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Millikan High School

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2011:
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Posted June 11, 2014

I liked hanging out with Friends and meeting new friends. And when i was getting ready for the big shot in history i was looking around the big gym and the students where happy that i made the big shot hear all over the school and i sure wish i could go back for to see all of the staff again real soon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2014

My daughter graduated newcomb and decided to come to Millikan. It was a big step since my baby was no longer a baby and was heading high school. However as she comes close to finalizing her 9th grade I am glad to have chose Millikan high school. The teachers always helped her. Explained this to her and even gave her extra credit when needed. Thank you Millikan teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Millikan is an outstanding high school. My daughter completed her freshman year in the QUEST program and loved it! Faculty is accessible and there are many opportunities for parental involvement. I strongly recommend MHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

I was very concerned about sending my son to such a large high school but Millikan has been amazing. Millikan and all of LB high schools deal with the huge student body with small learning communities which allow a student to be part of a smaller group. Students take classes within these groups and teachers are assigned to teach within these groups. My son is in QUEST - the high achieving/GATE program and he has just blossomed. I feel that his teachers know him and that his councilor knows him. This is true even with a student body of over 4000. I also must commend the SPED department. He is both gifted and disabled and they have been extremely supportive. I highly reccomend Millikan for any child who needs a strong academic program as well as a child who needs support. Great job Millikan. Can't wait to send son number 2 in a few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

The school is great BUT WAIT... Charging my child $2 everyday or every time they forget their student ID? NO NO NO NO This is a public school and my child does not have to pay even a dime for any school materials a law that was established back in 1879. BUT WAIT if my child forgets their book in one of their classes it is known that my child has to pay the teacher who is paid a salary $0.25 to rent a book in order to join that class, Well I am here to stop all these charges by a free public school in a free public school system. A child in a California Public School charged any such fees violates the California Constitution, which has provided for "free school" since 1879. Any school requiring students and families to pay for instructional materials is in violation of the free school guarantee! CHANGE YOUR POLICY TODAY OR THE ACLU WILL BE SEEING YOU IN LITIGATION.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

Strong academic programs, particularly QUEST. Great administrative leadership and excellent faculty. Safe and secure school with high expectations of its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

The Compass program is great! Very creative teachers encourage my ninth and tenth grade students to be thoughtful and innovative in finding ways to serve the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Teachers and staff are very helpfull. My PE Teacher Mr. Petkovic is the best. You never rest in his class. Just work, work, work, but results are there. Thanx for all the help!


Posted September 17, 2009

We joined Millikan last year and the staff had been very welcoming and kind. After a great tragedy in my family this year, every one there treated my sons with the honor they deserved at that time. The staff has been working with my teens to get them headed in the right education path..which is college! Thanks everyone for all you have done and all you will do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

I holenstly think as a student that is attending Millikan as we speak, well its summer so you know what I mean, that everyone that has written a negative comment doesnt know what they are talking about. They dont come here everyday and go to class with us. As far as the teachers not caring that is a load of crap, I was failing english and my teacher Mr. Benson, took time out of his scchedule before and after school to help me. I will agree that the principal is a total duch but just because of one persons stupidity y ou cant judge a hole school, as fat as the halls being too crowded what do you want it is high school, you arent going to find a high school with 5 kids in the hall ways. I kdont know how some parents expect the staff to make friends for
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2007

Well in my opinion I think that they have one of the best academic programs. The program that my daughter is in is great because the teacher actually take time with the students and engage in their students work. All their extracurricular activities are available. My daughter is very involved in her school sh is in the marching band, orchestra, cross country, and also the track team. She is also the president of two clubs on her campus. So I do think that their exta-curricular activities are available its just a matter on wether or not a student wants to take part. I think that the parents do take an active roll in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2006

Millikan was a wonderful school to attend! It always felt like the teachers truly cared. The friendships made there will last forever.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 23, 2006

Millikan High School is a great school for your child. Millikan teachers' mail goa is the success of the student. Teachers at RAMHI get to know your student and their individual needs. Millikan students graduate with a sense of pride and accomplishment ready to enter college. Millikan offers SLC's (Smaller Learning communities) so students can learn in a small school evnironment while having all of the benifits of a large school. Also, Millikan encourages parent involvement at home and on campus. They offer a website on which parents can read the daily bulliten and school newspaper, check grades, email teachers directly and get prompt responses, and learn more about the school. Also,Millikan offers many classes of the arts; instrumental, vocal, theater, photography, drawing and more. Millikan sports are open to every student. Millikan students can join student council, the principal advisory committe, or clubs to get involved. Visit: http://www.lbusd.k12.ca.us/millikan/index.htm
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2006

