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Paramount High School

Public | 9-12 | 5015 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2014

This school is great I've been going there over the summer and looks great! They have new building such as the field house where they have class rooms, trophy hall, equipment room, locker rooms, band room, wrestling room, and a weight room! They also have the new C.T.E. building where they have the medical class room the technology room and it think the engineering class rooms. This school is great many people underestimate it but when they go in they see great things!


Posted April 17, 2014

My school has a great team of sports enthusiasts, consisting of students, teachers, coaches, and parents. The comraderie is infectious and has had the greatest impact on the performance of all involved. I think everyone should know about Paramount High School sports program and the outstanding job the coaches do of leading the teams of athletes. The School's campus track is virtually new and an excellent venue for track meets and other sports. The teams work together to keep the campus unblemished. The sports program has inspired the youth in their development to strive for better and to remember sportmanship. Improvement would be to encourage more youth to join the sports program at the school, which enhances development overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

School Stadium, gymnasiums was recently upgraded, looks like a College Stadium..Most improved school as far as I'm concerned..The next thing they need to upgrade is their cafeteria food. My daughter says the tacos and salads have no taste and are dried up a does not look fresh. That would be the next thing to upgrade. Menu and cafeteria. My daughter is a Freshman so I'm not sure what the quality of teachers or principals involvement is yet...but she has been in summer school and the tutoring was very good.. so far so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

PHS has been in my family since 1977-81 when my brother attended, then I attended in 1987-91, my daughter is a graduate of 2008-12 etc... I still have children that will be attending soon. So to sum up this is a good school and would recommend to anyone. There aren't many highly rated schools, People check out the ratings, the teachers here really care for the most part, of course there is always that few teachers that might have less inititave than others , but that is anywhere you go. The people that made a bad comment are the one's that probably didn't do well and really didn't care no matter what school they attended or for the parents they weren't going to get involved anyway. So the storyline here it's great and it's getting better as the years pass. Kudos to PHS! Once a Pirate always a Pirate!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

Great school. Constantly evolving. Every AP and honors class possible available. Great campus improvement. Solid athletic program and facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

PHS is the largest high school in the state of California. We have many challenges to face, and we face them head on. I am a teacher there, and this will be my 23rd year teaching on this campus, and I can truly say that each year shows improvement. As a teacher, i care about my students, and they KNOW it, and they want the best for themselves and their future, so they respond to that caring in positive ways. We have THREE "CTE" (career technical education) pathways: health, media design, and engineering in which students can get real-world training for certain careers. We have a thriving JROTC which involves about 300 students. Our sports teams have great facilities to work in and we've had great success in soccer (state champs), track and field, tennis, volleyball, baseball, and ...football is on the upswing. Come visit and see for yourself!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2011

after reading some of the comments, i think they are most likely high school drop outs or students that went to phs and failed and blaming others for their irresponsibilities Im from class of 2011. Phs was a great school. gave us the opportunities we needed. supportive teachers. more encouragement to move on and go to a college or university. class of 2011 had one of the largest graduating numbers. more paramount students are going to college. the new construction is going on to have more resources for students. new library new locker rooms new stadium. our soccer boys went CIF two years back to back. this is really a great school.


Posted October 4, 2011

Horrible school the staff is rude. The teachers don't care about the students. The counselors are useless. I left half way 10th grade year to a charter school, best decision I ever made. I'm in college now chasing my dreams.


Posted June 14, 2009

I am an alumni c/o 2005. I would definitely have to agree with the staff being rude and some counselors being useless. I personally had a conflict with Mrs. Garcia('counselor') whom completely discouraged me to attend a community college, (while still in high school) to get ahead during a summer. I asked her how I should go about it and her reply was, 'why would you want to do that.' Anyways, aside from the mediocre counselor and chola infested staff I would say we do have some excellent teachers there. Students would benefit from the honors and AP classes especially with teachers like Ms. Himel, Mr. Auria, Mrs. Barboza & Mr. Teeples. I graduated with honors at PHS in 2005 and left with a full paid scholarship. Recently I earned my BA in Psychology in 2009 so I guess it is fair to say PHS did not thwart my academic success!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

There is nothing wrong with Paramount High school. They are always trying to encourage involvement and due to outside dangers they have to be prepared. Teachers and staff are fully prepared for extreme situations. This does not make them mean they can be really cool if you get to know them. Something I enjoyed from Paramount High was the diversity and flexibility. There was no separation of groups. Dances, games, assembly meetings and elections are always made in the safest and entertaining way as possible. About parents involvement, they do not get involved either because they lack communication with their children or because they have no interest, which most like to call it 'lack of time'. A great example is Mariachi Night. this is held once a year and it is a Family Night. I enjoyed PHS and I am proud to say that once a Pirate always a Pirate!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2008

