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Milpitas High School

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 2, 2014

I don't really like anything about this school except for the technology and football program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2013

I think this place rocks, with the exception of a couple of teachers. Cheryl Rivera ROCKS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

This is a good school. Great teachers and awesome Principal. This school has 2012 API of 825 and progressive improving year over year. I love this school and it is in a great location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

I love the facilty and staff that are at MHS. I love the way the teachers teach you. Also the campus is safe!!1
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2011

Looks like things are getting better. It went from 7 to 8. People that I know went here are doing good in life.


Posted December 15, 2009

Great all around school. Excellent academics and athletics. Great for all around educational experience and personal growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

this school provides a great learning environment for my children, and that the kids are like family and help each other out with school work and everyday stressors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

I loved Milpitas High School! Being the large school that it is, since it's the only high school in town, I still had a rewarding and memorable experience. The school tries their best to reduce class sizes, and their efforts are more than substantial considering major budget cuts. If you don't like the idea, send your kids to private. Both the AP teachers and those that teach electives or regular classes are knowledgeable. In terms of administration (Chuck Gary, Ken Schlaff..attendance), they are easy to contact and are very helpful in dealing with matters, as are the counselors (Beth Harke for instance) I mean, as a student, I think that the parents who complain are those who don't let their children experience high school to its full extent. Encourage your children to become involved, tell them to utilize the available resources in addition to maintaining academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2007

I had a very positive experience while attending Milpitas High. It offers plenty of clubs, extra-curricular activities, and a strong atheletic program that students can partake in if they want to get involved. There are many of AP courses taught by qualified teachers. The counselors were very helpful and ecnouraging. However, considering the large size of the campus, there was a lack of parent involvement. I was part ot the PTSA for some time, and there were not a lot of parents who showed up at meetings and events targeted for parents. However, those that did dedicate their time to school were passionate and were at a majority of the school functions. The principal was very approachable and friendly.. It is a melting pot for diversity. I don't believe that overall test scores reflect the student body-- a majority of my class went on to prestigious universities and community colleges.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2007

Principal and Counselor are great supporter when students' need academic support. Most teachers are very responsive to parent's inquiries, but there's also a few would never return phone call or email.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

Milpitas high school is awesome most of the teachers are friendly and great. Besides some teachers, MHS is awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2007

As a parent and educator, I am appaled at the low quality of educational programs, standards, expectations, and results in standard test scores for MHS. Don't blame these on 'ethnic diversity.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

I think the principal just cares about his reputation in the community and doesn't take care of the school. There's no communication among the teachers. I'll ask my kid's teachers about cell phone policy, attendance policy, and get 6 different answers! Also, the discipline here is nearly non-existent. I'm switching my kids to a private school. They do have a great band program though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

good school. nice sports activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2006

Okay school. Some teachers good, some bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2006

Many choices of classes to choose from. Most teachers are pretty good. Very good science dept. Large campus is good so that it can prepare you for college. Also, I think larger class sizes can teacher students how to become more independent and work for themselves. There is plenty of help if your child needs it. Overall, it is a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

Academics -Milpitas HS is a wonderful academic institution that encourages all their graduates to attend college. Most end up attending a UC such as UC Berkeley or UC Davis however we do have years with outstanding students who go to more prestigious schools such as Stanford or MIT. -The school offers many AP and Honors classes to prepare you for college and I think a lot of students take advantage of it. -I am a student at UC Davis now and I think that Milpitas HS has really helped me prepare for the rigors of college. Extracurriculars -We had a fantastic football program the year that I played for Milpitas however the program has seemed to take a nose dive since then. -There are tons of programs that students can get involved in including honors societies and social clubs. Parent involvement -I can't comment on this because I don't really know for sure.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2005

This school is good, the students all have a great form of salutation toward visiting people. I have three daughters who have attended this school, they all are leading their lives successfully now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

My son is a freshmen, so this year he needs the proper guidance to do well in advancing to each new level for the years to come. I am not impressed with the way the first semester started out. The first Orientation they had during school was a big mix up for alot of the kids. The class he was in before attending the orientation did not specify if he should return to the same class or go on to the next period. He received his first cut along with half of the other students in his class. What a great way to get started. When I asked the Teacher why this happened the reply was, 'I thought they all knew what to do.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2004

I am a Freshman in Milpitas High School, and in teenage terms... it rocks. The teachers are awesome; supportive, encouraging, and disciplined. I'm taking part in an Art Exploration class, and my teacher is very enthusiastic to see our work, and never judges them. Everyone is artistic, according to her, and this helps boosts my fellow classmates' self-esteem and for me as well. Our parents learn about how we, the students, are currently doing through PTSA (parent teacher student association), and what we need to improve on. This gives parents a great opportunity to learn what their child's interests are and possibly (and hopefully) motivate them to pursue future goals. Well, that ends my rating for this wonderful school, and I hope other students such as me will decide to go to Milpitas High School. Hope to see you soon!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

830

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

830

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

+5

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

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

5 / 10

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

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

657 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

716 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
3%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
31%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

705 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

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

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

695 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
World History

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

707 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
10%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
25%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

665 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
16%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
U.S. History

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

660 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
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

All Students15%
Females11%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Filipino16%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students86%
Females89%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipino84%
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 disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students63%
Females66%
Males59%
African American33%
Asian80%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Earth Science

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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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females80%
Males72%
African American59%
Asian85%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state78%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Femalesn/a
Males15%
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 disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner15%
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

Geometry

All Students50%
Females48%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipino37%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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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
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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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
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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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

Algebra I

All Students13%
Females20%
Males5%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
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 Students44%
Females43%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
Filipino24%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students23%
Females15%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asian28%
Filipino29%
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 disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students55%
Females52%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian66%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females68%
Males66%
African American48%
Asian79%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state74%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females4%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asian13%
Filipino9%
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students88%
Females88%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
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 disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students68%
Females64%
Males72%
African American41%
Asian81%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state77%

World History

All Students58%
Females52%
Males64%
African American26%
Asian73%
Filipino54%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state59%
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 Students12%
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 disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
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 Students12%
Females7%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asian24%
Filipino11%
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students84%
Females90%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipino83%
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 disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students46%
Females50%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipino13%
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 disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Females70%
Males65%
African American41%
Asian78%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state70%

Geometry

All Students15%
Females7%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino7%
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 disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students59%
Females52%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipino39%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Physics

All Students66%
Females63%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students65%
Females62%
Males67%
African American37%
Asian75%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state57%

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.

759 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

758 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students89%
Females90%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American81%
Asian93%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability32%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females92%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American88%
Asian98%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to state91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown90%
Students with disability46%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner74%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 43%
Hispanic 19%
White 8%
Black 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/AN/A
English language learners 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Milpitas, CA 95035
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