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Half Moon Bay High School

Public | 9-12 | 987 students

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Posted January 31, 2014

Thank you for submitting your review of Half Moon Bay High School on greatschool.org. Our faculty, staff members, and administration take great pride in providing a high quality and comprehensive educational program to our Coastside youth. Any concerns regarding particular programming, curriculum, extracurriculars, etc can be relayed by contacting us directly. Please visit our website at hmbhs.schoolloop.com for contact information. We look forward to discussing the concerns and opinions of our valued community members and parents. Go Cougars!

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Posted July 7, 2014

Half Moon Bay High School is a " diamond in the rough." I know that may not sound great but it expresses the new energy and commitment by the faculty, staff and parent community to create and sustain top notch academic programs. My daughter graduated two years ago, along with five other children from our neighborhood. All of them got into the college of their choice and, more importantly, all of them are excelling. The AP programs were great - challenging and engaging. Also, the school is making its mark in sports (Bay Area top 25 basketball team; superior swim program despite a terrible pool, etc). The only drawback seems to be the district's inability to hold onto top level management. The last two principals left for higher pay in what may be perceived as "superior" districts. My daughter petitioned to go to HMBHS (we wanted her to go to one of the private schools in the area). Reluctantly, we said yes and we're super happy we did. We're proud to be a cougar family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2014

I have two children at Half Moon Bay High School. I think the teachers at the school are generally excellent. I do think there is a lot of pressure to have kids take AP courses if they are college bound. This would not be a problem but in such a small school this leads to essentially a two tier educational track. Sometimes there is a large discrepancy between the academic demands of the higher level courses and "basic" non AP courses with little in between. However for bright motivated kids the rigor and quality of the AP classes is comparable to what is available in private schools. Graduates from HMB HS can and have gone to competitive Ivy League universities and more than hold their own. I do find the administation lacking in warmth and support and seem more motivated on advancing their own agendas. The music program at this high school is small and underfunded but a marvelous director makes it a highlight of most band and chorus student's high school careers. I would like to see less emphasis on sports achievement and more on academic achievement. You might have a 5.0 average but if you are a sports star you will find you get a lot more attention at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

After two years with a child at Half Moon Bay HS, I feel I must post a cautionary warning. This is a tiny agricultural community barely keeping up with the competitive academic atmosphere of the Bay Area. The administration and especially the office staff are cold and not interested in the individual needs of students. The class offerings are slim and the teachers are simply sub par. Avoid this high school if you can or plan to pay for supplementary tutors and programs so your child can be college ready. I hoped for better and I am sorely disappointed by our experience with this school and this community. Parent involvement is average, at best, although the community takes great pride in their support of the school! It's a little sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

My daughter graduated with the class of '09 and is now at a UC campus. She was happy and successful at HMB High. We especially appreciate the wonderful music program and its director.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The teachers and staff are doing a great job with much less money per child than any other near by high school. They are working very hard to care for all the students and to improve everyone's life regardless of race, class or gender.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My son graduated from HMB High in 2007. They have wonderful ART and Music Departments. The Community Spirit keeps these programs alive. We are so fortunate that the School District recognizes that education is not complete without appreciation of the Arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The Center of Community for the Coastside. HMB High does the best it can with the financial resources available. The Per Child expenditures are not equal on the coastside to other school districts, and yet the school still manages to excel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

I have two students in Half Moon Bay high school. For such a diverse population, they do an excellent job with limited resources. The counselors are very involved and exceptional in my opinion. We had the option of private school, and chose this school instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

Beautiful campus, involved and dedicated teachers and diverse student population. I have 3 children who went to HMB high and I recommend it to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

This school may not have the best administrative leadership, but the teachers are very enthusiastic and consistently more than competent. As a student involved in advanced courses, I highly recommend this school for its scholastic opportunities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2007

I have two children in HMBHS, one is a senior and the other a freshman. They are both very different. The senior has found her passion in music and the performing arts. The freshman is finding enjoyment in shop and social studies. They have both been encouraged to challenge themselves academically. There is such a supportive environment at HMBHS that both are able to feel successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

HMB High has strong science programs, with outstanding teachers, particularly for advanced students. There is a good selection of AP courses, sufficient to full the application requirements of the most demanding private colleges. To complement the academics, the sports programs are also quite good. The School Loop feedback system works well to communicate with parents and to keep students informed of their assignments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

