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John Muir High School

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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Posted June 4, 2014

Please, this school is a disaster as are Pasadena schools in general. If you have children and are thinking of moving to Pasadena, Don"t.....unless you are intending Private education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

John Muir high school is a good school, but needs improvement. From a students perspective I can tell parents what really goes on in the school. First main problem is not only affecting Muir, but other schools in the nation, and that is the budget. The schools low budget limits the amount of student activities, but more importantly affects classes and educational programs that helps students. The last problem are the students enrolled in the school. Muir has a great team of staff and teachers willing to help students learn , however students disrespet teachers and students often pay for this. Muir might become a good school in the future but as of right now it needs a lot of improvement. Also some of the students pier pressure their fellow classmates into doing drugs, which leads to someone going to the hospital(it's happens 3 times so far! )


Posted December 3, 2013

John Muir Highschool is the absolute best school for my 15 year old son. He was diagnosed with Autism at age two and has developed into high functioning Asbergers. The staff at Muir is excellent in engaging him, teaching him and advising him. He has superb grades, picked up playing the saxophone, got into marching band and is also a part of the ROTC. I am amazed at the young gentleman he is becoming. He is on track to fulfill his dream of becoming an engineer. The Principal is always available to talk to. We bought a home a few blocks away from PHS but told the district we wanted to keep him at Muir. This school is turning around, changing and it's thrilling to be a part of making it happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2013

John Muir High School is great school to attend we have so many activities that will help and prepare us for college. The staff and administration are very joyful and very encouraging. I feel very safe as a student here at John Muir High School. I feel like I have many opportunities in this school.


Posted October 9, 2013

JMHS is a great school! The faculty, staff and administration are all very supportive. They've been working hard to improve the overall quality of the school, and there has been tremendous improvement since Principal Sipple has arrived. The kids are fantastic and are really fun to work with. JMHS is working diligently to ensure the kids are getting a world-class education. Don't believe me? Just ask for a tour of the school and see for yourself!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 13, 2013

As a graduate, don't send your kids here. We didn't learn anything in half of my classes and half of the teachers didn't teach. The excuse of demographics doesn't even apply since PHS and Marshall pull from essentially the same pool, albeit no PUSD school compares to its neighbors. It wasn't until I went to college, with friends from every other high school around Pasadena, that I realized how cheated my friends and I were out of an education. Different standards expectations and performance compared to us who nearly all of us either failed a class or dropped out. If you care about your children's future, don't send them here.


Posted August 9, 2012

I went to many high schools and i plan to go back to this high school for my senior year because others just don't compare. The staff is great, the students are respectful and highly motivated. Our school spirit is the highest i've ever seen and for a reason. The staff is attentive to the needs of the students and the teachers are amazing. It gets a bad rap for the part of the neighborhood its in but it really isn't anything like they make it out to be. Its a great school that produces great allumni.


Posted October 18, 2010

I do not recommend going to this school period. I'm a current student at this school, Junior, and I plan on leaving soon, (I received a letter from the district allowing me to do so due to its low API) Muir's teachers aren't motivated to teach since the students aren't willing to learn and there are some students that take education seriously and they are treated like the rest. Since Muir is blocked schedule you might not see your teachers for 2 days, you won't receive that student teacher bond. The academies are a complete waste of time they have you take art, business, & environmental science, and when you actually think about it you will begin to wonder as a student "Why am I here?" The staff isn't great either. I'd say the only good teachers are the ones that teach AP. This school is good only for babysitting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2010

The school spirit is so high and the alumni in the area are so supportive! We have the only Alumni Association in the area and the group is working hard to support the students, teachers, faculty & staff and improve the school as a whole.


Posted September 30, 2010

Great school spirit and an awesome new acadamies program!


Posted May 8, 2010

John Muir HS isn't what everybody thinks. I am a current senior, and first hand, I know how everybody judges the students who attend this school but also the school itself. In my opinion, it is better than Pasadena High School. Despite the part of Pasadena John Muir is in, it has a big graduation rate, it is very diverse, and has an amazing staff. When I leave John Muir this year, I'm going to miss it incredibly. My children will definitely go to John Muir, and will follow my footsteps in graduation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2010

Muir has a terrible reputation from previous years. But now, with a good principle and some great teachers and programs, it seems to be improving. The freshman test scores are much above average. Muir was even featured on the Pasadena Star News discussing a great improvement. It is still yet to be seen if Muir can follow up well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2009

When I attended there, I had a blast. And the school had everything. One good thing that is coming about it is that it's getting some improvements on it, tradition needs 2 b brought back, most importantly close stricter discipline.


