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San Marin High School

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4 stars

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Posted July 1, 2014

I went here for four years. I loved the campus and the teachers. Everyone was super supportive and always helped me out. I will miss this school and all of the people there.


Posted July 17, 2013

San Marin has been a very good school for my kids. There is a great numbers of activities for students to choose. The teachers are courteous and attentive. The students are given all the opportunity to excel to their potential. The Principal, Mr Littlefield has brought new vigor and fun to San Marin, and I would expect that the following years will result in higher test scores and more school pride. The athletic department has experienced a resurgence to a winning format in all sports, while the music/ theater department is continuing it's long tradition of quality teaching. I am happy having my kids go to San Marin High School and would highly recommend that parents in Novato strongly consider sending their children there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

I am a parent of two incoming 10th graders at SMHS. My girls' concern (mine too) about this school is the two bullies that have been bullying them all through 9th grade with the help of their parents. The two bullies have their way of spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships with common acquaintances/friends and promoting social exclusions. The administrator who happens to be in charge of bullying in this school is very ineffective. He is a former cop from San Rafael, California. Former & current students I spoke with say that he is not sensitive enough and not well trained enough to handle this highly sensitive topic of bullying in schools. I thus rate this school in handling issues such as bullying in school as very poor. In addition, the school is not diverse enough when it comes to ethnic groups. In fact, I rate it simply as a white school. If you want diversity and safe environment for your teens, don't go to this school. Novato High School may be a better school when it comes to diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

School has great options for high achievers and my daughter is challenged and in a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

San Marin has so many talented teachers who are dedicated to preparing kids for college and a successful future. My kids also enjoyed all the opportunities available through San Marin's terrific sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

We have a great community that works together to help enrich the future of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

A school for all students! We enjoyed San Marin tremendously!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

This was my high school, my daughter graduated in 2008 and now my son is attending. Great school all around and I'm very excited about the sports program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Love the school. My sons are getting great education at San Marin. One is in top UC now and another will definitely be in another top colleges in the U.S. in coming year. They also made wonderful friends who are wholesome kids and great students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

It is a great school with amazing teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

I love that most of my son's teachers teach because they love it - because they had a calling to do it. Go San Marin!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

San Marin is a great school where the students, staff, and parents are always striving to make it even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

San Marin was the High School that I went to. Its great to see my son going to the same High School. San Marin has a beautiful campus and Great Teachers. The sport programs are moving in the right directions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

The faculty, the administration, and the classess offered to students. Despite the budget cuts San Marin does an awesome job at keeping our students motivated to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

My sons got a good education at San Marin H.S., preparing them for success in college. The academics were strong, as are the performing arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

My daughters have an excellent program called avid that help them prepare for college and let them visit the universities campuses. They also have great sport teams and great teachers too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

The teachers are awesome...It's our first year and very impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

The school is driven to success in all areas of academic as well as athletics. The teachers give unselfishly of their time and efforts to ensure each student is able to achieve success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

I love San Marin High School for the music program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

San Marin High has one of the best performing arts programs in the nation! It has a relaxed attmosphere and the campus is beautifully situated amoung old oak trees. San Marin places in the top tier of California high schools in student testing every year. Last, but not least, there is great community involvement from students out to the surrounding area and from the citizens of the community back to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

787

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

787

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

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)

3 / 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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
35%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Earth Science

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
English Language Arts

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
27%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Earth Science

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
14%
English Language Arts

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

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
30%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
World History

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
4%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
19%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
15%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
10%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
56%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
U.S. History

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students26%
Females23%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students82%
Females80%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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)82%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students47%
Females38%
Males54%
African American31%
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)58%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females69%
Males58%
African American43%
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females5%
Males13%
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)14%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
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 Students65%
Females71%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students8%
Females8%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students43%
Females51%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students44%
Females44%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students34%
Females27%
Males45%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students0%
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 Students56%
Females65%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students10%
Females10%
Males10%
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)11%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

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

Science

All Students59%
Females60%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students52%
Females47%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
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 Students5%
Femalesn/a
Males8%
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)9%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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%
Females8%
Males4%
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)7%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not 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 graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students64%
Females79%
Males44%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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 graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students12%
Females4%
Males23%
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)6%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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)8%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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 Students55%
Females67%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students7%
Females0%
Males11%
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)8%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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)18%
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 Students48%
Females60%
Males34%
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)44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
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 graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students39%
Femalesn/a
Males36%
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)45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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 graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students61%
Females60%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students87%
Females91%
Males84%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability54%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner50%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students90%
Females94%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability65%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner63%
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
White 62%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 5%
Black 4%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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