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La Puente High School

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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

As High schools are in this district La Puente is just as good or better than the other three but, I think that as long as people keep giving LP a bad rap it keeps the people away that have no family values or interest in a family atmosphere that we enjoy. I prefer this small community and great staff. This year, 2014, we have a new principal that went to school here and cares about the students more than most, as I have grown and went to LP, as did my husband, sons and grandsons, I realize that as long as you stay involved high school is the best years of your youth but, it's just 4 years and it's just high school. My sons are grown and are successful as are my grandsons, two are in college, but the social interaction and confidence are just as important as in any other school.


Posted May 11, 2010

This school has an excelent variety of academies, and from my observations the law enforcement academy makes the school look outstanding, although I do believe they should recieve more funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

La Puente High School should be recognized for their academics and how hard these kids at this school try to succeed and prove people wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

The principal at LP has her own agenda and it has nothing to do with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

it is a very good school, excellent teachers, and well behaved students
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

I have to agree strongly, LPHS does get a bad rap! I was one of those people I must admit, we lived across the street from the school and I still sent two of my boys to another school. After things came full circle I now have one son at LPHS and I could not be happier. The teacher and counselor and office staff go the extra mile to help, not like SEMHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I feel that the school i getting a bad rap. I fell parents needs to be more involved with theit children, my child has been in the University Academy and has done extremely well. Parents need to stop putting down the school and make change at home, we cannot expecto to have the teacherS fix our children it has to be a team effort. I personally feel the teachers there are Great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

I believe that all schools have problems. La Puente High School has excellent teachers and has teachers that have perhaps given up because of lack of interest in students and lack of parent cooperation and participation. I attended 4 yr high school at LP and was also a teachers aide back in the 80's. My son has very nice things to say about a lot of the teachers and how they really go out of their way to help and encourage him. Alot of the parents perhaps are not so involved because of the language barrier and make no effort to participate in their kids education. We as parents need to stop blaming the teachers for our kids failures and take responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

This school has done so much for my children, the teachers here are wonderful and should be getting more money for all that they do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2008

I'm a former employee at LPHS and would like to share my perspective. The positives are... 1.) University academy creates small-learnin- groups for college-bound kids 2.) Family-like atmosphere among the staff/students... unlike other schools. 3.) Many great and dedicated staff members ( Monarrez, Jones, Smalley, Wiswel) 4.) Supportive programs to help students ie. GEAR up & AVID 5.) Opportunities in extra curriculum activities. 6.) Some supportive/active parents. The negatives are... 1.) The school needs to recruit new teachers aggressively 2.) The tardies are out of control. Need tardy sweeps! 3.) The culture set by students is horrible! Too many 'bad' kids can be overwhelming. Just ask the security guards. 4.) Many parents don't speak English so it can be a challenge to communicate with parents about their kids' progress/behavior. 5.) LPHS facilities is outdated. 6.) The school looks vacant 30 min. afterschool.


Posted May 16, 2008

La Puente High School. I am an 04' alumni and I for one can say that this school had failed to meet my expectation of what I would consider a good High School. Environment was poor all throughout my time attending this school. Constant construction ruined the ideal environment for learning. Though understandable that improvements were being made at the time, it never made sense to me that construction workers would indiscreetly walk and work on the school grounds almost constantly for all four years of my High School years. Rooms and buildings were poorly kept. Everything about this school had a certain feeling of abandonment, from the antiquity of the library downright to the 20 year old fences harboring around its vicinity. I am however happy, that from the looks of it outside, there is some improvement. I just really am not sure about the quality of education here. _fishius
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2008

As an ex alumni and now parent to an X student to LP I can only agree to what everyone on this page have said. Administration and district staff have given up on this school. Its a shame to see that with teachers as hard working and dedicate as they are to this school administration and school district have failed Our Students & the teachers at this School. I personally had an issue w/the safety & security of my daughter on campus and all the Principle had to say was 'they would keep an eye on things' Who will guarantee my daughters safety at this school? none the less her Education. Mrs Smalley reports only what is convenient to her school and ofcourse to her benefit since I'm sure her pay is evaluated by the performance and reports that this school gets. The students for some at LPH aren't important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

As a former student I feel that this school could have more potential if only parents and teachers had more involvement. There are a few excellent teachers and programs but most of the students are what create the school's limit. As stated before, it seems that administrators have long since given up on this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2007

As a former student at la Puente High; I personally think this school is not a great as the other schools in its district. There are great educational/academic programs and teachers but the students is what makes the school not so great. I would recommend Los Altos or Wilson High.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2005

Poor environement but good academic programs. The level of parent involvement is moderate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2004

A few passionate and excellent teachers have helped keep LPHS from falling victim to the general ineptitude that has characterized the school and district administration from time to time. More active parental involvement would help the student body reach its true potential and might wake up administrators, who seem to have long since given up on the school.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

716

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

716

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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

-2

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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.
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Algebra I

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
16%
Algebra II

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

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2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
39%
Earth Science

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
12%
English Language Arts

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

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
15%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
12%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
9%
Earth Science

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
7%
English Language Arts

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

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

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

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
24%
World History

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
1%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
2%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

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

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
28%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
U.S. History

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
World History

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

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n/a

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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

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Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Males28%
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Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females58%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students14%
Females14%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented34%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

All Students72%
Females69%
Males74%
African Americann/a
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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 disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
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 state69%
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 Students7%
Females9%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school 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 state7%

Algebra II

All Students8%
Females7%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented18%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students8%
Females12%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
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 state5%

Chemistry

All Students22%
Females18%
Males25%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Earth Science

All Students34%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
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 Students41%
Females41%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females3%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

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

All Students50%
Females40%
Males64%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
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

Science

All Students35%
Females30%
Males39%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state28%

World History

All Students33%
Females23%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

Algebra II

All Students2%
Females2%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
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 state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females39%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
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 state26%

Chemistry

All Students7%
Females0%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
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 state8%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females40%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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 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 state0%

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

All Students24%
Females28%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented44%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Physics

All Students50%
Females44%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

U.S. History

All Students53%
Females50%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education73%
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students82%
Females89%
Males76%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown83%
Students with disability33%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner55%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students79%
Females85%
Males74%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Economic Status Unknown71%
Students with disability29%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
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
Hispanic 94%
Asian 2%
Black 1%
White 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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15615 East Nelson Avenue
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