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McKinley School

Public | K-8 | 1166 students

 

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2013:
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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

McKinely is gem in the rough, it's teachers are invested so much they have their own kids at this school. My son has THRIVED at the school despite my initial trepidation because of the run down exterior (note, they are currently going to a major upgrade and the school is going to be beautiful!). My son, with the help of his teachers and us at home has surpassed all expectations of his grade level. What is a shame is that Pasadena's resources (I mean major tax revenue), the school does not receive much in funding. With that said, the PTA does an excellent job in keeping programs alive at McKinley: Arts, Science, Phsical Education - they are to be commended for their hard work. Also, parent involvement is evident at every event and that has a great impact on the childrens school pride. I would recommend McKinely to anyone looking for a school that lives in the Old Town/Business District part of Pasadena. In addition to the school, the Y offers a fantastic before/after school program I would strongly recommend to anyone in need of care. GO TIGERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

My son is in transitional kindergarten at McKinley. We have been very impressed with his teacher and with the school so far. My son's class is very diverse, both ethnically and socioeconomically. They've taken some really great field trips (Huntington Gardens; Vroman's Bookstore). They place a lot of emphasis on making healthy choices (no candy allowed at school for the kindergartners). All of the other parents with whom I've spoken are also very impressed with the school and the teachers, but unfortunately, because of the poor reputation of Pasadena public schools, all of those parents are planning to either (1) switch to private school; (2) open enroll to other schools with higher ratings; or (3) move to South Pasadena. This is part of the problem with Pasadena public schools. If you like the school and are impressed with the teachers, keep your child there! The school needs the funding, for one thing. The ratings and reviews will never get better if people keep pulling their kids out based on an outdated reputation, and the cycle will just continue. And the private schools will just keep getting richer and richer . . .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

We have been there last year, the food at school is nasty. My kids had been happy with school lunch before we move here but then we have to cook for them. Few day ago I see it look better, maybe the new principle come so he made a new development, I hope so. Will see if new principle can make progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I have never in my previous years attending school as a student and at my daughter's previous school, observed sooo many PARENTS present and accompanying their kids to and school every day!!! The PARENT participation at McKinley is off the charts and it makes such a difference for the kids, their learning and their teachers. I have volunteered with so many awesome hard -working parents who give their time and sweat endlessly without complaint for the love of the children....MY CHILD HAS SOARED WITHIN THIS ENVIRONMENT!!!! Thank you McKinley Parents!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

Best of pasadena, Teachers are the best ...not just as teachers but also as perentas friends... Also they love to stay in touch with parents...Through out...phone calls ...Through out E-mails...Through out...School letters...and notes...they involve parents in all possible School activities...etc...They help the kids that are...behind in grades...to improve them...in all ways possible...they invite parents to School meetings...They have a new principal...he is very nice...with everybody...( Dr. Albert ). They are very Charismatic...Having my kids go to Mckinley it is been a great experience...and it it is for my kids...the best years of they lives. and I have three of my kids there...ages ( 6, 9, and 11 )...1st Grader / 4th Grader and 7th Grader...Thank you ..very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

McKinley is an amazing place to learn...yes we are in the middle of construction...yes it is very large...and yes you can find a million other problems with it and any other school if that is what you want to focus on. The teachers are the best teachers I have met and I was a teacher. They truly care about the students and their academic achievement and they are invested in the success of the school. Art lines the walls and dramatic plays are always in production, something that is too quickly slipping from our curriculums. When the renovations are complete, McKinley will truly hit the next level in their success story and I will be even more thrilled to tell the world that YES...YOU CAN SEND YOUR CHILD TO PUBLIC SCHOOL IN PASADENA and YES...MCKINLEY IS THE BEST CHOICE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

McKinley is rocking my previously private schooled kid's world. Great neighborhood feel. The teachers are amazing. The renovations on the inside are incredible and the outside 30 Million dollar project is coming along. The parents are incredible and if you're looking for warmth with strong academics, this is the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2013

McKinley Elementary is a fantastic school! My children have been attending for four years. It is not our home school so I have to drive 25 minutes to get my kids to school each day. I have to say I wouldn't have it any other way. Great teachers, great programing. They have a new Art Teacher named Seda Sevada who's introduced my son to art and he has found himself a haven because of her. I don't know how to find her to thank her but if Ms. Sevada sees these posts I would like to thank you for all you've done for our students. And thank you to McKinley for supporting these great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

