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Arroyo High School

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Posted January 20, 2014

Im currently a student at arroyo high and I honestly hate it. The only reason i'm even at the school is because I haven't moved yet. Almost all of my teachers are so lazy and play online games while im trying to figure out how to do things its just so ridiculous and unnecessary. All the athletes get so much special treatment they pass classes with doing little to no work at all they always get priority for everything! Thanks to this school I am now 100 credits behind and I am a sophomore. If you're planning on moving here or thinking of going to this school don't its not worth it. Moving to el monte is a bad idea period.If you can afford to live in el monte go to la Habra or west Covina even la Habra has blue ribbon schools and loads of cheap very nice newly renovated apartments same with west Covina. If you're reading tis please take my advice, I attend this school I know what i'm talking about it's totally not worth al the trouble and frustration when there's better places out there.


Posted August 14, 2013

Let me tell you that I want to transfer out of this school. Again. I went to this school for my ninth and tenth grade years but after failing algebra 1 two years in a row, you know it's the teachers and not you who is to blame. Most of the teachers here are lazy and won't even bother to do their job which is to teach, granted there are a few teachers who actually could teach and well. There are also a few teachers who don't speak English; another reason for many students failing classes. I went to gabrielino high school my junior year and loved the teachers but I had no friends and I didn't want to graduate with a bunch of strangers. My mother and I decided to move back in the El Monte area and as of right now I am a senior currently attending arroyo and the classes are already filled up. So much for seniors having first choice in picking classes. I might not even graduate. Don't go to this school. Terrible administrators . I know from experience.


Posted September 25, 2012

School is pretty fun but some of the teachers I had were lazy so that made me ended up with terrible grades. The best thing about this school is the clubs and band. I had lots of fun when I joined Key club with my friends. the worst part about this school is some of the students behavior, they would get in fights or start many other problems for other students.


Posted December 4, 2011

Mr. Richarson was in the high school talent show as one of the Supremes. He was so funny as Diana Ross. Does anyone remember??In 1997.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 12, 2011

The teachers are good and there are many activities to do, but the campus is small. I transferred to Arroyo for my second year of high school. One thing I dislike is how crowded the hallways can be and how you must sit in specified areas during lunch.


Posted May 29, 2009

i love this school it is the best. it has alot of things to help you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 30, 2009

i love arroyo high school!!!! i went to this school for the first semester and it was WAY better than i expected.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

i am a junior at arroyo right now and i have to say, i really like it. all but one of my teachers are great. they are all amazing teachers. arroyo offers a program called AVID and i have been taking this class since 7th grade. the main focus of AVID is to help prepare you for college. we get tutored twice a week my college students. arroyo offers many sports clubs, and electives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2008

This is a amazing school.A very great learning system.Also they have very get sport teams.I should know I am in soccer right now.We never give up athleticly and educationly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2008

I currently attend Arroyo , and I follow the footsteps of 3 older siblings. I will be a sophomore this year, and I have nothing but positive remarks about Arroyo. All the teachers are kind and attentive. If there is a problem that a student is having, the staff kindly takes time out of their schedule to stay after school for some extra tutoring. There isn't a single problem that isn't addressed, whether it be lack of money for school supplies or a waste of water at lunch. Arroyo puts it's students first and that is what makes it special. The curriculum, not the campus or the extra activities, is top priority. Their food is actually good, not that nasty sloppy joe stuff that get shipped to the schools, but, we recieve food hot and delicious. So with this review you can see why I have grown a certain love for
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2008

I attended as a student and now have 3 kids there. Two of them recently graduated. We have been through many teachers there and a few of them are the unforgettable kind, but then on the other hand they do have some who aren't very well in their career of choice. Usually the school is wonderful they have tons of ways to get involved and always have activities going on for the kids. But more than necessary a scandal occurs wether with a teacher, two teachers, or even a teacher and a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

well i go to arroyo and as far as teaching goes, arroyo is up there in the top. although there are a few mishaps about the campus, overall it is a very good place to go to every morning at 7:56 am. i think if you wanna go to college in the nearby future, arroyo is the school to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2007

My son will be in 9th grade this year (2007-2008) and prior to enrolling him, we visited the campus serveral times to ensure our son would be exposed to top education and that he would also have great choices for extra curricular activities as well. We met with the principal and a number of the teachers as well as some of the current students. I have nothing but high marks for the excellent leadership of the Principal (Mr. Richardson) and his staff are very professional, well informed and the school's test scores and graduating class ratios tell the story that the students are getting a top notch educational experience. (over 90% graduates go on to college - that's excellent!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

All the programs in arroyo are great. I greatly enjoy the how they make the students there look forward to college. Many of the counselors have weekly meeting with some students to help them prepare for college. I think arroyo high school is a great high school for a student who has high hopes for entering collage and succeeding in life./
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

Nice teacher, great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

An excellent school is simply being mismanaged and I question whether to send my children to this school because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Leadership starts at the top with the principal. A better choice should have been made. Politics has a tendency of clouding ones better judgment when such important positions are filled.It's a shame because the students at this school come from varying backgrounds, but still respond like one big happy family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2005

As a parent of three, I'd have to say that the APPEARANCE of this school is very different from the disorganization inside. The principals don't take responsibility to see that anything gets done---wave a sparkly thing in front of them and they forget their jobs. Kids don't come first--even kids grades don't come first with teachers apparently assigned to teach at random. The principal is very unstable--changing his mind all the time and won't go to bat for any student or group--even academic groups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

Arroyo Hoigh School is a good school. My oldest daughter attends thier and is going to be a senior. We have had no problems with the school with the three years she has been there. The teachers are great with a few exceptions but over all are dedicated to the pupils. My daughter was in a club and was able to travel all over europe. her club advisor Mrs. Hunter was amazing she wouldnt take no for an answer and pushed her to rais enough money so she could go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

This school is absoulutely wonderful. Two of my daughters graduated from AHS in 2000 and 2004. The teachers are great and the quality of academics is just wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

773

Change from
2012 to 2013

-20

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

773

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Earth Science

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
English Language Arts

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

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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11%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
49%
Earth Science

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
28%
English Language Arts

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

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
World History

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

579 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
34%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
26%
Earth Science

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

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

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
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U.S. History

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

570 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%
World History

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
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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

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Males25%
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Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
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Students with no reported disability27%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students60%
Females60%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
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 disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students30%
Females23%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females60%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education55%
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students54%
Females52%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
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Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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 Students22%
Females21%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students69%
Females61%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students28%
Females28%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
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)31%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students52%
Females43%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students24%
Femalesn/a
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females57%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students25%
Females22%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asian31%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students84%
Females84%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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 disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students53%
Females52%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant education43%
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students45%
Females42%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian66%
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)33%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant education24%
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
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 Students27%
Females28%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
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 Students43%
Females39%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students50%
Females46%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females24%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students20%
Females18%
Males21%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
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 Students47%
Females49%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students13%
Females13%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
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 Students47%
Females40%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students92%
Femalesn/a
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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

U.S. History

All Students57%
Females53%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students35%
Females29%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
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.

594 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

594 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students86%
Females90%
Males83%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability27%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner61%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education81%

Math

All Students88%
Females89%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner68%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education95%
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 State average
Hispanic 69% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 11%
White 4% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Angelita Gonzales-Hernandez
Fax number
  • (626) 443-1175

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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4921 North Cedar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91732
Phone: (626) 444-9201

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