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Valhalla High School

Public | 9-12 | 2237 students

 
 

Living in El Cajon

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $305,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,460.

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Posted March 3, 2012

I will be attending valhalla and the people are somewhat friendly and all my cousins graduated here and became lawyers and scientists and the acedemics are great.


Posted October 23, 2011

I am currently a student at Valhalla, and I absolutely love it. The schools provides a highly academic setting for me, as well as fantastic extracurricular activities to join. Not to mention that the teachers go the extra mile in ensuring we understand the material they are instructing. I will definitely miss this school after graduation! Love you Valhalla!!


Posted September 20, 2011

i love this school its fun and not having to deal with drama is great i think every high school student should go to valhalla high school!!


Posted July 18, 2011

Starting Junior year this fall, our family has loved this school for our student. However the year ended on a sour note with lots of "Money Talks", Students take a walk in the band program. The big, bad, ugly world reared its' head high and took a big bite out of the kids and what is fair and right.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

This is an excellent school. Before coming to Valhalla, my son always struggled with his grades so I was worried about how he would do taking "College Prep" classes. His teachers were understanding and supportive and worked with him to find his potential. Valhalla also offers lots of after school sports and activities that help the students to get involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

I am a student at Valhalla and I think it is a great school, it is a safe and you rarely hear about fights or drugs on campus, ever. The teachers are wonderful too and are always doing what will help fit our schedule. We have a new program to help the disabled students and get us involved with working with them as buddies. We all work together to get them into fun activites that don't single them out. The lunches are good and there are several windows so there isn't just one big line. Over all it is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2009

My son has attended this school for the last three years, he simply loves it. As a parent I have been pleased with the teaching staff. He is been pretty much involved with the sports and ASB, the quality of the student is very commendable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

My daughter has attended this school for the last two years, and I am very pleased with it overall. As many other people have mentioned there is a lot of extracuricalar activities, and the school is very safe and relatively problem free. The teaching is very good overall, but some of the teachers have a tendency not teach the material covered in the exams causing a very high percentage of students in certain classes to do poorly. I also find the amonut of homework my duaghter is expected to do in some of her AP classes to be a bit excessive. I believe AP classes should focus more on critical thinking than just throwing extra work at them. Overall it is geared towards students who are academic acheivers and is probably one of the best schools in the district for students that meet that profile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

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Posted October 30, 2007

California Distinguished School, academics are very highly placed on kids at the school, a lot of after school activities !
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

This school fails miserably for many disadvantaged and disabled students. This high school could benefit by updating their teaching methods and curriculum and differentiating their instruction to reach all of their student body not just the 'cream of the crop'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

Overall I think the school is great. Caring Teachers who are willing to stay after school to help students. My biggest concern now is what has happened to the sports program? In the past 2 years they have lost or fired some of the best coaches in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I know the school very well. I have coached at Valhalla for 13 years and saw many students benefit from active teachers, coahes and parents. My sons attended Valhalla as well and now after graduating from college, they still talk very positively of the experience they had at Valhalla. Thank you all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2007

I am currecntly a student at Valhalla, and I love it... although we can encourage more students to take AP classes this school is very nice... in my opinion the Science Department is the best, the teachers are always there after school or whenever you need them to help and answer questions.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2006

I am currently a student at Valhalla, and I would say it's about average. The redeeming quality is it's abundance of performing arts programs. The choir department is amazing. The band and theatre are awesome as well, we have some of the best. There are some good academics but a lot of the teachers and the principal aren't so great. The school itself isnt in the best shape but is getting better and the api score base is one of the best. Overall 3 out of 5
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2005

Excellent school for humanities programs. Math programs could improve to better prepare for college programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 1, 2005

This schools is wonderful. It gets a 10 from our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

Music and and sport programs are what make up valhalla. The music program is amazing and are known for their award winning band and colorguard as well as their many sports that make up Valhalla. Parent involement isn't seen around school campus because most of that is taken care of the the A.S.B. Overall its a good school with a good curriculum and teachers but for the kids who have less intentions of going to college or making something out of their lives tend to get bored with it especially if they aren't involved in any activities minus whats required.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2005

Both of my daughters have attended Valhalla High School which prides itself on its academics. If your kids are in the honors program this is a strength. I was disappointed though when my first daughter graduated, and the valedictorian's closing line was, 'If you are not cheating, you are not trying.' The principal gave no response. The parent nights I have attended are evenings to see your child's classroom and here teachers and administration whine about the need for more money. I go to support my daughter, and have learned to filter out the 'annual' begging/poverty speech. Both of my daughters have enjoyed Valhalla, but beyond the academics and friends they made I have been disappointed. Education has become more training to pass the state test and improving scores and ratings, than equipping for life or developing a love of learning which I would hold to be of greater importance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

We are very pleased with Valhalla, They really treat the student well and are committed to success. Keep it up.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

826

Change from
2012 to 2013

+7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

826

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+7

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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.
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Algebra I

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
26%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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9%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
37%
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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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
43%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

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70%

2010

 
 
70%
Earth Science

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

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10%
English Language Arts

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
19%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
World History

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

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

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10%

2011

 
 
8%

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3%
Algebra II

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Earth Science

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
English Language Arts

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

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7%

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16%

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8%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
U.S. History

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

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% 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

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Males36%
African American48%
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White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Non-economically disadvantaged95%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)97%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females80%
Males65%
African American75%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state77%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Females76%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
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Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students38%
Females34%
Males41%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate51%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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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 Students29%
Females31%
Males26%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students66%
Females61%
Males71%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students54%
Females51%
Males58%
African American41%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Chemistry

All Students79%
Females73%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females66%
Males65%
African American63%
Asian81%
Filipino54%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Geometry

All Students23%
Females18%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented51%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate12%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students66%
Females61%
Males71%
African American53%
Asian81%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state88%

World History

All Students61%
Females54%
Males69%
African American40%
Asian75%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state88%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students17%
Females13%
Males22%
African American15%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented19%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to state15%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students76%
Females79%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students52%
Females42%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Earth Science

All Students44%
Females37%
Males50%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state33%

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females63%
Males58%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state66%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students46%
Females35%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Physics

All Students63%
Femalesn/a
Males67%
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)59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
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

U.S. History

All Students67%
Females63%
Males71%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state70%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Females90%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asian88%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability55%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner41%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females93%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American94%
Asian94%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modifications0%
English learner60%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 60%
Hispanic 23%
Two or more races 6%
Black 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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El Cajon, CA 92019
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