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Monrovia High School

Public | 9-12 | 1711 students

 

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Posted June 29, 2014

I have two children at MHS. Overall, the teachers are excellent, and I find that the staff is very responsive and easy to work with when I have had issues/concerns that need to be addressed. The school does a phone blast every week so the families know up and coming events, deadlines etc and Schooloop sends me an update DAILY at 5:00 PM so I know if my children are missing assignments or if they have important tests coming up. I attended a parent evening/community evening and I was just blown away at the work the school is doing with social services, Monrovia Police Department, and other groups to make our town a great place to grow up in. A few years back there were some real tragedies with teens at MHS, and the school did some real soul searching and they have really worked hard to make the school a place where students feel safe and welcomed. Just as in any school, you DO need to be involved and on top of things. Working with the school as a team makes all the difference. For those students who do not have a good foundation, I recommend that ALL teachers work with a positive behavior support plan. ALL students, even the goofballs, need the best we can give them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

New math teachers are great. Glad to see the reboot of AP Statistics. Some older teachers need to go, the ones that fail almost their entire classes. Very football centric school, and a clean place mostly free of issues. 1/2 the people are smart and aim toward college, another 1/4 are average and will work or go to college, and 1/4 we hope get football scholarships or just leave. A nice overall place though masa is mostly a sham(glorified field trip program)


Posted February 14, 2014

This school is average at best. As a parent I find some teachers want all students to learn and several do not. Many teachers lecture every lesson, everyday. My son finds several of his classes boring and tedious. The teachers that interact with him are the ones he loves best but that is only 2 out of 6. I expected more. There seems to be a lot of disorganization in the administrative office and the counseling office. It takes forever to speak to someone and get help for your child. Even when I do get through to someone no one does anything about the problems and they just get worse. There is a new principal and many new administrators in the district and it appears there is no vision or direction for the school. My son is often confused about who to go to and is sent to three different offices with no help. The school seems to have a negative vibe to it this year that was not there before. I am a newer parent and attend different meetings for my son and parent participation is poor. However, so is the communication to parents. I'm hoping a strong leader helps steer the school in the new common core or I'll probably have to move my son out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

This is a public High School, grades 9-12, located in Monrovia California. The school offers a full range of academic classes along with afterschool programs, video production, interleague varsity and JV sports, performing arts, and ROP. They also offer an excellent honors Math and Science Academy Program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

we started with MH last year, and we had a good year. No problems. and some of the Teachers were very encouraging to my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My child is a part of the new Math and Science Academy at MHS. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of his education. The pre-AP and honors classes he has taken have been excellent. The guest speaker series for the Math and Science Academy has been excellent with speakers from JPL, industry, and academics sharing their scientific career paths. The band program is excellent. The school has been improving and it appears that it will continue to do so in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

As a senior at Monrovia High, I have mixed feelings about my time here. Outside of AP classes, the regular classes at MHS are dumbed down to a level that fails to challenge gifted students. I find that teachers at our school are mixed, you will find some outstanding ones and some horrible teachers. Athletic facilities at our school are outdated, but they are currently undergoing construction with the passage of a new bond plan.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2008

Monrovia High School is the absolute best! Even though its kind of boring at lunch the academic classes and just every class overall is GREAT! I know these 4 years are SO going to be worth it. The teachers are really easy to get along whereas the students aren't but you'll learn to cope trust me<<<<-----its a good school way better than any other schools. [:
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

I have just started Monrovia High School, and already I know it is going to be a great experience. The band program is getting better and I'm happy to be a part of it. :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2008

I must say honestly that Monrovia High School is great. The staff does interact with the students and the atmosphere is very positive and laid-back. I am going to graduate from MHS on June 11,2008 and I am proud to represent such a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

Ridiculous administation. Parents must contact councelors to get their attention or else they rarely see the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

All three of my children have attended MHS. Overall it has been an unsatisfactory experience. The counselors, up until this year have never paid any attention. And we have always tried to be 'in touch' with the staff. I must say, I am happy that this will be our last year. Aside from a handful of teachers and the same of the office staff, it would be terrific for future students to have a revamped staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

