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La Costa Canyon High School

Public | 9-12 | 35 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $560,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,720.

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2011:
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Posted July 24, 2014

My child is an incoming sophomore at LCC and he loves it. He has excelled academically and athletically. He says his classes are fun and he learns a ton. Teachers care and Just like in any other school, if your child finds the right friends he is bound for success. It's definitely not just an athletic school like some say. I believe he will be ready for college when the time comes. Amazing school and environment for any child! We love you LCC! Go Mavericks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2014

As a student at LCC, I find that I have enjoyed my time here. I am not an intense athlete, but do participate in cross country and track for the team bonding aspects. This school offers a great variety of classes for students who wish to take advanced classes. The school does need to get drugs under control though. There have been multiple times I have seen students high in a classroom. Most of the time, these students play sports. This school needs to implement random druj testing for athletes, because they do nothing about this problem. As for this not being an artistic school, I completely disagree. There are multiple people who have a whole day dedicated to art. Take a your and you will see how beautiful out campus is compared to SDA and Torrey Pines.


Posted November 19, 2013

A bad place for anyone different. If you are not a jock, a stoner, or a straight a student, prepare to be bullied throughout the school year. Not a bad school for those who love sports, but a horrible school for someone artistic.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2013

A very bad school for a child who is not a jock or a college cound student. There is a major drug problem, as well as a discouragement of individuality. If you are different, artistic, or if you plainly don't play sports, expect to be bullied. Oh and fights are quite common, as well as a high conservative christian population, which tend to be extremely homophobic. Also quite a lack of diversity, as 3/4ths of the students are white. Needless to say this is probably not the school for your kid. Try SDA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

This school has nothing to offer the student who is not college bound or a jock. Wikipedia states 97% of students at LCC are 'college bound'. A better statistic to know would be how many of those students graduate college. My point is THIS SCHOOL ASSUMES ALL STUDENTS ARE COLLEGE MATERIAL AND THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PURSUE A TRADE. There is a new business track, hopefully it will morph into something for trade school bound students. And yes, changing a class is a major undertaking if your student and the teacher are a poor fit. Not to mention, my student was being BULLIED by a couple of other students and they ended up in a class together. Fortunately I was able to get her class changed b/c she is special ed and I knew what to say. But good luck to others. Ugh. Can't wait til she graduates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

This school has a beautiful campus, but it ends there. The principal (Ruggles) is a bureacrat. He exercises no discretion and goes by the handbook. They should fire him and provide every family with a handbook to address all issues. A minor schedule change, at the very beginning of the school year, was a giant hassle. In my son's junior year I voiced a complaint about a teacher, and the principal didn't even ask what the problem was - just stated that they would not change his schedule. When I pointed this out, he suddenly wanted to know and then stated he hoped I'd found him responsive. I've encountered few impressive teachers here. This school has high test scores due to affluent families who invest in their kids. It's not due to the teachers, and certainly not the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2010

La Costa Canyon doesn't prepare your child for higher education. Teachers do not let opinions heard, nor do they give reasoning to grading. When a grade is challenged (positively or negatively) no explanation is given, teachers feel offended when grades or authority in any way are challenged. Teachers need to learn arguments from students need to be heard within in reason. Teenagers are tough, but teaching teenagers to debate properly is a good skill to learn on early in life. The way classes are held pamper students rather than challenging them for what lies ahead in college. Students need fewer assignments that are worth a higher percentage, less group work, and to be challenged more. College is important and La Costa Canyon focuses on sports. LCC needs to rethink what is important.


Posted April 20, 2010

By far the best school I have had a child enrolled in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

I have had two of my three children graduate from LCC. The academic, community and social experience were tremenous in transitioning to both a UC and Cal Poly. They were far better prepared for challenging academics than many of the stduents from throughout the state from public and private schools. We found that the greater LCC community is very welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

My Daughter had a wonderful experience and it fully prepared her for college. She just completed her first year of college and earned all A's...Thank you LCC
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

This is a tough school, but will prepare your child for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

I've two children who currently attend LCC. Majority of the teachers are annoyed by the students, grading their work & care only about test scores. Watch out if you have a child who has their own mind & doesn't fit into that little box the teacher thinks in. aAdministration is a NIGHTMARE, unwilling to work with you if student & teacher are not a fit, they refuse to do whats best for students,they'd rather a student have no class then actually work with the student and get them in with another teacher. They would never want to offend there precious teachers egos. There are those few special teachers who excel & care about their students, better hope you're the lucky one to get them. We just need to demand that the students are the most important in this equation not theadults and that the administration & teachers realize this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

The campus is large and beautiful and there are a wide variety of kinds of kids who attend. Even so, a majority of the administration and a large chunk of the teachers obvioulsy hate their job and kids. They personally do not make the school enjoyable. It's up to the student body and the fewer truly amazing teachers to make going to school a good experience; otherwise the students feel like delinquents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

I transferred from another school district in the area to San Dieguito High School District and I was very apprehensive about going. However, in these first couple months of my freshman year, I've seen a tremendous growth in my self confidence, grades, and I feel so much more encouraged than I did in Oceanside schools. I am very pleased woth the decision I made to change districts and I would recomend this school to anyone who wants a quality learning experience and a friendly atmosphere. The involvment is huge and kids are very friendly here. This school has truly made my high school experience amzing. Thank you LCC. Go Mavs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

I'm very impressed with the educational opportunities at LCC. The school plays sports at the highest level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

This is a great school for sports. Lcc supports sports more than education. Beautiful campus (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2006

Academically is very good but you have to make sure you get into the right classes. Some clicky groups but that's pretty normal. Very clean campus and a lot of good activities are planned
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I loved my time at La Costa Canyon - from the administration to the teachers, I felt supported and challenged. Also has a fantastic sports department.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 30, 2005

This appears to be a truly great learning institution. The campus is spectacular and the parents I've met are very motivated about getting a quality education for their children. My grandson, who we are raising, is playing freshman football and has found this to be a very gratifying experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

This is probably one of the best schools around.
—Submitted by a teacher


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This school's
API score

860

Change from
2012 to 2013

+26

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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API score

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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
66%
Earth Science

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
22%
English Language Arts

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
8%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
4%
Algebra II

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
16%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
World History

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

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
41%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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42%

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n/a

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58%
English Language Arts

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
12%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
U.S. History

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

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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0%

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0%

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18%
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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Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Males84%
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Asian81%
Filipinon/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged82%
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Students with no reported disability82%
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Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Males24%
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Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
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English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
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English Language Arts

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Females82%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males6%
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Non-economically disadvantaged0%
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Geometry

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Females59%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
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Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
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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 Students12%
Females11%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
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 graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students59%
Females58%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students46%
Females52%
Males43%
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)48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
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 graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
Females70%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state91%

Earth Science

All Students31%
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 disability27%
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

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females82%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Geometry

All Students22%
Females14%
Males27%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented37%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students86%
Females85%
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)85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
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 graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students76%
Females78%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state71%

World History

All Students65%
Females59%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state50%
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 Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported 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 Students16%
Females11%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented11%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students37%
Females41%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
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 graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students27%
Females20%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
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
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

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females74%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students13%
Females6%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students60%
Females52%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students92%
Females91%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
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 graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students73%
Females70%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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
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.

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students96%
Females98%
Males95%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability78%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner45%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students96%
Females97%
Males96%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability76%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner58%
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 77%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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