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Arlington High School

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Posted October 16, 2013

We just moved from Texas to California. I have 3 children and my oldest is in 9th grade attending Arlington High School. As a parent academics was a big concern and important factor in deciding on a school. I did months of research and used greatschools.org to help make my decision but I am so disappointed in this school! There is no communication between parents/teachers. The teachers do not care about the students and are quick to give a 0 or just leave a missing paper grade. There are too many students in classes so the teachers are overworked, overwhelmed and don't care! It shows and THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS! I have never had any problems with my son and his teachers/schools before and since he started Arlington 3mo ago I have had to contact 5/6 of his teachers!! Two of them numerous times already! I have never been so Stressed and Frustrated with a school! The teachers get up and teach the classes and if your child doesn't understand too bad and they won't help your child! It is more like a college with college professors than a high school, so your child will be on their own! I WOULD NOT recommend this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2010

Arlington High School is a GREAT school. They have wonderful and caring teachers. The principal shows great leadership and is very involved. They have challenging academic programs and have excellent music, theatre, sports, and Jr ROTC programs. The students involvement in the community is phenominal. Staff and Administrators provide a safe environment for students with zero tolerance for violence. My daughter attends school here and she loves it. As a parent I am really happy that my daughter attends school here at Arlington. I believe it is the best school in Riverside and would not let her attend anywhere else. Go Lions! Proud parent of an Arlington student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

I just graduated and I am glad that I was able to attend Arlington High School. Everyone at school, as far as adult-wise, were nice and caring. Being at school allowed me to have a family-like feeling. I am sad to see some of the comments about AHS looks. Whether or not the school looks bad as far as needing an upgrade will not determine whether us as students will be successful or not. Arlington is not the ghetto school of Riverside. I agree that classes that are AP are a lot more sophisticated and help students a lot more, but that is because the students in the regular classes have a lack of desire to do work and go to college. My time at AHS was great:) Its a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2009

Every school has a percentage of students and/or parents that will be unhappy with their school for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, there will be no pleasing these individuals no matter what the school or teachers do. This is a great school, filled with talented students, caring teachers and positive attitudes. Keep up the great work, Arlington!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

The quality of the classes offered here that are not a.p. is very poor, however i can say that all of the a.p. courses that I've taken here except for one have been very challenging and definitely college level. The athletic programs are superb but with old facilities that are falling apart. Many sports this year went undefeated including waterpolo, tennis, and freshman football. Waterpolo and tennis were league champions with tennis winning cif.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2008

I agree Arlington High School needs new upgrades and the school stucures are falling apart. My child calls it the Gheto school of Riverside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

As a graduate, I must say this school is a piece of crap! There are few teachers that try, the facilities are below average, the roofs leak, the school is on the border of a bad part of town & the participation of teachers/ students trying to do more for to build school pride is lackluster. The music/ choir program is great & the athletic programs are above average, but I don't know how in the last 10 years the district has continued to build other schools with state of the art facilities, but hasn't mildly updated the facilities in this one. Maybe they're waiting for the train that runs through the football field to derail & take out some of the decrepit buildings & then they'll just start over. Oh and Excellant is actually spelled Excellent... If your daughter received such an education she should've helped you with that word!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

My daughter attended Arlington and graduated from there. The school has an excellent reputation statewide as far as academic programs and extra curricular activities such as Envirothon, Choir, and the Debate teams. Quite a few students were accepted to major universities across the country after scoring very well on their SAT's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2006

My daughter received what I consider an excellant education that prepared her for college. Doctor Hanson, the principal is highly involved in the school and demands excellance daily from both students & teachers. The AP program is excellant & the teachers truly caring. Envirothon & the music program are some of the better programs on campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

The academic programs at arlington are average, but most students do not participate in them due to lack of knowledge about them and administration foul ups in placing kids. The sports programs are always doing well, especially in water polo and baseball where the coaches are proven winners in thier divisioins. The parent involvement in the school is probably sub standard in terms of education involvement, but extreme whebn in it comes to boosters for sports.
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

732

Change from
2012 to 2013

-26

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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API score

732

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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
27%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
English Language Arts

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

484 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
3%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
18%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
21%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
33%
Earth Science

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

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

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

518 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
World History

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

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
2%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
7%
Earth Science

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
22%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
15%
U.S. History

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

517 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students6%
Females5%
Males9%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students82%
Females71%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students37%
Females36%
Males39%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females62%
Males58%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students3%
Females6%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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 graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students19%
Females19%
Males20%
African American13%
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)12%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Malesn/a
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Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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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
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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
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students3%
Females2%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disability0%
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 graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students28%
Females24%
Males33%
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students24%
Femalesn/a
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students18%
Females11%
Males26%
African American10%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate30%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students21%
Females8%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females46%
Males52%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students5%
Females4%
Males6%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students66%
Females73%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
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)54%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students46%
Females36%
Males54%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students48%
Females40%
Males55%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
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 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 learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students5%
Females3%
Males6%
African American0%
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)3%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students50%
Females46%
Males56%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students11%
Females9%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students22%
Females10%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females45%
Males40%
African American26%
Asian63%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state9%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females2%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
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 Students20%
Females15%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
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)22%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented44%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students52%
Females44%
Males55%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
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)60%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students43%
Females38%
Males48%
African American30%
Asian74%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state27%

World History

All Students22%
Females18%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
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.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students84%
Females89%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American82%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability36%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner37%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students82%
Females84%
Males80%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American68%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability32%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner48%
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 67%
White 21%
Black 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Betsy Schmechel
Fax number
  • (951) 328-7311

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Phone: (951) 352-8316

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