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La Mirada High School

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 21, 2014

I graduated from La Mirada High after attending both John Glenn and Norwalk High. My mother worked at each of the said school and I had to go where she was working. La Mirada is definitely the lesser of the evils. Academically its average. Just like any other high school in America if you are involved in athletics you are golden, everyone else is just lost in the crowd. The problem with La Mirada is the community. They have this "we are better than everyone" attitude. That carries over to the kids. The faculty doesn't stand a chance against a community of self righteous parents. The majority of parents here feel their children can do no wrong. The faculty is sick of fighting a loosing battle and therefore the kids always "win" and get away with whatever rules they had been breaking. The 3 pages of reviews on this site is proof that the parents are involved more so that the 2 high school in this district. Just know that your child could walk away from this school felling very entitled, and not grounded in reality. The little bubble they have created for themselves in the City of LaMirada quickly pops as you graduate and head out into the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2014

Although I know students that have done well at La Mirada, my family has been very disappointed. I believe that if your student is in the Matador Academy honors program, they will do well. However, if you have an average or struggling student, do not expect much. I have met with some very supportive caring teachers but every year encounter at least one teacher that refuses to respond to emails or phone calls without administrative intervention. Unacceptable. It seems that some of the teachers do not care about the average student, just those in the honors program. In the way on discipline, the students get a way with a lot. Little classroom control. I hear about all sorts of disturbing things students do on campus. Overall not impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2014

I have 2 students at La Mirada High School and it is our local school. Many students come from Norwalk to attend this campus. The school offers many clubs and social activities. The library is opened at lunch and after school until 4PM for student use. It has many new books, magazines and Internet connected computers for student use. The campus is relatively safe with ample security guards. The administration is quick to handle the bullying situations. I question how the firing of some staff is handled. If your student likes sports, the programs are excellent. The arts programs have dedicated teachers. The math and science programs could be stronger and prepare the students better. The Matador Scholar Program helps college bound students with academic support from teachers and peers. Like most schools, there is room for improvement and change. The administration should work more with students who are not headed to a four year college. Students who opt to attend junior colleges, like Cerritos, Fullerton and Cypress, need more information about their programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2014

Very supportive of their honor and AP students. Their Madador Scholar program includes teachers, students and parents. The teachers are excellent and if your student is motivated they will be supported by teachers, all the office staff as well as other honor students. They are striving to bring the school to the level of being one of the best high schools in Southern California. This high school is what you make of it. The security is tight but if you are an excellent student you are very quickly identified and will find all the support necessary for your child's future. La Mirada is a nice city for teens and this school is one of the major reasons I have raised my childen here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

This school is really supportive if you put your effort into school activities, sports, and/or academics. A lot of people complain our school doesn't offer much but if you put an initiative and put yourself out there everyone from teachers to our principal will back you up.


Posted January 11, 2013

La Mirada High school like all other high schools in California are faced with problems. Overall the school has many programs that other school don't have. We have 6 Academies on campus. Yes then classrooms are overcrowded but that is because of budget cuts. Some teachers are not as good. But the school academic performances have increased in the last 4 years. New programs are in place such as Avid. College Career has a new program in place also. Improvements are in place. They are coming in slowly but the school really is trying to do it's best during this really hard time.


Posted January 9, 2013

This school isn't that even good. The teachers are horrible and the students are bad as well. There are a lot of fake people at the school and there are a lot of pointless rules as well. All the school cares about is sports and not so much on academics. The jocks here think they're all cool. I don't reccomend this school at all. Not to mention this school is way overcrowded as well.


Posted December 4, 2012

Some of the teachers at this school dont have patience for their students when the students have questions regarding something they dont understand some of the teachers yell at their students that do ask questions. Some teachers dont seem to care how they can get thru to there students, they just want to teach there way because they think its the best way they are closed minded and just dont care to change. If these teachers cared they would be more willing to change their teaching methods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

Overall LMHS is your typical high school. I would however rate it much better than its counterparts like John Glenn and Norwalk. My daughter went to Norwalk before and it was terrible. LMHS is far better and the students and parents are more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2011

I'm a Junior at La Mirada High. I thought this school was amazing until the new administration started changing all of the rules. Now we don't have as much freedom as we're used to having. We all miss our old principal. He was a great inspiration to all of the students and motivated us as much as possible. La Mirada isn't a bad school and we don't have a lot of fights like the Freshman had previously stated. I would know because I've been there longer. Our counselors and most teachers try to help us as much as possible and try to get us to achieve in our goals and expectations that our parents have for us. I guess the only downside to going to La Mirada (This is what the students think.) is the new tardy policy. Which is during 0 - 1 period the students will have 2 warnings if tardy. On the third tardy, they will get an hour detention. During 2 - 6 periods, the students will get an automatic 1 hour detention. If the students do not serve a detention they will get an in-house suspension from 7:45 am to 4:00 pm. were they work on homework given to them by their teachers and work on CST prep tests. The school's honestly not that bad at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2010

Today is dec. 6 2010. I am a freshman at this school 14' This is a bad school. We stared in sept. And I already wanna switch schools. There is so many fights at this school and it is al over stupid things . The students here need to grow up and be thereselfs. Its really hard to dogood in school when your in a place like this. In the future when I have kids I will make sure that they dont go to this high school. Parent please take my advise on this. You dont really know want its like unless your in this school 24/7.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

