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John F. Kennedy High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

Living in La Palma

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $470,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,710.

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Posted February 25, 2014

Football Head Coach Johnson needs to seriously retire already. He does not know anything whatsoever about football, has a negative attitude towards players, does not let the other coaching staff make wise decisions, he is going to cause one of these kids to get injured by the way he is running his play formations. I as well as other parents are going to take this matter to the school district. We want our children to enjoy there sport and not take a hate for the game to the point where they would want to go elsewhere to get away from this coach. Please remove him as a coach and maybe we will get a chance at winnning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2013

this school sucks ive been there for two years and the teachers dont do nothing if a kid is bullied or gets into a fight.i do not recomend this school at all
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2013

This has the greatest teachers, amazing sports, and numerous opportunities. It is the only school in the area with the International Baccalaureate program, it has very low discipline issues. and the entire administration/staff is helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

This school is really great. Three of my children are currently attending this school now and has transferred from Cypress. The staff is very excellent with their academic level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

The current principal is great, our performing arts center is unmatched, and our pool is beautiful. Currently, the IB program is rapidly expanding, and the API score is steadily increasing. For the most part, the teachers are extremely helpful and AP scores can illustrate this. I am currently a senior in IB and sports, and can say proudly that I love going here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2011

I now have my second child attending this school and I am very pleased with the access to teachers and administrators. My child was having difficulty in math and both the adminstration and math teacher have bent over backwards to get him the help he needs. Awesome and attentive staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

My older son graduated last month and is going on to an Ivy League college. The Kennedy teaching staff were wonderful throughout his 4 years. The IB program that the school has to offer is a great way for seniors to get the attention of top tier colleges. Also, I applaud the teachers for quick email responses to issues and questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

This school lacks discipline. The student in the school runs the show. The administrations buy whatever story the student sales. If I am a parent, I would NEVER let my children go to this school. This school will teach my children that they can do whatever they want, whenever they feel like without consequences. There are several occasions where I heard teacher being swore at by students, and the administration gave them only an hour detention. Kennedy is turning into one of the WORST school in Anaheim District.


Posted August 12, 2009

I attended this school for 4 years. I am a recent graduate, Class of '09. Kennedy is a good school. However, I am not satisfied with the lack of discipline. During my senior year, the drug problem was way out of hand. Half of the freshman class deserved to be expelled for substance involvement. Yet they were still in class! It is an embarassment to let these hazardous students infect the otherwise great school that Kennedy is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

This school pats itself on the back for being a great school, but they mostly benefit from being in an affluent area where students are already motivated. My personal experience has not been a good one, and this is with four years of experience as a Kennedy parent. If there's a problem, no one says a word - the computerized progress sheets, which arrive weeks late, are the only indication that parents are given that anything is wrong. I have had to proactively contact counselors and teachers about any problems or issues, and have had teachers whine about how busy they area. If people ran a business like this, people would be fired and the company would be out of business.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Well overall i am happy to be going to Kennedy. I have fun and enjoy the acitivities that are offered. We have a wide variety of electives and clubs. School Spirit is very high and our athletic teams are good. I really have enjoyed going to Kennedy and i know students that go to other schools who wish that they could come to kennedy. i hope my last two years are as good as my first two have been.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2007

I am a proud parent of 2 students currently attending Kennedy. I would first like to say that Kennedy is not an 'old' school and although funding has been a problem it is no worse than any typical school these days. The construction issue has been dragged out for too long but the responsibility there lies with the District and the contractor. This should not affect the schools rating. My kids are in band, choir and basketball and I could not be happier with these programs. With the completion of the new Performing Arts Auditorium these programs can only get better. There is adequate parent/family involvement and our academic scores are comparatively high in the state. The IB program compares to and even exceeds the programs offered at the districts star academic school (Oxford Academy). I highly recommend this school if you are lucky enough too live in this wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My problem with the school is it is old and under funded. The staff does it's best, but the classrooms just aren't there. A quad was removed and so far the replacement rooms are portables. These rooms are not good for the students. My daughter is in her last year and her fourth year of construction. May a hard hat with a tassel is more appropriate than a tractional graduation cap? I still feel that under these situations the educational level is better than most. Parents participation is too low, but I believe this to be a universal problem? Overall I am a Kennedy fan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

very supportive teachers currently teaching in Kennedy. I had great time during my year and got good results from all my hard work
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

