary' buildings on campus are more than 30 years old. I know this because I most improvements have been done by parents and faculty/staff. To its credit, the school is (generally) unfenced and well-landscaped across the front. This give a friendly, welcoming feeling, echoed by the employees and students. We do well in the science competitions. The faculty and staff are very responsive to parental concerns/issues, and communicate quickly when warrented. The problems with the facilities are echoed at other area high schools, and these issues originate at the community/district level. That is the reason the above ranks are so high, and yet overall quality, is so low.
—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)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

792

What is the API?
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

+5

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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

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

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

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Algebra II

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
68%
English Language Arts

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

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
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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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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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
22%
Algebra II

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Earth Science

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
English Language Arts

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

607 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

610 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
World History

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

618 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
30%
Earth Science

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
English Language Arts

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

552 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
13%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
U.S. History

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

579 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
13%
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 Students42%
Females42%
Males41%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
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Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Students with no reported disability100%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students84%
Females86%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students53%
Females44%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females68%
Males62%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Females9%
Males4%
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)10%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students96%
Females96%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)96%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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Native Hawaiiann/a
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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

Algebra I

All Students19%
Females14%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented19%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students82%
Females84%
Males77%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students58%
Females59%
Males57%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students44%
Females31%
Males59%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students27%
Females14%
Males38%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females59%
Males45%
African American40%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students38%
Females34%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students65%
Females63%
Males67%
African American38%
Asiann/a
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students49%
Females42%
Males56%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
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 Students10%
Femalesn/a
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students24%
Females26%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students66%
Females68%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students32%
Females24%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented43%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students37%
Females17%
Males49%
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females53%
Males46%
African American44%
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)52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students14%
Females9%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented16%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students88%
Females83%
Males94%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students55%
Females29%
Males70%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students49%
Females44%
Males55%
African American58%
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

637 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

623 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students85%
Females89%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American71%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability47%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students89%
Females90%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American76%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability62%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner66%
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 57%
Hispanic 30%
Two or more races 6%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • International Baccalaureate Affiliate School (2004)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:00am
School end time
  • 2:37pm
School Leader's name
  • Georgette Torres
Fax number
  • (619) 588-9389

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • Parents sit on leadership committees on campus, such as vision in planning (vip), the school site council, the athletic booster committee, the ptsa and advisory councils. we encourage all stakeholders to participate actively in our school.
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  • Granite Hills has a history of providing an excellent education to students. We offer a wide range of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, which are opened to all students wanting to challenge these advanced courses.
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El Cajon, CA 92019
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