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Mission Viejo High School

Public | 9-12 | 2782 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 13, 2013

Mission is truly a great school. It has the strongest selection of highly acclaimed programs in Orange County like the IB program, the Agriculture Program, Athletic Program, Performing Arts Program, and Model United Nations program. There are great opportunities for students to get involved and receive some amazing training and experiences in these outstanding areas. Also - the teaching staff in general is very supportive, communicates well with parents, and works well with students who are having problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Our family has had the most amazing 'ride' while at MVHS. The education has been over the top impressive, the teachers and administration first class, the people we have met along the way, priceless. Our kids have made life long friendships. Our kids have gone on to major Colleges with confidence and pride. We are so grateful. Thank you MVHS for everything! Truly an outstanding institution! A+!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

While everything looks like a pretty package on the outside with the great sports programs etc, the reality is this school is just like all the other public high schools in Orange County. Average. We had very little support from teachers as well as guidance counselors this year, only getting important information about our students progress when it was too late to do anything about it. There was little if any response from guidance when asking for help and administration just shrugs and says "there is nothing we can do they are on contract" There is no excuse for this when its taxpayer money going in to these schools. Teachers should be expected to stay after school and help struggling students instead of parents having to hire expensive tutors to get them by. Enough with the excuses! All students deserve the best teachers in the classrooms each and every year and this is not happening. Not even at Mission. There are great reviews from students and parents of AP/IB students but the reality is this is a small percentage of the actual graduating class. Teachers keep doing the same things expecting great results but the reality is, test scores don't lie!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Both my kids have gone or are going to this school. It's been great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

I moved to Mission Viejo just so my children could go to this school. For a public school it has an amazing number, and variety of activities, and programs. There is literally something for everyone. MVHS has a fantastic music program. It has an impressive academic record and was the first public high school in the region to offer an IB program. My son is a sophomore now and my daughter is a senior and not a day has gone by that I regret sending them to this school and they love it as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2009

at this high school i have some advise if your going to go here: being your self is the worst advice i can give you. be fake and ull fit it like the crown jewels.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2008

A great public high school for academics, sports, extracurricular activities. There is positive pressure to succeed and the counselors do a good job of keeping the students on track with the right mix of classes. As with many public schools, it is caught up in the State of CA budget crisis, which can impact the breadth of classes/programs offered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

Mission Viejo high school has excellent, diverse offerings for students with widely varying interests. Among the best programs are the IB Diploma, marching band, football, drama, the farm and many others. These programs keep teens interested in going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

I Love Mission Viejo high school! The teachers are tough, but great. I am a freshman, and one of my favoirte teachers is Mr. Smith for geography. Mission is a great school and very safe environment. I would reccomend it for anyone! Go Diablos!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2006

My son graduated from Mission in '05, and is beginning his 2nd year at Harvard. Our experience with the school, from the Principle, the Humanities courses, IB, and athletics was outstanding. He feels like he was well-prepared for the Ivy League. I currently have 2 other children there..and feel like there is a variety of opportunities for all levels of student, as well as the wide variety of clubs and programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2006

This school has wonderful academic programs. At schools such as Trabuco Hills High school, the science program is not nearly as accelerated. My son is very interested in science, especially physics and chemistry, and this causes him great joy. At Mission Viejo High School, you can choose between four AP science classes, two AP math classes, and a number of AP history and english classes. At Trabuco, they only have 3 AP science classes (which can only be taken during your senior year, while at Mission Viejo you can take them in your Junior AND Senior years) and one AP math class. Extracurricular activites are also in abundance, but parent involvement could be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2006

As a freshman, my child has been given many opportunities at this school. The academics, especially the advanced classes, have been exactly what he needed. The music program is outstanding. The school is widely known in the area for it's great sports programs, but that is not all that it offers: AP/honors classes, IB program, and E-core classes(electronic learning classes). The students at this school are accepting of all students, wether they are smart, athletic, musical, or average students trying to get through high school. I would reccomend this school to anyone moving into the area. I would reccomend this school district, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, SVUSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

This is a great school. The academics are great also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

Outstanding music and drama programs - top notch instruction that teaches the art and the discipline needed to exceed. Great teachers. Parent involvement is great within the different sports/arts programs. No participation really at a higher level.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2006

This is an excellent school, great athletics department and great education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

Outstanding International Baccalaureate program. Strong Model U.N. tradition. Athletic powerhouse, particularly in football. Great marching band. School's modernization is just being completed, so facilities are very nice. The school is large enough so that it features something for everyone. Even has a small farm on campus, complete with animals. There is a lot of opportunity at Mission--but on't expect a lot of guidance since the school has only two counselors, and I have not been pleased with their service and guidance. I chose my house because it was near this school, though, and I'm glad I did.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted May 17, 2005

Mission Viejo High School is a very highly academic school. They have a varity of AP cources and also have a IB program. They are also a very competative sports high school. Parent involement is extremely high at this school for clubs to sports.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2005

Academic programs are excellent and comprehensive. Outstanding extracurricular activites including involvement in the community. There is an outstanding humanities class run by Dr. Jerry Chris. Prepares students for top colleges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

Mission Viejo High is overall a fantastic school with many opportunities for their students, however, the clique factor and materialism of many students makes it almost impossible to make new friends or to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

MVHS (mission viejo high school) has a great atmophere which is very important in the learning process. all the teacher at MVHS are all willing to work with the students to achieve the best grade they can. MVHS also offers and automotive technology class which is excellant with Mr. Ken Welch as the intructer who is ASE certified and a great teacher, he teaches the students all about cars in a fun safe enviroment. we have a great student body and great programs, MVHS is a fantastic school to enroll in, it is the best school you will find in southern california public schools.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

858

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

858

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

-7

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

9 / 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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Earth Science

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
English Language Arts

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

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
17%
Algebra II

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
59%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

600 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
World History

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

613 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
15%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
20%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
U.S. History

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

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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20%

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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 Students28%
Females29%
Males28%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Algebra II

All Students91%
Females92%
Males91%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
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Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students95%
Females95%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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)85%
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state96%

Earth Science

All Students48%
Females39%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state38%

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females84%
Males76%
African American53%
Asian91%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state80%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students32%
Females31%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Geometry

All Students63%
Females65%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students16%
Females17%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students67%
Females64%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state80%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students58%
Females56%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Chemistry

All Students78%
Females72%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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 graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females78%
Males73%
African American64%
Asian85%
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Geometry

All Students17%
Females14%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
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)14%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate22%
Parent education - declined to state15%

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

All Students94%
Females100%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females79%
Males83%
African American73%
Asian90%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability52%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state73%

World History

All Students67%
Females63%
Males73%
African American64%
Asian79%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state60%
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%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students28%
Females25%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
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)23%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate35%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students85%
Females84%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
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)80%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students24%
Females13%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state10%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females66%
Males66%
African American71%
Asian89%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females4%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
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)3%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students71%
Females66%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students94%
Females85%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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)93%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students72%
Females65%
Males79%
African American53%
Asian91%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state59%

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.

628 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students94%
Females95%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American100%
Asian92%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown89%
Students with disability65%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner60%
Language Fluency Unknown64%
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females95%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American100%
Asian96%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability52%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner58%
Language Fluency Unknown64%
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 64% 27%
Hispanic 23% 51%
Asian 8% 11%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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