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Fountain Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 35 students

 
 

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Posted November 23, 2013

I transferred over to FVHS and love it so far! So much school spirit, involvement, everyone is friendly, and great campus. Overall, best school experience I have ever had. AMAZING SCHOOL!! <3
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2012

I am currently attending FVHS and I am having an amazing experience. Fountain Valley High School was the best choice I could make for a high school that was around my area. There are so many activities, clubs, AP classes and sports. Basically, getting involved at school is not difficult at all. Most of the teachers are very amiable, easy to approach and care for the students. I haven't had any problems with my teachers. As for the atmosphere and students, it is pretty average, since it IS a high school. Overall, I love FVHS and I wouldn't go anywhere else. (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2011

I'm currently a student here at FVHS, and I absolutely love it! There are so many opportunities for everyone. There is a wide selection of classes, AP courses, extracurriculars, sports, and clubs. Our ASB and BBN (Film & Production class) bring so much pride and spirit to our school, and our spirit weeks always have a lot of participation. The teachers here actually care about their students, and the coaches provide great encouragement. I'm an AP student and an athlete, and I'm definitely proud to call myself a Baron.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2009

I'm the new student in FVHS. I have been there just four months but I love it . It's so great , good teachers , good friends. There are also have a lot of school's activities ,such as BBN , sports and I enjoy its . SO GOOD TO BEING THE STUDENT OF FVHS
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2009

people that dont go to fountain vall think that we have all thins and that but we dont were a hard working school thats just trys to improve
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2009

I currently attend FV, and I think it offers a lot of opportunities for the students. There are various courses/classes available to students that enable them to explore and learn about new things. There are also many AP classes available to those who wish to to take them and a lot of fun extracurricular activities, such as sports, the BBN, yearbook, clubs, etc. We are also very fortunate enough to take part in what we call 'Edison Week' each year, which is extremely fun. Furthermore, our ASB does a great job in doing the school assemblies and encouraging us to participate in things like Hurley's Walk The Walk Fashion show - which we won. FV also does extremely well with testing and had a 854 in the API scores (2008).
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2009

My son graduated last year and my daughter attends FVHS now. My son struggled through high school, and the teachers there did everything they could to help him earn the credits needed for graduation. This school and the teachers there are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

I went to FVHS for 3 years and I loved it. The teachers were more than willing to help with any problems a student may have had. The sports programs were great (the teams may not have all been the best but the experience was amazing.) And the clubs at the school were very active. If I could go back to High School and live it all over again, I most definitely would in a heartbeat!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

I have both of my teens attending school here. Out of the three years that we have been here we have only had one teacher with questionable teaching practices. I'm impressed with the all of the staff from the front office to the classrooms. Kids are happy , I'm happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

I just graduated from this school in 2008. It is an ethnically diverse school in a great area. The parents are very involved with extra curricular activities and so are the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2007

i'm currently going to this school and i love everything about it! the teachers are awesome, and the students are no trouble makers. great environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2006

Great school. No issues with teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Great school. No issues, good sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

Wonderful school. Great teachers. Good involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 3, 2006

All I have to say about this school is that, if it wasn't for being the the Marching Band I would have never survived the High school experience. The students and directors are awesome. Best thing about High school. Now for the other teachers, they are not so good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 13, 2006

I graduated from FVHS. It was a great school with caring teachers. I ended up going to UCLA for an advanced degree, and learned crucial study skills from FVHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 26, 2006

The quality of academic programs is good. Students have a variety of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Excellent school. Great teachers. I attended here all through high school and it was great. Now I have friends with students attending that say it is great!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2005

This school has a friendly environment. Since it is so big, students do not care about popularity and such. This school is quite famous. Its concert band performed in the Rose Parade, and also was able to make a float. This school has lots of different activities, from archery to surfing to breakdancing. However, due to its reputation, the classes are tough. There are AP classes that last 6 days a week and the students are majorly depressed since there is so much homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2004

Great School, good student body with great emphasis on education.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

884

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

884

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

-7

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

10 / 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)

8 / 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.

442 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
Algebra II

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

841 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Algebra II

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

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

879 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

879 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
World History

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

892 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%
Earth Science

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
English Language Arts

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

873 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
U.S. History

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

900 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students58%
Females64%
Males52%
African American45%
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Native45%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%

Algebra II

All Students92%
Females90%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
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 state92%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students96%
Females97%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state96%

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females87%
Males81%
African American67%
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state84%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students4%
Females0%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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 state4%

Geometry

All Students84%
Females84%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state84%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students40%
Females37%
Males44%
African American15%
Asian46%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Native57%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
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 state40%

Physics

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

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students43%
Females45%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Native21%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner31%
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 state43%

Algebra II

All Students75%
Females76%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Females73%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Native62%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Chemistry

All Students82%
Females83%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 state83%

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females78%
Males73%
African American45%
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Native66%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
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 state76%

Geometry

All Students48%
Females49%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
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 state48%

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

All Students80%
Females86%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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 disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state80%

Science

All Students87%
Females85%
Males89%
African American64%
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state87%

World History

All Students80%
Females75%
Males84%
African American45%
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Native72%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner52%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
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 state79%
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%
Females0%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
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 state12%

Algebra II

All Students41%
Females31%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Native15%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
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 state41%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students91%
Females90%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Native93%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state91%

Chemistry

All Students63%
Females44%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%

Earth Science

All Students91%
Females88%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 state91%

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females75%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Native65%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
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 state75%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females6%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asian16%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Native7%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)12%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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 state12%

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

All Students72%
Females64%
Males80%
African Americann/a
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
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 state73%

Physics

All Students87%
Females80%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state88%

U.S. History

All Students80%
Females74%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Native74%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
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 state81%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

899 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

878 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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%
Females97%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American82%
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Native96%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknown97%
Students with disability59%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner64%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students97%
Females98%
Males96%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American91%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state83%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknown97%
Students with disability75%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner81%
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
Asian 46%
White 32%
Hispanic 14%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3%
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 22%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%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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Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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