Two different children; two different sets of interests. One child graduates this year; the second will start as a freshman in 2006. I believe, a solid measure of a high school's success is the college acceptances and this spring, my senior was accepted at Cornell Univ, UCBerkeley, UCLA, UCSD. To get into good schools, students also need to be rounded; HMBHS provides great opportunities for kids to excel in sports, music, the visual arts, theatre, leadership, and academic clubs. Parental activity is very high in the afterschool arena and involvement in the leadership teams continues to grow. The school and the district are committed to continuous improvement and success for every student. To that end, there is a 5 year strategic plan, now in its first year of implementation, on-line courses are available through the University of California, and the principal is committed to finding resources to add classes and opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

I Loved this Highschool. Many extra cirricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

what a great small school for kids to have a great high school experience. Good teachers, a bit lax, but seems to be an all american place
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

I graduated from HMB High in 2000, so I am a student reviewing the school. HMB HS was a good HS to attend. The class sizes are small, there are a lot of chances to take advanced classes, our scores are always above the state average, and HMB is the most beautiful place I have lived. I did wish that there were more elective classes offered. Teachers are for the most part friendly and outgoing. Because of the higher socioeconomic status found in HMB, it was quite common to find students and parents that are snobs and very self involved. All in all it was a good experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 16, 2004

Adequate teaching but conventional and uninspiring. Administration detached and unresponsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

With my dealing of the adminstration I was very disappointed. The teachers do not help the child when there is a need and does not help when the parents is asking. They are to worried about getting their money for the school and not putting the child first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

All schools need parent involvement to round out the total success of a school. In my experience of being involved with various programs and school functions, the success is only as strong as the parent involvement. Teachers can not do it all. If parents aren't involved in helping with the activities, fund raisers, or supporting the teachers by volunteering to help in the classroom with one-on-one assistance, there is a noted lack of enthusiasm in the students and difficult for the teachers to keep up a positive momentum. It takes everyone cooperating and working together to make it work!


Posted December 2, 2003

HMBHS has a beautiful campus and some great teachers, however, there is very little spirit or sense of community within the school. The students don't go to games or dances, and though you can do well if you try, most of the kids are very apathetic about their futures. The community isn't doing much to help with this.


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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

795

Change from
2012 to 2013

-6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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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

795

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

-6

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)

7 / 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)

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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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Earth Science

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
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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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Earth Science

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
44%
English Language Arts

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
13%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
World History

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
17%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
32%
Earth Science

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

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

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
U.S. History

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% 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

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English learner14%
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Migrant education58%
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Parent education - college graduate58%
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Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Males75%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
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Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

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Females72%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant education61%
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Students with no reported disability5%
English learner6%
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Geometry

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Females83%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
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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)69%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/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.

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%
Females18%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
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 Students64%
Females54%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
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 graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students51%
Females47%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students66%
Females53%
Males81%
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)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
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 graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students10%
Females18%
Males5%
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 disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
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 Students53%
Females58%
Males49%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students24%
Females20%
Males29%
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)30%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant education17%
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate35%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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
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

Science

All Students55%
Females55%
Males54%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students55%
Females50%
Males61%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant education43%
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 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
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

Algebra II

All Students14%
Females11%
Males16%
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)20%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students46%
Females49%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students30%
Females17%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
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 graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students35%
Females38%
Males33%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females55%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
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 Students60%
Females44%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students85%
Females70%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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 graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students55%
Females51%
Males60%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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

English Language Arts

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students88%
Females90%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability29%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner59%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education83%

Math

All Students84%
Females84%
Males84%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability21%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner50%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education77%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 49%
Hispanic 44%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
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 28%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%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 Cunha Intermediate School
Sea Crest School
The Wilkinson School
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 42% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 48% (2013)
Read more about resources at this school
Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Puente (Spanish), French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • Allison Silvestri
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • Website, hmbhs.schoolloop.com
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (650) 712-7232

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Adult education
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Foreign language club: Puente (Spanish), French
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Model UN
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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College prep programs/courses during the year
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Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 42%
4 year college - 48%
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Lewis Foster Drive
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Phone: (650) 712-7200

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