If your child is 'gifted' and would excel in Honors and AP programs, this school is not so bad. The Honors teachers are amazing and they definitely prepared me for college (aka Ms. Barboza, Ms. Himel, Mr. Carlin etcetc). However, if your child is doing average, or below average, they very well might graduate unprepared for college and not motivated enough to go. The Honors/non Honors kids are ridiculously segregated in a way that I think sets a precedent between the can dos and the ones Paramount has given up on. There are a bunch extracurriculars, but the same kids take advantage of them. I would not recommend this school. I would say try your best to get out of this district, truthfully.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2008

My twin daughters did great last year as freshmans. They were involved in many afterschool clubs. I met everyone of their teachers and got to talk about how they are doing in their classes and what we can do to help them. The school helped us get involved in Upward bound. They spent 5 weeks during the summer taking classes and 3 of those weeks living at the dorm at U.C Irvine. Now the girls are a semester ahead in 3 classes and recieved 15 credits toward graduation. And all for free ! The program was awesome and the girls are excited about going to college. The staff is great . If you as a parent get involved and ask for help they are willing to help. But YOU have to put in the effort. The kids have to care too. School isn't a daycare and teachers aren't babysitters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Well i am a student attending this school. I am in my schools Leadership.We set up the dances all the events that go on in the school and try to get the students involed. I say this school does have great teachers and a very good learning enviroment. The problem is not them nor the school it is the students. The only reason i moved up in AP classes and Honors is because i wanted to get away from the students that will interupt your education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

I also attended the back to school night at the West Campus and was upset that the teachers informed parents, how easy it is to contact them through e-mail. Well, I've been trying ever since and I have not heard from the teachers. I agree with the rest of the parents ..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2007

I recently attended the back to school night at the West Campus and I was really surprise by the low involvement of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

I would not recommend this school. It is a very hostile enviroment. The staff in the school are very rude and the counseling office is always full with students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2006

Mr. Edwards was my favorite teacher, and so was Mr. Wolfsberger, but that's about as a good memory of Paramount as I have. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2005

I went to school there.. .Ms. Ferrer was a cool teacher. She was my favorite while I was going there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 15, 2005

I currently have a student attending Paramount High School and just recently had one graduate. While this school is improving it still lacks a solid curriculum. The parent involvement is improving although it is still fairly low. While this school does not excell in most sports it does offer plenty to participate in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I have one student who graduated in 1994 and one that is about to start there next month. It will be interesting to see what changes have occurred in 10 years. A school can only do so much and needs parental involvement and interest for students to succeed and for scores to improve. My graduate did fine and went on to higher education.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

751

Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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This school's
API score

751

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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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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

680 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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56%

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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.

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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82%

2011

 
 
80%

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80%
Earth Science

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

721 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

1205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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54%

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48%

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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53%

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46%

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45%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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81%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
10%

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15%

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13%
Algebra II

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

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

2012

 
 
38%

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52%

2010

 
 
67%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

780 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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20%

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29%

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26%

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22%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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52%

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43%

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35%
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.

1173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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38%

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34%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

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9%

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12%

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8%
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.

1162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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48%

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46%

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38%
World History

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

1112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

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6%

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8%

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9%
Algebra II

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

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18%

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14%

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13%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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51%

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23%

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24%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

640 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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20%

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11%

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

1055 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

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39%

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30%

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28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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6%

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3%

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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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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58%

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48%

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46%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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13%

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15%

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12%

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9%
U.S. History

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

1106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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37%

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29%

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24%
World History

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state62%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate78%
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state89%

Earth Science

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Females20%
Males38%
African American16%
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Hispanic or Latino31%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate26%
Parent education - declined to state22%

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females65%
Males60%
African American48%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander55%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state68%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Not economically disadvantaged60%
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English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state61%

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World History

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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduate87%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state89%
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 Students31%
Females31%
Males30%
African American21%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Algebra II

All Students42%
Females38%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students20%
Females17%
Males24%
African American15%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state15%

Chemistry

All Students51%
Females44%
Males61%
African American15%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females43%
Males41%
African American28%
Asiann/a
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state30%

Geometry

All Students13%
Females9%
Males17%
African American9%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to state4%

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students45%
Females40%
Males50%
African American29%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state35%

World History

All Students34%
Females28%
Males39%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
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 Students28%
Females42%
Males20%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
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 Students11%
Females8%
Males15%
African American5%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students45%
Females51%
Males35%
African Americann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
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

Chemistry

All Students24%
Females20%
Males30%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate30%
Parent education - declined to state25%

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Females33%
Males35%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females2%
Males9%
African American4%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
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%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state7%

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

All Students39%
Females29%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

Physics

All Students13%
Females9%
Males16%
African American5%
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 disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented43%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

U.S. History

All Students39%
Females31%
Males48%
African American37%
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)33%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state42%

World History

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
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.

1229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

1229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students79%
Females83%
Males75%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American70%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability34%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner40%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students82%
Females82%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American66%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability38%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
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
Hispanic 88%
Black 9%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
White 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
English language learners 20%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School Leader's name
  • Greg Buckner
Fax number
  • (562) 602-6099

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Computer lab
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14429 South Downey Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
Phone: (562) 602-6067

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