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Ocean View High School

Public | 10-12 | 1500 students

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 4, 2014

Ocean View has an great student unity. I have always felt safe and welcomed on the Ocean View campus. There are great teachers who really care about every individual student and want them to succeed. The Business Academy, an elite three year program, has taught me many skills including public speaking, the use of Quickbooks, MS Excel, and creates good networking opportunities to keep contact with executives of companies. There are many wonderful programs and opportunities available at Ocean View High School.


Posted April 4, 2014

There have been many experiences that I have obtained from attending Ocean View. It was very tempting to avoid this school from the fact that is the time it takes to get to the school itself every day, but so far I have yet to regret something from the great decision I made three years ago. The school itself offers a variety of =opportunities for anyone to enjoy a great time. Various programs, clubs, and higher level classes create such diversity. The small campus allows for newcomers to not have a rough time integrating into the the family that is Ocean View. We are the only school that provides the International Baccalaureate, which gives students who wish to pursue a higher leave of education above AP level courses to do so. Truly a great opportunity for anyone and I both dread and long the final chapter that this school holds for me next year. GO seahawks!


Posted April 4, 2014

[Ocean View,] I've met some really great people at here, not all, but most. I like the volleyball program, track and field program, and IB program to help the students to achieve more. All in all, it's a good school, it may have a few flaws, however, so does everything else in this world. It's well-rounded in both academics and other extra-curricular programs such as sports and band. The staff has been friendly and helpful and I honestly see this as a very good school and wouldn't want to be anywhere else.


Posted April 4, 2014

I enjoy going to Ocean View because of all of the opportunities I am given to join in on school activities. I am currently in my third year here, and I've done sports in all seasons all three years. We really benefit from being a small school because the teams are all basically no-cut. If you want to do something, go for it! You're allowed to here. There isn't a drug problem like at other school. I hear stories all the time about other schools' drug problems, and I am thankful that I go to Ocean View. The staff really tries hard to make sure you succeed. I have been involved in AP classes since sophomore year, and my teachers didn't just teach the subjects, they taught me how to study in a way that works for me. Everyone is really nice; there are cliques, but everyone has their own clique. "You can't spell 'LOVE' without 'OV'" is the most emphasized policy of Ocean View; and it really is true.


Posted April 4, 2014

Ocean View High School is an amazing school. It has opportunities for everyone. Containing both the International Baccalaureate and Advance Placement classes, it gives students the chance for a rigorous education. The teachers help in all classes. They do their best to give us the best education. In athletics, no one is turned down, even for money issues. The music department is fantastic, having a great band and choir. Students in the music program are taught personal music skills and ensemble skills. There are many clubs at our school. They vary from robotics to red cross. This school also has a career center. This place prepares us for life after high school. It helps kids find jobs and scholarship opportunities as well as finding the right college for each kid. I could not imagine a better school.


Posted April 4, 2014

I have worked at OVHS for 10 years and have been to many high schools in Orange County and LA County throughout my career. Without hesitation, I will say that is the best school I've ever worked at. The students are the most well-rounded and the school environment is a breeding ground for improvement and self-empowerment. The staff and teachers will go above and beyond for students and families and have the strongest commitment to the community as a whole. People mistakenly judge a school by their standardized testing scores (API) and this is only a small piece of how successful a school really is. Students are challenged daily to push themselves and take challenging classes that will boost their self-concept. The support for all students is incredible in all areas. Superficial reviews are only harmful and once you take the time to meet with staff at the school, you'll see how inaccurate they can be. Go Seahawks!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 12, 2014

I graduated in 2011. I will always defend OVHS not only because I went there, but because it truly is a great school. The fact that it's a small campus with less then 2,000 students makes it all feel like one big family. You get to know a lot of the students. All the teachers were excellent and only wanted the best for everyone. Never once was I offered any illegal substance in the 4 years that I was there. Something that I really loved was how spirited it was. ASB was great at putting together rallies and involving everyone during the week of it. I liked that during lunch, they would play music and sometimes play games on the upper patio. The new principal made it a point to tell us he cared and loved us every single day during morning announcements. Don't believe all the negative things you may hear about Ocean View High School. I had the best 4 years of my life there. Go Seahawks!


Posted April 15, 2013

As a student that attends Ocean View high i can honestly say that it is the best school i have attended. The teachers here are amazing and they always have time for any question you have. I have heard from many students that they feel safe and like they can be themselves here at ocean view. What surprises me is the fact that there are hardly any cliques at this school. Everybody talks to everybody and that's just the way it is at ocean view. I go to this school and i don't see a "bad environment". I have had so many good memories at this school, I really am going to miss it! SEAHAWKS!


Posted April 2, 2013

They accept students that have been expelled from other High Schools, making it no better than Valley Vista. Everything is sugar coated, but when you're actually a student you see the bad environment.


