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Jordan High School

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Posted October 31, 2011

Its good to hear that the school has improved over the years. When outcast, Gary Graves, became vice principal at that school, it began to go downhill. In fact, the regular school principle was every bit as wimpy as he looked which meant they didn't care about having a professional staff overall.


Posted April 14, 2011

Jordan High School of Long Beach has so much to offer all students - don't listen to the "hype". Rumors of violence and safety issues are COMPLETELY FALSE. The environment is nothing short of perfection... students really CAN learn in their "own" comfort zone. At Jordan, students are praised for their efforts and achievements, motivated for higher learning. J-Town, (as Jordan is fondly referred to) is # 1, and so is the lady who makes it all happen - Principal Rosalind Morgan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

Great students who really want to learn and be treated with the respect they deserve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2010

I am a parent of a senior and I have to admit I was one of those going crazy when my daughter didn't get accepted to any other high school.in my mind there was no way my daughter was going to Jordan! I had heard so many bad coments & not a single good thing about it. I did everything I could to get a transfer and put her on every waiting list but it was impossible. Well to make things short, Jordan is not any diferent from any other school it actually has less violence then the so called good schools and academicly offers very good programs. The students succed if they want to and if the parents are involved if not it doesn't matter what school they go to. I'm now proud to say my daughter goes to J-Town and it is not ghetto!!! It's the real world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

I am a senior at Jordan, and I have to say that my 4 years at Jordan have been great!!! Jordan offers an awesome international program called International Baccalureate, which I am a part of. It is widely respected by top universities, and many countries offer this program at their schools!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2007

im a student attending jordan and i am proud to say that im going to jordan. i can really care less what other people think. jordan has very good academic programs for there students for instance AIMS and IB. The people in this programs can tell you that they learn a lot that to the teacher and even though they don't like things they have to do they still do it and benefit from it and learn a lot. and the students in aims get to go to a real hospital and work as an intern and learn a lot from the hospital.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2007

I am a former student class of 2004.If your looking for a school with choices i would choose j-town.Rather it be academic, athletic, or even entertainment this is the place to be. There's no need to shelter your children from the real world because there's nothing different going on here than outside your home. If your looking to teach your kid how to make it in the real world jordan is the place to be. Miss Miller you rock and everyone knows good job and continue to give your blessings to generations to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

Quality begets quality. This school has great potential to deliver quality education to students. However, security elects to let many things go that shouldn't and most of the parent involvement is a pathetic farce. Only four of 220 parents show up at Open house for each teacher. The teachers are dedicated and passionate about meeting the student needs, but are undermined by administration and security by not addressing behavior issues that interrupt teaching/learning. Students (and some teachers) who don't care and end up multiplying the problems are destroying the morale of the many students trying desperately to learn. Unfortunately, much time is taken from the teaching to address behavior, and high-scoring students who graduate with honors still lack competent literacy and critical thinking skills. JHS teachers need support and involvement from parents, administration, and security before burning out. Parents get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

I went to Jordan for 4 years and I didn't have any problems. No school is perfect. Every school has its flaws. I graduated with honors from Jordan and am proud to say I graduated from this school. There are some things that I would change. As for the neighborhood for the people who complimented on it. have you ever lived in our neighborhood? Do you know what its really like? Probably not. So please only say something if you know facts. But of course everyone's entitled to their opinion.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2004

Jordan is a very diverse school that works at improving the education of all students who attend. It is a very large school with over 4000 students. The Freshman Academy is a great place for 9th graders to start high school. The school has a very dedicated staff who are constantly trying to find new ways to improve instruction for their students. The AIMS and IB magnet programs are top notch. Both programs provide students excellent post high school opportunities.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted May 4, 2004

Although earlier in the school year there were communication breakdowns between staff, administration, and teachers-the 2 co-principals have made great strides in closing the gap with parent meetings and by mailing school updates and testing/start time schedules. This helps parents like myself keep track of my student's daily activities. It also keeps me updated on changes in schedules, finals/testing schedules, holidays, etc. Prior to this, the only info coming home was the report cards. The principals, counselers, and most of the staff are making concerted efforts to maintain contact w/parents, which enhances the teacher/parent relationship!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

I was a student @ Jordan H.S for 3 and 1/2 years and for that time I was in the magnent program aspiration in medical services (AIMS) and it was a very wonderful experience because I was not treated like just any student I was terated like my future mattered.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 19, 2003

i am a senior at jordan right now, and i can say that it is a great school. i am in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and i have the best teachers and counselos, although this month we had a riot and we've been getting searched with metal detectors everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2003

I attended Jordan for four years. I believe that Jordan is one of the best schools in Long Beach. They have many programs there for all students. Jordan teachers are very helpful and are always teaching to the best of their ablity. The teachers at Jordan also cares about their students. If student wasn't doing so well in a class, their teacher would help them the best way they could by giving them after school tutoring, so that student could pass and also understand the material better. Jordan is also a safe environment to go to school. I have never feared any of my schoolmates for any reasons while going to school there (and I hung around many different types of people). Jordan has also had many students to graduate with many scholorships offers to some of the best colleges. For example, Cal State Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, Bakerfield University, University of Missouri, UCLA, USC, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Fresno University, etc. I enjoyed going to school at Jordan I felt that I had learned alot while I was there as well. My graduation ceremony was both exciting and sad. I was happy to graduate from Jordan instead of graduating from any other school. Go Pathers!!!