Having moved to Pasadena from out of state, I was ill-prepared for the number of schools from which to choose for our incoming kindergartner. I was introduced to McKinley School by chance, one of the kindergarten classes was on a field trip at our Local Book Store, and I was pleased to find out that McKinley was our neighborhood school! I love the diversity McKinley offers, not just ethnically but socioeconomically, I love the arts emphasis and I love how the school really embraces parental involvement. As far as the previous poster's comment on the campus: yes, there are clothes strewn about and more trash than I'd like to see, and that's where parental input is needed! McKinley is a wonderful school, located smack-dab in thr middle of DT Pasadena, close to Lake Avenue, and it is just going to get better and better because of our fantastic parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

My son has been attending McKinley for 5 years and loves it. Every year he forms a bond with his teacher and they've all seem to genuinely care about his learning. The only con is the front office staff, they are rude and unwelcoming. I've had to check-out my son early a few times and all I had to give was his name/teacher/grade; staff NEVER asked to see my ID, check if i was authorized to check him out or even asked for my name!!!! Again, this reflects the bad administrative staff they have in front office NOT the quality of teachers! PTA is very active raising money for school and ART/MUSIC program is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2012

This my daughter's second year attending Mckinley and she absolutely loves this school and her teacher. It's a great school all around with a great principal. They also have great after school programs on the campus. The campus has a small family like atmosphere. Love the arts and extracurricular programs. One of the best public schools in Pasadena.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

McKinley is a wonderful school!!! I transferred my children to McKinley from private schools and am pleasantly surprised at how well the change has gone. McKinley has higher academic standards and much better teachers than the private schools my children attended. The music and arts programs are fantastic. The school is safe and nuturing, while also exposing my children to a wide variety of extracurricular activities. The principal, Ms. Sarian, is the best principal I've ever met. I wasted thousands and thousands of dollars on private school tuition for inferior level educations for my children in recent years. I wish I had enrolled them in McKinley years ago. My children are now flourishing. I highly recommend McKinley for all families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

Strong parent community with many professional artists has helped make this one of the most sought-after schools in Pasadena. A new $30-million campus expansion is coming, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2010

I am so impressed with the academic achievements of the McKinley students! The teachers go above and beyond for these kids. The arts are all over the school and the hallways are filled with self expressive art! I love how the school values art and it's reflective in the parents involvement as well. This is a REALLY great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

My daughters (who are French) have attended McKinley school last year where they have lerarned English and made a lot of friends. The school teachers were very supportive and the parents very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

The walls are alive with art and words, learning self-expressed from the children. A creative environment prevails which will serve the children well in decision making as adults. I am not a parent but a volunteer who lives in the neighborhood. I read to the 2nd graders once a week and love it!


Posted May 17, 2010

i love this school because it full of art from art work to music , dance and you can see in the children hoe much they enjoy it their spirit are free
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

With continuously decreasing education budgets, McKinley still provides art and music education. There's great parental involvement, the staff and administration are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

I like Mckinley because it has full of opportunities for the kids with art work and also strong relationship with the parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

The teachers and students alike have a genuine love and dedication to strengthening the arts in the schools and sharing that gift with the community. McKinley does a great job of making sure it stays connected and involved with the parents. Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

801

Change from
2012 to 2013

-26

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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API score

801

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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

-26

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
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 86% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
45%
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 50% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
37%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%
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

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females50%
Males36%
African American65%
Asian43%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females59%
Males52%
African American65%
Asian71%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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

All Students44%
Females46%
Males43%
African American32%
Asian50%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females68%
Males78%
African American58%
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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

All Students57%
Females52%
Males63%
African American39%
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students69%
Females68%
Males71%
African American33%
Asian91%
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)100%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner62%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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

All Students68%
Females75%
Males62%
African American63%
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females81%
Males84%
African American74%
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students72%
Females77%
Males69%
African American63%
Asian76%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
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

All Students53%
Females56%
Males48%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students43%
Females44%
Males43%
African American32%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students97%
Females100%
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 disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females64%
Males47%
African American65%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students47%
Females53%
Males39%
African American38%
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 disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students37%
Females43%
Males33%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females56%
Males52%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state36%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Femalesn/a
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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

Geometry

All Students75%
Femalesn/a
Males86%
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 disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students42%
Females40%
Males43%
African American30%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state15%

Science

All Students61%
Females58%
Males64%
African American46%
Asiann/a
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state27%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 51%
Black 19% 7%
Asian 15% 11%
White 13% 27%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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325 South Oak Knoll Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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