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Gilroy High School

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Posted September 27, 2013

While at this high school (I graduated in 99) there was a high teacher turnover rate, it's mindboggling to me that this is STILL the case. I am not shocked to read about former students feeling left behind, without adequate preparation for higher education institutes, etc. While there we were experimented on with an "integrated math" program where they would mix elements of algebra with trig, calc, etc. How could you ask me to do trig/calc before learning the basics of algebra?! Yet this is what happened and I was never able to recover from the confusion, I believe something outlandish like 70% of my class was FAILING math. I wonder why?! I hate that I was a guinea pig, I also hate that they only focused on my graduating high school and nothing beyond that. This is a diploma mill, a farm for mediocrity! If your child goes here, you'll have to pick up a lot of slack at home. I recommend a private high school, trust me, it's a wise investment in your future! Bad school all around except perhaps the choir program and AP classes.


Posted March 29, 2010

I was a student in Gilroy High and my experience there was for the most part not good. I did meet some wonderful teacher there that within a couple of months were probably discouraged because of the lack of interest for the children and lack of money given to schools and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

This school has a huge turnover of teachers. The ones that are there are great. The AP classes are excellent. (English, Physics, History, and Spansh) The only problem is that the school has a huge number of students that really don't care about education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2007

I graduated two years ago and am now in the middle of obtaining a college degree from a reasonably prestigious school. From what I remember, GHS was a rather normal and average school. It had its dances, sports, range of courses, and a wide spectrum of teachers. My only wish is that GHS would have built up its science program, which is weak because of insufficient student interest. I was inadequately prepared for many of science courses in college compared to my peers who were from more affluent and educated areas. Aside from that, I was blessed to have several inspirational and helpful teachers, who helped me get into college as a low income, first generation student. No, GHS is no Stanford prep, but overall, it is what a typical high school should be. (However, I also supplemented my course work with extra studies before AP courses.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2006

Attending Gilroy High School was one of the biggest mistakes in my educational career. I felt as if to be perpetually misplaced, and had extreme difficulty finding the enthusiasm to further my education amongst 2400 students whom didn't care about theirs. I felt during my time at GHS, the staff was focusing their time on at-risk students, and catering to high-achieving students, leaving no time for the average student. The beginning of each new year at Gilroy, brought new extreme changes to the math program, leaving no continuity to previous teachings; and leaving students far under-prepared for higher-educational level courses. What's done is done now, but if I had the option to start over, I would have enrolled in a private school, without question; where the students at least want to learn. I have spent the years after GHS trying to catch up to what I should have already learned.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 29, 2006

The school is neither good nor bad. It lacks the proper programs to facilitate a young adults willingness to attend college or actually prepare them for one. School facilities are in need of improvements. Music program is excellent. Choir is among tops.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 21, 2006

Most people think of Gilroy high as a bad or not an xcellent school. The only way a parent will get to know this school better is by actually asking your kid or visiting the school. So many activities are available and the diverse ethnic statuslts kids learn from each other.We have a great camps and adding more to it. Our sports clubs are county knowned. We are stars in Baxketball and Football. All in all Gilroy High is not that bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2005

The academic programs are simply average. The amount of honors and A.P. classes are very limited to only Language and History, with the exception of a few Science and Foreign Language classes. When is comes to the arts, the school also ranks average. What the school choir and band add, the lack of visual arts brings down. Parent involvement is also at a median. Most parents involved are those parents who have children in advance placement classes. Overall, this school ranks average, nothing to cheer about but nothing to strict to complain about.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2004

School offers diverse classes and sports matching the diversity of the students. Teachers are good yet often overworked as see little parental involvement. School reaches out to parents yet shockingly few parents are actively participate it the educational process for the children. School offers a wide selection of quality AP classes for those seeking college. I live in the community and have hosted foreign exchange students. They grasp the opportunities at GHS that local students often ignore.


Posted September 1, 2003

The school campus feels more like a construction yard than a place to hang-out. Most of the grass is dead, students rip it apart with daily class to class walking. The teachers range from the best to the worst, same with the homework. The ammount of classes offered isnt all that bad. But there are very few courses offered for students who wish to advance in the pathway of computers. All in all the school is just plain average. A three out of five by all means.


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-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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Algebra I

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
6%
English Language Arts

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
22%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
54%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Earth Science

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
17%
English Language Arts

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

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

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
World History

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
17%
Algebra II

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
25%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Earth Science

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
35%
U.S. History

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Females11%
Males5%
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Hispanic or Latino8%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
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Students with no reported disability8%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females39%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state25%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females56%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males0%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability0%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Geometry

All Students36%
Females37%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students13%
Females20%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Algebra II

All Students55%
Females53%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students23%
Females29%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Chemistry

All Students37%
Females31%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Earth Science

All Students36%
Females20%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
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 state19%

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females51%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females7%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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

Science

All Students50%
Females49%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state36%

World History

All Students40%
Females35%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state34%
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 Students14%
Females16%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Algebra II

All Students22%
Females24%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students44%
Females49%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Chemistry

All Students29%
Females25%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Earth Science

All Students41%
Females45%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females47%
Males31%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Geometry

All Students12%
Females9%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

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

All Students40%
Females37%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Physics

All Students33%
Femalesn/a
Males36%
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 disability33%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students50%
Females45%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state51%

World History

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students76%
Females80%
Males73%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American91%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknown81%
Students with disability34%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner37%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students81%
Females84%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American91%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown81%
Students with disability45%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner56%
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
Hispanic 77%
White 16%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00
School end time
  • 2:52
School Leader's name
  • Marco Sanchez
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (408) 847-3505

Programs

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  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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750 West Tenth Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: (408) 847-2424

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