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Highland High School

Public | 9-12 | 2960 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2013

I have had four children attend this school, one of which was a valedictorian from the IB program. Three of my children have been active leaders and involved in extra-curricular activities and sports teams. There have been three or more principals during their years there. My experience with the personnel at this school has been very negative. I have two older children who attended Littlerock High and the experience there was very positive. The staff at Highland are rude to both students and parents. The good teachers are few and far between. Parent involvement is nill. There is no communication to the parents about getting involved. The new principal (Ford) seems willing to change this atmosphere. I hoping his professionalism will be reflected in his staff. Teacher training and staff development are sorely needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

HHS is a very good school, My three dauthers went to Highland High My oldest dauther gratuated in 2004 she has a BA in English Lit. and she is a Safety Reporter, my second dauther gratuated on 2008 and is currently in the University for Computer Ingeniere and my last one will graduate 2013 as a valetdectorian with 4.0. It all depends on the student effort and dedication I think the school is very diverse and little bully. Teachers are amazing and strict.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

WELL AS FAR AS MY UNDERSTANDING HHS WAS A GOOD SCHOOL AND THATS WHAT I LOOK FOR MY KIDS THE BEST. WELL COME TO FIND OUT MY SON WOULD COME HOME TELLLING ME HIS MATH TEACHER TELLS THEM THEY ARE USELESS AND WORTHLESS. NOT A THING TO TELL A CHILD. NOT ONLY THAT MY SON GOT HIS LOCKER BROKEN IN TO DURING P.E TWICE. NO RESPECT AT ALL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

i was a student at hhs but i moved cuz of family issues.I can honestly say HHS is the best schoool in the AV! The teachers are great especially mrs ellies,mr.viramontes,and mr.walsh! Freshmen year there was amazing.i HIGHLY RECOMMED YOU GO HERE! Your goin to love how many things they offer you<3:) -KB<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2010

My daughter attends this school and it's okay, they need to work on motivating the students to get more involved. I know that the teachers work hard and ultimately the parents need to be involved, but a parent cannot attend each class and with their student. The security staff need to focus on their real duties and stop picking on the small stuff. I went to my daughters campus to visit and have lunch with her one day and they acted like the SWAT team telling me that I wasn't allowed on campus and could not speak to any students, while my daughter was introducing me to a friend. Uh, as a parent, you should want to know who your child is hanging out with at school since you don't get to meet them all and they made me feel so unwelcome like I was trying to sell them drugs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

I have two children that attend Highland High. We recently relocated from LAUSD. Both of my kids have excelled and surpassed my expectations at Highland. Their GPA has gone up and I attribute that to the staff and their dedication to teaching and not simply being a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2009

I am curretly a bulldog student i am a freshman at highland and i am glad that i went to this school the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

I love Highland high school because of all the diversity of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

My daughter has failed English for sevelar yeas. At hhs she work so hard and passet. I thank Mr. Woolwine for extra hours and effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

I am a highland high school graduate and i wanted to say that highland is probably the best school in the A.V. i went for three years. i went to Quartz hill before and i hated it. i went to quartz hill with a 3.5. then by the end of the year it went to a 2.0. then i decided to go to highland to see what it was like and my GPA went from a 2.0 to a 4.0 by tenth grade. the teachers really know how to get to the students. i thought they were phenomenal. before i absolutely hated math then later on in the year i joined the A.P(advanced placement) classes because the teachers made it so interesting. then by eleventh grade i joined the I.B (intelligence bureau) program and i loved it. this school did wonders for me. When i graduated i went to Stanford University


Posted May 29, 2009

This is the best school in the A.V. The JROTC program has helped my son become the man I always knew he could be. The teachers are the greatest, and Dr. Bryant you could not say enough good things about her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

I went to Highland all four years and I am graduating tomorrow. To me, there is no better school that you could send your child to than Highland High School. The teachers are highly qualified and the activities are phenomenal. I greatly urge you to put your kids in either the AP (Advanced Placement) or IB (Intelligence Bureau) programs. It's hard work but its worth the effort in terms of that they will become self-organized, know their skills and their weaknesses, think out-of-box and challange their own knowledge. The AP experience are classes that resemble college courses and if they take the test at the end of the year, passing with a 3 or higher (also depends on the college of choice) (scores are from a scale of 1 to 5), they can skip the course when they enter their university or college of choice. I greatly recomend Highland.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

