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Dos Pueblos Senior High School

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Posted January 2, 2014

This school isn't year around. It goes from the very end of August until either the last week of May or the first couple of days of June. The average class size is closer to 35-45 students, not 25. There are more Hispanic's than it claims here. There's no dress code. When I attended, girls would literally walk around in boxers and a bra with a jacket not zipped up. Boys would walk around in speedos only. Not every student but enough that you could'nt avoid it. That being said, I generally enjoyed going to school here. Some teachers were amazing, some I wondered why they were allowed to teach. The average classes are like most public schools, they move at the pace of the slower students. However, they would not allow students to silently read after completing all of their work in class. You were told to sit there, stare at your desk or a wall. The AP/IB classes were mainly for white kids and they functioned much better. The honors/Gate classes were exactly the same as the average classes but with extra busy work. Overall, I enjoyed the 3 years I physically attended and appreciated my counselor fighting for me to attend SBCC my senior year and still receive credit at Dos Pueblos.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2013

This school provides the best academics and most adequately prepares the students for post-high school education. When you earn an "A" in an honors or AP class at DP, you have earned it. That cannot be said for other local high schools that will give a student an "A" in a class simply if they get a 4 or 5 on the AP test or score above a certain level on the standardized testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

It's all right, I guess. Socially, it's great- everyone fits in with one group or another, whether you like sports, math, or video games. However, the teachers are widely variable in quality, even at the honors and ap level. There are definitely classes that I don't think I learn anything from, or at least not even close to enough to justify the time spent. Overall, it may be the best public school in Goleta and Santa Barbara, but that doesn't mean it's that great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2013

Dos Pueblos is not the best school in Santa Barbara if you judge from the ethnicity ratios! Quality of teaching relates to how you make the minority progress. DP is ranking 4/10 compare to similar schools in the state. Not a good score. Most of students there are not well rounded, just very competitive and elitist. My daughter stayed three weeks at DP last year and then transferred to San Marcos where she finally found a great balance between student life and academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

For such a diverse area, Dos Pueblos is mono-cultural and despite a couple high profile programs, the average student is ill served. Parents are somewhat pompous and it clearly wears off on their kids.


Posted October 12, 2010

My daughter is excelling there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

DP has an amazing Vocal Jazz Program that is well supported by the parents and extended family and friends. They also have a high standard for academics in all of their students. One daughter graduated from DP and I have two grand children now attending... love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Because Dos Pueblos is one of those schools where being a jock or prep is somewhat non-existant. Cliques are only by who knows who, not by how they know eachother. Somebody can do football, wrestling, theater, and choir and not get judged by it. Everybody is there to do what they want to do, not what they have to. And we also are probably the safest school in Santa Barbara School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Amazing faculty and students - great I.B. program; Supports/values diversity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

As a teacher at DPHS I can say that the school does an excellent job of servicing its honors-level students. They can choose from GATE, AP, and IB classes--the instructors in these courses are all incredibly dedicated and highly qualified.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2006

As a senior I have enjoyed coming to this school since I was a freshamn. The academics are really great, the teachers teach very well. The drama department is alive with great musicals and a great teacher Clark Sayre. The sports program is good they are somewhat strict about who gets on the teams. I have been the mascot for 2 years and I wish that the school administration would let the lower classmen do the mascot. Parent involvment is really good, the parents are helping out with a lot of things the staff probably couldn't handle by themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2005

the best public high school in santa barbara county hands down... the only one with an IB program and the only one that is a National Blue Ribbon School
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2005

By far the best school in Santa Barbara County, and the only one offering the IB program (International Baccalaureate) And i went to San Marcos High, and that doesnt match up to DP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

A remarkably good educational experience -- all of our family members (brothers, sisters) have attended DP, including my daughter (currently). Compared to two $20,000 per year private schools my daughter was enrolled in in Chicago and then in L.A., DP offers an educational experience at least as strong, if not stronger. A great deal, as it's free.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Dos Pueblos is a great school providing quality education, varied clubs, and extracurricular activities in sports, music, performing arts, engineering, academic decathalons, moc trial, etc. The close proximity of colleges and engineering firms have greatly benefited the school. However, because of the size of this school, sometimes the average student may feel too intimidated to get involved or to excell. The PTA is a strong participant at this school and raises a lot of money for the teachers and students. However, despite the large number of students, a small percentage of parents are involved. This may be due to the fact that more and more mothers are working. A growing concern in the community is gang violence. However, a Deputy Sheriff is assigned to patrol the school four days a week. This year great strides have been made to diminish the gang presence.
—Submitted by an administrator


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This school's
API score

812

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

812

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
28%
Algebra II

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
World History

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
36%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

515 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

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

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
World History

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
4%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
Earth Science

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

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n/a

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English Language Arts

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

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
5%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
U.S. History

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

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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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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

All Students18%
Females14%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students82%
Females80%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
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 graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students96%
Females94%
Males98%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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)92%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females81%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state62%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females14%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Geometry

All Students60%
Females57%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

Physics

All Students53%
Females50%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students18%
Females16%
Males22%
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)35%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state17%
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 Students11%
Females12%
Males10%
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)10%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students28%
Females28%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state15%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students67%
Females68%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students92%
Females96%
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)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-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 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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females72%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females9%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students95%
Females93%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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 graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students58%
Females61%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state36%

World History

All Students64%
Females56%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state26%
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%
Femalesn/a
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students3%
Females2%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate5%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students62%
Females63%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Chemistry

All Students72%
Females69%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-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 talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females71%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students64%
Females60%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Physics

All Students74%
Females73%
Males75%
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)81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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 graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students57%
Females57%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state34%

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 only0%
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.

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students89%
Females92%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown83%
Students with disability38%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner47%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students90%
Females91%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown76%
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
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 43%
White 42%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 5%
Black 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 30%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Goleta Valley Junior High School
La Colina Junior High School
Various area private schools
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
School Leader's name
  • Shawn Carey
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (805) 968-2891

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Students typically come from these schools
Goleta Valley Junior High School
La Colina Junior High School
Various area private schools

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
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Goleta, CA 93117
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