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University High School

Public | 9-12 | 2447 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 15, 2010

Uni is amazing. I've gone to Uni for my entire high school career, and its been the best four years of my life. I mean, sure the classes are hard, and yeah I've had a couple all-nighters, but it was all worth it in the end. The teachers are really great, and all they want is to help you learn and grow.The people there are great, and the friends that I've made always had my back, whether I was stressing over finals, homecoming, or an upcoming orchestra concert. University High School is amazing, and I consider myself lucky to have been able to attend such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2010

I am a current Junior and I transferred in November of my freshmen year. The friends I made, the teachers I met have just been awesome. The counselors are also the best. They have been so helpful and guided me toward going to a four year University. My football coach whom I've had since sophomore year has been great too. I have one more year to study and have fun at UNI. The memories I made here will be with me forever. Go Trojans!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2009

This is an excellent school. Currently, I am a senior, and have attended the school since my junior year. The academics are difficult, but you actually learn. I have developed good study habits because of this school. The teachers are very helpful and care about their students' progress. The students are also friendly and open. Additionally, there is plenty of advice for college applications and admissions in the school's college and career center. I strongly reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2009

I'm a current student at uni and I love the school! Yes, the work can be difficult and I may have to stay up all night to do my homework, but in the end I know someday I'll be out of the school. The things you learn at uni really do prepare you for college. Although there are some staff that I strongly despise, most of the teachers are amazing and the principle is very supporting. There are a number of extracurricular activities and a number of chances for students to make life long friendships. Go Trojans!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2009

I'm a current sophomore ant Uni. I moved here from a whole other county the second semester of freshman year. Although it is a hard school I think most students like myself use it to our advantage. Most students who aren't serious about education might whine and complain about how ignorant the teachers are but the teachers are amazing! We even have an hour every weds and thurs to go to each of our classes and seek individual help if needed. The kids are very motivated and the school spirit is high. I will never forget my days at Uni!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2009

Outstanding academics and extracurricular activities. Music and theatre programs are terrific. Highest number of National Merit Scholars (50+). So if you want your kid challenged in class, this is the school. Some sports teams that attract brainy kids (tennis, swimming, science bowl) are tops. Lots of dances and other social activities too. Football, basketball and other big time sports do just okay. Girls basketball and volleyball have won a few titles too. Many families move to this part of the District (as we did) to get their kid into Uni. Our eldest graduated with honors from UNI and is off to an elite college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

Alot of work and a lack of disrespect and arrogance from your teachers is all you will get at uni. If you are a student who is new to the irvine school district like i was, do yourself a favor and don't go..You have been warned by a student who has experienced this first hand
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

I love Uni, its a very good school. It pushes the students to strive for the best. The school really does prepare students for college, graduating with APs would totally make you Harvard material. Although the school is great, I do believe that they care more about there reputation then the students well being, for example one of my classmates got a notice stating that if she didn't raise her grades they would send her to creekside (a school considered 'ghetto' in irvine), they don't try to fix the problem they actually attempt to get rid of it. And the lack of the principles involvement sets off the awesomeness of the school as well. I'm a sophomore and all of freshman year i had no clue who the principle was, not because I'm retarded he just wasn't involved!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2009

The School gets rave reviews cause the students are so good. But the faculty and administration are so geared for success that they seldom praise the students, always demanding more and never encouraging them to just learn for the sake of learning. Instead, the focus is on achieving and getting higher and higher scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

Uni has so much to offer in a high school. Currently I'm taking many AP classes and am a part of a number of clubs and academic teams. This school has taught so many study skills and I enjoy the exposure to high level material. Sure, there are those teachers who aren't amazing, but there are also many who have had a profound impact on my education. As a junior, I am at the pinnacle of Uni's stressful academic workload. But I still love it because I know it will prepare me for my future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2009

Even though I only attend first period at this school, I can feel the high expectations placed here. A's are something to be worked hard for and don't come even close to being as easily achieved as in any other school. It might be the strong level of teaching as the final always feels like nothing at the end of each semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

As a Uni alumna, I am grateful for all the preparation Uni has offered me. Uni's environment may be competitive, but this competition motivated me to do my best and push myself academically. I couldn't have gotten this far and done so well as an undergraduate with the help of inspiring Uni staff and students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

