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Ocean View High School

Public | 10-12 | 1500 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2014

I had the chance to send my son to any HS in the District and I chose Ocean View and after 4 years I will make the same choice for my Daughter. The school is great and the Principal is fantastic. I never had a problem with any teachers or other students. Unlike the larger schools in the area your student is treated like a real person and not a just a student ID number. I have no regrets about choosing this school for my children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

I am a teacher and parent, and while I could send my three children to any school in the district, and have in fact worked with all schools in the district, Ocean View is the best and only choice for us. This school has changed my son's life. He began struggling to pass classes and uninterested in sports or clubs. Now he's competing at the varsity level in two sports, progressing in the skills he was struggling with, and has made friends with so many different types of kids. Kids are welcoming and accepting, and teachers are loving and supportive. Our principal and administrative staff know kids by name and the principal says he loves them every day in the announcements. Kids are intolerant of bullying. I've worked here for fourteen years, and while yes, we do have low income areas that feed into the school, and many language learners which lowers our test scores, safety from crime and violence has never been an issue for me. Kids are respectful and caring, of each other and their teachers. Students are encouraged and supported in taking rigorous honors courses and enroll in college. My son and my family love this school, which is why it absolutely deserves a five star rating.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2014

After four years at this school, I never had a single problem getting involved with sports, academic programs, and clubs. As an I.B student who did basketball for two years and was involved with student government and business academy, as well as multiple other clubs, I can say I truly had the best high school experience a kid could ask for. No regrets. Best years of my life.


Posted April 4, 2014

I am currently attending Ocean View and am a member in various clubs, Business Academy, IB, AP, and the band. Everyone here is really close. This school also has a good Chinese program and were able to visit China with the teacher. The band is all super close with each other and welcomes new members and helps integrate them into the program. I had a lot of fun in the band and felt really welcomed and see new people coming in each year also being welcomed with open arms. Our principal tells us he loves us all the time. It's a good school; although there are some flaws like any other school.


Posted April 4, 2014

Ocean Views IB program is growing and the Business Academy program is also an excellent as well. The aquatics program at Ocean View is also rising in the ranks, with the construction of the new pool in 2011. Ocean View's principal has moved Ocean View towards a more rigorous college prep program. Only college prep approved courses are offered now and more students are taking AP exams. Overall, Ocean View is a good school with helpful staff.


Posted April 4, 2014

The school has a bad reputation, which is for the most part, is untrue. There is no major drug problem here, it exist but it's insignificant which is more than most school can say. The AP/IB program is a noncompetitive programs, where your seat in the class is not at risk every semester like Fountain Valley. Also, almost any students can join any sport. The school however, mostly, is extremely unmotivated to achieve their potential. Only a small portion of students are motivated to do anything. The ASB is possibly the only clique at our school.


Posted April 4, 2014

I really enjoyed Ocean View. It was a place where I was able to grow and find myself. The size of this school is ideal for learning, and the IB program is great for preparing students for college. This year, we had a many students (not just top ten) accepted to top tier schools including Cornell, Rice University, UCLA, USC, Northwestern, Notre Dame, and more. Additionally, more kids were accepted into UCLA than Huntington Beach HS (even with half the student body) this year which signifies the rise of OVHS. The principal, Mr. Bryan, is doing amazing things. He has encouraged students to take more difficult classes and raise the API score (which colleges use to determine the strength of a student's GPA). He is a walking role model considering he himself is working toward getting his doctorate degree. OVHS is not perfect; we do not boast the best football team in the city or have the most spirited student body, but we are definitely not a school to be overlooked. As for drug use, OVHS is on the lower end compared to other high schools in the city. In my four years, not once has there been a large drug issue or police search. Overall, Ocean View is now a top high school in HB.


Posted April 4, 2014

Ocean View High School is just one big family, everybody talks to each other and there's always something to do. When i was a freshman I went to China with a bunch of juniors and seniors, they showed a lot of respect towards me even though they just call me a freshman. The principal here is AWESOME!! He cares about his students and teaching staff. When we have announcements he always says "Take the road less traveled and I love you" I'm a student athlete, and if you're interested in a sport there's no tryouts needed, as long as your interested and willing to work hard in the sport you're on the team.


Posted April 4, 2014

The absolute best school in the huntington beach unified school district. I sent my son here despite other parents trying to convince me that other schools, such as marina or huntington, were better, and after four years, I stand by my decision 100%. He participated in both business academy and the international baccaleureate program, both of which are unavailable at any other school in the district. From these, he was able to recieve an outstanding amount of preparation for his future. One of the many good things about Ocean View its small size, so it's easy not only to get personalized help from teachers, but also to achieve a high student rank. Not to mention, participating in the IB program gave my son recognition at top colleges across the country that I don't think he would have gotten had he not been involved with it. Indeed, as with any high school, there are the groups of students with little ambition and no consideration for their future. However, at ocean view, exclusive programs such as IB, Business Academy, and various clubs have allowed my son to rise above those groups, and ultimately get on track for a great future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

I came to this school as a freshman believing that I had been excluded from my friends and would not fit in where my ethnicity was dwarfed by a large latino population, until I discovered how caring the staff and student environment here truly is. Though my grades were poor at the beginning of the year, once my teachers took me into after school discussion and asked how my experience here could be made better, I began to realize how much the staff truly cares about the students. Since Mr. Bryan came to Ocean View, the school has changed enormously, and as a senior about to graduate, I can definitely say that Ocean View has positively influenced me for the better. A combination of its unique programs like International Baccalaureate and the Business Academy as well as College opportunity programs such as AVID contribute to the family atmosphere that the staff has helped make. The WASC Committee recently evaluated Ocean View, and they were dazzled by its warm and comfortable atmosphere, with the member evaluating school atmosphere saying he would send his child to Ocean View. Ocean View's motto, "You can't spell Love without OV" is no understatement, and Ocean View is a great school.


