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Oceana High School

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Posted September 15, 2013

My oldest daughter is a 2011 graduate of Oceana High School. The school is under the wonderful leadership of Ms. Caro Pemberton. The school is much smaller than the other high schools available to Daly City residents and that is a definite plus. The curriculum prepared my daughter well for moving onto college. The study habits she developed during her time at Oceana served her well in her college studies. Small community feel, caring teachers, block schedules, and supportive administrators all contribute to an outstanding high school experience. We are so pleased with Oceana that we plan to send our younger daughter there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

Ocean High School, when it comes to the curriculum i am amazed. It defiantly improves the skills of the students and fits the description of a college prep high school. But more importantly the staff and teachers are amazing, some more than others. For instance the vice principles of the school are horrible but the principle herself is amazing. The principal is fit for her position and i could not describe how amazing she is. Although the two vice principals are absolutely horrible especially the female one. She is very discriminating and quick to judge , i would say she is very unfit to be in her position on work and should be removed. The male vice principal is a little better but couldn't care less of the students. He has favorites and is also quick to judge and has no faith in the kids what so ever. Other than the two vice principals, the school proves to help improve the skills of the students to benefit them in their lives ahead. But all this means nothing unless the two vice principals are removed from the school. They do not fit the rest of the staff for they are the only two who honestly do not have faith in the children and are very quick to judge.


Posted August 16, 2011

My daughter just graduated from Oceana and she loved it. The small student body allows for great communication between teachers and students. Teachers, counselors, and staff are very supportive and committed to helping the students succeed. Her graduating class wasn't clicky like a lot of high schools can be. This was an overall excellent experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

The school is in San Francisco Bay Area,,,,but is small enough that the teachers can and do have the time for healthy one on one interactions with the students. The school is great, encourages students to particapate in their education......and it has a breath taking view !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

The kids are known by names,not just a number and the teachers really care about each student. The kids feel safe. They try to instill school pride with fun activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

I'm currently a Sophomore enrolled at Oceana High School and I absolutely love it. High School is what you make it, and I choose to make it fun. The Project bases curriculum gets students ready for college, the Exhibitions help us write long essays efficiently, and the Staff is supportive. With great teachers that not only teach well, but care about your personal life are the teachers that make a difference in your academic life. My grades used to be Bs and Cs, but now I have straights As with determination and hard work. Oceana has gave me the foundation of my academic life, and the foundation to be who I want to be. Thank you Oceana.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2010

The Teachers are very much involved in their student's well being and are knowlegeable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

Oceana is a best kept Norcal secret. Funky, foggy little open-air school, on a hill overlooking the ocean. All the attentiveness of a private school, with the progressive curriculum of a charter. Oceana has the Highest API scores in the district, and is a distinguished college prep that puts the learning needs and creativity of children before test scores. This school has been awarded for excellence in interim programs, student mentoring, human rights, and project based curriculum. Oceana reflects the best of our bay, progressive, creative and community oriented. It has risen to a 5 star school, with grads getting into some of the best colleges. Its a safe and nurturing school, thats becoming a model for the rest of the area. The staff is very dedicated as well, although not a lot of competitive sports.Schools with this cache rarely have the cultural or socio-ec diversity of Oceana. Its refreshing to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

Oceana is a great school! They are actually pioneering school reform with a social justice & arts curriculum. I transfered my son from a coveted spot at Lowell in SF. he was miserable at lowell with the pressure, snooty cliques and large class sizes. he loves his teachers at Oceana, the heated pool and student artwork thats around the campus. He has 2 mentors that really made the difference. School is highly involved community activism. Probably one of the best college preps, close-knit, with a very engaged and progressive faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

A college prepatory, for creative students. School just won 2 state excellence awards for their senior exhibition and interim programs. The small class size, progressive curriculum and highly involved staff offer a private, charter school experience. Project-based learning, creative arts, and an emphasis on community service make graduates ready for college and life. This little school in sleepy pacifica is a true gem. Teachers actually know the students names. What a concept! Best HS in Northern Penninsula.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

I think Oceana is a good school, not many choices with the classes but the teachers are great. Oceana is preparing us for the real world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