Posted September 13, 2003

I am going to Jordan right now being my junior year and i think it's a great school! everybody that thinks this is a bad school, they're wrong. well that's my opinion. if you don't mess with nobody they won't mess with you. just don't try to find a fight and you'll be good for the 4 years you're there.


Posted September 12, 2003

I'm not a parent, I attended jordan in 1999-2001 I really enjoyed the school, everything bad you hear are rumors. Most of the staff and teachers are great. A place is what you make of it.


Posted August 26, 2003

I attended Jordan 5 years ago and I never got messed with. Yeah there were some bullies there, but what school don't have some. At this time, I have 3 siblings going to that school and they love it. The success of your children depend on them and the eager they have to learn new things everyday.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

I am not a parent, however; being a teacher at Jordan HS for over 6 years has made me realize that kids are kids no matter where they are from. Jordan is a 'melting pot' where students of all backgrounds hang out together, and are educated together. I believe that more parent envolvement will help to improve Jordan HS even more!! Please come out and visit our campus and academies before you prejudge us!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 22, 2003

I would just like to say that I attended Jordan six years ago and never got threaten or beat up and I'm White. So parents really should base whether their children go to this school based on rumors they or [their] children hear.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

My daughter has learned a lot at Jordan High School. I believe it's a great school besides all the bad things they say about it.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

648

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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648

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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.
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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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12%

2011

 
 
6%

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7%
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.

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

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16%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
15%
Earth Science

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
32%
English Language Arts

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

895 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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5%

2011

 
 
0%

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5%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
9%

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8%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
27%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

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19%

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16%

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15%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

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26%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
11%
Earth Science

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
15%
English Language Arts

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

849 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
22%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

2012

 
 
8%

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7%

2010

 
 
5%
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.

837 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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21%

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22%

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23%

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20%
World History

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

841 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

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35%

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25%

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21%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
7%

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4%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
10%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
22%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
14%
Earth Science

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
15%
English Language Arts

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

819 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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26%

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18%

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23%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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5%

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2%

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2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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19%

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14%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
13%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

812 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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31%

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21%

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19%
World History

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

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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

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Males9%
African American9%
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Pacific Islander23%
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students15%
Females13%
Males16%
African American14%
Asian35%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander14%
Samoan15%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Earth Science

All Students26%
Females21%
Males32%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females43%
Males31%
African American32%
Asian65%
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander38%
Samoan27%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state32%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females9%
Males11%
African American4%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Geometry

All Students22%
Females20%
Males23%
African American18%
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

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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 Students6%
Females7%
Males5%
African American5%
Asian7%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Algebra II

All Students23%
Females19%
Males30%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students15%
Females17%
Males11%
African American10%
Asian6%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
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 disadvantaged11%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Chemistry

All Students15%
Females11%
Males19%
African American7%
Asian14%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

Earth Science

All Students32%
Females23%
Males37%
African American23%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Females27%
Males22%
African American21%
Asian20%
Filipino36%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander16%
Samoan15%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Geometry

All Students10%
Females10%
Males10%
African American6%
Asian13%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

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
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

Science

All Students21%
Females18%
Males23%
African American16%
Asian20%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander16%
Samoan15%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to state14%

World History

All Students22%
Females19%
Males25%
African American15%
Asian22%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander11%
Samoan8%
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state18%
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 Students4%
Females0%
Males7%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students7%
Females3%
Males12%
African American2%
Asian18%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students20%
Females21%
Males19%
African American17%
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 disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Chemistry

All Students14%
Females12%
Males17%
African American12%
Asian20%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Earth Science

All Students22%
Females17%
Males26%
African American14%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

English Language Arts

All Students22%
Females25%
Males19%
African American19%
Asian30%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander17%
Samoan14%
Other Pacific Islander18%
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females3%
Males10%
African American3%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
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 disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

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

All Students19%
Females20%
Males17%
African American7%
Asian19%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Physics

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

U.S. History

All Students26%
Females22%
Males29%
African American20%
Asian49%
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander17%
Samoan23%
Other Pacific Islander9%
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

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.

866 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

870 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students64%
Females70%
Males56%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American57%
Asian63%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander74%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Economic Status Unknown61%
Students with disability16%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner30%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students72%
Females74%
Males70%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American65%
Asian72%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander84%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Economic Status Unknown64%
Students with disability20%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
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 67%
Black 22%
Asian 4%
White 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
English language learners 22%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

Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

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
  • Shawn Ashley
Fax number
  • (562) 422-9091

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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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

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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6500 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805
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