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Los Amigos School

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Posted April 17, 2014

I can't be an more happier with Los amigos school. And to see the improvement my daughter has made make me even more happier to sacrifice staying living in the antelope valley. Their dual immersion program by far the best. Thank you Los amigos for the interest their teachers give their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2012

Best school in Palmdale! I grew up in Alhambra and are starting the dual program in spanish and mandarin, but for a private catholic school. Los Amigos is free and with the best teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

Los Amigos is an Excellent School. My two children have been attending here since K and are now in 5th and 6th grade. The dual program is awesome. Not only they learn to speak and write in Spanish but the level of teaching for Spanish is like up notch. It is not just basic Spanish, it is at the same level as any other school in its own country. And at the same time teachers teach students the academics required in English. I would definitely recommend this school to everyone. Is a little hard to get in so be the first one on registration day. Students who live far from the school are also provided with transportation. What else can you ask for? My only recommendation is for the school secretary to work on her people skills. The rest of the clerical staff is super!!! I would also like to recommend to keep the playground area open for up to 6th grade. For some reason they only allow students up to 4th grade in the playground. My kids get bored during lunch. The principal, Mrs. Esqueda, is great. Easy to talk to and helpful. I would only ask her to improve her attire to a more professional image. Great job teachers... Thank you for your hard work and dedication!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

In my 20+ years of teaching, I find Los Amigos to be superior when compared to other schools as far as parent support, staff cohesiveness, student behavior and motivation to be the best they can be. This is a dual-immersion school in which all core subjects are delivered in both English and Spanish at the same level of instruction which strictly adheres to the state standards and above. I am proud to be a teacher in this K-8 school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2010

I love this school because of the dual immersion program (English & Spanish) it offers. Teachers are great too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I love los amigos school because they have help my son with he's reading not only on English. But Spanish as well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

My children attend Los Amigos, great program and great school. Teachers are caring despite overwhelming work involved in the dual immersion program. Office staff is helpful, difficult situation for them,can't make every parent happy thattheir child can't get in because of a waitlist and no room in classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

My daughter graduated from Los Amigos and i was very happy with the program. the teachers that started with the program because they understand how to teach it. the office staff was so great always so helpful, even though some parents were out of control. the principal mr. heinrich was the best, he knew the program so well. i was not happy with the 8th grade teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

My son just finished Kindergarten at Los Amigos and will start 1st Grade in one week. We're excited. The teachers are great and their principal Mr. Heinrich is an awsome advocate for the kids. All staff seems very interested in the developement of our kids. My son is learning spanish as a second language - he's doing great. I will definetly enroll my other son at Los Amigos. The only thing I'd wish they have is an after school program to assist parents with spanish homework. They also offer spanish classes for parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

Faculty and administration seems caring, however; clerical staff and the nurse are absolutely rude. The do not follow through when they promise a return phone call and it is more than obvious they cover each other's faults. Too bad for the Palmdale area, great program but the clerical staff needs to be changed or re-trained in proper customer service!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

Los Amigos is an awesome school! Everybody there, teachers, coaches, students ,a nd parents are awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

hi my name is natalie i went to los amigos for 6 1/2 years that scool is great . the teachers & staff are the best.this school has changed my life...los amigos is the best.!.


Posted May 10, 2008

WOnderfull duel immersion program. Teaches students english and spanish and is very active in making sure parents and students work together to create hard working students. More homework than traditional schools but well worth the effort in the long run. I highly reccomend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

One big down side of this school is that they don't offere the daily After-school fun centers and the Carney Programs, that are usually offer at other schools in Palmdale. The vision of the school is great, except of the lack of leadership. My kids have been attending this school for the past 3 yrs since kindergarden. Teachers seem to be absent alot, and when this happens usually they don't have a permanent sub, but a different substitute every day. The option of changing into another teacher, is almost imposible. Big politics, lots of favoritism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

Well I am a student at Los Amigos. I have been in the program for nearly 7 years. My grades are pretty good and the school is great. All though sometimes PTA is not very helpful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2007

My daughter started in kinder at Los Amigos speaking only English....now she reads and writes in Spanish..She is now in 2nd grade. I love Los Amigos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

My daughter & nephew have attended Los Amigos since Kindergarten and both have benefited from the 'double immersion' program.(she's now in 2nd & he's in 3rd)This year my youngest nephew who doesn't speak spanish but understands it,started kinder & now has fun speaking our language. Our large family loves the new campus & the treatment of the children is great! Teachers are compasionate & trully care of the education & safety of our children. All children are commended for their academic efforts. And the use of uniforms is great which contributes to a large equality between the students. Our friends also have their children @ Los Amigos & they are also very happy with the education their children are receiving. We highly recommend this school to every person who complains about their child's school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2005

My son is a first grader that started the school in 2004-05 school year. The teachers seem caring but overwhelmed. The waythe class is combined for english and spanish each teacher has about 60 students they are responsible for. There seemsto be some parent involvement but I have receiveNO information on PTA or any requests fromtheteacherto help int he room other than being told'You couldcome ifyou want' but htey dont ASK for help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

Los Amigos School has a great concept, teaching children to speak spanish, however my daughter is a 7th grader and even though she is a honor student the turn over with her teachers is to high, just this year she has had 5 teacher changes thank goodness she has maintain her grades but what about the kids that fall through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2003

My daughter started kindergarten here and her bilingual skills are amazing!..I cannot stress enough how useful these skills will be for her in the future.This school and program are truly amazing and both she and I cannot wait until school starts in september.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

805

Change from
2012 to 2013

-9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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API score

805

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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67%

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58%

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Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

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48%

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37%

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29%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

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 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
74%
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 50% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
49%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
37%
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

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females57%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students38%
Females36%
Males41%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate33%
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

All Students41%
Females44%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females58%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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

All Students68%
Females71%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students85%
Females86%
Males82%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner65%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate88%
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate83%
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

All Students56%
Females67%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education42%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students62%
Females69%
Males52%
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 disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education46%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students48%
Females46%
Males52%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education50%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
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

All Students54%
Females48%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students47%
Females48%
Males46%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate60%
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 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 Students72%
Females79%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females85%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
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 Students61%
Females64%
Males56%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females69%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students40%
Females50%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students75%
Females72%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 87%
Black 5%
White 4%
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 80%N/AN/A
English language learners 36%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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