Posted April 4, 2014

Despite what some of the more scathing posts have suggested about Ocean View, this school is very unique, and in a good way. The principal Mr. Bryan is the most positive person I have ever met and has definitely revolutionized the culture of Ocean View. In fact, Mr. Bryan has raised the overall academic performance index at Ocean View. As a current IB/AP student, I can say that the IB/AP students make up a very intelligent and special group. With the small school size, the opportunities are endless for students. The IB program presented me with the opportunity this past summer to live on a South African game reserve and work with environmental scientists for two weeks, while having all expenses paid for by way of a scholarship from a foundation the IB program partnered with. The experience was truly once-in-a-lifetime, and I have only the IB program and the Picerne Foundation to thank. OV also presents students the unique opportunity to participate in any sport without being cut. This year, many students made it into top universities like UCLA, which is only a testament to the spirit of the students who go here. Be a part of a school that is on the rise and something special.


Posted April 4, 2014

Teachers here are very nice and really care about you as a person. Very small school, so you get a lot of attention.


Posted April 4, 2014

This school is one of the best in Huntington Beach, if not the best. A principal that cares and says he loves you weekly. A great marching band, Ya. I went there.


Posted April 4, 2014

Ocean View High School is so awesome It's an honor to attend this school. I love it


Posted April 4, 2014

Ocean View is one of the smallest schools in the district, making it a very close knit campus and community. The principal is phenomenal, absolutely the happiest man on campus- always telling kids that he loves them. The staff is helpful and always determined to improve the learning environment and curriculum. This school just passed its WASC review with flying colors and remarkable reviews. The hateful or derogatory comments below are inaccurate and written out of spite. The students are very active and involved on campus because they are given every opportunity available, despite financial situations or background. The school is known for its stereotypical Hispanic population and while it's true that we have a large amount of Hispanics, it's also true that we are proud of every student on campus. Ocean View is a wonderful school and it deserves more than five stars.


Posted April 4, 2014

The teachers are friendly and the small campus makes it easier to interact with people. There isn't some strict social hierarchy and there are plenty of clubs that make going to this school really fun. Though the IB/AP classes are difficult, there is a lot of support for students to get from the school's staff.


Posted April 4, 2014

Ocean View is a special place. Not many high schools have the same family atmosphere, rigorous academics, and diversity that this one has. It is a school that has constantly improved with more AP/IB classes with kids and teachers who are successful. Even those that take college prep courses are challenged in their coursework. We have opportunities here that other schools in the district and county don't have. This is a place where you can fit in and belong. You can explore your passion and find what you love to do. We take the road less traveled and test scores/ratings don't always tell the true story. As a student, I enjoy being here and will miss OV when I graduate.


Posted April 4, 2014

Its a shame to see some of these comments, especially since there's no verification or justifications for them. The environment is friendly and generally positive. In my 3 years at OV, I haven't had or seen any negative encounters between students or staff. The IB and AP programs are well run, and the school is genuinely interested in offering classes that students want to take, recently adding AP Chem and AP Environmental to the list, as well as IB HL math. Finally, the extracurriculars are much more inclusive, with a smaller student body size and no-cut sports in several areas creating a larger opportunity for first-time sports players, and clubs such as Film Club and OV Robotics, which are involved in much larger events like film festivals and the FIRST organization. Overall, I've seen a much more positive response from students at OV about their school than students from other High Schools in the area.


Posted April 4, 2014

Ocean View High School is wonderful. The IB program and the BA make the school special. It has a wonderful student culture and the smaller student body allows students to participate in more school functions, sports, and clubs than at large sized schools. On a side note, the Chinese program is also wonderful!


Posted April 4, 2014

Attending Ocean View High School was the best decision I have ever made. The staff is incredible, they pay attention to the students and try especially hard to make sure each and every one succeeds. The smaller number of students makes it an easy environment to meet new people and make friends in. The sports are fantastic and everyone is able to participate in some way whether they have never played or have complete experience. The new pool was a great addition to the school and the campus is all around very clean. Ocean View offers the AP/IB program to help kids excel in their academics and pushes them to work hard. There is also Business Academy, ASB, El Viento and a variety of other clubs anyone can participate in. I really have enjoyed my experience here and would never change schools. The people I have met here have had a positive impact on my life and the staff are amazing role models for their students. Overall Ocean View is a school I would highly recommend, everything about it is amazing and the school is like one giant family.


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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.

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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  • 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

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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.

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0%

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1%

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5%

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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.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Females27%
Males33%
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Asian44%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
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Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
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English learner9%
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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%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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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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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%
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Earth Science

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Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
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Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
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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%
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Parent education - declined to state49%

Geometry

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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
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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%
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Parent education - declined to state2%

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

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Males100%
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Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)92%
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Not economically disadvantaged88%
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Students with no reported disability85%
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Gifted and talented84%
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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%
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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%
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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

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
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 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
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.

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
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

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
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • 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)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • 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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17071 Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Phone: (714) 848-0656

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