I love this school it;s the best. It is also very unique, in its prgrams and classes. For example we have block schedule everyday. We only have 3 classes a day, so that way we have more time ot finish up teh homework. I think it's very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

We are very happy with Oceana. The staff, including the principal and vice-principals, are accessible, responsive, and engaged. They answer questions and return phone calls and emails promptly. Staff engage in meaningful ways with students, make themselves available to help students before and after school, and demonstrate a high level of respect and high expectations of their students. This is a great school, with strengths in college prep, values, community service, and a real life experience of working and studying in a truly diverse environment. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Oceana is a rare gem of a public high school. The teachers and administrative staff are very caring and responsive. Kids are receiving a college-prep education along with real world life skills. Project-based learning, community service, senior exhibition, and portfolio requirements provide exceptional learning experiences that most students won't get in a more traditional high school setting. My son, who has never liked school, is engaged and feeling successful. The only reason I give it four stars instead of five is because there aren't a lot of structured sports, music and theater opportunities. However, there are lots of clubs and less formal extra-curricular activities, so it's not as if these things are non-existent. Our older child went to an expensive, private college-prep high school and we think Oceana compares quite favorably. AND IT'S FREE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

We love Oceana! The school emphasizes self directed, in-depth learning. Diversity is celebrated. Staff cares about the kids, and students become like a family of learners.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

This school serves about 600 students 9-12 because of this, most freshman are able to fit in and do not experience the feeling of being lost. The school strives on academics and discipline and they do a good job. As a parent it is my job to be involved in my child's education and I do not have any regrets about placing my son in this school. I also have 2 nieces attending and they have no complaints as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

I remember being a freshman and being scared on my 1st day of H.S. I came from a catholic school, so I was expecting the worst experience at a public high school. Little did I know that I would end up loving this school, I get along well with my classmates and teachers. The school is not sports oriented but each year I see a few more sports being added. I'm a Junior and I feel happy and safe here. There are no pressures to fit in, everyone has their own style and you are not criticized for being you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2008

Honestly, Oceana Is Not A Great School For Me. Some Or Most Of The Students Are Rude. Some Just Don't Know How To Act Mature. Even Though I Am A Freshman. I Don't Think Oceana Is A Great School For Someone With A Busy Schedule. FULL of Stress In That School. Project After Project. Also It Isn't Great For A Person Who Loves Electives. Lacks That Too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

Oceana high school is a very small school with very little clubs/extracirrcular activities or sports. Oceana has a very difficult humanities program that involves a lot of projects. If you do not like such things, oceana is not the school for you. Also, you do not have a lot of options when it comes to chosing classes since oceana has a very small student population, there is a very little to no diversity. Overall, oceana is an okay school, but not the best school to go to if you wnat options.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

My daughter is a freshman. The school is a great learning environment for those who do well with project based, hands on learning. If this is not your learning style this is not the environment for you. The small school environment does not give much choice in teachers. Sports are growing at the school but it is definitely not a school to pick for sports or visual/performing arts.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

817

Change from
2012 to 2013

+13

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

817

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

+13

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

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

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Earth Science

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

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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72%

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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72%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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

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English Language Arts

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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18%

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16%

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46%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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22%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

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

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females76%
Males73%
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Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino66%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged68%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
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Geometry

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Females68%
Males58%
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Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino57%
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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 Students3%
Females0%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students57%
Females44%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino48%
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)40%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
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)53%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students39%
Females33%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English learnern/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All 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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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females67%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students20%
Females16%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
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)5%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students57%
Females52%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students45%
Females35%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
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 Students19%
Females19%
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 disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
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 graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females4%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino13%
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
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 graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students22%
Females14%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
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 disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
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)20%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students55%
Females63%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipino60%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
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
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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 Students66%
Females66%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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
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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

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

All Students69%
Females70%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino60%
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 disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
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)62%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

All Students55%
Females47%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipino51%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students94%
Females93%
Males96%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students91%
Females91%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to state86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
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 22%
White 19%
Asian 13%
Two or more races 13%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 20%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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