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Foothill High School

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 20, 2014

I am a parent of three current Foothill high school students. My family and I are "Hispanic" and although we make up less that 5% of the population of the city and the school, we have been welcomed by our neighbors, the community and so have my children at their school. I would recomend this school to anyone without any reservations. The teachers, counselors, staff, students and other parents have been more than helpful and welcoming. We did our homework before moving here. Foothill's academic and sport programs did not disapoint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

I am a parent, Music program is great, but that is really the only positive thing about this school, foothill lacks diversity, it lacks respect to other cultures, most teachers are disrespectful, my son really doesn't like this school at all being that he is Hispanic, and he gets disrespect from other students. I would not recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Foothill High is a Great School. Our second Grandson to attend this school is now enrolled and we are excited about his future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

At Foothill, the teachers and counselors really care about the well being of the students. The campus is gorgeous and spacious. The quality of the education there has made Foothill the best school in Northern California, no contest. Foothill has the highest API scores north of Sacramento and an academically excellent program education has to offer. In addition, the sports and arts are highly praised and offer every student opportunites to be involed, especially the music department which is the best performing arts class on campus, no contest again. If I were a parent, I would definitely send my children to Foothill because it offers more than just an education; it offers success for life, guaranteed.


Posted April 13, 2011

My grandson went from hating school, to loving it after just a week into his freshman year. He will be a senior next semester, and still loves it. My Granddaughter has gone on to Chico after finding her direction in life at Foothills FFA. She works for a bank, is a good student, and is everything you want for your grandkids. Love the events and open communication with staff. I wish it was here when my son was in high school.


Posted October 12, 2010

foothill is the best school ever! The teachers actually care about the students and really get to know them. Admin go the distance to make the school as fun and safe as possible. Foothill is the school to go to if you want the full high school experience; football games are amazing, basketball games are always fun and so on!! I was a student at foothill and now i am in college to be a high school english teacher and hopefully I can come back and teach at FHS! GO COUGARS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2008

foothill is the best school ever it has a great football team that i played for it is awesome and it has cool teacher one of the best is hamilton and another is mc he is cool so ya. it is awesome
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2007

Foothill High School is the best high school in Northern California! This year's API was 799 the highest in the area. The teachers go the extra distance to insure students learn. The sports program and music programs are outstanding winning many sectional titles! I am very proud of our local high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

Great school, most teachers are caring and expert in their field. Admistration sets up a safe environment. A little sports heavy with modest regard for the arts. Way too much parent involvement and power with regard boosters and Club Cougar. A really clean campus that seems to overcome it minor short comings.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 9, 2007

I am a parent of a foothill student, he is graduating this year and it has, for the most part, been okay. The parent involvement is a little below average . The music and drama programs are great. The big sport programs are solid, but some of the smaller ones, like the ski/snowboard teams are a joke. Every year my son always ends up with some 'rotten egg' teachers, but every school will have some of those. I have witnessed a few of the teachers there, to have a complete lack of respect for their students. The cougar challenge (a community service or career project for seniors)is a program that needs to be lost. It has a complete lack of organization and overly subjective judging that add up to make one big frustrating mess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

This is my first year at Foothill HIgh School, and it has been alright. But to the parents who have made comments about how everyone is a good influence on your children, ah well there aren't that many great influences. The teachers are okay, Mrs. H (drama teacher) is probably the best, but the over all quality isn't that good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2006

This is a great school if students are self motivated or have parents that are pushing them to excel. However, if a student is drifting and doesn't have much parent support it's likely they'll fall through the cracks. This is primarily due to insufficient numbers of counselors. Four guidance counselors for over 1700 students -- you do the math. Luckily, the four counselors on site are very good if somewhat overloaded. Music and Art programs are nothing special, but the Drama Department seems to excel. Sports programs are well regarded. Regarding parent involvement, about 10 to 15 percent of parents are involved but that's not enough. All in all, a good school for the top 20 percent of students. As for the rest, they're on their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Due to high levels of parental support and a great faculty and staff, Foothill High School continies to produce some of the most motivated and successful students in teh North State area. Foothill offers AP classes in nearly all subjects including spanish and french. The after school activities offer a wide array of methods for your childs development; from Basketball to Volleyball, Chess to Media, your child can master an art with the best mentors around. Kids feel safe on campus because of a good security staff as well as a positive and supportive staff who din't mind keeping a watchful eye on the safety of each student. Parental involvement is generally high when compared to another districts percentages.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 23, 2006

I believe that this school should be more personal with parents of students who are failing a class rather than just sending a form letter through the mail .Their musuc program is outstanding.The dramas dept. of Club cougar is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

My daughter has gone to Foothill for two years now, and has loved every day of it. The children are good influences on her and there are plenty of clubs and activities to keep her and her friends on the right track. She has made many new friends and feel extremely at home there. The office staff is always friendly and the Administration has been more than helpful everytime I have had anything to do with them. I would recomend this school to anyone who lives in Palo Cedro or Redding. The teachers care about the welfare of the children and parent involvement is always welcome and strongly encouraged. This is a great school, and I am glad my daughter can be a part of it. This school is going to help her to be the best that she can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

Excellent school, teachers and counselors especially go the extra mile to help students reach their goals.


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This school's
API score

831

Change from
2012 to 2013

-16

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

831

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

-16

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

9 / 10

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

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

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72%

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60%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
English Language Arts

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

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
96%

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95%

2010

 
 
89%
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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The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Earth Science

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
World History

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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58%

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58%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
21%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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48%

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35%

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74%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

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76%

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49%

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70%
Earth Science

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

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59%

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62%
English Language Arts

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

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71%

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61%

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67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

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11%

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9%

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

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
U.S. History

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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64%

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60%

2010

 
 
68%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% 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

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Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
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Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Gifted and talented96%
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Parent education - college graduate91%
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Earth Science

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Females66%
Males78%
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Hispanic or Latino73%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability74%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females77%
Males69%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students31%
Females29%
Males32%
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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)35%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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Females83%
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White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
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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

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Females17%
Males20%
African Americann/a
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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)14%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students48%
Females51%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students52%
Females46%
Males57%
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Females74%
Males90%
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)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students39%
Females25%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
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)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females60%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Native64%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students35%
Females25%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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 Students66%
Females59%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Native58%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students49%
Females39%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Native42%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
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 Students27%
Femalesn/a
Males31%
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)32%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students17%
Females19%
Males14%
African Americann/a
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)14%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented20%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students48%
Females56%
Males40%
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students63%
Females59%
Males69%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students70%
Females72%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students20%
Females14%
Males24%
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)22%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students56%
Females38%
Males70%
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)57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students61%
Females57%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students93%
Females94%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Native93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability58%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females94%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Native93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability69%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 78%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
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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9733 Deschutes Road
Palo Cedro, CA 96073
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