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Kennedy High School

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Posted September 26, 2013

My school is a school that is underrated, its a good school and offers a lot of opportunities to those who want to take advantage of them. I like that its fitting to me as a student, even tho there are many students that are not looking to improve themselves on a scholar way, there are many that do want to become better and have a bright future and to those there are opportunities given to them which they could take to improve themselves. I think my school should improve by getting more learning supplies that other schools have, the students at Kennedy are sometimes disappointed by the mere fact that the materials we have are old and not up to date. for example we don't have wifi that is available for our teachers to use to improve our learning experience. I think it would be a great improvement if we had an update on the things we use daily for learning.


Posted November 20, 2010

Its been interesting reading these comments regarding Kennedy; particularly of interest was a students comments about what a great school Kennedy is; I wish he realized that his comments can't be taken seriously when uses words like "cuz" , "dat", etc. That type of grammar negates your positive comments about the quality of the school, teachers, etc. I'm an alumni of Kennedy -- class of 1973; currently living in Atlanta; I'm glad to see this site exists and allows "old dudes" like me the opportunity to keep abreast of what's happening with the school now. I sincerely hope today's JFK students have an idea of the wonderful legacy that Kennedy has; once upon a time it was one of the most racially diversed / balanced school in the schoold district; it was equally known for its academic achievements as much as for its athletic prowess (football, basketball, track & field, and swimming). David Dansky's forensics teams were among the elite debaters year in and year out. Graduates went on to schools like Cal, Stanford, UC Davis, and of course many of the Cal-State schools.


Posted July 28, 2010

I feel it's necessary to comment on what a reviewer said in his/her comments on April 25, 2008. The "teacher" said that Kennedy is "the worst school he's taught at. "If you send your kid there you're giving them a great disadvantage." This "teacher" mentioned that there were metal detectors at the school "so the admin must think it's safe." Well I have been teaching at K for more than 7 years and I can tell you that there have never been metal detectors. So I don't think this was a real teacher. I can tell you as a real teacher at K that our school does have a lot of challenges. We're in a very economically disadvantaged area. But students can succeed if they want to---some go on to 4 yr colleges and some don't. Either way, their success is determined by their own desire and effort.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 28, 2010

John F Kennedy High school is a dreadfully awful school. Sending your child to this high school is just giving them a ticket to a life of crime and community college. I can promise you a large percent of the students there will end up in a mcdonalds. I guess when you make friends at JFK you'll never lose those friends cause you know they'll be right next to you working in the back of a burger king.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

i was a student of jfk i graduated in 2007. o.m.g what can i say bout this school? this school was the boom i had so much fun i knew almost all the students that attended it there. i got along with teachers, staff, and students. teachers and staff only believe on discipline students. but , to have fun learning new things and to feel like you were at home. jfk was a fun,friendly and safe place to learn at. i just wish i was back in high school and attend there again..i loved that school so much that i ended working there as a caseworker helping students just like they help me when i was there. ther is nothing much else to say but JOHN F KENNEDY HIGH ALL THE WAY BABY!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2009

im a student in kennedy high school and it aint as bad as people say it is news, they just look at the bad stuff that happens and never tell what good goes on in this school. just a couple of people fights but no biggy, people here are smart and giftted. some teachers just misunderstand the students sometimes and are quick to judge the student badly. going here really aint bad-theres good kids, good teachers, good sport coaches. im a freshmen in high school this year and played football, and my coach always tells us that class and grades always come first. ps. our football team might not be good but we got heart and next year we coming back stronger and better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

I love my high school, although it has a few issues with student safety, like not having enogh site-supervisors , kennedy is a overall small community of students who all know each other and for the most part want to attend college
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2008

i don't know why people talk bad about this school. just keep cool with your friends. just be yourself. and give the teachers a chance. they try hard. the school is pretty good. I have learned alot there. JFK all the way!!!! =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2008

jfk is a fine school with fine teachers and students. they just need to improve in their behavior, teaching skills, and discipline. i think everyone is unique in their own way and havea lot of potential, but they have to find a way to show it and let it shine! people might say that jfkis a bad school and you cant get a good education there, but that`s not true!! i know it for a fact because a lot of seniors that graduated this year have gotten scholarships with money too!!! just because you go to jfk does not mean that you will not be able to attend college or a university. you can still be successful and graduate high school and make it in life!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2008

