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Poway High School

Public | 9-12 | 2439 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2013

Started at Poway High at 84-85 and graduated in 89. Best years I had in school. Learned a lot and had a much better education compared to the education I would have gotten back in Mount Union, PA. Glad I had the opportunity to go to such a great school and meet the great staff at the time which taught me a lot.


Posted October 16, 2012

i believe it to be a great school. i dont go there, but my cousin did. i havent heard of any problems about Poway High School. its counted as one of the ttop best schools in America. i would like to there, that is why im searching for a house near PHS.


Posted May 12, 2012

Allow me to address this first: The Drug Problem. The drug problem in Poway has been highly exaggerated and is no way any worse than the drug problems that any other high school has encountered. The fact that we have had deaths relating to drugs does not mean that our problem is any worse. On another note, all teachers are very friendly and look to do the best for the students. Poway high has a generally very accepting environment. As a school and student body we do not tolerate any bullying when it comes to light. Student services is pretty helpful but it is mostly the students who are a very strong foundation in keeping everyone safe. Our teachers are excellent and really know their material and are very willing to help. The principal, Mr. Fisher, is one of the best principals ever. He is very supportive and always seeks out the best for the students. He engages a lot in school in order to help Poway be one of the best schools. Academic courses are challenging and rigorous although on the negative side they lack the variety of electives. Due to budget cuts the school was forced to cut down on course such as jewelry, woodshop, child development etc. Overall a great school.


Posted March 24, 2012

We have been very happy with this school - all the teachers are very caring and the school has very good spirit/unity, etc. A word of advice though - be careful senior year and don't overload your child with too many AP classes esp the hard ones like Physics/Calc because the CA public colleges will not accept you with even one D in one semester even if you were an A student all along. Don't hesitate to get a tutor if needed. And make sure your child has at least two extracurricular activities that they can put down on college apps if they want to go to a UC. The CSUs don't ask about activities (only Cal Poly SLO and SDSU Honors). Good luck - this is a great school with a lot for your student to take advantage of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

We've actually only made it as far as the orientation process for incoming freshman. I have another child who attends San Pasqual High School, and I cannot begin to tell you how blown away I was when I attended the orientation at PHS! The physical structure of the campus is amazing. I couldn't believe the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, and the welcoming performance by the choir. My son is so exuberant to be afforded the opportunity to participate in several of the school's extracurricular programs, and for some reason he is choosing to study German (we preferred our children to study Spanish b/c of it's utility in Southern CA), but when we met the German instructor, we found that she lives up to her reputation! We are eagerly awaiting the upcoming school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

this school has a druggie problem. there also is a bulling issue. i only know a couple people who like it there


Posted April 27, 2010

There are too many druggies here at this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

New to this school, we could not be more impressed. Communication is top-notch. Teachers actually care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

We had three children attend this excellent high school. In addition to offering a wide array of AP classes, the extra-curricular options are varied. The marching band and orchestra programs are great--whether or not your student is particularly 'musical.' Our students were all UC-qualified. Today 2 have graduated with professional degrees and 1 remains in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

We had 4 kids go through Poway High. Interdistrict transfer for the last one. This school is partially responsible for the success of my 4. An awesome experience of combined 16 years experience. Fischer is amazing, loved going to school there. Demanding academics, but teachers who care and are on top of your student. Councelors were great. Helped tremdously in the college process. Teachers who STILL keep in contact with my Kids. Sports were outstanding, and coaches some of my kids favorites (Champ), soccer, wrestling, volleyball, track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

POWAY High is an school with an excellent academic program. A majority of the kids are on a college prep course,unless they opt out. Baseball team & Wrestling & Basketball very competitive and very nepotistic. Parents are the most competitive group among the crowd. Most parents type 'A' business owners. Education top notch, your kid will be ready for college if they stay here. Parents must be involved, if so administration will notice and work with you. Campus rivals some colleges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

Teachers care. For the most part they are organized enough to show it. Administration is great about communication and organization. Sports a very very important. Good drama program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2006

Poway High School is an amazing high school. The principal Scott Fisher truly cares about the students and their success. The school stresses the importance of academics and is one of the top schools in the county and state. The wrestling and lacrosse programs at Poway are annual powerhouses with wrestling winning the last 24 CIF championships and bringing home 3 state titles in the last 17 years. All sports at Poway play at a high level. There is a multitude of extracurricular activites and anyone can find their place at Poway.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 29, 2006

Academic programs are, for the most part, excellent. There are many extracurriculars, especially sports & band with large parental involvement. The downside is that it is a very upscal and high-pressure environment which can lead to some problems dealing with the adminstration/faculty if your student does not fit into a predetermined category.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Teachers care. The administration really communicates with parents and students. Sports are very important. It's somewhat expensive to send your child there because there are alot of 'add ons'. Good preparation for college. I think most students are college bound.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

Excellent school, decent teachers, smart kids.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 13, 2005

Great Academics and study body (although not much diversity in student population). Teachers very supportive with excellant email support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

Poway High has many programs for kids but like all schools in CA the cutbacks show. Many of the programs now require a fee to join. The school asks for donations from parents which helps. They have cut back on techers so class size has increased and reduced their couns. staff. They are in the process of remodeling the school and overall am pleased with Poway High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

This school has both academically and athletically encouraged and supported my son to develop and reach all of his potential. For this I am most grateful, and hopeful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

This is a students review. This school had great staff until westview stole some of their best teachers ( Kurth, McHeffy, Foster, Krenz, to name a few ) The remaining teachers are still great, but these teachers made the school. Poway's administration is the biggest drawback. There is a huge disconnect between them and the teachers and students, almost to the point that the teachers protect the students from the administrations ignorance. As a 2003 graduate, I still think that this is an excellent school, And I still come back to visit old teachers. This school allowed me to get into UCLA, and as far as college preparatory high schools are, Poway will help you out. For college advice though, rely on the teachers mostely, and don't beleive that the Titan Center is as great a resource as they try to sell it as.
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

868

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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2012 to 2013

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10 / 10

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Algebra I

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

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%
Algebra II

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

573 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
33%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
16%
Algebra II

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
English Language Arts

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

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

538 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
World History

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

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%
Earth Science

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
English Language Arts

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

612 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
17%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
U.S. History

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

614 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
World History

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students57%
Females59%
Males55%
African Americann/a
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Algebra II

All Students91%
Females87%
Males94%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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 graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students79%
Females80%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females83%
Males76%
African American82%
Asian92%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state67%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students24%
Females23%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Geometry

All Students76%
Females81%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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 Students19%
Females24%
Males16%
African Americann/a
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students59%
Females53%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state82%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students49%
Females60%
Males36%
African Americann/a
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students76%
Females66%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Earth Science

All Students47%
Females46%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
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)42%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females78%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Geometry

All Students36%
Females28%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state43%

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

All Students97%
Females97%
Males98%
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)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
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 graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students79%
Females78%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state67%

World History

All Students75%
Females70%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state69%
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 Students24%
Females20%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
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)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students23%
Females22%
Males25%
African Americann/a
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)26%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students83%
Females84%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students52%
Females48%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
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)45%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students36%
Females33%
Males36%
African Americann/a
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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)42%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females74%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Geometry

All Students27%
Females21%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
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 graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students72%
Females69%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students88%
Females82%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students74%
Females71%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state59%

World History

All Students44%
Femalesn/a
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
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.

543 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students96%
Females97%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability77%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner77%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students96%
Females98%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability72%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner77%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 65%
Hispanic 20%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ron Garrett
Fax number
  • (858) 679-6879

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Poway, CA 92064
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