Highland High School is an amazing school! All of the teachers make a concentrated effort to get through to the students. But they never force anyone to work above their capabilities, working with students for the best results. Due to the diversity of ethnic and racial backgrounds, Highland High School students are well adapted and accepting of different lifestyles and points-of-view. Even if your student feels they are different or seperated from their peers, their is someone here that can relate to them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

I can't say enough about the wonders of EdLine! Highland has a lot of students but this school offers everything you need. Highland did an excellent job educating my son (class of 2007). I agree with the other posts about the before and after school tutoring. My son played football and ran track and was still able to get tutored in whatever subject he needed. EdLine is the best thing for parent/teacher/child to stay connected on what's really happening with the grades. This school has classes and resources for the highly intelligent student and those that need extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

Highland has met or exceeded all of its testing goals except in the area of students with special needs. All of this information is available to the public throught he California Dept of Ed and through the AVHSD website. Highland is a great school for the kids. I have had two graduate (2005 and 2006) and have two more attending now (2009 and 2011). I would not send my children to any other HS in the Antelope Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

My son graduated from Highland last year and I can tell you that this school is the best public school in the Antelope Valley,if your son or daughter are having problems at school is probably something else, talk to your teachers they are really great and are really focus on you child's well being. My experience at Highland was great. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

My daughter is a new student at Highland and I already see a lot of problems. The security at HIghland focus on the wrong things and there are no clear cut rules (especially the dress code) that the kids follow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

HHS is a low performing school with most of its student population scoring well below proficient on state tests. Not enough courses or student activities for students. Ed-line is a nightmare. Many teachers and administrators don't work with parents who are concerned about their students education. You would be better off teaching your high schooler at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

Some great teachers at Highland and some not so great. I wish there was more teachers willing to work with the parents, update Edline frequently to keep parents informed of their childs progress. My son loves the school and he has made some great friends with nice parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This is a really bad school to attend. The security stinks.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

738

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

738

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

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

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
75%
Earth Science

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

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

678 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
n/a
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
10%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
Earth Science

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

732 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
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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2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

728 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
World History

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

659 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
Algebra II

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
6%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
17%
Earth Science

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
20%
English Language Arts

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

568 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

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

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
42%
U.S. History

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

628 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
World History

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students24%
Females23%
Males25%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state19%

Algebra II

All Students43%
Females36%
Males51%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
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Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students66%
Females66%
Males66%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability0%
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 graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Earth Science

All Students34%
Females26%
Males40%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state35%

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females68%
Males58%
African American63%
Asian83%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state56%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Geometry

All Students27%
Females33%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

All Students81%
Females75%
Males90%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state77%
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 Students9%
Females7%
Males11%
African American2%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)11%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate5%
Parent education - declined to state6%

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females9%
Males14%
African American18%
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students36%
Females35%
Males37%
African American28%
Asian58%
Filipino18%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state23%

Chemistry

All Students35%
Females25%
Males56%
African American30%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Earth Science

All Students5%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females51%
Males43%
African American39%
Asian65%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant education45%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Geometry

All Students53%
Females54%
Males53%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state55%

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 Students52%
Females51%
Males53%
African American42%
Asian73%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state34%

World History

All Students28%
Females20%
Males33%
African American21%
Asian33%
Filipino23%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state21%
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%
Females0%
Males11%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state5%

Algebra II

All Students5%
Females0%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students33%
Females37%
Males30%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Chemistry

All Students23%
Females9%
Males38%
African American9%
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)37%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

Earth Science

All Students40%
Females29%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females51%
Males50%
African American42%
Asian71%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino45%
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 disadvantaged53%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females6%
Males10%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to state4%

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

All Students31%
Females22%
Males39%
African American41%
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state22%

Physics

All Students28%
Females18%
Males36%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

U.S. History

All Students44%
Females38%
Males51%
African American32%
Asian65%
Filipino72%
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 disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state30%

World History

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 only0%
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.

814 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

818 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students81%
Females86%
Males76%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American80%
Asian89%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknown79%
Students with disability37%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner42%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education85%

Math

All Students82%
Females84%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American73%
Asian100%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknown83%
Students with disability38%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner58%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education85%
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 55%
White 19%
Black 16%
Asian 3%
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 56%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%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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