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Cordova High School

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Posted October 21, 2004

My education at Cordova wasn't the best acadeic education I could have gotten. Lots of kids fall through the cracks. But the sheer diversity of the student body is an unbelievable experience, and just about makes up for Cordova's shortcomings. The Cordova students I know where so used to diversity and so resourceful that they did better in college than many people who went to 'better' schools. Cordova looks and sounds like a UN meeting- people from all over the world. Nothing can compare to growing up and learning in that environment. But safety, dicipline and most importantly funding were big problems, despite a very dedicated faculty.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2004

A professional educator, I was given the opportunity to visit this school, teach students, and observe faculty in action. This school has extremely serious perpetuating challenges. While rich in student diversity and school history, there is far too much wide-ranging latitude in student expectation and outcomes. This school pretends to play itself as another 'shopping mall high school'; unfortunately, in the process, academic rigorousness is diluted, and integrity of learning is compromised. Too many students are seduced by the multiple-variety, superficial, easy credit, conspicuous consumption classes offered, instead of what they will really need in their future. Cordova's learning academies are great, provided core educational processes are universal. But they aren't. Where other high schools can proudly announce at graduation the college/university, military branch, or other after-graduation step in a students' educational journey, too many Cordova High students blankly wander across the graduation stage to their future of unpreparedness and uncertainty.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2004

In October 2003 a teacher wrote that; their only complaint is parent involvement. I graduated in 1973 and in those days we had a great parents group. But in 1983 I came back to work with the parents and for the district at CORDOVA and found that with few exceptions I/We were not able to get help from home, or parents. It is not that the school did not try, but, rather parents did not want to 'Get Involved'. this is a very sad comentary for what was once a great school. I am now retired in Florida and still follow Cordova, but, I am dissapointed in the way it has run down, lost student pride, and parent pride. Now is the time for everyone to wake up and pitch in and save our students, our school, and our pride.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 31, 2004

I am not a Parent but a Alumni for the 2003 class. Cordova is a reat school but has lost its pride. Now, it's time to put money in books and classes than, millions on a football and basketball stadium and gym. And I believe that Teachers and most of all Counselors should be pushing students to achieve more than entering Junior College. That's all teahcers and students want is Junior College. Past three yes 80% of student either entered into a J.C. Or the Army. I played football for four years and basketball. I thought that school was all about sports, but it's not. 'More Money For Schools.'
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 16, 2004

Cordova is a great school, full of diversity and school spirit.The school is quite old and in need of restoration, but schools are meant for learning not for beauty pangents. In my time at Cordova I learned many lessons and skills rarely learned in life. The teachers are fun and disciplined and often become role models for their students. While attending Cordova your child will learn more than math and science they will learn how to interact with a diverse range of people, and gain the skills neccessary to achieve great things in the world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 3, 2004

I'm disgusted at all these misguided people who blindly put 5 stars down as their 'opinion'. They're ruining the credibility of those of us who have actually seen nicer schools, and expect a decent education. I spent half of my time at school in the San Juan District. When I was forced to go to this excuse for a school, I was and still am appalled. Is Cordova a diverse school? yes. Do we have great teachers? sure. But to say that it's enjoyable or even mildly pleasant?! I have been more emotionally scarred at this campus than I have at home!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2004

Cordova is a wonderful high school. Which is full of spirit, discipline, and love. As a member of the schools marching band I think that we are one of the most unified schools around. Yeah the school is old, but the campus is beautiful. We have an awesome football program, and the teachers are incredible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2003

I have to carry books back and forth every day because my fellow students take it upon themselves to vandalize the books supplied to us.


Posted October 30, 2003

As a teacher, I am proud to be a Lancer. If I would have a complaint, it'd be parent involvement. I work with the teachers and see what they do, and I see what some parents don't do. What a diverse crowd of down to earth students, an excellent football team, and a continuous upgrade of an already beautiful campus.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 14, 2003

What has happend to our great school? I went to Cordova High and graduated in 1987. Cordova High was rated one of the best schools in the Sacramento area. My child now attends Cordova High School which is rated very, very poorly. Our school class rooms look outdated, old and rundown. We have very low test scores. The principal, counslers and teachers seem very slow at handling everyday questions let alone problems. We need better leadership at Cordova. Parents need to get involved. We need to take back our Cordova Lancer pride and make our school a better place for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2003

Cordova is the best high school in Sacramento!


