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Bella Vista High School

Public | 9-12 | 1888 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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22 reviews of this school


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Posted February 24, 2014

My daughter graduated in 2011, and had a wonderful experience all four years! I always was informed and happy with what was happening with my daughters education. The Bella Vista community is amazing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

I have sent 4 kids to Bella Vista and they have all been well prepared for life and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2013

I have sent 3 children to this school, and they have been well prepared for college courses. For the most part the teachers are awesome and care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

As someone has said below that a student did get into a fight but, all of the girls got suspended and one got expelled for her 2nd time fighting. The school is great and safety is one of their top concerns. The students where forced to take down the videos. They have security camera all over the school and one had caught the kids cause they fought in front of a camera. If a Teacher ever does anything wrong or incorrect the teacher will most likely get in trouble. I've had a horrible teacher and I had told my counselor and she had a sight down conversation with the Teacher and the Principle. Some things could change for the better but ask yourself why does BVHS have the highest Star Testing score in SJUSD. Its because we learn what we are required to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2012

The staff at this school seems to be more concerned with dress code violations than the safety of their students, they stalk the halls looking for violations. I have been made aware of 3 different fights that happened in the hallways of the school just in the past 2 weeks, they were recorded by students cell phones and then posted to various websites with all that goes with cyber bullying. Where is the staff when a child is getting beat up by another student?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

Administration runs the school more like a prison. Parent involvement is unwelcome and a parents who want to intercede in their kids, educational or disciplinary course of action is labeled a trouble maker. Kids are also made to feel like children because "mommy" and "daddy" want to be involved in their progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2011

bella vista is a good school.it is way better then any school i have been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2010

Wonderful staff and teachers that go above and beyond to help.


Posted September 20, 2010

We decided to send our youngest children to BV after a horrible experience sending our eldest to Rio Americano. Bella Vista was like a breath of fresh air! The teachers seem firmly committed to the success of all of their students. Everyone is encouraged to strive for excellence, whether in AP, Honors, or the regular level courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

We have been at this school for years and I wonder how we have put up with the inflexible administration for all these years. They are the worst and could not care about my children. The new Principal is horrible and we need to replace any VP who has been there more than a couple of years, get someone in who cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2010

My son has been going here since November 2009. We moved to the area from out of state and couldn't be happier. Very responsive staff, clean grounds and I think the quality of education he is getting is top notch! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend sending your child here--plus Bob is cool!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

I am an alumnus of this great school, and I am grateful to receive the quality of education from Bella Vista. The teachers are generally qualified and are knowledgeable in the material they specialized in. I had a counselor who guided me from choosing classes based on my academic potential to selecting colleges based on my preferences. I can highly attest that this school benefited not only myself but also my friends and classmates who eventually graduated in college and are now working as professionals in their chosen fields.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2008

As a student at this school, I know I am very privileged to be attending BVHS. I am in Honors & AP classes and I find them to be challenging and rewarding at the same time. Regular classes are good and bad depending on which teachers you have. School sports seem to be above par, but not as good as Rio Americano HS. If you want a good academic scholl, I would enroll to BV. If you want a sports school I would enroll to Rio.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2008

Bella Vista is a wonderful high school. If you, as a parent, except great quality education send your child/children to Bella Vista High School!!! Wooo Hoooo!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2007

The academic programs are great, even though my children were all in honors and AP classes the teachers want to the students to do well and do the best jobs with their resources provided. I was very happy throughout the last 10 years I have had children attend Bella Vista
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

Sports are great at BV, we have found the coaching to be very very good. They really care about the kids, and not parent politics!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

We have had mixed results with this school. Some teachers are great, extremely talented and caring, others very inflexible and not gifted. Communications with parents regarding student progress is appalling. Most communications go to the student, and it is not until a disaster occurs that a parent is notified, if at all. Parents do not have on-line access to grades, and teachers now have so many students in a classroom that they do not all have time to e-mail parents, although some teachers are very good about this. If you have a self starter child with no special learning needs, this school may be the best public HS around. If you want to keep up with how your child is doing, be prepared for a hassle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Great Academic programs for students wishing to attend college. Popular for repeat success at Aca Deca. Awesome teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 29, 2005

I loved all the programs at this school, my daughter was very confident there because she was motivated by teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 28, 2004

What a wonderful school. Very Smart.
—Submitted by a former student


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

844

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

844

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

-10

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
53%
Algebra II

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Earth Science

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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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

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
21%
Algebra II

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%
Earth Science

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

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

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
World History

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
63%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%
Earth Science

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

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

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
U.S. History

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

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students45%
Females42%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Algebra II

All Students94%
Females92%
Males95%
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)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
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 graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students82%
Females81%
Males84%
African American64%
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students50%
Females34%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state64%

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females81%
Males69%
African American71%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state48%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students37%
Females40%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Geometry

All Students55%
Females51%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science 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

Physics

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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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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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
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students32%
Females23%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students67%
Females69%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students57%
Females54%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian47%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Chemistry

All Students50%
Females38%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Earth Science

All Students19%
Femalesn/a
Males22%
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)23%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
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 Students64%
Females71%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Geometry

All Students21%
Females24%
Males17%
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)23%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate11%
Parent education - declined to state25%

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

All Students96%
Females90%
Males100%
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)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state73%

World History

All Students59%
Females50%
Males67%
African American45%
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state52%
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 Students24%
Femalesn/a
Males27%
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)8%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
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 Students48%
Females40%
Males54%
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)44%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students68%
Females70%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Chemistry

All Students29%
Females24%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students52%
Femalesn/a
Males56%
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)63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
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 Students62%
Females64%
Males59%
African American46%
Asian64%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Geometry

All Students27%
Females17%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)25%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
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 graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

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

All Students70%
Females62%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
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)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students97%
Females98%
Males96%
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)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students65%
Females60%
Males69%
African American38%
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state65%

World History

All Students38%
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 only43%
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.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students91%
Females95%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Native91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown96%
Students with disability46%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner29%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females95%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American85%
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Native91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown96%
Students with disability43%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner50%
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 State average
White 78% 27%
Hispanic 10% 51%
Asian 6% 11%
Black 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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