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Palos Verdes High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $1,200,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,400.

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Posted April 17, 2014

Located in an amazingly beautiful neighborhood, Palos Verdes High School is one great school. The kids are hard workers, very determined to get into a great college and like to get involved in activities in school and in the community. The parents do an amazing job of supporting the school, from new buildings to new sports fields to the salaries of teachers and counselors. The only way the school could improve would be to add more parking places for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

This school is like being at a country club. Grades are inflated and teachers are so far not prepare to teach subjects. Parent run the school not the administrators. Very did functional school. Kids go too college not prepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

PVHS is a good school. It is not as academically challenging as PVPHS, so it is a good fit for kids who want to socialize and have a lot of fun during high school. The test scores and AP results between the two schools show that Peninsula is stronger academically. However, the teachers at PVHS allow the students to complete homework during class, due to the block scheduling, so it's easier if you are an athlete.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

This school is amazing and challenging in every way. Those who say it is not are the same who choose to avoid the amazing array of AP and Honors classes. Most teachers are challenging and fill class periods with a learning experience. Also, they have recently been redeemed in light of academic competition with Peninsula High school by earning a 898 API score, equalling that of Pen's 898, despite PV's smaller population. Also, athletes are encouraged to better their academics while being champions in their sport. The arts at PV are also unmatched with their open opportunity and extensive programs of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Video Production, Dance, Music, Literature, Drama, and all kind of computer and media art imaginable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2011

My son started out at Peninsula High School which is also a very strong school in Palos Verdes and basically felt very out of the loop and unbalanced there. The homework load was very unreasonable. He had almost all honor classes and was getting good grades but did not have a balanced life. It was ALL about homework. He said that all of his honors teachers did very little lecturing but assigned an extraordinary amount of homework. He transferred to Palos Verdes High School after a month of attending Peninsula High School. He said that the teachers at Palos Verdes High school actually lectured and taught the students. Palos Verdes High school is on a block system and now he has time to do his homework without it completely consumming his whole life. He said he is learning a lot more and that the 2 hour classes go by much faster than the hour long ones at Peninsula because of how engaged the students become with the teachers being able to complete involved lesson material. If you want the bar to be set high and balance this is your school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Our childs first year at PV was very good. After attending the other great school (Penn) in PV with another child we were very pleased to experience at PV HIGH wonderful teachers challenging academics and a new principal who will make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

I graduated from Palos Verdes High School four years ago. I absolutely loved attending school there and could not imagine having a better high school experience. PVHS was able to provide students with the perfect balance between enjoying school and obtaining an excellent education. I grew so much intellectually and personally in my four years thanks to the wonderful staff. After high school I was accepted to a top 25 University. When I got to college I felt that PVHS had prepared me for college extremely well. I succeeded in the vigorous college level classes and I contribute my success to the preparation I received at PVHS. Although it is a public school, it is equivalent to a private school education. I HIGHLY recommend this school!


Posted July 22, 2010

Palos Verdes High has qualified administrators, athletic directors, counselors, teachers, coaches and staff. Although some teachers are young and still need to gain some experience, they make learning fun and the kids are motivated. The block schedule is convenient especially for students who are involved in extra curricular sports and activities. Teachers are sincere, kind, understanding and take the time and effort to know their students individually. They are clear about their expectations and challenge the kids to reach advanced potential. No child is left behind at PV High. My son loves PV High and his friends / classmates are well rounded and well behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

Block schedule is amazing for some and horrible for others. If its not your gig head of to Peninsula High. This school rocks with so many extra classes that others school just don't have like a surfboard design class and an awesome photography class with a Maclab. All the core classes have excellent teachers who teach the material while not giving too much homework unless your in APs and honours then your just asking for it. :P
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2009

This school has one critical flaw, which is advertised as a strength: the block schedule. The block schedule does not improve the in-class experience by extending time available, rather, it worsens it by diminishing the value of time. Kids often wander out of class for 15 minutes or more without a teacher even noticing, and teachers often put on movies or allow the kids to socialize, instead of teaching, to pass the time. Also, since the school was recently reopened many of the teachers are inexperienced, and a few of them got their jobs for being in-laws or friends-of-a-friend of the principal. However, the school does have some experienced teachers, but the 'laid back' atmosphere is detrimental to academics. PVHS also hasa lot of extracurricular activities available, and excellent sports teams. All around, not a bad high school, but not all it is cracked up to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2009

