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Grossmont High School

Public | 9-12 | 2602 students

 

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Posted January 11, 2006

Grossmont seems to be a good school, but I find the administrative staff difficult to work with. I have also left messages with my son's teachers and very rarely receive return calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

Great high school with tons of tradition, activies and seasoned staff. I would highly recommend to give your student not only a good high school experience, but a good education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 10, 2005

Great school spirit! Tradition and history and a great sense of pride is instilled into the students of themselves and the school. Great leadership and learning programs! A great learning institution!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2005

While less than a stellar school, Grossmont is probably still above average. It has the advantage of being in an area that is older, but solidly middle class. It doesn't have the spoiled rich kid problems of schools in more wealthy or newer areas, and not the problems of schools in disadvantaged areas. Still the test scores and academic standards should probably be better, given the demographics of the area from which most of its students come. Some of the teachers are excellent, while others seem far less so. The quality of teachings seems to me less consistent than hoped for, perhaps reflecting a somewhat lax attitude towards teacher training and monitoring by the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

strict dres code comin up...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2005

my freshman year i really liked grossmont but now my jonior year im not happy at all. nothing has changed with the whole prop h thing. ive seen some new gardens put in but nothing with the classrooms. some of my classes had ac some didnt. my english got into the 90s during the summer. if there was a big earthquake i dont think the school would stand. we got a new bathroom put in but that was from another thing that the district had a couple years ago but didnt get around to ghs. we have a new feild but no new track cause they spent the money on something else. i left ghs and im now attending Grossmont Middle College High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 13, 2004

Grossmont is a very good school. It's test scores are above average and the percent of children that move onto college is also above average. The quality of the prinicpal does not determine how well the teachers teach. The teachers are certainly doing their job, and doing it very well!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2003

The newly elected school board just caused the resignation of a wonderful superintendent, Granger Ward, who provided wonderful leadership. Within hours, this school board, which has its own agenda, hired a 'puppet' superintendent. Grossmont Union High School District, mainly due to voter apathy, has a school board with its own very narrow agenda, which does not include updating the curriculum, but rather wants to go back to the dark ages. They do not respect the diversity of our student population and their many needs. What school board would reject bond issues that would help our schools?


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

789

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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

This school's
API score

789

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

+2

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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)

6 / 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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
58%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
17%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

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

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
28%
Algebra II

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
8%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
36%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
33%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

518 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
0%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
10%
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 Students33%
Females35%
Males30%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate34%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students65%
Females67%
Males63%
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)70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students69%
Females63%
Males74%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females71%
Males63%
African American51%
Asian57%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students76%
Females72%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students10%
Females14%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)4%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students26%
Females20%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females41%
Males42%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students55%
Females47%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females58%
Males57%
African American66%
Asian67%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students16%
Females14%
Males19%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented28%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students79%
Females80%
Males79%
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)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students58%
Females56%
Males60%
African American50%
Asian67%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students47%
Females39%
Males56%
African American38%
Asian67%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
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 Students21%
Females14%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females6%
Males13%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented16%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate4%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students45%
Females49%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students27%
Females19%
Males35%
African American8%
Asiann/a
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented39%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students70%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
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 Students54%
Females58%
Males50%
African American45%
Asiann/a
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students9%
Females9%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students56%
Females47%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students86%
Females81%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students58%
Females54%
Males62%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

608 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

607 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females86%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American89%
Asian88%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability63%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner47%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females86%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asian94%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability39%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner63%
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
White 46%
Hispanic 37%
Two or more races 7%
Black 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Hebrew

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dan Barnes
Fax number
  • (619) 463-7108

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Hebrew

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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La Mesa, CA 91944
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