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Laguna Hills High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $395,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,140.

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Posted September 25, 2013

AP and Honors courses are exceptionally outstanding. My daughter has been attending LHHS for 2 years now and I feel the curriculum is helping her prepare for a university. Great, caring teachers and super athletic departments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Something for everyone. Get involved to make your experience much more meaningful. IB, MUN, AP, great sports, and fun all inclusive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

As with all schools, this school isn't for everyone. The teachers do not take an active interest in the students. SVUSD's mission statement is "preparing today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world" and this clearly is not happening at LHHS. When administration takes a concerned parent's questions and concerns in a defensive manner and one of complaint, thus resulting in actionable behaviors, then SVUSD's mission statement is a complete failure. There is absolutely no accountability held to administrators, but rather they "use" their authority. Maybe it is out of the norm to have a parent care about the future of their child. The administrators seem entirely too concerned about a lawsuit and making sure they cover their a$$ instead of simply doing the right thing and following correct procedures. When questioned, as a concerned and caring parent, I was met with extreme defensiveness and constant complaining about all the "extra" hours of work he (administrator) had to put in to finalize reports. I'm pretty sure that's part of the job description. If the success of our children truly mattered, then I wouldn't be here writing a failed report on the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

I am currently a freshman at Laguna Hills High School and so far I am very impressed and glad to be at this school. Most of my teachers are very helpful, intelligent and fun which makes learning easier. I highly applaud the English 1 Honors teacher, Mr. Macare, he has made learning a great experience at Laguna Hills. Most of the other students at Laguna Hills High School are also very friendly. I'm proud to be a Hawk!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2009

As an alumni of Laguna Hills High School I can say with certainty that this school is one of the best in the area. API scores are better than most other schools in the county and the great combination of academics, sports, and extracurriculars make this a top notch school. The AP classes and honors program are difficult, yet, but I feel that they thoroughly prepared me for college. As always, Go Hawks!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

I wasnt diappointed with Laguna Hills High School at all. I was looking forward to going for a long time and now its just as good as i hoped. the teachers and the students are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

I attended high school there and it was a great experience. From great teachers to a fun theatre department, Laguna Hills is a great school to graduate from.


Posted May 22, 2009

Fabulous school to work at: great collaboration, supportive principal, small school atmosphere for students with big school programs and opportunities. Wouldn't want to work anywhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 7, 2008

everything is great about LHHS. exspecialy their ASB
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

As an AP student, I am pretty dissatisfied with this school. The AP classes were brutal, and i often found myself in tight situations with 5-7 hours of homework per night. The school also has many cliques - mostly by race. However, I am, for the most part, impressed with the teachers who I have had. Some have been very insightful, intelligent, and analytical.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2007

The academic programs prepared my daughter to easily adjust to UCLA last year, and do well. The school population is small so it is easy for students to participate in many activities. The parents I worked with on a volunteer basis were positive and enthusiastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

The academic programs are the best around, and the school has a great small school feel which we wanted. Our kids played sports and really enjoyed the experience. Parents in the community are very involved, and we were asked for input on multiple occassions which we thought was great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

I have mixed feeling about this school. Some of the teachers are very dedicated. Most of them though, are very pompous and care very little about the individual students. The parents are not listened to when they have a concern, not even by the administration. The student body is made up of the haves and have nots, and of course the haves rules the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 2007

This school is not good at all. I am leaving because I dont like it so much. Its not the kids, or even the rules(even though they have none). This school has some of the worst teachers ive ever experienced, they havent taught me anything, and i feel like i am getting nothing out of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2006

I love my school and personally ... i dont think there is anyone or anything wrong with it. i love going to laguna. peace out. Long Live the hawks
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2006

Horrible School. Too many kids per teacher ratio. I would never go back there in all of my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

Great School. I've had three children go to this school and they go to these colleges: Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Good school for a public high school. My two children attended. One is at UCLA, the other is a United States Marine. The principal at the time was Mr. Manzo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

I think it's relaly great an wunderful and hs lots fer the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

I think it was a wonderful school. There are many extracurricular activities offered and the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

851

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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

This school's
API score

851

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

-5

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

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)

9 / 10

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

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Algebra II

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
100%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Earth Science

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
English Language Arts

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Earth Science

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
39%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
World History

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

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
32%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
14%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
U.S. History

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

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
World History

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students50%
Females53%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Algebra II

All Students82%
Females100%
Males69%
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)67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 talented83%
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 graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students92%
Females92%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Earth Science

All Students59%
Females46%
Males72%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state46%

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females75%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state64%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students26%
Females19%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Geometry

All Students57%
Females59%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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

Physics

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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
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Migrant educationn/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

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
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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 Students30%
Females30%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students54%
Females56%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students62%
Females62%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Chemistry

All Students83%
Females80%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students84%
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 disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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 Students73%
Females73%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Geometry

All Students22%
Females16%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students89%
Females84%
Males94%
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)86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females80%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability93%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state63%

World History

All Students71%
Females64%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
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 Students17%
Females8%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
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 disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
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 Students21%
Females16%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students50%
Females56%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
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 disadvantaged76%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner9%
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 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

Chemistry

All Students20%
Females12%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate30%
Parent education - declined to state12%

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 Students65%
Females68%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Geometry

All Students15%
Females13%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)12%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students72%
Females69%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students88%
Females80%
Males93%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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)100%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students75%
Females69%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state61%

World History

All Students16%
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 disability17%
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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students94%
Females96%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown84%
Students with disability62%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner58%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females95%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown84%
Students with disability71%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner69%
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
White 49% 26%
Hispanic 33% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 11%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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25401 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: (949) 770-5447

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