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Birmingham Community Charter High School

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Posted January 13, 2006

Birmingham is highly overrated. There is a lot of diversity. But the focus is on the athletic program. The school and the coaches are more interested in the child's athletic ability than their grades. They really don't care about college to them after they graduate. The classes are inferior. The principal is interested in keeping a good reputation in the media rather than the academic ratings. The school and its staff are very hollywood. Unfortunately our tax dollars are being wasted here. I do not see a lot of parent involvement. I have decided to look at other options before it is too late for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

I've had two children go through this school and I'd say their education here was slightly above average -- but just. My son took regular classes and played a lot of sports. They're very big on sports here and the coaches are very strong but sometimes very aggressive and even overstep their boundaries. My daughter who's finishing this year did sports too, but was also in honors classes and drama. The girl's coaches weren't very good but the drama program is great. Both kids had terrible problems with their counselors -- they kept switching them, made lots of mistakes in programming. As a parent you have to really be on top of things. Mostly good teachers except in math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

Fantastic athletics program, Olympic track and football field were donated by senator Gray Davis funds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

I think birmingham is a very great school.My son goes there he's going to be in 12th grade this year.My other son used to go here and he was on the honor roll.Now when my daughter reaches to high school she's going to go there so she can be succesful like her brothers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

Very high parentn involvement. very storng athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

I have recently graduated, and I would like to say how HAPPY I am to be out of there. There were fights constantly. The only reason I gave it a 5 is because of an amazing english teacher I had named Ms. Rogers and if your child is so unlucky to go to Birmingham, make sure they get her as a teacher. Also, Mr. Kelly - those are the only two teachers that ever motivated me to do well in school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2003

Birmingham is a great schoool to go to if your in the Van Nuys area. It's probably one of the best compared to nearby schools. It's pretty much a laid back atmosphere where you feel you're at home. As for the students, everyone is different so there is a lot of diversity at BHS, but there aren't any conflicts because of that. Fights are very rare. BHS is also known to have a lot of school spirit . . .our football team are L.A. City Champs and both are male and female track teams are also L.A. City Champs.
—Submitted by a former student


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734

Change from
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Algebra I

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

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

869 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
17%
Earth Science

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

952 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
12%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
15%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
13%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
8%
Earth Science

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%
World History

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

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
9%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
Earth Science

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
1%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
15%
U.S. History

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

675 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
World History

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students19%
Females17%
Males21%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students60%
Females62%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students40%
Females36%
Males43%
African American37%
Asian38%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students33%
Females13%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
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 Students50%
Females52%
Males49%
African American52%
Asian40%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students20%
Females15%
Males22%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students20%
Females24%
Males18%
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)37%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

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

World History

All Students14%
Females1%
Males23%
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)23%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate0%
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 Students5%
Females3%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females9%
Malesn/a
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 disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students8%
Females9%
Males5%
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 disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students27%
Females17%
Males40%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Earth Science

All Students28%
Females17%
Males41%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
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 Students50%
Females47%
Males53%
African American70%
Asian73%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Geometry

All Students10%
Females6%
Males15%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students54%
Females50%
Males60%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students43%
Females35%
Males51%
African American53%
Asian64%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state43%

World History

All Students35%
Females26%
Males48%
African American35%
Asian36%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state20%
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 Students2%
Females2%
Males2%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
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 disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females5%
Males9%
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 disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students25%
Females22%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students19%
Females16%
Males22%
African American8%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students45%
Females37%
Males51%
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 disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females40%
Males35%
African American28%
Asian57%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate28%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females5%
Males8%
African American10%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented20%
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students35%
Females25%
Males44%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students36%
Females25%
Males49%
African American31%
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 disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students40%
Females34%
Males44%
African American40%
Asian64%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state32%

World History

All Students8%
Females20%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
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 disability9%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
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.

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students87%
Females89%
Males84%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asiann/a
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability33%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner45%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females85%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American88%
Asiann/a
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner50%
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 81%
White 7%
Black 6%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Marsha Coates
Fax number
  • (818) 342-5877

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Media arts
  • Graphics
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