As a graduate of MHS, I must say that it is a great school to attend. Though the Academic Curriculum may be shallow and lacking college level challenges, there is so much to learn about life at MHS. The key to making Monrovia High School work for you is to get involved. There are so many different things to do outside of education and sports, and perhaps most importantly, the diversity of people and cultures teaches a student tolerance and they learn about other cultures through the schools Cultural Diversity programs and assemblies. MHS is great school for any student who wants to live life and for any parent who wants their child not only to learn educationally but to also learn valuable life skills. -Darryl
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

Monrovia High has quite a bit to improve on...It needs a fresh new group of energetic teachers which would be a great asset to the students as well as the parents. I have three students attending and we are considering relocating. Not satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

This school has been great for my child, helpful staff and friendly teachers. Great band director and booster club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

I am a student of Monrovia High, and overall I have had a great experience. I find there to be a diversity of activities, people, and elective courses at MHS; I have had a handful of highly motivational teachers during my four years; I have always felt safe and comfortable on the beautiful campus; and I have taken part in one of the best video production and drama departments in the area. My biggest complaint is that I feel academically unchallenged in most of the regular courses, and find the Advanced Placement courses to be less that college level. Ultimately however, it is more of an issue of the shallow state-curriculum and lack of parental support; I don't blame Monrovia teachers completely. Ultimately if I had a child, I would send them to Monrovia.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2005

Monrovia could improve their academic programs and parent follow up. I found that once I started an inquiry about my child, the administrators initially reacted, but then follow up slacks off. Extracurricular activities are about average. Parent involvement is a positive aspect of the school. Most events are well attended and the community is also involved with each school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

Monrovia High School currently lacks a effective math and science program, and requires only 2 years of math and science. Additionally, my son complains about the lack of academic programs, and has displayed outrage about the how teacher is giving 6th grade work. Parent involovement is quite low, and most parents are not aware about their child's teachers. Overall, I am very disappointed about this school, and I plan to send my child to private school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

Few academic programs. Small availability of any arts or sciences programs. Programs heavily fun sports. Parent involvement adequate.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 28, 2004

This school is wonderful. Nestled in the foothills of Monrovia is my high school alma mater. Monrovia high school is absolutely wonderful. They have a aquatic team, and outstanding softball, baseball and track team, not to mention a fabulous chior. The athletics are great, but the teachers are what make Monrovia High School stand out. The current staff are all residents of the San Gabriel valley and some of the new and younger staff are even former students who can related to the teen-agers of today. If your looking for a down home old fashion school to have your child go to and your a very involved parent who enjoys being a participant in your child's learning and athletic abilities this is the school for you!
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

806

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

806

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7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
24%
Algebra II

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
40%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

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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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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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
13%

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6%

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1%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
27%

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41%

2010

 
 
54%
Earth Science

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

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53%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

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74%

2010

 
 
46%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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58%

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63%

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52%
World History

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

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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55%

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52%

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50%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
20%

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14%

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12%
Algebra II

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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5%

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7%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
6%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

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69%

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59%

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46%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Earth Science

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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49%

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32%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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56%

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55%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

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20%

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26%

2010

 
 
24%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
U.S. History

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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65%

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63%

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58%
World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
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Algebra II

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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Earth Science

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Males36%
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White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged24%
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Students with no reported disability34%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
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Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
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English Language Arts

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Males65%
African American70%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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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

Algebra I

All Students23%
Females18%
Males26%
African American18%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students20%
Females15%
Males25%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females40%
Males46%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students49%
Females45%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students50%
Females52%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females64%
Males57%
African American48%
Asian88%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students64%
Females61%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students94%
Females90%
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females62%
Males63%
African American50%
Asian88%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students57%
Females55%
Males59%
African American43%
Asian76%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students15%
Females20%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students5%
Females5%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)4%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
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 graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students58%
Females62%
Males55%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students59%
Females46%
Males74%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students26%
Females19%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
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 graduate24%
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 Students56%
Females55%
Males57%
African American42%
Asian57%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students21%
Females14%
Males30%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students58%
Females45%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students54%
Females40%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students71%
Females67%
Males73%
African American39%
Asian79%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students85%
Females88%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American79%
Asian84%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability26%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner31%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students85%
Females89%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American75%
Asian89%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability33%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner47%
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 58%
White 25%
Black 10%
Asian 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • (626) 471-2810

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845 West Colorado Boulevard
Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone: (626) 471-2800

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