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Sweetwater High School

Public | 9-12 | 2422 students

 

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Posted June 26, 2014

If you want your son/daughter to have an absolute wonderful and amazing high school ezperience, please send them to Sweetwater. I went to Sweetwater all four years and do not regret anything I did. The teachers are really fun, nice and easy to relate to. Do not let the rumors mess with the truth. Our teachers do care and from a mutal effort, more seniors graduate with each passing year. From personal experience, Sweetwater has helped me grow as a person, a student and a young adult. The AP classes are interesting, helping those who seek knowledge gain enlightenment ( make sure to take AP Literature w/Ms. Hall; its totally worth all the work! :D ). All in all, sweetwater is not just a school, its a family. Your sonand daughter will definitely thank you for sending them to a place where they are accepted for who they are. -Class of 2014 #Donne


Posted June 5, 2011

I had an amazing four years at Sweetwater High School, best four years of my life an definitely the most memorable. All of my AP and Honors teachers are the best teachers I've ever met and had, they always help and stay in school for countless hours to help and assist their students, no matter the subject all the teachers stay after school to help. The teachers expected nothing less than the best from us, they always had high expectations from us and if they were not met they would make sure to help us in order to do better the next time around. Sweetwater without a doubt has teachers that care and want the best for us, their students, no matter where we come from or who we are they tell us we can do the same if not better than students from any other area in the country even if they have money, both parents or even a better school in that case. The parents are the best, whenever it is asked for them to help they are there and are active in the schooling of their children. The principal is new but he sure is great, for once there is a principal that cares far more about academics rather than sports, this will make Sweetwater a greater school than it's ever been before. SUHI rocks!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2011

Someone wrote that Sweetwater High School is one of the best kept secrets in the SUHSD, and I agree. I have been a substitute teacher at this school, and I find the students to be friendly and cooperative. The teachers who are there really care about the students. Many of them have taught their whole career at Sweetwater and are committed to the students and the community. SUHI has tradition like no other school is the district.


Posted March 10, 2011

The counselors at this school are great! Mr. Melendrez is understanding and cares about the students. The only problem I have is with the office clerk I think her name is Ronda. Please Sweetwater get a new attendance clerk! She is rude. She acts like you are wasting her time. When I need to go in there for something I cringe of just having to deal with her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

terrible school. My kids went to Granite Hills and transferred to Sweetwater HS 2 years ago and I am ver disappointed with the office staff and communication as a whole with this school. I like the teachers but office staff is very unprofessional. Bad! Not just one person either. I have encountered problems with many office personnel.:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

Sweetwater is a fantastic school with deep community roots and a rich tradition of excellence - and it's only getting better. As of this year, SUHI has entered the top 10% of California schools. We're making history in National City!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 4, 2008

I graduated from this school in 2004. I loved the school, and the teachers are super nice and teach great. I am proud to say that I am a Red Devil. SUHI!!!


Posted February 20, 2008

this school is the best school ever this school made my child a proud hard working man as well as a proud RED DEVIL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

I'm a parent of six kids who have all graduated from Sweetwater High School. This school is one of the best kept secrets in the South Bay. The pride and tradition are strong at this 80+ year-old school. As for the rumor of a 36% graduation rate, I think you're sadly mistaken. I have attended Senior Awards Assemblies and graduation ceremonies for 15 years straight and the results are quite the opposite! These type of rumors can make or break people's perception of a school. I, for one, am very grateful for the education that my kids received at Sweetwater High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This is a great school for my daughter to go to, because the teacher are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

The teachers are able to hold my childs interest. I believe this is of great imnportance because ths students are not bored and this student likes to go to school and respects every one of her teachers. Therefore her learning results are satisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

I am currently enrolled in the Learning Center which is a program for credit deficient students. The help provided is not as great as the opportunity for graduation. If the student can learn by simply reading, that is great but personally I need some explination and the teachers themselves do not know what it is all about. I do recomend it as far as gaining a lot of credits, but not as a learning experiments. It is a last case senario. I have heard from students in the regular school program that the teachers are a lot more helpful there! Ror the rating, it's the learning center rates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2003

Why is there no graduation percentage listed for this high school? I think I read somewhere that only 36% of students graduate from Sweetwater. Is this correct?
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

768

Change from
2012 to 2013

-34

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

768

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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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-34

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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)

10 / 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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
23%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
17%
Algebra II

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
32%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
21%
English Language Arts

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

650 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
13%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

636 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
World History

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

643 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%
Algebra II

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
20%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
26%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
18%
Earth Science

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
19%
English Language Arts

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

705 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
45%
U.S. History

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

718 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
33%
World History

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students40%
Females39%
Males40%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Algebra II

All Students73%
Females50%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students54%
Females50%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

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
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Students with disabilityn/a
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English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females62%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state36%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students8%
Femalesn/a
Males6%
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 disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students16%
Females19%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino12%
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 disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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

World History

All Students82%
Females79%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate73%
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 Students30%
Females50%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

Algebra II

All Students36%
Females38%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state45%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students47%
Females47%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

Chemistry

All Students19%
Females13%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented32%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

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 Students51%
Females50%
Males52%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Geometry

All Students10%
Females8%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino7%
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 disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented28%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

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

All Students69%
Females67%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
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 graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students54%
Females48%
Males59%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state54%

World History

All Students45%
Females38%
Males52%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state46%
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 Students17%
Femalesn/a
Males25%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females12%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino14%
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented29%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students37%
Females26%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
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 state8%

Chemistry

All Students27%
Females27%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Earth Science

All Students39%
Females28%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino29%
Hispanic or Latino39%
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 disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented40%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state60%

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females46%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females5%
Males5%
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 disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

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

All Students44%
Females38%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Physics

All Students67%
Females68%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state86%

U.S. History

All Students50%
Females43%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state48%

World History

All Students9%
Females17%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner7%
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.

729 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

717 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
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%
Females84%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American73%
Asiann/a
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability43%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner43%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females88%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American79%
Asiann/a
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknown79%
Students with disability63%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner61%
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 80%
Two or more races 3%
Black 2%
Asian 1%
White 1%
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 87%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Most improved A.P.I. in San Diego County (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:35 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Roman Del Rosario
Fax number
  • (619) 474-7635

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • roller hockey
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • roller hockey

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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