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Palmdale High School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $110,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,270.

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Posted September 17, 2013

Hidden gem. I sub for all the schools in the district and this one is EXCELLENT! My favorite one to go to. The kids are respectful, willing to try, and willing to try. Yeah, Quartz Hill has excellent students, but this one has excellent ones who have less resources--yet they make it work. If you are a parent, I assure you that your child will have a good experience. I am astounded of how bad the perception of this school is. People ASSUME its "bad" when its actually excellent!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 6, 2013

Both of my children are going to this school. There are all kinds of activities offered at this school to enrich students lives . Sport activities include football, volleyball, fencing, karate, swimming just to name a few. There is also a very good program called the Fast Academy which includes automotive,construction and video gaming. The students compete and have won awards at state and national.There is also a great medical academy where students from other high school come to Palmdale High to be a part of. There are programs for special ed students which prepares them for the workplace or go on to college. it may not be the most popular school in the antelope valley but it has served my kids well and I am pleased with the results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

Hi , I dont go to palmdale but i got to Highland im trying to go to palmdale for my 10th grade year , I hear so many good things about it and so many bad thigs i just moved out here from compton and the people that do or have went to palmdale say how good of a school it really is . I really want to go but my mom is listening to what other people are saying about how its so bad to me its not the school its the student , And if the student wants to learn the student should be able to choose what school they want to go to i really like that school and i dont even go there highland is a good school yes but its fake and unfair .


Posted January 2, 2010

I really feel that too many people here think that football is everything, and that having a good football program excuses issues such as poor quality of teaching. I really don't feel like I'm learning anything in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

This school has offered a lot of special programs to enrich the lives of our future citizens of america to head them in the right direction of their goals.


Posted August 27, 2009

Palmdale High Schools A Awesome School I Wouldn't Wanna Be Anywhere Else, Let's Go Falcons<3.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

This school is simply amazing. very few people know that our outstanding choir has placed SEVERAL times at the WORLD level, taking second. Our Medical Magnet Offers, Cpr, first Aid, and Paramedic (EMT) LICENSES !!! This school is amazing and its a huge family, i would hate to be anywhere else. they dont call it your alma matter for no reason !
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

I love this school!!! My daughter cheers for Palmdale High and she loves the teachers, students and classes. Palmdale High isn't rich or have alot money, but they have spirit and what makes them stand out is they succeed in anythink and everything they do. Thier football team is the best [number one in the Golden League]. I suggest this school to any one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

Its pretty cool to go to phs. Buts is pretty dirty. Are football team rocks though. Go Falcons!! like how the lunch is more cheaper than other palmdale middle schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2008

i personal have had a great time at palmdale. as with any high school it depends on who you hang out wit that gives the impression of the school. if your child or you hang out with gangsta's and 'thugs' then your gonna get the ghetto vibe from plamdale and any other highschool. however, i am in the medical magnet and on the volleyball and wrestling team and the coaches and teacher both do anything and everything they can to help you to accel wether it is to stay after school with you to tutoe or come early. soe teahcer will skip there lunch if you ask for help. Palmdale highschool is like a giant family, everyone knows everyone, good or bad, student or administration...we all know eachother. Forgot your lunch money? no problem just about any security gaurd will spot you a couple bucks. i love palmdale high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2008

Phs has a great variety of classes to choose from as well as the med academy and their great sports teams
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

My child attends Palmdale High now. I feel they should get more homework. Be more strict in there dress code. Unlock the bathroom, there have been some cases when you got to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2004

Very overcrowded. Many students feel they are not learning enough based on the overpopulated school settings. I am a teacher affliated with the school and have seen this first hand. I will not send my daughter here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

Having had only private school experience. We were very anxious in regards to expectations. The curriculum was below average, we felt. After coming from pirvate schools, the work seemed way behind what our child had already done. But, they have so many programs to offer! Medical Magnet, Business Magent, the list goes on and on. It all boils down to, what you put into you will get out of it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 20, 2004

