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Capistrano Valley High School

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Posted August 25, 2013

I'm giving my school an above average rating because this school offers a variety of classes ranging from Marine Biology to AP Art History. This school offers alot more classes than other schools in the area, but my problem with this school is that I don't feel challenged. No one pushes you to your potential. There are so many smart kids at my school who don't know it because either they're not motivated or not being pushed hard enough. Other than that it's a pretty good school, all the teachers are nice and it's a very easy going school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2011

I went to Capo in the late 80's. I was very intelligent, but was one of the students that fell through the cracks and dropped out. The school officials knew I was struggling with issues at home, but there was very little outreach to me. School should have been a sanctuary, a refuge from my crazy life, but it wasn't. As for the academic material, many of my classes were about memorizing information for tests - which I promptly forgot if I even bothered at all - there was zero critical thinking. I was the invisible and troubled child in the room that was never engaged. I ended up taking the GED the year after I should have graduated. There were quite a few students like me that you will never hear about, but we existed then and probably still do now. I went on to carry a 3.9 GPA in college and a successful career, so my story has a happy ending - but I know there are ones who aren't as lucky.


Posted September 16, 2009

I went to Capo, as well as my older sister and younger brother! All three of my boys went to capo, my youngest is a senior this year! Gotta love Capo! Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

Although my kids did not do particularly well in his class -- because it's tough and the students are required to think in depth about what they write -- they agree that Dr. Corbett was the best teacher they ever had. I'm glad he will not change his teaching style and will say the things that need to be said in order to help students develop into independent critical thinkers instead of automatons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

CVHS is really an amazing school that is a source of pride here in Mission Viejo. The biggest gem is the guidance department. My son's academic advisor did everything should could to take care of my son and he will be attending UC Berkeley next year after a great educational experience in the AP Program at this school. CVHS is unique because it has the IB Program as well, and my son took certificate classes from IB in Spanish and Physics. Many of the full diploma IB students are going off to amazing schools. Off the top of my head, there are graduates this year attending Stanford, Harvard, Penn, Washington University St. Louis, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Rice, Georgetown, Columbia, etc... The facilities are kept in great condition for an older school and a new theater will be built next year and open in 2010. Administration is great. Go Cougars!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I am a parent of a Freshman at Capo and am thrilled my daughter is attending this school! The academics are challenging, the teachers are motivated to teach, and the Principal takes an active interest in the students. I've also received wonderful support from the Guidance dept.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

The school is very excellent. But the administration at lunch, could be a little laid back. The Basketball team will go far if they acheive their goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

My daughter is a senior at Capo and loves all the programs available. The administration walks around at lunch and break to associate with the students. The guidance counselors are fabulous. They are one of the few schools that has an IB program. There is a great community college across the street if that is the route your student will be taking. They have a great food service and the office is very organized and knows about the programs going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

This school has done wonders for my daughter. She has so many opportunities at capo that I never would've believed existed. She loves its motivating atmosphere and the stimulating teachers. Capo is a great school for all students alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2008

This school shows complete commitment to the students and both of my daughters are receiving an excellent education. A few classes are overcrowded, but overall most classes seem to have about 25-30 students. The teachers are very nice and sincere and work really hard for the students. The school has great clubs like the National Honor Society, Cougars for Character, and CSF and ieven though my kids aren't in AP or IB they are still doing fine. They hope to go to Arizojna State.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

My son had an excellent time on the track program at CVHS and got looked at by good colleges. He is now attending Northwestern University and thanks Capo Valley for the quality of education he was given in the Advanced placement classes at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

This school has been wonderful for my child. She has recieved an excellent education from the school's rich AP program, although she did not take advantage of IB at the school. The AP class teachers were excellent and the school spirit was vibant. Everywhere you go in East Mission Viejo there are CV bumper stickers. The school student body is diverse and accepts all cultures and the sport teams were good. My child recieved varsity letters for track and field and is applying to UCLA, USC, and UCSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