Posted July 19, 2009

I am currently a student at John Muir, & I think its a great school. It has the most supportive staff out there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2008

this school is NOT that bad. The problems that arise at this school are the same as in every other high school. people only focus on the negative at Muir. There are so many seniors that just graduated and went off to four-year universities, so many students in clubs and sports and with above average grades. the only peope who rate this school are eople who don't even attend. Muir is a perfectly normal high school and it is NOT a death sentence to put your child in that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2008

Absolutely awful school. Thank God my parents pulled me out of there and sent me to St. Francis. Lousy academics (Don't take my word for it, just take a look at their test scores) and an unsafe campus. Why would any parent want to send his or her child to John Muir?
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2006

I'm a 13-year parent at Muir. Best performing arts program in the district with students playing original scores, annual musical, great sports, Puente, Avid, Air Force JROTC, Science-Engineering-Technology academy, AP classes, Mustangs on the Move after school program. The past two principals have done everything they could to sink Muir, but it will not go down. We will get a new principal soon & have the opportunity to invigorate the performing arts & sports programs. Students of diverse backgrounds mix well & truly appreciate the opportunity to mingle. Grads accepted to Naval & Coast Guard Academies, Stanford, Berkeley, Yale, Brown, all UCs, USC, Smith, Syracuse, Cornell, & other prestigious colleges. Parental involvemnent & safety was hindered by previous administration but should improve with new leadership. Faculty is dedicated & outstanding, especially in science, English, social studies, & music. Partnerships with Southwest Chamber Music, JPL, Rotary, Kiwanis, others. Strong alumni involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

Muir High School has seen a steady decline over the last 4 years my son has attended. Recently, they've combined special ed. classes with the regular student population to accomodate the parents of special ed. children who felt their children were being treated differently. The fact of the matter is, their children do have different learning needs. Every other school recognizes those needs and provides an atmosphere where they can be met. The byproduct of combining the classes is that learning is hampered to both the special ed. students and the general student population. Muir's test scores are proof enough that the current system isn't working. If at all possible, find another school until this one figures it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

Despite the modest efforts of the teachers at Muir, the administration appears blind to the consistent decline of the student body. Many high school seniors can barely read and student discipline is nearly non-existent. This school needs a lot of help. The teachers cannot do it all and the children are clearly suffering for administration's lack of envolvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2003

Administration seems to be unaware of the parents concerns. Some classes still in the 4th week of school do not have a teacher. The quality of the long term teachers that they so have is excellent. Teachers seem to be doing a great job. Administration needs lots of help.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

618

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

618

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

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

1 / 10

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

6 / 10

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

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

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23%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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4%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
17%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

2012

 
 
27%

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27%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%
World History

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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
18%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
6%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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3%

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2%

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1%

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4%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

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28%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
23%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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9%

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3%

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6%

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2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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25%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
18%
World History

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
20%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2%

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2%

2011

 
 
1%

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5%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
19%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

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2%

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0%

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2%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
31%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
11%
U.S. History

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

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26%

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25%

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33%
World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Students with no reported disability13%
English learner4%
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Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
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Algebra II

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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females52%
Males42%
African American38%
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Hispanic or Latino50%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state30%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Males38%
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English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
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Physics

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Males11%
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Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate11%
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Parent education - declined to state4%

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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

Algebra I

All Students3%
Females4%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 state0%

Algebra II

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Females14%
Males36%
African American27%
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 disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students12%
Femalesn/a
Males15%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Chemistry

All Students3%
Females2%
Males2%
African American2%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to state0%

Earth Science

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Samoann/a
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English Language Arts

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Females37%
Males27%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Geometry

All Students9%
Females12%
Males5%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Science

All Students25%
Females23%
Males27%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state9%

World History

All Students18%
Females14%
Males20%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state7%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Algebra II

All Students2%
Females0%
Males4%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students15%
Females20%
Males10%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African American0%
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 disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Females33%
Males24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African American0%
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 disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students12%
Females13%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
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

Physics

All Students8%
Females5%
Males11%
African American5%
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 disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented25%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

U.S. History

All Students31%
Females25%
Males35%
African American17%
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 disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post 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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students73%
Females83%
Males62%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American72%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability15%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner30%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students73%
Females78%
Males68%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability15%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner31%
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 70%
Black 26%
White 2%
Two or more races 1%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 20%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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