Posted September 18, 2003

This school has a problem with the vice principals and the security staff yelling at students. The security staff are a big joke and the people in charge let them get away with yelling and using profane language at the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2003

This school is so worried about the baddies it just lacks focus on the over all well being of the entire school. Please get this school some help. And some good nurses,and counselors there seems to be a couple of personnal who are questionable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I went to Cordova High myself, and I love that school, it is absolutely the best! GO LANCERS!


Posted September 3, 2003

My daughter went to Cordova in her freshman year and I have to say it was one of the worst experiences she has ever had. Fights, teacher not knowing their own subject matter. She watched more movies in her classes than I let her watch at home. She is now in her second week at her new high school and she feels safe and challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I am a graduate of Cordova High School the class of 79. I just want to say that my 3 years at Cordova were the best! I would not have had the same experience at any other high school. The class of 79 had so much spirit and the rallies were a highlight of each and every game! The teachers enlightened our day with their talents of teaching and some even added a little humor. I would also like to add that we had the best football team in northern California. GO LANCERS! I am proud to be a Cordova High School graduate as well as my brother and sister, class of 81 and 83. I can only wish that every student that goes to Cordova or who attended Cordova High has or had the same experience that I had.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 22, 2003

This is the best school my children ever went to. I am glad that they decidet to go to CHS. It opened so much to them, it has everything they need, and they have the greatest teachers. Also, the program is great in CHS and it has wonderful extracurricular activities. What would my son do without football program?


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API score

728

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

728

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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5 / 10

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

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

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
24%

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20%

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12%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
80%
Earth Science

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

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

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

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

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52%

2010

 
 
52%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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5%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
11%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%
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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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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
24%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Earth Science

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

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

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
21%

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15%

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14%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%
World History

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

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
1%

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4%
Algebra II

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
3%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
23%
Earth Science

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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49%

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38%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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7%

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8%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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U.S. History

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

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
World History

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

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15%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate4%
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Parent education - declined to state0%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
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Gifted and talented100%
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Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
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Earth Science

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Females26%
Males35%
African American20%
Asian39%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females62%
Males45%
African American35%
Asian65%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students5%
Females8%
Males4%
African American0%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students32%
Females29%
Males34%
African American33%
Asian38%
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)33%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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 Students2%
Females0%
Males4%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)3%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
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)3%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students16%
Females20%
Males9%
African American9%
Asian9%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students34%
Females26%
Males40%
African American27%
Asian48%
Filipino36%
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 disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Chemistry

All Students67%
Females65%
Males68%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students24%
Females15%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females48%
Males36%
African American33%
Asian67%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state20%

Geometry

All Students14%
Females8%
Males19%
African American4%
Asian31%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Science

All Students47%
Females42%
Males51%
African American35%
Asian76%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state37%

World History

All Students34%
Females27%
Males41%
African American15%
Asian52%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students0%
Females0%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females4%
Males9%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students51%
Females56%
Males45%
African American20%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students39%
Females30%
Males48%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students64%
Females44%
Males83%
African American36%
Asiann/a
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females50%
Males51%
African American50%
Asian66%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females0%
Males11%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students62%
Females56%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students72%
Femalesn/a
Males82%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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

U.S. History

All Students50%
Females42%
Males58%
African American50%
Asian63%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state32%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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
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.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students76%
Females79%
Males73%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American65%
Asian97%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Economic Status Unknown54%
Students with disability30%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner42%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students79%
Females76%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American68%
Asian97%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Economic Status Unknown50%
Students with disability25%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner60%
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 State average
White 45% 26%
Hispanic 24% 52%
Black 16% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Mills Middle School
Mitchell Middle School
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Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:55 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dan Anklam
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (916) 362-1447

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Ptsa, band boosters, site council, alumni association are a few of our many support groups. parents and community members regularly attend school events, sporting events, musical and drama presentations. the non-profit rancho cordova sports club runs our snack bar and assists at games, taking tickets, running the score clock, etc. the business community assists with career day, internships for students, scholarships, etc.
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  • API has gone up over 100 points in the last 5 years. The school provides a caring, safe and academic atmosphere with an emphasis on college and career planning. We value our diversity and our history of positive relations among all students. Many current students have parents and grandparents who graduated from CHS, and many staff members are also alums. It's a great place to work and learn!
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Students typically come from these schools
Mills Middle School
Mitchell Middle School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Sacramento State University
UC Davis
Folsom Lake or American River College
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2239 Chase Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Phone: (916) 294-2450

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