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Thomas Jefferson Senior High School

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Posted February 14, 2014

This school doesn't prepare student to be college ready. There are very few teachers that do invest on the students education. As well, teachers who don't care enough to teach students that all they have students do is read from textbooks and answer a few questions and your done for the day. But, it is not just teachers, its the counselors, administration, and the district who need to invest on giving students the right tools. Students are not left behind, the majority don't care about continuing or pursuing higher education. Only a few of the students care and those students are deprived and striped out of having a the right level of education. Having students wear uniforms, and more authority over these students is not the solution to bigger issues here. Parents and students have to take charge and demand better educational services and teachers, counselors, and the administrators have to work together to meet goals. This school would improve a lot if the school policies, the educational system, and the management of the school's money changes to better the way teachers teach, counselors advise, and students grasp of knowledge.


Posted August 16, 2012

Really bad school! Was a student at this school and there were a couple of good teachers but where the problem really is, is with the counselors and administration. The students need strong leadership so that they don't end up being another statistic and unfortunately this school is not there.


Posted July 15, 2011

bad school ! very bad,horrible do not send your children here this place is overall bad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

This school has its up's and downs... I agree this school has teachers & staff that do not care about students learning and only care about the cash. Still their are teachers and do and a great teachers. The uniform policy i disagree. If we wore a uniform it would not match with the school color which is green & gold. Wheres the school spirit? This school has improved since 2005. Not many fights going on now a days and i call that an improvement from the past riots. All i would like is for the adults in school, no the district would allow for students to participate in debates on subjects about, like this new news about Jefferson become a charter school. apart from that this school is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2006

This school needs a lot of improvement. It needs courageous teachers and staff who actually care about the students learning and not just a paycheck.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 28, 2005

Thomas jefferson is a wonderful school. I am unhappy with the ethnic break down of the school and the state scores but I think they can inprove this with time.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 6, 2005

My sister attends to this school I think that the policy for uniforms is a great idea. There will be more respect not only between students but also in the teachers. this new policy will reform the school and put it back in shape in no time. this rule should be apply in every school startin from K-all the way to 12 so that students dont get out of control like they have been at this school that last couple of times.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 6, 2005

With all the fighting these days and increased police patrolling, the school seems to be in dire need of facilitated dialogue beyond with the mayor- between students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 5, 2005

The Principal has done an exceptional job in the four years that he has been there.
—Submitted by a teacher


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API score

601

Change from
2012 to 2013

+12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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601

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Algebra I

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
0%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
English Language Arts

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
15%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
6%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
6%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
3%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
1%
Algebra II

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
0%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
6%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
7%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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English Language Arts

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

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
9%
World History

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
4%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
10%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
1%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
10%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
13%
World History

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
0%
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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Females9%
Males12%
African American0%
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Hispanic or Latino12%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
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 state10%

Algebra II

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Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

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Females16%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students29%
Females31%
Males29%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students19%
Females21%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
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 state21%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students15%
Females14%
Males16%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Physics

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World History

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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 state0%
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 Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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 state5%

Algebra II

All Students1%
Females2%
Males2%
African American0%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented20%
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
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 state1%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students14%
Females10%
Males16%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
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 state13%

Chemistry

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Females5%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
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 state6%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students22%
Females25%
Males20%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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 state0%

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 Students24%
Females20%
Males26%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

World History

All Students15%
Females11%
Males19%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

Algebra II

All Students1%
Females0%
Males1%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability1%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 state2%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students8%
Females6%
Males10%
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 disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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 state12%

Chemistry

All Students13%
Females8%
Males17%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
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 state13%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students20%
Females20%
Males21%
African American6%
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Geometry

All Students2%
Females4%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 state4%

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

All Students8%
Females0%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented18%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
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 state12%

Physics

All Students50%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school 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 Students18%
Females17%
Males21%
African American5%
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 disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

World History

All Students9%
Females8%
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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 state11%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students58%
Females64%
Males53%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability9%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner16%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students65%
Females63%
Males65%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability22%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner37%
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 92% 52%
Black 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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71%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
76%
 

Students

This school

 
67%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
73%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
67%
 

Employees

This school

 
79%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
53%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
62%
 

Students

This school

 
46%
 

Employees

This school

 
51%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
64%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
65%
 

Employees

This school

 
62%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
68%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
68%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents323%
Students47234%
Employees3923%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Michael Taft
Fax number
  • (323) 231-4755

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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