I have a grandson who went to Christian school for 8 years and now he is in the 9th grade he has decided to do his work at home with no one to follow up on if he gets his work done or not. How can this happen. Can we let our 14 year olds make that kind of decision? Is the school so busy that no one is following up on his work. He is missing out on so many things because he isn't at school associating with kids his own age. He decided to do this before he started school this year and no one stopped him. What can we do so children like him are not forgotten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Millikan is a great school with committed teachers and a wonderful staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Lack of interest from staff in helping a good kid with good grades adapt and fit into a new school. Heard mostly what she can't do, not what she can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

This school is up to date technology-wise thanks to extended funding from the E-rate programs.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 25, 2005

Millikan is the high school my two eldest daughters attended and graduated from in 2002 and 2004. Millikan is located in a nice neighborhood and it is attended by a racially diverse population. I believe the diversity was an advantage for my daughters. They each had friends from other races and thus became more informed about other cultures and also more compassionate. Millikan is a school that ends up taking on students from other schools that didn't maintain a 2.0 average. Millikan is quite crowded, my daughters both complained about how difficult it was simply trying to walk to class. My eldest daughter was in the GATE program at Millikan, called Quest. She seemed to really enjoy the Quest teachers. I sometimes worried that she was receiving more work, and maybe she would have benefited from more enrichment. The drama and music departments are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

This school has average staff, with average programs. Students appear to be motiviated, but most ood students would rather attend POly High School downtown.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2004

my son is currently a junior at Millikan High, he has had nothing but success. He is in the top 10%in the class rank. And boy is he ready for college!
—Submitted by a parent


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771

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2012 to 2013

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API score

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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Earth Science

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

792 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

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

962 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
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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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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
31%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

736 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Earth Science

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

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14%
English Language Arts

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

925 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
12%

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.

926 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%
World History

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

962 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
14%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
11%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
6%
English Language Arts

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

912 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
8%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
58%
U.S. History

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

903 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
World History

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

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25%

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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 Students18%
Females18%
Males18%
African American9%
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Hispanic or Latino15%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate35%
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students88%
Females85%
Males91%
African American88%
Asian92%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
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Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state92%

Earth Science

All Students41%
Females34%
Males47%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state33%

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females67%
Males65%
African American57%
Asian91%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males9%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability11%
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English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students30%
Females28%
Males33%
African American26%
Asian58%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state12%

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 Students5%
Females4%
Males6%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state4%

Algebra II

All Students31%
Females27%
Males36%
African American13%
Asian38%
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students37%
Females32%
Males43%
African American50%
Asian50%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state23%

Chemistry

All Students56%
Females49%
Males67%
African American36%
Asian64%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Earth Science

All Students12%
Femalesn/a
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
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 Students55%
Females55%
Males54%
African American51%
Asian70%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females3%
Males14%
African American3%
Asian9%
Filipino0%
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate11%
Parent education - declined to state4%

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
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

Science

All Students55%
Females51%
Males59%
African American56%
Asian78%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state33%

World History

All Students42%
Females34%
Males50%
African American37%
Asian59%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students5%
Females3%
Males7%
African Americann/a
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

Algebra II

All Students4%
Females1%
Males8%
African American3%
Asiann/a
Filipino13%
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)4%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate3%
Parent education - declined to state2%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students32%
Females30%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Chemistry

All Students14%
Females14%
Males15%
African American5%
Asian20%
Filipino6%
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate28%
Parent education - declined to state11%

Earth Science

All Students8%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
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 disability8%
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 Students53%
Females58%
Males47%
African American49%
Asian64%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females8%
Males5%
African American0%
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students43%
Females41%
Males46%
African American32%
Asian50%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state19%

Physics

All Students81%
Females77%
Males85%
African American57%
Asian79%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state65%

U.S. History

All Students54%
Females51%
Males56%
African American50%
Asian59%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state28%

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.

998 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

995 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females89%
Males83%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American81%
Asian93%
Filipino97%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner44%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females88%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American80%
Asian95%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state83%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability43%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner56%
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 State average
Hispanic 57% 52%
White 26% 26%
Black 9% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 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
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Graphics

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
  • Jeffrey Cornejo
Fax number
  • (562) 425-1151

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
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
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Graphics
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