I have been pleased to see my child grow at the school into a great young individual. The school has an excellent advanced/honors program and is also good in sports. My daughter is a varsity basketball athlete and the team had a good season. My daughter is currently applying to UCLA, USC, UCSD, and Arizona State and is thankful for the good AP teachers she had sophomore and junior year. The teachers prepared her very well and she passed all her exams. The students are very accepting here and appreciate diversity and understanding others. Some of the students are consumed with material things like BMW's and expensive clothes, but most seem like good humble Mission Viejo kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2006

Strong AP program which has been impacted by last year's establishment of an IB program. Dual AP/IB classes have been developed to support the IB, yet impact preparation of students for AP exams. We are not pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

I believe that Capistrano Valley is a fine school. The academic programs are on a high level. They offer AP classes and most recently a great addition, IB classes. There are numerous clubs to get involved with that encourage interactment with the community. I am satisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

Our student is a new 9th grader. My comment is on the lack of counselors or guidance program in this district. There is no attempt to ensure that students have help in learning how to learn, learning about the world of work, learning to get along with others or learning to lead a balanced, healthy life. Academic achievement is meaningless to students who have no long-range plan, no advocate to help them navigate a complex system and no help with understanding the relevance of their schooling. This is a huge deficit. This lack of student support effects students, teachers and parents. What a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

This high school is excellent if your child is placed in the honors track. Both my husband and I graduted from here ten years ago and we have bachelors and masters degrees from ivy leagues and were very well prepared. My younger siblings just gradutaed from here as well and are going to Berkeley. Excellent AP classes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2005

This is a large but well rounded school. They care a lot about the students, though at times I felt like a number rather than a name. Overall a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2005

As a parent of a new incoming student, I feel sort of backed against a wall when we have no choice but to go to this school. It's pretty sad when we are forced to go to a school that is twice the distance from our nearest high school which is Mission Viejo high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

People at this school are very nice and have fun and enjoy their school day. Their football team is becoming very good due to new head coach Biehn.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

846

Change from
2012 to 2013

+9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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Algebra I

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
57%
Algebra II

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Earth Science

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
41%
English Language Arts

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

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
21%
Algebra II

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
37%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Earth Science

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
30%
English Language Arts

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

640 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

640 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
World History

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

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
6%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
Earth Science

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
English Language Arts

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

582 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

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

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
U.S. History

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

593 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
World History

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

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Females51%
Males48%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
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Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Algebra II

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Females100%
Males99%
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Asian100%
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Samoann/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state96%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students87%
Females83%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state83%

Earth Science

All Students26%
Females17%
Males34%
African Americann/a
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)45%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state26%

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females81%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state76%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students18%
Females10%
Males24%
African Americann/a
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)29%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Geometry

All Students65%
Females60%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students89%
Females87%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state72%
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 Students8%
Females13%
Males4%
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)7%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

Algebra II

All Students49%
Females59%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students52%
Females48%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Chemistry

All Students58%
Females60%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Earth Science

All Students35%
Femalesn/a
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
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 Students71%
Females73%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Geometry

All Students22%
Females15%
Males29%
African Americann/a
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)22%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state10%

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

All Students71%
Females64%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
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)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
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 graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Science

All Students75%
Females72%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state71%

World History

All Students60%
Females54%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state58%
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 Students19%
Females7%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
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 Students11%
Females12%
Males9%
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)12%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to state8%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students72%
Females69%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females24%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
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)18%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Earth Science

All Students80%
Females76%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state81%

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females71%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females8%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
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)9%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

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

All Students72%
Females67%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Physics

All Students83%
Females78%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state91%

U.S. History

All Students76%
Females74%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state71%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

664 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

664 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students92%
Females93%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner37%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students91%
Females91%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
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
White 59% 26%
Hispanic 28% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 11%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Kevin Astor
Fax number
  • (949) 347-1298

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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