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Arnold O. Beckman High School

Public | 9-12 | 2208 students

 
 

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Posted December 22, 2013

This is a brief look into the pros and cons of Beckman. Beckman is a school of high expectations. Everyone is smart and the people who don't find themselves have high grades are seen as unsuccessful in life I the eyes of other students. As a student myself I have seen that there really aren't any cliques but there are more of little groups who just hang out with each other. Teachers are often decent but there are some teachers who won't swallow their pride and actually listen to students. There are however some teachers who try to inspire the students to learn with positive reinforcement. The school is generally clean but there is a constant problem with birds flying over the area. The principal however refuses to look at the student point if view and enforces a strict set if rules where there is no second chance, just detention. Our tutorial system is terrible in the fact one has to sign up for a class. Overall I think the learning aspect our school offers outweighs the amount of stuff going in in our school


Posted March 15, 2012

My child was an underachieving student, but the atmosphere at this school made her a high achiever.I felt the principle Ahoer was a great leader.I have seen through another teachers eyes that there is a direct link from principle to learning enviroment.The priciple sets the tone,goals,expectations and support that determines how the teachers can conduct their classes either with support from the administration or not, this school was balanced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

Curriculum designed for college bound students. Athlethics programs are developing as the campus is relatively new compared to other schools in their respective leagues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

The leadership at this school is the root of the problem, the disrespect given to the students as well as the parents is appauling. There are some excellent teachers particularly in English and History, but the administration needs to be overhauled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Great school, outstanding teachers (Mr. Hallstrom, Mr. Kollias) and administrators, everyone cares and supports our students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

its fairly new and doing very well! this school is on its way to be very prestigious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

This is one of the Best Schools in Irvine! I have read the reviews of the school and I am very shocked to see that the low ratings of this school. You won't look back sending your child to this school.


Posted November 7, 2008

The teachers are fairly knowledgable, but there are only a couple that stand out as truly inspirational teachers. From my freshman and sophomore experiences, Mr. Beilin and Mr. Goldenberg were these instructors. It may sound fairly cliche but they will make a student willing and excited to learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2008

hello im a junior. this school is great and i love this school because all the students and teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2008

im going to be graduating from beckman this year,and beckman is seriously awesome. it gets better every year. and it has so much variety.everyone s so nice. no gangs or people that think they own the place.overall it s a great high school to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

I am currently a freshman and I love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2007

Beckman is a great place to learn. I just finished my freshman year at beckman and loved it. The teachers care, theres no clique that think they rule the school. Everyone is nice. I definitely look forward to going for the rest of my high school years. The atmosphere is great and being at beckman is a really nice pleasure.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2007

Beckman is the best highschool i have ever seen and i love how organized they are!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2007

I am a substitute teacher for Tustin Unified and Beckman is definitely my favorite school. The teachers are positive and have very high expectations for their students. They seem like they really like kids and enjoy working there. The classrooms are supplied with nothing but the best equipment, especially the music dept. The technology is excellent too. It has a very high academic atmosphere where students compete to be the smartest and best. In other words, it is 'cool to be smart.' Where some schools that I have seen it is 'cool to be dumb.' The principal is not really visible, but the teachers are extremely capable and strive for excellence.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2006

I am currently a softmore at BHS and I am in ASB, Marching Band, and Varsity Band. Because Beckman High School is a new school, there are many new teachers who are still learning ways to teach kids in an effective fashion. The sports department has greatly improved this year thanks to the district finding knowledgeable coaches. Jim Kollias, the music director does a great job. He really connects with his students, who all love him. The marching band has done great all three years. The first parade the band participated in it placed first which was the San Diego MLK Day Parade in 2005. BHS is Tustin School District's star school. Because it is a new school it is very high tech.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2006

All in all, Beckman High School is a solidly average high school, with solidly average potential. Very few departments have standout teachers. Those looking for wide choices in classes, look elsewhere, but those hoping for an incredibly diverse student body, this is the school for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2006

Being this is a new school for the district, I think Beckman has great potential. BHS has had alot of growing pains but each year has proven to excel. I am please to say my daughter goes there and will be the 1st full 4 yr graduating class
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

Some teachers do not respond to emails and telephone service is the worst
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

This new HS takes on students from excellent middle schools with high API scores(Pioneer API:866; Hewes API:857). The AP programs are strong with a young and energetic staff and principal. The facility is outstanding, with a fabulous performing arts center, video arts studios and state of the art science labs. Too new to have an API index.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

886

Change from
2012 to 2013

+1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school 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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

886

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

+1

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

10 / 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)

7 / 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 25% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
Algebra II

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
English Language Arts

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

696 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
68%

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

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%
Algebra II

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Earth Science

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
18%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

597 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
World History

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

564 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
27%
Algebra II

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Earth Science

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
89%
English Language Arts

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

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

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

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
17%
U.S. History

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

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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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

All Students42%
Females45%
Males41%
African American18%
Asian65%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Algebra II

All Students98%
Females99%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian99%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
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)93%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students89%
Females87%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students57%
Females49%
Males60%
African American55%
Asian66%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state38%

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females85%
Males75%
African American67%
Asian93%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state52%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

Geometry

All Students69%
Females72%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

Physics

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
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Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
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

World History

All Students71%
Females73%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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 disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students26%
Females24%
Males29%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students77%
Females80%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner68%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students46%
Females45%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students82%
Females79%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students47%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
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 disability53%
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 Students75%
Females79%
Males72%
African American58%
Asian86%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Geometry

All Students26%
Females19%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asian35%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students92%
Females91%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students78%
Females79%
Males77%
African American50%
Asian87%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state65%

World History

All Students69%
Females67%
Males72%
African American42%
Asian88%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students37%
Females30%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students74%
Females78%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students61%
Females61%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Earth Science

All Students40%
Females15%
Males54%
African Americann/a
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females77%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Geometry

All Students14%
Females14%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students85%
Females87%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state77%

Physics

All Students61%
Females52%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian44%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students81%
Females76%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state72%

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
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.

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

610 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Females93%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American92%
Asian96%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability54%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner59%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females95%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American83%
Asian99%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner68%
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 State average
Asian 35% 11%
White 31% 27%
Hispanic 29% 51%
Black 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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