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Lancaster High School

Public | 9-12 | 2751 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2012

LnHS has its ups and downs like every high school. I personally have never seen a bullying incident in person, or heard about one. The one thing that is unstoppable is the ratio of white to any other race. But other than that, Lancaster has nothing but praises from me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

The faculty at this school is terrific everyone cares about student achievement and safety unfortunately a small population of the student body does not value learning and has poor behavior and work ethics. The A.P program is outstanding and sports are very good. It is not a perfect school but it would improve if everyone worked together to enforce discipline and high academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

It is awful that a school with such hard working teachers are not being helped by the girls varsity soccer coach. Academics should come first!!!!! Im not sure how his policies are accepted by administration. My daughter was trying out for varsity, not only did weight training and goally proactice with the varsity coach off season to show how dedicated she was, but was denied getting out 15 min early twice a week to take her Kaplan prepcourse that is only 3 weeks long. He didn't even give me a chance to explain the situation, refered me to the ahtletic director which told me thats his policy any girl gets out early, she cant try out for varsity she will have to stay in JV. I then spoke to the Vic principal and she said the same thing. Didn;t even offer to talk to the coach about it. Whey have a Vice principal in athletics if coaches can do what they want. tha is scarry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2011

This is a safe school for students. The reviews that state student body has racial tension are (as of the past 4 years) completely false. I am your standard white kid and not once have I felt threatened by my peers. As for students that did experience physical harm their parents might not have the full story on how that came to pass. I give this school a 3 because of truly terrible administration and counselors. When you have an IQ of 138 its annoying to be spoken to as an idiot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2010

My son got two D's and wanted to retake the classes to actually learn. I met with counselors and they said not to worry, he didn't need those anyway and even said he could just fail the two he was in now and they would put him in two Teacher's Aid classes next semester. I pulled him out that day, he was a Junior. Oh, did I mention he was assaulted by kids at his school off campus just riding a skateboard - they tried to rob him and gave him a concussion and small brain bleed! My daughter was getting poor grades because if she did well she got teased by her "friends". I also pulled her out and moved my family out of AV.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

Unfortunately, it's true that overcrowding is an issue at this school. The school was originally designed for about 2200 students. Portables have been added to accommodate the increase, but while that provides more classroom space the cafeteria, gyms, and quad remain the same. Simply getting lunch becomes a major ordeal. As a result LnHS has gone to a double lunch, but because of the confusing block schedule some classes are split in half. Many students end up with first lunch one day and second lunch the next. Furthermore, the focus on test scores in core subjects has led to a complete lack of vocational classes. This district's focus on college prep leaves no options for the vast majority of students who don't go on to a four-year institution.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 21, 2009

This is a good school. Good mix of students. Teachers and staff are wonderful. Principal is outstanding. Has had some issues in the past but the environment now is very good. I enjoy the school as well as my student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2008

I go to this school and it is a really good school. Yeah there is traffic but there are such things as legs. Yes, they make wonderful gifts. I love the teachers and everything else =].
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2008

All three of my children have been students at Lancaster High School. My youngest is currently a junior. Two of my children also attended another more 'prestigious' school within our district during their freshman and sophomore years and they both begged me to transfer them to LnHS. I am so glad that I did! They have told me that the students their are more friendly and I feel that the education they have received is superb. Their robotics team is amazing, as well as their other programs. I have nothing but praise for LnHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2008

Overcrowded, difficult to contact Principal and teachers.S.W.A.T. team, police called to school too many times. Violece and crime is now a daily occurance with no info. to parents . If I wasn't there to see first hand to witness 20 or so SWAT members on the roof, sides of buildings. on front lawn and scaling walls I would not have been told anything about it by school officials.This school needs help!! My kid said she avoided confrontations, kept her mouth shut because this is a mean school to attend (meaning the students are in control)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

Overall a very adequate school. The Principal, administrative staff, teachers, and security staff have all shown to take great interest in their students success. The school is overcrowded which lends itself to certain problems. The streets around the school are inadequate to handle the school congestion in the morning and afternoon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