My son is currently a senior in the IB Program and he has said that while the program is very difficult, it can be very rewarding, as it provides classes that are truly comparable to college courses. My son said that although a very popular program in its first two years (which are considered the pre-IB years), a lot of students drop out because they cannot handle the course load. Even if your student isn't in IB, he/she can be academically challenged with a mix of AP and honors classes. Kennedy is very much involved with music, with a wide range of choir/band offerings. As for art, there are art classes, as well as a Visual Arts Club. Sports is quite active within the school, especially football and basketball. There are also many clubs at the school as well. As great as this school can be, my son complained about construction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

Great School. Outstanding Teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

I would like to see some reviews from parents who are involved in the school,volunteers etc. Its not a school that strives for a goal of quality for the students. Many internal problems which probably stem from the District itself. Rated very low on the published standards of all local schools. Would not recommend it for anyone who is questioning whether to send their child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

I have had 2 children attend Kennedy and before that I had 3 children attend Pacifica HS in Garden Grove. What a difference! I am impressed with the caring support given by the counselors and the teachers. Although the basketball team needs some work, the sports program seems to be improving. The cheer squad went to Nationals this year and the choir is spectacular! We are looking forward to our new addition of an auditorium for performances. I am proud to say that my children have attended Kennedy High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

This is a perfect school. Son has been going there for two years and he loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

kennedy high needs alot of improvments. they are in major need of money for their classrooms and for their extracurricular activities. most of the sports and what nots have been removed and the cheerleading team is pathetic.


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This school's
API score

856

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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

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This school's
API score

856

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

-4

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Earth Science

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

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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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
30%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
35%
Earth Science

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
English Language Arts

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

605 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

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

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
World History

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

640 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
41%
Algebra II

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
24%
Earth Science

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

487 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

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

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
U.S. History

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

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
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

All Students19%
Females17%
Males20%
African American0%
Asian45%
Filipino25%
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate16%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Algebra II

All Students85%
Females85%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged84%
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Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state88%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students71%
Females68%
Males73%
African American67%
Asian85%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Earth Science

All Students33%
Females19%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
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)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females77%
Males75%
African American65%
Asian87%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state77%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students70%
Females70%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner73%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state66%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students36%
Females36%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Algebra II

All Students65%
Females56%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
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 graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students29%
Females30%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
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)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Chemistry

All Students55%
Females47%
Males63%
African American40%
Asian64%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Earth Science

All Students50%
Females42%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females82%
Males73%
African American83%
Asian82%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state81%

Geometry

All Students34%
Females24%
Males41%
African American33%
Asian26%
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

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

All Students96%
Females100%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
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 state95%

Science

All Students75%
Females71%
Males78%
African American75%
Asian81%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state76%

World History

All Students72%
Females66%
Males78%
African American70%
Asian87%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state74%
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 Students45%
Females52%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
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 state49%

Algebra II

All Students18%
Females21%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asian26%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
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 state18%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students74%
Females78%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

Chemistry

All Students35%
Females16%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Earth Science

All Students37%
Femalesn/a
Males45%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
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 state38%

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females76%
Males67%
African American56%
Asian84%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state74%

Geometry

All Students13%
Females6%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino8%
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented33%
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 state14%

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

All Students65%
Females58%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
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 graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%

Physics

All Students80%
Females75%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
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 graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state79%

U.S. History

All Students79%
Females76%
Males82%
African American68%
Asian88%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state81%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

646 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

648 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

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 Students91%
Females95%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asian94%
Filipino98%
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability41%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner71%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females95%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American83%
Asian99%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner82%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 11%
Hispanic 33% 52%
White 23% 26%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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La Palma, CA 90623
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