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Birmingham Community Charter High School

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Posted September 10, 2013

I attend Birmingham and it is the best school in the world it is a ten out of ten. It has amazing sports and teachers to coach and the teachers goal is for you to learn. I recommend going to this school if you are not in it all ready :)


Posted July 19, 2013

I attend Birmingham as a Sophomore. From what I have noticed, this is a decent school. There are many teachers who I had last year though, that constantly complained about not wanting to be in the classroom. This is your job! If you don't enjoy it why are you here? At the very least, keep your complaints to yourself! These are SAS teachers I might add. There is a lot of variety in activities and clubs and classes. One drawback is that the school is very very unorganized. Schedules are always changing and lunch is always a mess. Summer of this year, I was to go to summer school for a college class. Never got the paperwork for it, so I didn't think I was enrolled. Come the first day I get a call from a friend saying I'm on the roster. Call the school, and they tell my mother that I MUST be lying and hiding the paperwork. Until finally, after much arguing, I got in. The bell schedule got changed in the last 3 weeks of school. Bad organization, but overall very safe and a decent environment. The new principal (Bill Parks) is very helpful and always out at lunch with the students. Not the best school, but not nearly as ghetto and terrible as everyone seems to think.


Posted May 20, 2013

Most of the other reviews say "oh this school this this school that" but this school is a really good school the SAS program is amazing yet challenging. I'd suggest to take your son/daughter to this school its really great.


Posted May 14, 2013

My child went to this school for about 3 weeks, and she came home crying due to being bullied by several boys and apparently a teacher. I went to the principal and complained about this and he refused to do anything and told my daughter to "suck it up". Please don't send your children to this godawful school. I gave my daughter the choice of either Colfax, North Hollywood High, or Burbank. She went to NH, and she's been going for about 7 weeks now with no problems and a B average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

I would suggest unless this new principal cleans it up there, I would suggest a different school if possible. But there sports teams and coaches are great. Every time I have contacted staff and been on campus, most everyone is courteous, helpful and friendly. If your child does attend here, just be diligent on knowing what they are working on in their classes. Some teachers have the huge task of trying to accommodate all levels such that some assignments can seem a bit elementary. They have a new online system which should help wonders with staying connected to what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

Esta escuela es una basura esta llena de drogras y los consejeros no administradores hacen nada al respecto, no hay control no ense an nada, ahora mi hija esta en mejor escuela Granada Hills Charter HS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2011

Who wrote that about an SAS program?? My child attends and there is NO SAS program at this school. It's looks like we made a mistake choosing this school. The young arrogant assisatant principal has been rude to me and my wife and trying to get a hold of him is impossible. Who hired him?? My child will likely stay because he plays football there, but my other child will not attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

I'm attending Birmingham and and i have to say its oustanding. It has an amazing SAS program for those who like to challenge themselves and wanting to go far. Its as well has amazing teacher who not just teach you whats to be told but thet teach in a creating way for you never forget what is told to you. If you are looking for a high school for you child think of going to Birmingham. I'm sure they will love it as much as I do.


Posted November 15, 2010

birmingham hight school is a great school the teachers are great and really care the programs you can get here are like no other once you get in to something your in to it the choir is amzing and the choir and drama teacher are great i want my kids to come to this school
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2009

I want to rate this school a 5 because i actually attended this school not too long ago and its a wonderful school, great teachers! Outstanding school spirit! Great coaches! Wonderful enviornment! What more can you ask for in a school! :) It all depends on how bad a student wants to learn...
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

This school might be the biggest in lausd but not academicly the best, its nothing compaired to schools in other districts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2007

They have pretty decent teachers when I attended this school.Im not sure how it is now but I am a graduate of 2005.The only problem about this school is how crowded this school was.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2006

I am a junior at Birmingham and I love it. I get to meet new people form different cultures and interact with them. The magnet program has helped me a lot by giving me advice on universities. The campus is huge! And there are many clubs to be a part of! I am glad to be a patriot!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2006

My daughter is very happy at BHS. She is in the magnet. The counselors and staff return my calls in a timely manner. The main problem we have is class scheduling. With 1,800 classes school wide, the higher level (ie: AP) classes are taught at the same time making it hard to take all of the classes necessary for to get into a top college. However, that is a problem at many other schools, including the 'elite' private schools. The most important thing is a happy teenager, if your child is happy at school then everything else falls into place. There is a wide variety of extracurricular activites at the school, something for everyone. The other problem is that there is no parent involvement. I don't even know if there is a PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

I have to say my daughter experience has been great. I've always had all my concerns answered in a timely manner as requested. I have to say Im one of the lucky ones who still have an open relationship with my daughter as well as her teachers. The biggest issue is that you can't wait until theres a problem before you decided you need a teachers help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

Birmingham High is a diverse campus with many dedicated teachers. There are a variety of programs for students ranging from A.P. and honors classes to a track and field team.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2006

Birmingham High has over the last 15 years deteriorated into little more than an afternoon baby sitter for teenage children. It is just deplorable what has happend to Birmingham High. Most parents don't care, most students don't care -- and society is paying the price. Disgusting.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 16, 2006

My son attended Birmingham for one semester in 2005. Perhaps students can receive a good education at BHS; however, I think it is difficult. Many good programs are available, but the school has many negatives. The campus is large and students can get lost or hide from supervision. The teachers did not return telephone calls and several were not present at the back to school night. I was never contacted by any type of parent organization. New students are easy targets for other students who are not interested in learning and want company. The classes are so large that the teachers cannot give individual attention. The counselors have a very heavy load and cannot possibly provide assistance. I do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

I'm a freshman here and I think it's a great school, most of the teachers are very helpful. The only problem is that it is very crowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2006

Supportive administrative staff, school police on site, various extra curriclular programs, saturday programs, decent neighborhood (with a few dubious areas)
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

734

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

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(2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API score

734

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2012 to 2013

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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.

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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

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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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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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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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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