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Pittsburg Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 17 students

 
 

Living in Pittsburg

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $153,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,460.

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Posted May 30, 2014

Honestly, this school is very diverse. It is a pretty clean school, but it could be cleaner if the students helped out a little. Most of the teachers I've had, in my two years here so far, are great. They really show that they care. I have a teacher that always complains about the administration; based on what he says, it is a mess. I am grateful for this certain teacher since he is one of the few teachers that actually cares about all his students, even if he spends half the period telling them to quiet down. However, I have to admit that certain teachers do not care at all. One teacher I had was very disorganized and lost student's work, yet he still gave a grade for it. It is great that the students have A's, but they are not getting taught anything. Another PE teacher I had only sat down and told us to play volleyball. She would sit and use her phone the entire period! That teacher, of course, has her favorites. No matter what her favorites do (or not do), they still have an A+. What gives?
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2013

It's alright, i mean the teachers are nice and everything. everythings clean and neat but the algebra 2 teachers can hardly explain so the students clearly understand the subject. Other than that it's fine.


Posted August 12, 2012

the new school is beautiful, the teachers are great but some of the administrative decisions leave me baffled. i understand that the economy is bad but we need to make wise decisions and ensure that our kids are ready for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

Pittsburg is a city in transition, the high school reflects this. The new administration has set high standards and some do not like this. I've taught at other schools and personally think that it is better to have high standards and allow some to fail than to have low standards so everybody can be a winner. I've never worked with an administration that worked so consistently hard to make sure that everybody gets an opportunity to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 7, 2010

Pittsburg High School has the potential to be a GREAT place. New (outside the community) administrator has killed the spirit of the high school - what all alumni and staff remembers that made us a family is gone. And that's too bad. I hope they will be able to get that sense of Pirate Pride back. The school has great students and great staff who make the school a success. They've got to get back and keep those things that made us the proud family we used to be. The new school looks great but all the familiar faces are gone. Why is that? Did the current principal have to clean house so no one else can question or challenge his authority? Many think so. And too bad. He needs to learn, a good leader is only as good as those who support him. Support comes from encouraging and accepting participation in decision making and buy-in to those decisions. No one person knows it all and should never presume to think they do. Respect for others and their ability to also think and make logical choices goes a long way. Otherwise, you alienate everyone. The new school is beautiful. So far, it's a building with no heart.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 15, 2009

great school with a lot of diversity! its not the school that makes the grades but the students determination! this school has tons of pride and Im glad to be part of the graduating class of 2009! go pirates!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

i love this school. everyone gets along with eachother, the teachers are fun to hang out with and learn i love p.h.s.!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2009

a very bad school to put your kid in, my B kid became a F student,,and became a.. whole..in this schoool..... very bad influence,kids there.. my mistake for not doing my homework on this school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

During my first year in college I knew I was not properly prepared after graduating from here. Ranking in the top 10 students and maintaining a high GPA throughout all four years at PHS does not translate into being well prepared for college. I was fortunate enough to have a few teachers who genuinely wanted to be in the classroom to teach; they wanted their students to learn and understand the material. They made you THINK! They did not want you to just regurgitate what you read in the textbook or what they wrote on the board. Most of these teachers, however, have transferred to other school or were offered administrative positions. A majority of the teachers seemed more like baby-sitters than teachers; they rarely provided any type of mental stimulation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

If you are into sports then this is the school for you,if you want to go to college don't go here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

As a parent and alumni of PHS I'd have to say this school is pretty good. The key to any school aside from the staff is parent involvement. As a working parent it is/was not always easy for me to drop in to talk with the teachers/counselors, but the staff has always been willing to discuss my child s progress and always responsive to my e-mails. The resources are available for students to be successful, it's what you do with these resources that MAKE you who you want to be. Strive for excellence!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

Pittsburg high is not as bad as everyone thinks. The students that complain are often the ones that don't go seeking help. Help is always available if you look for it! plus, Pittsburg High is a a great place of diversity and is a major example of America's melting pot. I was given many oportunities to succed myself, and there a so many programs at pitt to help a student succed, such as advid, puente, bridge to college, bsu, and so many more that encourage sutdents to go further, all one needs to do is get up and really look!


