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Rio Americano High School

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Posted June 24, 2014

Great choice... Love it here, was apprehensive about moving but I'm glad I came xxx


Posted May 11, 2012

I grew up here went to Mariemont, Star King and had friends at both EC and Rio. I lived in Rio's district but made the choice freshman year to go to EC. Worst choice I ever made. I transfered to Rio my sophomore year and graduated from Rio best choice I ever made. Rio is like any high school it has its issues but overall it is a good school. I had caring teachers and staff and they got involved. I'd say the AP classes are average when compaired to FHS or Jesuits. The sports are the same average. This isn't a hard school but its not a waste of time either for me that is. EC was so bad I was willing to leave my friends I wrote a review on it. To the students the social seen is big at Rio as are the drugs and your status. As for the staff they don't care about your status and do care about your grades and you graduating. So it kind of all works out. All my Rio friends have gone on to successful and professional careers as have all my friends who went to surounding private schools. My friends from EC many aren't with us anymore, several have real drug problems, some are in prison, most arrested at least once and only a handful made something of themselves. Just keeping it real.


Posted March 16, 2011

I really love this school it has been fun going here, i am a junior and i cant wait till senior year! everyone participates in the school activites. i would say the only downfall is all of our sports fields r crowded into one small space and sometimes soccer gets in the way of softball or baseball in the way of soccer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2010

I am a in 10th grade and I seriously think that the best choice I have done is to go to Rio. I was thinking of going to El Camino high which I live just down the street from, but I made the hard choice of leaving most of my friends and doing whats right. I knew that Rio was much better than E.C, now attending Rio I can be confident to tell You that Rio is the best choice to enrole your kid. First were really strong on Athletics and Our band program is unbelivable. One of my senior friend just got a all paid scholor ship to go to N.Y university. Its also great for the over acheviers we have plenty of honer and AP classes which are excelent. There's also plenty of help after school like free tutoring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

I love this school. My son is a Junior this year and actually looks forward to going back. The teachers are very involved and I couldn't ask for more from a Public High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2009

As a former student at Rio i can honestly say that it is one of the best schools in the are. Most of the teachers are amazing and the over all school atmosphere is one of a kind. I'm glad i went to Rio and looking back on it now, i learned so much there that prepared for the real world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

Excellent Public School in Sacramento, parents shoud be grateful to have such a high school to send their kids, I am
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

This is the best school in the area all-around. It is in one of the safest areas. It allows students to excell in their field of excellence, and helps out students that are above, below, and just average. The campus is great and there are rarely any major problems on campus. I love this school, and so does everyone else I know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2008

Rio is a wonderful school with amazing opportunities for student involvement. The band/music program is exceptional. In addition to their consistent high placement or wins at local and even national competitions, the teachers inspire the kids to develop a love and appreciation for music. They emphasize this over winning and set a fine example for musicianship and simply having fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

This a wonderful interactive school with lovely academic students and High standards


Posted September 6, 2007

My second child is a Junior at Rio, my oldest child graduated in 2005. With the exception of a couple of teachers, I think this school is fabulous. The staff is very responsive, the administration is very helpful and proactive, the parental involvement isunbelievable, and the students are polite and respectful when I visit the campus. The PTSA is very active and able to provide a lot of 'extras' that other schools in our school district don't have. About 95% of our graduates continue on to higher education. Rio rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

This school is not safe at all. I dont fel safe when I am walking around on campus. There are too many 'bad' kids that can do anything at any time. I really dont feel safe even sitting in class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

I love Rio. The sports, extra curricular activities, and teachers are great. I always feel safe there and very comfortable with my surroundings. Everyone is very nice. I love Rio and I have never regretted going there
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2007

Rio is the best public school in the area. The honors and AP courses are known for being quite rigorous. Rio consistently has more National Merit Scholars than the expensive local private schools. There are plenty of clubs, sports and enrichment programs for the students as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

There are some good teachers who really care about the students. It hasn't been as safe an environment as in previous years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

This school is average at best. Instructors frequently are absent or show films in class. They are difficult to contact as well, and it appears that little homework is given outside of class. Quite a contrast to other college prep oriented high schools we've dealt with. And both of us are university professors, so we have frequent interactions with schools and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

There are great teachers here but I think the math department is the weakest. Good quality population of students and high achievers. They offer AP and honors classes and Avid program for those kids who need the extra help. There are a lot of sports programs but academics come first. Parents are moderately involved. The Principal is very approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Excellent extracurricular activities. Abundance of parent support. High quality education provided by teachers who really care.
—Submitted by a former student


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

822

Change from
2012 to 2013

-20

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

822

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-20

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 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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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
Algebra II

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Earth Science

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
38%
English Language Arts

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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 13% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
24%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
World History

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
24%
Algebra II

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
14%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Earth Science

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
U.S. History

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students15%
Females16%
Males13%
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)13%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to state8%

Algebra II

All Students45%
Females45%
Males46%
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)45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
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 graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students74%
Females75%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state70%

Earth Science

All Students36%
Females21%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females85%
Males70%
African American58%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state70%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students14%
Femalesn/a
Males17%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
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

Geometry

All Students42%
Females39%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state35%

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
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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
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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World History

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/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 Students16%
Females21%
Males13%
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)22%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Algebra II

All Students26%
Females32%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females37%
Males44%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state20%

Chemistry

All Students47%
Females43%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
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 graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Earth Science

All Students16%
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 disadvantaged18%
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 Students64%
Females72%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Geometry

All Students33%
Females34%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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)35%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate35%
Parent education - declined to state40%

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

All Students67%
Females64%
Males71%
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)69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
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 graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students69%
Females68%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state59%

World History

All Students63%
Females58%
Males68%
African American36%
Asian81%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students12%
Femalesn/a
Males18%
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)14%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students7%
Females0%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asian18%
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)8%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate11%
Parent education - declined to state15%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students59%
Females61%
Males56%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Chemistry

All Students36%
Females26%
Males51%
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)36%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Earth Science

All Students58%
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)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
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 Students70%
Females73%
Males67%
African American53%
Asian71%
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 disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Geometry

All Students19%
Females11%
Males31%
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)23%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
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)0%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students51%
Females51%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian32%
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)57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Physics

All Students76%
Females66%
Males81%
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)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
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 graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students72%
Females68%
Males76%
African American76%
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state57%

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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students91%
Females93%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American73%
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown89%
Students with disability52%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner27%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students90%
Females89%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown80%
Students with disability45%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner64%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 66%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 7%
Black 4%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/AN/A
English language learners 2%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Brian Ginter
Fax number
  • (916) 971-7513

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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4540 American River Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
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