Try not to send your children here. I sent mine do to the Medical Magnet Program they offer, but in exchange I recieved over-crowded classrooms with little or no after-school help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Palmdale High has a great Medical Program; however, the standard curriculum and teachers are poor. The principal and athletic director are not involved in extra curricular activities enough to realize when there is a problem. Coaches are allowed free reign, without supervision, often with verbal abuse of athletes being the result. Teachers rarely return calls after the first message. I consider myself a very involved parent of two PHS graduates with a senior this year and a sophmore up and coming. These concerns have been voiced to the principal and athletic director yet no resolution has ever been proposed nor have they returned calls as promised after interviewing coaches and teachers. The last condition to be addressed is school disrepair. Buildings are incurring major repairs. Soap, toilet paper, and doors in the bathroom should always be provided. Oh yeah, and unlocked!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

I think Palmdale High is a very good school. The teachers are always there to help out there students. They also have a peer helping program to help students solve their conflicts with other students. Many parents say that the teachers don't know how to teach the students good but thats not true because the teachers do their job as teachers. They teach the students what they need to be taught; they do everything they can to help the students in the future but the thing is that the students have to play a part in it. Cause if the students dont try, ask questions, participate, etc. they are not going to learn. Well my opinion about this school is that it is a very good school. I should know cause I use to attend that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2004

Palmdale High School has many programs, clubs, and sports available to the studnets. There is the Visual And Performing Arts Academy, Visual Communications, Medical Magnet, Music Programs, Many Sports Programs, and numerous clubs and organizations. Palmdale Hih School has teachers who put the kids first. All the teachers want is to get the students wanting to learn and have fun at the same time. Palmdale High School is a great school! I enjoy going there and find that there are many opportunities for all of the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

The VAPAA program is outstanding! Like all schools, the quality of the school can't be measured only by the teachers. The socio-economic make-up of the students also plays a major factor in how the school performs academically. Unfortumately there aren't enough parents that really care about their childs education. So many think it's the schools 'Job' to educate them, when it should have started at home when their lives are just beginning. Children learn by example, not just words.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

This school has the best music program in the antalpoe valley. I reccommend this school for its teachers and its activitys.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

679

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 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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This school's
API score

679

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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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(2012)

2 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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Algebra I

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

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

641 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
25%
Earth Science

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
13%
English Language Arts

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

661 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

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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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
4%
Algebra II

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
15%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
20%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
17%
Earth Science

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
11%
English Language Arts

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

655 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
2%
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.

639 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%
World History

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

717 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
3%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
16%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
8%
Earth Science

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
10%
English Language Arts

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

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

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

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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31%

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2010

 
 
33%
U.S. History

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

577 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
World History

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
6%

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

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Females15%
Males9%
African American7%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate2%
Parent education - declined to state5%

Algebra II

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Females35%
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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students22%
Females25%
Males20%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate20%
Parent education - declined to state8%

Earth Science

All Students14%
Females13%
Males15%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females51%
Males39%
African American32%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to state26%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students15%
Females14%
Males16%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to state7%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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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.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students8%
Females7%
Males9%
African American0%
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)9%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Algebra II

All Students16%
Females14%
Males19%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students12%
Females11%
Males13%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state14%

Chemistry

All Students23%
Females17%
Males30%
African American25%
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)33%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Earth Science

All Students34%
Females26%
Males41%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females44%
Males36%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females3%
Males5%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)12%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

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
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

Science

All Students31%
Females28%
Males36%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant education23%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state32%

World History

All Students29%
Females24%
Males34%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant education23%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate20%
Parent education - declined to state25%
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 Students7%
Females11%
Males4%
African American4%
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 disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students3%
Females2%
Males4%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented7%
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students16%
Females17%
Males16%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to state15%

Chemistry

All Students12%
Females8%
Males18%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented33%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Earth Science

All Students19%
Females17%
Males21%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students38%
Females39%
Males36%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to state30%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females0%
Males8%
African American0%
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 disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students11%
Females8%
Males16%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented21%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

U.S. History

All Students42%
Females34%
Males51%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant education45%
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state35%

World History

All Students10%
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 disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school 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.

732 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

737 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students76%
Females81%
Males72%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American63%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Economic Status Unknown69%
Students with disability28%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education100%

Math

All Students73%
Females73%
Males74%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American54%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Economic Status Unknown71%
Students with disability20%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner49%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 71%
Black 16%
White 9%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%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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2137 East Avenue R
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