I am about to graduate form PV High...Here is what I have to say. Academically, this school is wonderful. My councelour and all of my teachers were outstandingly supportive throughout all of my years there. The class sizes are also nice and small and there is a lot of individualized attention to those who need it. Now, socially, this school is terrible! The kids party, a lot, it is very exclusive, and the students who are not part of it tend to feel very outcasted. Make sure your teen knows what kind of crowd they want to be in, or that they have a niche where they can belong...join clubs! I didn't and I strongly regret that...MUN and Mock Trial are also great! This school is okay..just wasn't too great for me!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2009

Great block schedule and emphasis of in class participation lessens homework grind and leads to better learning environment. They also have the 2-time SoCal champion Equestrian team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

Palos Verdes High School offers unique opportunities that no other public school can offer. There is a strong push for high education and creative use of hands on learning. The beautiful campus alone gives a positive environment for students to excel academically and socially.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2007

Enter your review herebecause pv high is located in a residential area, residents who live near the school like to say bad things about the school. I attend pv, and i like it. No, your child does not need to be strong in sports, although, it is a great opportunity. I am on the surf team, which is a very unique sport that is available. Equestrian, marching band (which is going to the beijing olympics), cross country, basketball, football, lacrosse and more are what a student can choose from. We posess many excellent classes as well. Our math, science, english, art, language, and sports departments are strong and they thrive. Our school also has its own student broadcasting channel, live from 205, and and a nationally recognized drama department. Our curriculum is becoming more in depth, rich, and diverse. ~Sopmore go seakings!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2007

A great school with tremendous opportunities for the students to excel in unique programs. Video Production, Science & Technology Research, MUN, Theater Arts are all national award winning programs. Sports teams are highly competetive and highly ranked within the state. Parental support is strong and the Booster Club raises over $400K a year to support not only athletic but arts and academic programs as well. Some teachers can be less than great and the administration needs to focus on improving and developing the teaching staff to bring this school to the next level and to total parity with Peninsula High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

I feel if your child is not strong in sports than your child does not have a chance to succeed in this school. I got my kid out of this school after one semester, that's all my kid could take.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2006

Strong Science Programs Low Teacher Experience Very Strong Video Production Program Strong Extra Curriculars (MUN, Mock Trial, Darpa)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2005

Re-opening this school has proven a great asset to the community. Every child finds a place and has opportunities for success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

Academic programs are strong with an intent to set an example as to the quality of a newer school. Many young teachers which means enthusiasm,but less experience. Extracurricular activities are varied and more importantly available to all students. This is not always the case at a larger school. Parents are very invloled in fund raising events which add to the arts and music programs. Overall, this is a very safe school with strong academic programs and it will only get better. I feel fortunate to have my children attend.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

884

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

884

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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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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10 / 10

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

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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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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25%

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40%

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13%
Algebra II

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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93%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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88%

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87%

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75%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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85%

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92%

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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73%

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85%

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61%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%
World History

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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96%

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90%
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.

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Algebra II

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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71%

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57%

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48%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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68%

2011

 
 
77%

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44%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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78%

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64%

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61%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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90%

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77%

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77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

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19%

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12%

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

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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100%

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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90%

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78%

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76%
World History

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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76%

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72%

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63%
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.

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Algebra II

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

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9%

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10%

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4%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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39%

2011

 
 
31%

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32%
Earth Science

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

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27%
English Language Arts

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

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66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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84%

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88%

2010

 
 
66%
U.S. History

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

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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79%

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83%

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72%
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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Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
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Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Males84%
African American86%
Asian88%
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White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability86%
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Gifted and talented100%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females86%
Males83%
African American100%
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability61%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state63%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students68%
Females71%
Males66%
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Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)71%
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Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability69%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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Physics

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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Males97%
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Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
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

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students50%
Females45%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian49%
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)54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students69%
Females70%
Males67%
African Americann/a
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)70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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 graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students68%
Females65%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females83%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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)46%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Geometry

All Students15%
Females15%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
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)6%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate30%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students96%
Femalesn/a
Males92%
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 disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students85%
Females83%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state89%

World History

All Students70%
Females66%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state63%
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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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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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
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females5%
Males16%
African Americann/a
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)10%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
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)7%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students87%
Females88%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)83%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state95%

Chemistry

All Students55%
Females46%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
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)53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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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 Students82%
Females82%
Males81%
African American73%
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state72%

Geometry

All Students18%
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

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

All Students69%
Females66%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Physics

All Students93%
Females73%
Males100%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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 graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students85%
Females80%
Males89%
African American82%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state77%

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.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students97%
Females99%
Males95%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability79%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students96%
Females96%
Males96%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability70%
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 73%
Asian 12%
Hispanic 10%
Black 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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