I completely disagree with the person below me. Uni is actually known t be a very diverse school with many races, although i agree that it can be a bit difficult, its for our own good. It helps prepare us for our futures and after a while you get the hang of it. Uni also has a great after school tutoring program. I love attending uni i love the teachers that motivate us to do better and i believe its a very great privilege to be a attending such a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

Uni is a very straight forward school. although its a high-academic school I definitely do not recommended it for anyone outside the county. I just recently moved here and I think its really difficult to keep up with any of the teachers. The rank uni has a is very big joke. The school is very undeserrving and some students and staff can be very judgmental upon race.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

this school thoroughly equips you for college. There are those who complain and rate this school badly for being too tough. Uni simply does not inflate its grades and gives grades students deserve. I am a freshman in college and thanks to Uni i am doing awesome and i handle the work load increasingly well. Those who venture onto the grounds of Uni, get geared for an amazing four years.


Posted November 23, 2008

This school is one of the top public schools in nation and best in the state! I am a Senior at University High School and graduating on Janurary 22nd, 2008. It has prepared me well for college and business-wold but sure am happy my time is up soon. My love is Basketball and had to quit because did not have time to play due to a rigorous academic-load. Overall study hard and best of luck to all who come through Uni's gates as students. Best of luck in your studies and future endeavors. Accomplish and live the dream
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

they push us WAY too hard here....if you or your child attends this school and doesnt want to go to college, they're considered an outcast.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2008

If your primary interest is to receive the best possible education and be extremely well prepared for college...this is the school for you. Athletic programs, while very good, will rarely be the very best as they believe that family comes 1st, school 2nd and athletics 3rd...the way it should be! My son currently attends, taking 4 AP classes and Spanish, while playing football and baseball. He has joined at least one on campus club and thus far is enjoying his experience. This is the perfect school for a well rounded experience with Education being the top school priority. We moved to this part of Irvine specifically for University High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

This school is only for the high achievers. My son received all A's last year at another school and this year at UHS he is struggling with all C's. They teach at college level, not HS level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

This school is only good for those who have learned in the Irvine School District. If coming from another one, their is a great diffulculty in class. The teachers move at too fast a rate and students suffer studing day and night.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

913

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

913

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

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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)

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

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Algebra II

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

582 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

559 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
22%
Algebra II

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

615 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
World History

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

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6%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
15%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
U.S. History

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

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
World History

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

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0%
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 Students72%
Females78%
Males68%
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Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner75%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Algebra II

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Females98%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
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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 state97%

Biology/Life Sciences

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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females90%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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 state86%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students39%
Females50%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
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 state39%

Geometry

All Students95%
Females94%
Males97%
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)95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learner100%
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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 state96%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students76%
Females77%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino58%
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 disability36%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

Physics

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World History

All Students81%
Females80%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state81%
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 Students32%
Females26%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asian48%
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)31%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
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 state32%

Algebra II

All Students76%
Females76%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino91%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner94%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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 state76%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students81%
Females79%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
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 state82%

Chemistry

All Students92%
Females88%
Males95%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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 state92%

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
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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females81%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
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 state81%

Geometry

All Students56%
Females46%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian51%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
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 state56%

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

All Students97%
Females98%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
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 state97%

Science

All Students86%
Females84%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
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 state87%

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
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students36%
Females50%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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 state34%

Algebra II

All Students41%
Females33%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
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 state40%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students64%
Females65%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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 state64%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Females82%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-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 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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state85%

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
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

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females76%
Males72%
African American62%
Asian80%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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 state75%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females3%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asian8%
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)12%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
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 state6%

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

All Students83%
Females84%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 state82%

Physics

All Students77%
Femalesn/a
Males91%
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 disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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 state76%

U.S. History

All Students75%
Females74%
Males76%
African American77%
Asian77%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 state76%

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.

624 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

621 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students95%
Females94%
Males95%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state76%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknown96%
Students with disability93%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner57%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students99%
Females99%
Males99%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknown99%
Students with disability75%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner98%
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 51% 11%
White 35% 27%
Hispanic 7% 51%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 2% 7%
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 12%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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