This is the worst high school I have ever taught at. Crazy kids turning off lights, picking fights in class, making physical threats, throwing books, chairs, even tables. Complete jungle. And the administration had little interest in setting things right. Of course, they had a metal detector going into the school, so I guess that make it a safe school. Quite simply, if you send your kid here, you are giving them a great disadvantage if they want to succeed in college or, for that matter, have a worthwhile time. Anyone who tells you otherwise, just really doesn't know what a good learning environment is. I know writing this is bad for people already there who have no choice, but I do speak the truth - it is a bad school that must be avoided at all costs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 22, 2008

da school iz okay but da thingz we need to improve are to get windows, and better teachers dat actually wanna help uz learn and be more than doing their job.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2008

john f kennedy high school used to be a fine school, but nothing good lasts if you don't want it to. all three of my children, richard, cecil and tam attended john kennedy hi and can vouch for ihstructors like shirley ellis-calhoun. the school will never be any more than the interest taken in supporting it. estella davis, an ex classified employee of the richmond unified school district and twelve year resident of the city of richmond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

Kennedy High School is a bad school. However, this cannot be attributed to the students or the teachers. There are excellent, dedicated teachers at the school as well as motivated students. The problem lies with the way in which the school is funded and the mandates in place that keep the students from learning anything more than what is to be tested on the statewide tests. I went to Kennedy, then I went to college. The level of preparation that I had was not the same as other students that I had to compete with.


Posted November 4, 2007

Kennedy High School is not a bad school and people shouldn't say anything bad about it unless they go there. Like any school, there are some bad qualities like bad students, teachers or lack of parent involevement, but we are trying to do a good job. Everyone thinks because of the area Kennedy is located in that it is a bad school. Despite the crime that may happen in the area, none of that ever makes its way into our school. We have numerous site supervisors and police officers and they do a pretty good job. We barely have fights unlike the other high schools, no gang drama or violence, and our community supported us during our homecoming this school year. happened years ago that made everybody think that Instead of talking about how bad you think our school may be, why not try to dedicate
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2007

Kennedy is great..the teachers are dedicated and involved.


Posted February 25, 2007

Kennedy has a good learning enviroment. most of the students are there to learn. The teachers are dedicated and know what to do. Dont judge the school because of the reviews it gets.Go there and spend the day. it's not a bad school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2006

I think this school is not as bad as it's reviews pass it off to be the school has greatly improved. It is now offering much more help so more students get into college and I seriously like being a student. we can help the school get better. It's the students that affect the reviews not the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2005

I think it is a terrible school. It's like the blind leading the blind. The students have no one to look to for a good example.
—Submitted by a parent


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Algebra I

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

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

198 students were tested at this school 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 10% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Source: California Department of Education

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Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students9%
Females6%
Males13%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
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 Students11%
Females13%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students8%
Females9%
Males8%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
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 state14%

Chemistry

All Students22%
Females17%
Males29%
African American13%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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
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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students14%
Females14%
Males14%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

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Femalesn/a
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Science

All Students19%
Females18%
Males22%
African American18%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

World History

All Students15%
Females13%
Males17%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Algebra II

All Students2%
Females0%
Males4%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students6%
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 disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
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

Chemistry

All Students5%
Females0%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
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

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students12%
Females19%
Males4%
African American15%
Asian17%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Geometry

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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school 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

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

All Students9%
Females8%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students3%
Females5%
Males0%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

U.S. History

All Students16%
Females18%
Males15%
African American9%
Asian33%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

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
Not 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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students61%
Females67%
Males56%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American62%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Economic Status Unknown45%
Students with disability16%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner40%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students63%
Females68%
Males58%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American62%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability20%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner45%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 60%
Black 28%
Asian 5%
White 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
English language learners 35%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 19%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Phillip Johnson
Fax number
  • (510) 235-1915

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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4300 Cutting Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 231-1433

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