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Thomas Downey High School

Public | 9-12 | 1985 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2013

Recent graduate. Pharm school is cute and everything, but TDHS does not prepare you at all for tracking in to heavy hitting professions like law, medicine, and the more competitive doctorates. I felt vastly unprepared for college compared to my classmates at a prestigious university, and that was despite graduating top of my class at TDHS. Extracurricular programs at the school are underfunded, and in some cases poorly managed. Honestly, I would send you students to most other schools in the city over this one. If you don't believe me or agree with me, ask the administration at the sc hool for a list of where their graduates go for the past 10 years, then compare that with other schools.


Posted January 12, 2012

I will always remember my years at Downey High with fondness and appreciation. I graduated in the top 5% of my senior class and Downey prepared me extremely well for the rigors of college. In fact, college work actually was easier than some of the Advanced Placement class I took at Downey! I now am a successful Clinical Pharmacist and graduated in the top 5 in my class of 120 students at UC San Francisco School Of Pharmacy thanks to the strong eductional framework Downey provided me.


Posted March 28, 2010

I am a former student of TDHS class of 08. I would say that we have the best choir in the valley. The teacher's are really there to teach, and they really love it. You can tell that they are not just there for the pay check. Downey has a lot of school spirit from teacher to staff to alumni. Something you will learn from Downey is unity, we try not to put people in groups but hey it's high school. Once A Knight Always A Knight.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

Our daughter chose to go to Downey through an intra district transfer. Initially we were preplexed by her decision, however, it was the best decision she could have made. She is now completing her senior year and it is her best yet. The teachers are devoted and hard working. consistanly going beyond the call of duty. The school has a strong sence of tradition and history. She takes pride in her school and we are contiunally impressed with the closeness of the student body. I would strongly reccomend Downey to any parent or student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Downey is an excellent school. The staff works extra hard to create the best learning environment possible - usually with little or no support from the Modesto City Schools governing board and district administration. My child has had a great four years at Downey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

Downey is an incredible school with diverse cultures and highly intellectual teachers.I have only attented one year and already love the atmosphere presented there. Although our grade average is not the highest, our students are the happiest and friendliest around. Out of all the Modesto high schools, I have experienced Downey to be the best because it is welcoming and supportive of all their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2007

My son has attended Downey for 2+ years. I would have to rate this school as a complete failure academically, culturally and socially. The adults in charge are for the most part disrespectful of the students, and do not take any resopnsibility for the negative climate that they allow on the campus. They discipline the students frequently, but never for anything that makes sense or for a good cause. I can't say how disappointed I am in the adult leadership there, and how sorry I am for the students who must endure that emotionally and academically destructive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

As a parent I am very disappointed about Downey. I feel that a lot of the staff are more concerned with what the feel is the loss of power. In my personal opinion they do not see children as people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2006

Downey is great for choir! and the performing arts...that's what its all about!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2006

Don't be fooled by all these fluffy comments. The truth is that Downey does not prepare students for college. The only good teachers have lef. I graduated top 10% of my class at Downey and was use to receiving only good grades. However, when I attended a prestigious university, it seemed as though I was the only student who had not been prepared for college. Thus, I had to learn how to write all over again. In addition, social life at Downey is horrible, too. Honestly, I would never let my children attend this school if I were a parent.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 6, 2006

I love Downey! I'm going on my third year at this school. (junioryear) I love every min of it! The teachers are great and friendly. Not to mention the pricipals and other staff members. This school is awesome, and I would recomend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2006

Great school, great programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 10, 2005

I feel Downey is one of the best schools in Modesto. My son graduated Downey. My daughter has two more years and Downey and she is loving it here. Counseling staff and the administrators are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

Downey's academic programs are wonderful! The teachers and administration are very helpful, and have wonderful programs available. There are many parents involved in different aspects of this school. Downey also provides all music, art, and sports activities available.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 27, 2004

I'm a former student, graduated in 1999, attended Downey for a full term (4 years). I have nothing to compare Downey too, however, my experience was 2nd to none. I enjoyed every minute, and every experience. Everything from the teachers, to the lunch staff was awesome. The teachers that I had personally, made me feel like family and were always there to help. I wouldn't have traded my experience at downey for anything and it is something I will always remember.
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

743

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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743

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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.
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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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
78%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

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Earth Science

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

458 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
54%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
3%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
43%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
World History

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

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
4%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
4%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

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n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
World History

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students14%
Females15%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students55%
Females47%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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Earth Science

All Students32%
Females19%
Males45%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females61%
Males59%
African American45%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Females0%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
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 graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students27%
Females27%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented44%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Physics

All Students81%
Females73%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)96%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students9%
Females7%
Males11%
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 disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students21%
Females20%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented27%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students47%
Females47%
Males48%
African American43%
Asian36%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

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

Earth Science

All Students30%
Femalesn/a
Males33%
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 disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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 Students47%
Females50%
Males44%
African American23%
Asian33%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students6%
Females5%
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)9%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented24%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students75%
Females81%
Males67%
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)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students57%
Females52%
Males65%
African American50%
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students45%
Females36%
Males58%
African American36%
Asian31%
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)52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students6%
Females0%
Males13%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females7%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females29%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
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

Chemistry

All Students51%
Females49%
Males55%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state75%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students39%
Females42%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state28%

Geometry

All Students1%
Females0%
Males2%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)3%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability1%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students34%
Females30%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

All Students50%
Females43%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

All Students8%
Females13%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school 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.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students81%
Females82%
Males80%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American73%
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Declined to state86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability29%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner24%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students80%
Females78%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American53%
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Declined to state86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability38%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner28%
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
Hispanic 56%
White 32%
Black 3%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Richard Baum
Fax number
  • (209) 576-4258

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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1000 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA 95355
Phone: (209) 576-4211

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