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El Toro High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $355,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,040.

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Posted July 17, 2014

Transferred my child from Santa Margarita and after she graduated she told me it was the best thing that ever happened to her. She wasn't bullied at Santa Margarita, she just felt like she couldn't express herself and had some issues with not getting enough science education. She's studying to be a MD now.


Posted September 6, 2013

I'm a student at El Toro and I think that the school is amazing. The teachers are great, and the school offers a variety of classes; thus ensuring you are happy with the courses you are taking. Also it helps get you used to the real world with the great diversity of people. You have people from different ethnicities, religions, and incomes coming together and getting along; life works that way too. The community always seems to support the school which is important to success. Lastly I would like to add how encouraging everyone is. The faculty encourages people to join lots of clubs and sports teams so the student can feel as comfortable as possible. It's not difficult to get help if you ask. Everyone, especially the teachers, is very supportive and understanding. This is a wonderful school. Go Chargers!!


Posted June 25, 2012

Both of my kids went to El Toro and loved it. It was challenging academically (my kids were average students who had better grades in college), but that's a good thing. The review submitted by a parent whose child is being sent to Silverado is ridiculous. Grades are easily accessed online; a parent who doesn't know his/her child is failing is just plain ignorant and looking for someone to blame. The teachers and principal are dedicated and caring. The many students I met over the years were wonderful, kind human beings; bullying was almost non-existent. The only thing really missing is a football stadium!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

I go to this school and I'm just not satisfied with it. I don't know if it's just me but I talk to a few of my other friends too and they don't like it here either. Some of the teachers are good but others are horrible. It's also not located in a very good area of the city. El Toro is very old and I'm not sure why we can't redo any buildings, because some of them desperately need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2011

My daughter has been attending ET High for 2 years now. Not once has she seen a counselor until the last few weeks of school. They called her in to tell her she will be going to Silverado next year. They did not contact me about this nor did they ever send a letter home. So much for early intervention. Why are the counselors even on the payroll if they do absolutely nothing to help the students? This school is full of snooty over paid office staff and counselors who really have no idea what is going on with the students. She also won an Excellence Award AND was given a spot on the High School newspaper about 1 month ago. Now all of that is taken away, and her name isn't even posted on the HS's website as a winner of the Excellence Award, but all the other kids names are there. Funny how this award notification is mailed to my home, however NOTHING about her failing or having to go to another school. I'm actually glad she will be leaving El Toro. Now maybe she will get the help she needs. ET High needs to get their priorities straight!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

This is my 5th year as a parent at ETHS, I cannot say enough about this school; the principal and staff are wonderful and accessible. Unfortunately, some amazing teachers retired last year and it will be hard to fill there shoes; I'm confident that there are more wonderful teachers out there that want to work in such a great environment.. I have never seen nor heard of gang activity. This school has always gotten a bad wrap because of it's location. The different ethnic groups and income levels are a part of real life. Rich, Poor, Black, White are all living together and getting along. The community is also very supportive of our school which shows at most sporting events. Go Chargers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

great departments in all subjects! The teachers for AP and IB programs are supportive and give students the materials necessary to succeed. Definitely the best school in the area!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

This school fails to provide equal opportunities for all students. The staff -teachers, administrative office principal etc. need to be more diversified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

I don't know why some are saying there's a gang or violence problem. I don't remember the last time there was a fight or the last time I saw a gang. The administration is not negative, as one reviewer says, nor are the teachers too old. One teacher is retiring this year and another will retire within 5 and they are easily the school's most distinguished, loved, and inspiring teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

This is my 6th year with my children at ETHS. I could not be happier with the quality of education and my kids overall experience. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

i love my school. its a positive atmosphere and all the kids are great. go chargers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

This school has excellent teachers, Great staff, Awesome teaching policies. As a student at El Toro High School I just love it, the teachers are so nice... They're very strict about grades and the disciplinary action for those who brake rules is successful. Most students strive to earn excellent grades in order to go to college... Most students start in their Junior year and more and more student are in Honors classes. Most freshmen aren't taking Algebra 1 anymore... but Geometry or even Algebra 2, Trigonometry, and Calculus! This school is definitely the best over all in my eyes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

Im a freshmen this year at El Toro and let me tell you it is great. I dont see anything wrong with it. Its a very nice campus, and very beautiful. Located in a beautiful suburban setting, its nice. Im getting good education and my teachers are helpful. If you have Mr. Doty for science, he is a very coll person. The only problem is that we cant win a football game but who cares, if you have friends here, getting the education you need, youre fine.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

As a parent, neighbor and friend to some graduates of ETHS, this school has an excellent academic and outstanding atheletic program with some of the most gifted athletes and intelligent students. If your son or daughter like to be challenged, then this is the right school. If you do well at this school you will be accepted to some of the top universities in the country w/o a doubt. Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, NYU, UCLA, USC, UCI to name a few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

Education wise was great. The teacher's are all very nice and helpful. The administration however... not so great. Always looking for the negative and keeping students down. They treat us like children and then punish us for not acting like adult. That is unless you are on the basketball team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2006

El Toro High School gave me many opportunities as a student. The extra curricular activities are extensive, and if something interests you it is easy to start a club. The teachers are generally very good. The honors and AP curriculum is very difficult, but has prepared me for an education at one of the nation's top universities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 12, 2006

This is a very good high school. The teachers are personally involved with the students and care very much for their growth and education. The only concern is that the school, in years past, has allowed the state funds shortage to cut programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 14, 2006

Solid high school with a good track record. Wish they had better after school programs. Music, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

The housing prices in this district are worth the quality of the schools. This school has a staff of dedicated, caring teachers and administrators; a huge variety of strong student programs, and some of the best public high school students in the nation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 14, 2005

My experience with El Toro High School is very positive. The AP classes and the extracurricular activites are above standard - excellent. The staff and administration are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

839

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

839

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
Algebra II

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Earth Science

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
English Language Arts

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

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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2011

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
22%
Algebra II

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

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

608 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
World History

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

608 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

639 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
22%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
U.S. History

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

639 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
18%
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 Students45%
Females35%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students90%
Females93%
Males89%
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 disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students95%
Females93%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate93%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students46%
Females40%
Males51%
African American67%
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state41%

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females82%
Males76%
African American76%
Asian88%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state65%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students41%
Females36%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students82%
Females81%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students19%
Females17%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino29%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students59%
Females58%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females43%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino30%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students72%
Females68%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged76%
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 talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students42%
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 disability46%
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 Students72%
Females78%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Geometry

All Students38%
Females36%
Males41%
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)42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students97%
Females100%
Males95%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students73%
Females71%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state55%

World History

All Students67%
Females61%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state67%
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 Students18%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students24%
Females20%
Males28%
African Americann/a
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)25%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented44%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students70%
Females59%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students48%
Females39%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state50%

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 Students69%
Females71%
Males66%
African American46%
Asian93%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Geometry

All Students20%
Females26%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
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)36%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students80%
Females79%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students88%
Females86%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students71%
Females67%
Males75%
African American62%
Asian88%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state72%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

627 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

622 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students92%
Females94%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner34%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students92%
Females93%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability36%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner49%
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
White 51%
Hispanic 30%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 5%
Black 2%
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 29%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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