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Hawthorne High School

Public | 9-12 | 9 students

 

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2011:
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Posted June 22, 2014

This school is a great place to send your kids theirs academies that help students figure out their future. Mr.pacheco is a great teacher he helped me learn basic engineering skills and helped out 10 students get scholarships including myself. People talk bad about this school because of first impressions but don't judge a book by it's cover.teachers are awsome you just need to cooperate with them. Dr.newell is the best principle I ever had all students have so much respect for him. I just graduated from there and I am a proud Hawthorne graduate


Posted May 16, 2014

Most of the teachers are really bad, they don't put effort into their students and work. At this school, the teachers are either horrible, or if you're lucky, wonderful. I've been in classes where the teacher had loads of grammatical errors in their PowerPoint, faithfully. And the secretaries in the office are THE WORST. Lazy beyond belief. When I first enrolled into the school, they gave me and my mom the run around for at least a week when people came in for the first full week of school. They'd say, come back tomorrow, and you can finish getting this and that done, so that another secretary could be burdened by it since there were lots of students enrolling, but it was always morning time. Counselors have lost my papers for specific things, and since they didn't want to fill out paperwork for me to switch to Lloyd, they've said Lloyd isn't accepting or even Lloyd won't allow you because of absences. I've even had a counselor tell me come and see me tomorrow, then take off work the day of the appointment. When I was being transferred to be homeschooled, they tried to hold my transfers hostage saying I'd have to attend for x amount of days, when it was for money from the district.


Posted March 11, 2014

Hawthorne High School is a great school to attend. Four of my children have attended this school, and out of that four three went on to college. One is now in the Airforce and the others are in school. This school did have a lot of good teachers about five years ago, but with budget cuts some were given pink slips. Hawthorne still have great teachers you just have to network to find who is who. There are good kids at this school and there are bad kids at this school as with anyhing nothings perfect. Dr. Newell is a great principal. At one point I had a problem with a teacher and the situation was handle well by Dr. Newell. He is fair and he doesn't tolerate nonsense. The kids really have a high respect for him and when he walks through the corridor they get their act together. I know from personal experience that this man will go above and beyond to protect these kids. Yes there are gangs and drugs. Once he is made aware of a problem even security that child is imediately removed. If you teach your kids who to pick and choose as their friends they'll enjoy this campus. If you let your child raise them self...good luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

This school is unprofessional and a joke. The principal Mark Newell doesn't know squat about being a good administrator. There is no real professional development to help teachers out. Dr. Nicholas is also a joke. Nicholas has no teaching experience at all, she went from being a counselor to a teacher. Nicholas only knew George Zuk the special education director so she got the job. This school is a joke. There are some good teachers but the administration is pathetic.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 6, 2012

this is really a okay school All the dedicated teachers left to other schools & there is many drugs / pregnant teens on campus #swag


Posted January 13, 2012

As an Alumni from 2001, and having worked at the school for 4 years after graduation as a volunteer and having had relatives attend this school since, my impression is that HHS is an average school. The academics are average, but there are a handful of great teachers. It's up to the student to seek these teachers out and insist to counselors that they be placed in those classrooms. This school offers a handful of A.P. courses, but also has several non-college prep classes so if your child is college-bound they should not waste their time taking pottery, wood shop, or Physical/Life Science. This school does track their students (high potential students are placed with good teachers and honors classes and plain students can be encouraged to take non-college prep courses). It's up to you and your child to inform the counselor of their intent to attend a 4-year University or they may be disappointed at the end of their senior year. I went on to attend a 4-year and earn a Masters from USC. I learned things at HHS, both positive and negative, but always used my head and avoided the "wrong" crowds. If your child is smart and not easily influenced by others then this school isn't that bad.