Posted April 2, 2013

If you are able to, it would be a very good decision to send your child to another school. So many children have such potential, but if put in the wrong environment it all goes away. My child is suffering from depression because she feels as she is unable to join sports, clubs and IB&AP courses due to cliques. Many of the High Schools in Huntington Beach are the same, so we're considering Westminster, Pacifica, and Loara, as they also have a small campus (but it's a friendly one).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

Becoming a part of this High School was probably one of the worst decisions I could make. The utter disrespect from the students is completely unfathomable, and the rest of the staff as well. Very disorganized with education. This is more like a day care for 16 year olds.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 2, 2013

This school need alot of improvement on the student and it needs more improvement. Also it needs to improve on the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2012

The school is small, which used to be great, but the resources seem to be wasting away. They have several classes that are overbooked, specifically, their science classes. This year, there is a wait list for physics. Other classes only have one option, conflicting with each other so students may not get their requirements (they recommend adult school for these classes). Shouldn't a school provide the educational requirements necessary to help you get into college?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

My kids love this school!! All three of them are involved in sports and the IB program. As a parent I would highly recommend this school. It is smaller, has more resources, great teachers, challenging programs and FANTASTIC Kids. I researched all the high schools available in Huntington Beach for my kids and decided to opt out of our home school and send them to OVHS. The best decision for my family. GO SEAHAWKS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

I am a student here at OV and this school is unique and is the underdog in the district. We are smaller and that results in different schedules but more student-teacher time. My teachers truly want to see success from everyone and that goes for all the teachers. Instead of being treated like a number I am a learner who is being supported and challenged every day. The principal is phenomenal, and really cares about everyone he wants us to work hard and values each student. My friends who go to different schools in the district tease me for coming here. I don't know why when we are smaller, have a brand new Olympic sized pool, new classrooms, new rubber track and home of the International Baccalaureate program in HBUHSD. I feel proud to be a sea hawk and look forward to coming here every day. This school is one of the most diverse I've ever seen and students come from all socioeconomic backgrounds and stories. We have an awesome foreign language program with nice and understanding teachers. Every class is challenging and rewarding. I wouldn't want to go to high school anywhere else. You can't spell LOVE without OV and our principal told all of us "I love you".


Posted February 24, 2011

This school had great teachers, nice students, and a wonderful principal who truly cares about his students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2010

I'm currently a student at Ocean View, and I am very happy to be a student there! Teachers care about their students, our pool is better than most in the county, and API is rising. Administration has been working hard to make improvements, and I think they have been successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2010

i graduated from this school this year and im happy i attended to that school! i got priority at this school because it doesn't have as many students as the other schools around the HB area. they are building a pool now! the classrooms and the buildings are NEW.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2010

If your child is not a follower, then this is your school. This especially includes 'quiet' children with good grades and outstanding citizenship. Although hard working administors and teachers are present, counselor is unprofessional and will enable your child to follow the bad crowd (drugs, promiscuity, shoplifting) that you will work hard to remove them from if not remove them from this high school altogether. Huntington High is a much better experience (especially if in APA) yet private school would be your best option for a good education coupled with higher social norms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I attended this school and can only pray that it is better than it was when I was there. They don't have their own pool which is ludicrous considering the money/income of most of the surrounding area. The teachers that were there were some of the worst in the district and absolutely no involvement in their students lives or future careers. Most of the land used for PE, track, football,etc. has been developed into a Costco now and there wasn't enough to begin with. More than a dozen classes are taught in 'portables' basically poorly built mobile homes. The students are too close to strip malls which are directly across the street of Warner and Goldenwest and make it far too easy to 'ditch' or avoid school in general. I don't think I've ever been at a worse school and anyone can graduate.
—Submitted by a student


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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

763

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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

This school's
API score

763

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

-9

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)

6 / 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)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Earth Science

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
22%
English Language Arts

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

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
26%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
World History

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
15%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
39%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
English Language Arts

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

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
U.S. History

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
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Students with no reported disability3%
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Algebra II

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Males33%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
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Students with no reported disability30%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
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Gifted and talented57%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females17%
Males22%
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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)40%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Chemistry

All Students38%
Females29%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
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 state38%

Earth Science

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Femalesn/a
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
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%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females49%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Native54%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females1%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

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

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Femalesn/a
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)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state85%

Science

All Students52%
Females48%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Native57%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%

World History

All Students54%
Females45%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Native46%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%
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

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English learnern/a
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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 state0%

Algebra II

All Students1%
Females0%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability1%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state1%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students37%
Females35%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
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 state36%

Chemistry

All Students9%
Females12%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females53%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state51%

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 learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students34%
Females28%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
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 state33%

Physics

All Students77%
Females64%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state77%

U.S. History

All Students61%
Females57%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Native79%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state61%

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
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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.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students86%
Females89%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Native93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability61%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students85%
Females81%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Native100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability68%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner59%
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 56%
White 26%
Asian 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dan Bryan
Fax number
  • (714) 843-0541

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • College/career center
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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