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Renaissance High School For The Arts

Public | 9-12 | 487 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2013

Renaissance school of the arts is a great choice for children interested in the arts as well as a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2011

My daughter has not missed a day of school here. She loves it so much that she goes every day. We have a drive to get her there but it is so worth it. To have a school that your child loves so much she never wants to miss a day tells a story all by itself. I wish all the school would copy this school so that all our children could have this wonderful experience. Thank you Renaissance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

We have a senior at CAMS and a freshman at Renaissance, #1 & #2 in LBUSD API scores respectively. The difference between the two couldn't be more pronounced. CAMS is fraught with unnecessarily stressful situations for the students, not from the curriculum, but rather from a certain lack of involvement and coordination on the part of some teachers and administrators. Renaissance is extraordinarily nurturing while maintaining a stringent and focused curriculum. We feel our CAMS student has survived, while our Renaissance student is thriving. Just a brief campus visit to both schools will be enlightening. Both schools are difficult to get into. As far as we're concerned, only Renaissance is worth the trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

Renaissance is a relatively young high school - started in the fall of 2004. My daughter was a member of that first class graduating in 2008. I have another daughter that is graduating in 2011. From the start , I could tell the school was special. Teachers, administrators and support staff were then and are now fully engaged. Each year test scores have improved and Renaissance is now one of the top schools in the state. Artistic expression is encouraged -just visit the campus and you'll see... I have been involved with the parent group since the beginning in 2005. However more parents need to be engaged to help support the students and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

Renaissance truly is a gem of a school! The small community of students who love artistic expression, encouraging teachers who know and support the kids, and a principal who is completely on his game make this the place to go! Renaissance had the highest API scores of any high school in Long Beach and the commitment shows. Note that the program providing child care for teen moms (from several schools in the area) has been cut as of fall 2011. My daughter is extremely happy here (no drama except what's taught in class!) and plenty of opportunities for artistic and academic exploration. I am a very happy parent! I do wish more parents would get involved, though -- there is so much we can do to support this amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

Great for Art students, hard to get into. They only accepted 150 kids this year, my daughter did not get in. Oh well. They also have a special program for teenage moms and their kids, don't know if that's good or bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

I am a freshmen at renaissance and i absolutely love it there! yes it is small but that doesnt matter to me. At least you dont get lost:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2008

im currently a freshmen at RHSA. it's a small school therefore each student gets more attention, academic and art wise. they have a really great curriculum and they offer bunch of art opportunities that other long beach schools don't offer. like piano, theater, dance etc...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2008

This is the jewel of LBUSD. I am so happy with all of the support for students, the rigorous curriculum, the awesome teachers... and great students and parents too! The talent is amazing!! You must see one of their productions or visit their gallery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

I am a student at RHSA and i absolutley love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2007

To say I had qualms about allowing my 16 yr old daughter to move with her older sister to Long Beach from Orange County is to put it mildly. One of the stipulations was finding an excellent school. She did this by finding Renaissance high. They embraced her, and she gave back to them. There is simply no comparable school for artistic students in Orange or LA County. I give High Points, for excellent teaching, multiple creative outlets, and acceptance of a diversity of dramatic and high-spirited students. I was so proud of my daughter as she graduated this year with acclaim and honor. This school will grow in leaps and bounds in the years to come, and my child (and her mom) will always be proud to say she graduated from Renaissance high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

My son has been at Renaissance for two years now. He is thriving in the theatre arts program and he is doing better academically than he ever has before. The classes are challenging and the teachers have high expectations, however, there are plenty of interventions and personalized attention available so students can succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

My daughter is a 9th grader at this awsome school.I highly reccomend it to anyone. Tina
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This is a wonderful high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

My nephew is a Freshman @ the school and he once angain enjoys going to school. He is motivated and really talks about his teachers. I have attended PTA meetings and they have some awesome ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I love Renaissance High School. It's like being in a small private school. My daughters math teacher does tutoring after school and helps her alot with her math and encourages her. So this year she is doing so much better. Because the school is small they give alot more one on one in the classrooms. I love the art classes for her and she is excelling in everything. Because it is an art school there use art for other classes as well. Which piques her interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2003

This school is wonderful because it allows expression.


Posted July 21, 2003

As principal of this wonderful high school, I am pleased to be working with such dedicated and high quality teachers. In our third year, Renaissance will be focusing on developing a parent base. Although Renaissance does not offer sports at the high school, an outstanding performing and visual arts program is being developed. Our students get personalized attention. Renaissance has only 700 students. The school year of 2003-2004 will be fantastic. At this time we are full, but spots do occasionally open up.


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This school's
API score

826

Change from
2012 to 2013

+10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

826

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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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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8 / 10

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

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

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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78%

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69%

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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

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17%

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19%

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11%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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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.

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Algebra II

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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28%

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17%

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8%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

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51%

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33%

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43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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33%

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55%

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30%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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60%

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61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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14%

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4%

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10%

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

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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58%

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51%

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50%
World History

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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47%

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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23%

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32%

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8%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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44%

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37%

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27%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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62%

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67%

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48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

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30%

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24%

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8%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

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52%

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43%

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31%
U.S. History

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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62%

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61%

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45%
World History

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

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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

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Parent education - high school graduate33%
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Parent education - college graduate63%
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English Language Arts

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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate78%
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Geometry

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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate47%
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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

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Algebra II

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Males29%
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Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
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Students with no reported disability33%
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Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students67%
Females71%
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 disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students24%
Females25%
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 disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
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

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females76%
Males82%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students14%
Females19%
Malesn/a
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
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English learnern/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females61%
Males70%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students45%
Females41%
Males58%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
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 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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students23%
Females14%
Males36%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All 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
Not 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

Chemistry

All Students49%
Females36%
Males77%
African American44%
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)58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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
Not 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 Students66%
Females65%
Males71%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students9%
Females6%
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
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
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 graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students24%
Females14%
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 disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students18%
Females0%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
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 graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students69%
Females66%
Males76%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate84%
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
Not 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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students98%
Females98%
Males97%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American97%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females93%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American92%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 44%
Black 31%
White 17%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 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 2%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Quentin Brown
Fax number
  • (562) 435-7147

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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235 East Eighth Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
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