Posted June 24, 2011

i am a student at hawthorne high school that had transferd from a private high school and what i have to say about hawthorne high is that it is the worst school i have ever went. i am just a freshman but i still think it is horrible. there is drugs, and gangs on school grounds. but not all is bad about this school, the acadamey such as enginering is really excellent. the only problem about this school is all the students. if they would care about school this will be great a great school. another thing that is great is NJROTC. this class is instructed by navy and aswell teaches you to care about school aswell. if you ever had a better chose to another school then hawthorne, then go. the only people who cares about our education in this school is the teachers. but they can not make us learn is the problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

I choose for my daughter to attend this school. It's a very structured school with great teachers, excellent security, nice sized classes, and the parental involvement is there at Hawthorne High school. The teens are on their way. I don't know of any other school to suggest It's the best My daughter loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

Hawthorne is not a bad school. I went there from 83-87 , my son went there for 1 year. He loved it but we moved away . Its not the school its how the parents raise their children, its about respect & manners & a lot of kids do not have any so they want to blame the school.They are doing their job with the best they have . Get involved with the school and your child you'll see what outcome you will have there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2007

Hawthorne High has always been over shadowed by the surroundings. It is a great school if you are willing to participate, the kids are great and very motivated. We also provide a wide array of innovative programs that emphasize on technology. We need more parent involvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2005

Hawthorne High staff is trying to improve the academic programs and wants all students to have the basic skills that why the spent money and time training the teachers in an innovative reading program. Parents are becoming more involved and it continues the great sports program. They continue to improve their special education programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2005

Hawthorne High has not left an impression on me. I am a gruaduate from this school and it has only gotten worse. I felt my teachers were more interested in getting me to the next grade rather than helping learn the material.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 31, 2005

There are some programs that include involvement but needs more student involvement. Not too much parent involvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2004

I loved attending Hawthorne High. i graduated from the in 2003. I got to meet a diverse group of people and the teachers were very carring except for the occasional rotten apple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

I never graduated, I went into military service, passed GED. One teacher made the differance, Mr Williams. To him I owe my career in the Air Force. I retired a full Colonel. I just couldent get the school thing down. To Mr Williams- thank you sir. Your counsel made the differance in my life and many others.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 24, 2003

I am an alumni of this school. It has its problems but what school doesn't. having graduated in the class of '03 i feel i got a wonderful education. All of the teachers that i had were very interested in my success and i feel that has helped me greatly.


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This school's
API score

642

Change from
2012 to 2013

-36

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

642

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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

-36

Change from 2012 to 2013
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2 / 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.
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Algebra I

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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71%

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Earth Science

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

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13%

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15%
English Language Arts

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

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13%
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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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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3%
Algebra II

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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19%

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21%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

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33%

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19%

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29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

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22%

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47%
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.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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36%

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25%

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25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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38%

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23%

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26%
World History

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

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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20%

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31%

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19%

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20%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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1%
Algebra II

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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1%

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2%

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4%

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4%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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18%

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29%

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25%

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29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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16%

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13%

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13%

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15%
Earth Science

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

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16%

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11%
English Language Arts

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

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

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31%

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23%

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28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

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6%

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15%

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14%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

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56%

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71%

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21%
U.S. History

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

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

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30%

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26%

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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 Language Arts

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Parent education - high school graduate35%
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Geometry

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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.

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

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Males6%
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Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females2%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students25%
Females21%
Males27%
African American18%
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Chemistry

All Students31%
Females30%
Males33%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
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English Language Arts

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Females39%
Males28%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

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Science

All Students39%
Females34%
Males43%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

World History

All Students20%
Females15%
Males24%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%
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 Students4%
Females0%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students1%
Females1%
Males1%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged1%
Non-economically disadvantaged2%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability1%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented0%
Parent education - not a high school graduate1%
Parent education - high school graduate1%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students18%
Females19%
Males17%
African American15%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students16%
Females9%
Males24%
African American8%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented41%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Females33%
Males31%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%

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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
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 graduate0%
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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 Students13%
Females0%
Males27%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented20%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students59%
Femalesn/a
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students32%
Females28%
Males37%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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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.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students69%
Females73%
Males66%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American65%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability12%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner35%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students69%
Females67%
Males70%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American63%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability20%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner32%
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 75%
Black 16%
Two or more races 2%
White 2%
Asian 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 93%N/AN/A
English language learners 16%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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4859 West El Segundo Boulevard
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