Posted February 26, 2007

My son is having a trouble time getting feedback from his teachers. They only give homework once a week and they do not go over it so they will have something to study for the test.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

Me as a parent that has one child attending and one child I had to take out and send her to another district was and is disappoint with Pittsburg HS as a whole. While it is the responsibility of the student to take care advantage of their education, sometimes I feel that the teachers at a whole does not get as involved as they should. Especially with the next Exit Exam for kids graduating in 2007 and beyond, it doesn't seem to me like the teachers are helping the kids out,and unfornately with only one school in Pittsburg for high school students you are basically stuck with the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

I was born and raised in Pittsburg. Throughout my years at Pitt, I found myself both proud and severely disapoointed. I adored the different types of people I met. Pittsburg is truly one of the forerunners in America's melting pot. It's possible it's more of the community than the school for this. However, the teachers I had were truly not the best educators. Certainly, some of them stood out as true teachers that cared what they were doing. Yet, I felt as though many of my peers left school feeling as though all they needed was their high school diploma to make it in life. Both the high school and the community failed to encourage us to go further in life. It was disappointing and to this day I wonder how much has really changed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 26, 2006

This school is less a learning environment than a prison camp. It is not the fault of the teachers or the administration but the town itself. The shining exception to the poor academic experience of this school is the outstanding music program which produces an award winning marching band yearly. Peer pressure is not just about drugs, but lifestyle. If you want your child to value education and have halfway decent standards for learning, do not send them to this unfortunate school which just has too many kids whose parents don't give a damn to adequate educate the few that do.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2006

This is a okay school, oh sure most svchools have its problems but it is decent. It is nothing like oakland or richmond though
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

I attended PHS from 1998 to 2002. I'm sorry to say but frankly, I believe the only way to success for anyone attending that school are for those who can stay focused on their education and/or get out of Pittsburg.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 7, 2005

I have had 2 different experiences with this school. The first was Not good; the second is turning out good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

Very good commited teachers but it's the environment that is disliked by most of the students who want to learn but there are a few who disrupt school time. Many clubs and classes. Auto, wood, spanish, green house, many, many activities, soccor, golf.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

687

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

687

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

+8

Change from 2012 to 2013
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2 / 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.
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Algebra I

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

686 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
51%
Earth Science

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

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44%
English Language Arts

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

756 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
38%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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4%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
2%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
20%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
22%
Earth Science

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

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38%
English Language Arts

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

679 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
12%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

673 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
25%
World History

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

653 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
14%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
5%
Earth Science

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

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n/a

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29%
English Language Arts

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

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
27%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
U.S. History

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

580 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
World History

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students8%
Females8%
Males8%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Filipino13%
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate15%
Parent education - declined to state10%

Algebra II

All Students37%
Females37%
Males39%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Filipino46%
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 disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
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Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students30%
Females34%
Males26%
African American25%
Asian44%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Earth Science

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females52%
Males38%
African American43%
Asian64%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state45%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Samoann/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Geometry

All Students6%
Females6%
Males7%
African American4%
Asian8%
Filipino36%
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 disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Samoann/a
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Physics

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Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students12%
Females11%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
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

Algebra I

All Students9%
Females10%
Males8%
African American4%
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 disadvantaged20%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females10%
Males12%
African American8%
Asian17%
Filipino18%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to state11%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students17%
Females19%
Males15%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students21%
Females16%
Males26%
African American16%
Asian47%
Filipino32%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander38%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state16%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females43%
Males35%
African American37%
Asian57%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander39%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander55%
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females4%
Males4%
African American0%
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 disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students60%
Females57%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
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 Students38%
Females38%
Males39%
African American34%
Asian48%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander50%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander73%
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state32%

World History

All Students35%
Females31%
Males40%
African American25%
Asian48%
Filipino49%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander29%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander50%
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state34%
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 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%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students5%
Females3%
Males6%
African American2%
Asiann/a
Filipino7%
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate1%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students37%
Females39%
Males35%
African American33%
Asian57%
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Chemistry

All Students6%
Females2%
Males10%
African American7%
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%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Females36%
Males32%
African American25%
Asian43%
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate35%
Parent education - declined to state24%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females6%
Males6%
African American10%
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 disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

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

All Students32%
Females27%
Males38%
African American17%
Asian27%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students39%
Females31%
Males43%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
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 disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

U.S. History

All Students45%
Females39%
Males52%
African American41%
Asian62%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state38%

World History

All Students9%
Femalesn/a
Males17%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
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.

721 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

704 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students81%
Females85%
Males77%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asian87%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander79%
White (not Hispanic)88%
Declined to state71%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Economic Status Unknown65%
Students with disability21%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner56%
Language Fluency Unknown63%
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students79%
Females80%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American77%
Asian91%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander89%
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state66%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Economic Status Unknown60%
Students with disability30%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner61%
Language Fluency Unknown57%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 52%
Black 24% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 11%
White 7% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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