I believe La Mirada is like many public schools. If the parents are not actively involved then the child will not do well. If you have no extra time for your kids then put then your better off putting them in a private school. From my daughter's friends 3-4 went to U.C schools, 3-4 to Cal State schools, one to MIT, and 2 went to well known private religious universities so I guess that shows that La Mirada can deliver good students but its is a team effort. If you cannot put in the time and the child is not self motivated then they need to be in private school where you pay money for the school to be much more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I have two kids attending La Mirada High School right now. Both are doing very well and have had some really great teachers. Of course every once in a while they might get one that is so-so, but the majority have been great and great influences. My kids counselor is Ms. Ngyuen, she is FANTASTIC! She is really on the ball and cares very much for students and seems to love her job. Mr. Graham in the Career Center goes above and beyond for all the students who want to proceed onto College, making sure students get their testing done and filling out applications...thats what its all about. I feel very comfortable knowing that my kids have a place to go and ask questions regarding their future. La Mirada High gets an A+ as far as I am concerned. And I really am just a parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

La Mirada High School is a great place to be. Keep in mind that parents are the first educators and by the time children enter high school they have already established certain study habits and self-discipline that was allowed by their parents. My child has had a very positive experience at la Mirada High School. His counselor, Mr. Hallum., as gone over and beyond to make sure my son knows the importance of education and how to deal with life decisions. Thanks, Mr. Hallum, for being a GREAT role model to all our young men in the making. You are an inspiration to our son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

I have just read most of the reviews on LMHS. I have a senior and my eldest daughter graduated from LMHS last June '07'. I have to say that overall this school is better than the one my daughters attended in their freshman and sophmore years, but my daughters chose to make the best out of school and have done very well academically. I am not at all happy with their counselors or principals. I have to agree with what some of the other parents have said about lack of involvement the staff show the students. My daughter attending now is involved in everything and has the drive to do well. This is because of us her family not the counselors. There diffinitely has to be a change from the top.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

Honestly, I think the school is a great school for students who are independently driven. I am currently a senior and I have taken full advantage of everything La Mirada has to offer. There are many AP courses and extra curricular activities. The students simply need to care about what they are doing--that's more of the problem nowadays. Students simply are indifferent about their entire education. If someone really wants to learn and to make a bright future for themselves, they can do it. To all the people who bash La Mirada, I am truly sorry that they have kids who aren't motivated or who don't care about their education. I am fully happy with the education that La Mirada HS has given me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2008

Our fourth child is now attending LMHS. I have seen the level of academic expectation drop over the years. There is less personal connection with students and the school does not do much to help kids who are struggling. I can see why test scores are falling, and it is hard as parents to see this for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My middle child is know attending LaMirada. And I wish I would have sent her to a different school. She is a good student and I thought she would be fine going to LaMirada. I have had 2 problems in the past year. And on both I have emailed the Principal and received no responce. From my point of view the problem starts on top.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

LMHS would benefit from some professional higher level intervention! Administration definitely needs to take a more involved and 'personal' approach to the student's learning. Just from the last 7 weeks or so of our son's attendance at LMHS, it is obvious that the parents must get involved in the child's education - very! If the adult does not actively pursue the classes, programs, relationships, and success tools that are available (somewhere), the child will fall through a crack - only to be noticed when/if a failing score is achieved. There are some great teachers, but they can only do so much...parents and students must make some effort too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

My son is doing really well at this school. We are involved with the wrestling booster club. Like most public school's, 10% of the parents do 90% of the work. There is a new assistant principal who is a little too confrontational.
—Submitted by a parent


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779

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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API score

779

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Algebra I

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

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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64%

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62%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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Earth Science

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%

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6%

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10%

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Algebra II

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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28%

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44%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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38%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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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.

525 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

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24%

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

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

523 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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World History

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

520 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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13%

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11%

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14%
Algebra II

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

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13%

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17%

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18%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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53%

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76%

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33%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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19%

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26%

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22%

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24%
Earth Science

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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25%

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

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

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63%

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49%

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31%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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76%

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64%

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70%
U.S. History

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

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate14%
Parent education - declined to state13%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino59%
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Economically disadvantaged59%
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Gifted and talented88%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Males52%
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Hispanic or Latino39%
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Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state25%

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females74%
Males69%
African American82%
Asian85%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant education81%
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state48%

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Geometry

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Males40%
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Not economically disadvantaged39%
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Migrant education27%
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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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 Students97%
Females94%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
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 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 Students17%
Females15%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students24%
Females20%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate20%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females42%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students44%
Females37%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
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 Students59%
Females66%
Males53%
African American54%
Asian73%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education67%
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Geometry

All Students14%
Females12%
Males15%
African Americann/a
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate16%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate7%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students71%
Females57%
Males89%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females60%
Males65%
African American77%
Asian77%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education67%
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state60%

World History

All Students48%
Females44%
Males52%
African American46%
Asian63%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education50%
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students22%
Females24%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students13%
Females8%
Males18%
African Americann/a
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)23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented32%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students71%
Females79%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
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 disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
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

Chemistry

All Students19%
Females10%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asian15%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students50%
Femalesn/a
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
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 disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
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 Students55%
Females55%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students38%
Females31%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
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)33%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students65%
Females50%
Males76%
African Americann/a
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students54%
Females44%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to state44%

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.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students89%
Females93%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American85%
Asian100%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability49%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner53%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education83%

Math

All Students90%
Females91%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American93%
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state95%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability61%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner62%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 64%
White 22%
Asian 5%
Black 2%
Two or more races 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 50%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%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

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La Mirada, CA 90638
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