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Newport Harbor High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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2013:
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Posted March 20, 2014

I ADORE going to Newport Harbor High school! The social atmosphere is accepting of everyone. There are minimal cliques and as a girl who used to be called "weird" and was bullied some in elementary school, I now have friends all around campus of every kind. One thing I recommend if you want to succeed here is be responsible and proactive in completing your homework on time and getting makeup work after being absent. Teachers, although most want you to succeed, will not hunt you down about getting your work done. I really hope you choose this great school where you will learn, grow, and have more required of you before college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2014

Our family has been at Harbor for 7 years and both my husband and myself have been very active in the school as part of the Foundation and with the various booster clubs of the sports our boys participated in. Our experience at Harbor has been outstanding and my oldest son has commented on how well Harbor prepared him for college.We found that both the administration and the teachers were accessible and definitely willing to help with issues as they came up (which fortunately were few and far between!!!) Is Harbor perfect? No. But I do think it is rather exceptional in that it has a large number of very committed and gifted teachers who are one of the reasons there are so many different clubs and activities for the students to participate in. I think the best way to insure a positive experience for both parents and students is to get involved and there are many, many opportunities for that at Harbor!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

2013 review: i am going to be a senior this fall. social life is cliques. the more money you have, the better you fit in with the popular clique. sports is amazing. we have olympic teams visit school, and alumni go to olympics. they are so common i have had classes with them often. teachers create the most amazing bond with their students. open minded teachers, working their tails off. remodeled so school looks good, but bathrooms are still horrid. the school is mix of white kids and hispanics, and they do not integrate together AT ALL. so with that said, if you are chinese or middle eastern or eastern european, then you fit in neither category, and are a misfit. personally, i have had great academic success, but because it is a family tradition, not because the school is good at academics. the math departments sucks so much, i needed my dad, (engineer) to tutor me, or not i would have failed. I have straight a's with 7 APs total, so this school offers you the road to success, you just have to take it. the extracurriculars is so much that you would think thats all kids do. this is not a bad thing. this school has kids accepted to ivy leagues each year. but hard to make friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2013

Excellent teaching staff. Encourages sports participation; allows and even encourages students to play several different sports. Overall very happy with all aspects of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

I'm currently going to harbor and i definitely think the teachers are committed to teaching (though there are a few who don't really seem to care)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2011

My boys went to Mariners Elementary, Ensign, and Newport harbor High...we are not one of the "rich, get everything you ask for " families, but with good parenting and excellent teachers and administration my kids appreciate the education they have been given. They have friends from all social-economic situations and the difference is in the home. My boys took AP classes and worked their tails off. We do not feel however that the money you give determines the effort in your child. We love Newport and all of the families and teachers here!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2010

I totally disagree with the last comment...I was on the Harbor Board and donated "big bucks" and my child got NO special priviledges whatsoever! This is a GREAT school, very fair and with a fantastic principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

This school is excellent, it is safe and the teachers are wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

Newport is great...the location is really what makes it key. As I always say, 'Beach town kids are happier kids!'
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2006

Im currently a transferring senior to Harbor, comming from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Although my previous school in Michigan was a socially better experience for me, I love this school. The only problem is that some people are 'clicky,' just as any other high school is. I like it though. Thumbs up!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2006

Newport Harbor High is a great school. Compared to a majority of other schools in the state its variety of extra curricular acitivities are more than exceptional. However it is not as 'nice' as many would hope and expect it to be. The school is run down and unattractive inside. This is of course excluding the beautiful exterior with the iconic bell tower and Robins hall.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 14, 2006

Pathetic.The discipline is only for the less fortunate. We are a upper middle class family and cannot wait to get our kids out of here. If you give big bucks to the school you can write your childs ticket but if not too bad for your kids. The parents and their cash run the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

Harbor was an all-around great experience for my three children over the past 8 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

When I read these reviews I think that they are referring to some other school. I have two kids in the school now, and one just graduated,who was admitted to some very good colleges. The AP programs are very good and are offered in many subjects. My junior is in 3 or 4 this year. I have also met some very good and committed teachers who do all kinds of things with the students after school. The school does seem to have its share of goof-offs and poor performers, which isn't surprising considering that it is by far the biggest high school in the district, and draws from a wide range of neighborhoods, including other language students. But the blend is socially positive. If your kid is a performer, this school has a lot to offer, with a lot of other performers and a rich sense of tradition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

Academics hardly outstanding. Some few dedicated teachers. Most just putting in time and 'making' work to fill hours. Lots of extracurricular stuff as if it were the ultimate priority. The worst bunch of kids I've ever come across, and that includes exclusive private schools in Switzerland, France and England. Sad.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 4, 2005

This is a bad school and my child wants to go to fountain valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

There academics were too easy for my daughter. Its just like they are playing around- SHE SAID. i didnt let my daughter stay there that long to notice the parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2005

In my short (5 mons.) experience I have many concerns; Teachers and counselors Week unwilling to listen or work with students Classroom conditions Poor at best classes leak water Overall priority of staff seems to be focused on sports and less on academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

This is our first year at Newport Harbor and I have mixed reviews. On the positive side, I heard wonderful things about the school prior to our move both academically and sports related. It is somewhat strict which is not necessarily a bad thing. NH is obviously agressive in sports & doing great! And the office staff is super friendly & helpful. On the negative side, my daughter ended up transferring to another H.S. due to the difficulty she had in making friends. She was extremely popular, friendly, a 'hottie' as the kids call it, but the girls at Newport have a bad reputation as being snotty & clickish. Anyway, my daughter is much happier now but it's too bad. She was so excited to meet new friends and finish her high school years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

the principal does not have any contact with the students. In fact he avoids them as much as possible and will not return parent phone calls.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

826

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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826

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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9 / 10

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Algebra I

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Algebra II

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Earth Science

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

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
29%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
22%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
World History

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

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
14%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Earth Science

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2010

 
 
54%
English Language Arts

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

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
5%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
U.S. History

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

577 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
World History

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

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n/a

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Females32%
Males27%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
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Students with no reported disability29%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Algebra II

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Females79%
Males82%
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Non-economically disadvantaged79%
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Students with no reported disability81%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students88%
Females90%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students47%
Females36%
Males55%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state31%

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females82%
Males77%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state65%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students20%
Females8%
Males27%
African Americann/a
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)30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students59%
Females58%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students67%
Females61%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
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 Students6%
Females6%
Males6%
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)3%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Algebra II

All Students36%
Females28%
Males46%
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)39%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students61%
Females52%
Males68%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Chemistry

All Students61%
Females54%
Males68%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females71%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Geometry

All Students20%
Females14%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate16%
Parent education - declined to state11%

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

All Students93%
Females90%
Males96%
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)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students76%
Females72%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability75%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state56%

World History

All Students63%
Females55%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 Students10%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
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 disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
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 Students6%
Females2%
Males12%
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)5%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate4%
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students68%
Females62%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females20%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Earth Science

All Students36%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
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 Students62%
Females63%
Males59%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Geometry

All Students2%
Females4%
Males0%
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)5%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
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 graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students62%
Females52%
Males71%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students88%
Females79%
Males94%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students64%
Females56%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state49%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

590 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

583 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students90%
Females93%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown96%
Students with disability51%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner50%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students89%
Females89%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown83%
Students with disability52%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 60%
Hispanic 35%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Two or more races 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 37%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%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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600 Irvine Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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