This high school has major overcrowding issues. The school has had to double security. Traffic is really bad, thank goodness my kid walks. They do have an excellent AP program, AVID (to get kids college bound), CAMP (art prog.), ROTC & sports. The teachers really do the best they can under the circumstances. They also have LINK, a wonderful mentoring program for incoming freshmen, new students, & international transfers, run by the 11th/12th grades. If your child is self-sufficient, confident, intelligent, and can stay out of trouble, they will grow and do very well. If your child has half these qualities, they will be just fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This school is not just a bit overcrowded its way overcrowded. When school gets out there is not enough supervision. Picking up your child is a nightmare. This school needs way more security.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Lancaster High School has a large number of new teachers. Also this school is extremely over crouded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

After many years in the public education system we pulled our children out of Lancaster, on in the middle of Jr. year and one at the end of 9th grade and put them in private school. Not for their education, but for their safety. The principle on campus refuses to admit that there is a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2005

Lancaster High School offers a broad range of academic and non-academic subjects, from Show Choir to AP Chemistry. The school offers outstanding programs in music, drama, Air Force ROTC, and athletics. Under-performing and economically challenged students are mentored to enter college through an active participation in Achievement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes. The entire staff and faculty work in concert to provide a clean and more importantly a safe campus for all students. Lancaster High is a culturally diverse campus that embraces differences.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 8, 2005

My kids took AP classes at Lancaster High and had a great experience. The teachers cared and the AP students were overall very interested in their education. School spirit and a sense of community hasn't quite happened yet. But the school doesn't have a rich history yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Overcrowded! Too much racial tension! Inconsiderate teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

I feel that Lancaster Hish is a pretty good school academically me, having two kids I find myself up there quite a bit to see their different events. But there are a couple of things I don't like. We only have Spanish as a subject and my children are fluent. So why do they need to take it? I feel they should have better performing atrs.Music is actually available I should say but I don't feel everyone is involved enough soo it has it's advantages and disadvantages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

this is not safe and they are talking about spliting the school in two and put freshman by themselves that is retarded.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

723

Change from
2012 to 2013

-13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

723

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

-13

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4 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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Algebra I

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

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%
Algebra II

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
31%
Earth Science

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
9%
English Language Arts

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

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
24%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
31%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
16%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
28%
Earth Science

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
World History

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

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
42%
Earth Science

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
English Language Arts

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
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50%
U.S. History

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

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
World History

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

2013

 
 
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0%

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51%

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students22%
Females24%
Males21%
African American22%
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Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino22%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
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Students with no reported disability23%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Males72%
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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females37%
Males44%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Males25%
African American0%
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Filipinon/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females57%
Males49%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Females23%
Males27%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
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Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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%
Females8%
Males26%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students36%
Females38%
Males34%
African American22%
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)44%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students23%
Females23%
Males23%
African American9%
Asiann/a
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)30%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students35%
Females33%
Males39%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students33%
Females15%
Males45%
African American10%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females56%
Males47%
African American41%
Asian42%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females5%
Males3%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate7%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students47%
Females43%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)40%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
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)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students47%
Females43%
Males50%
African American33%
Asian42%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state36%

World History

All Students26%
Females18%
Males35%
African American14%
Asian25%
Filipino21%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students7%
Females5%
Males8%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females8%
Males3%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipino0%
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate16%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females45%
Males38%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students40%
Females47%
Males27%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students31%
Females34%
Males29%
African American14%
Asiann/a
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Females55%
Males40%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students23%
Females16%
Males32%
African American11%
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)45%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students71%
Femalesn/a
Males88%
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)62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students44%
Females42%
Males46%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
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

English Language Arts

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

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

539 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students84%
Females87%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American73%
Asian67%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknown75%
Students with disability31%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner56%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students81%
Females81%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American65%
Asian67%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Economic Status Unknown62%
Students with disability27%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner63%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 44%
White 27%
Black 19%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Jose Barajas
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  • (661) 726-7694

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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44701 32nd Street West
Lancaster, CA 93536
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