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North Salinas High School

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Posted November 12, 2009

NSHS is a great high school. I am a 2009 grad and could not be happier with the education I gained at North High. I took many of the GATE, Honors and AP courses, and was fully prepared for college. I now attend a highly rated academic university and I completely feel that NSHS over prepared me if anything for college. I was never scared or afraid of gang violence, and the majority of teachers really do care about their students. North High does it right!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

As a part of the Class of 2006, i loved this school. I was very active in the school and had no problems. There were some gang people, but hey its salinas gangs are at every school. The gangsters did not bother anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2009

I am a Leadership student, and have been since my Freshman Year (c/o 2010), and I enjoy being at the School, because I have more fun there than at home! I am, and will be an active person when it comes to the School. Once I Graduate I do plan on go to their games and being a Spectator
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

Decent school with decent programs. Following classes are highly recommended. Bio 3,4 AP Gov AP Physics AP Calculus Great instructors.


Posted July 29, 2007

Don't believe a word the other comments said. I'm currently a sophmore at this school. You do see people dressing in the 'gansta' style, so to speak, but no one does anything gang realated. Plus, there are awesome teachers and awesome classes there like Physics (really fun class, might I add) drama, and hard classes for those who like to challenge themselves. And I've never felt bored at that school once! Unlike most schools, this school doesn't suffer from cliques, and you can find a great group of friends that are loads of fun. The teachers are really nice, and they are really funny, cool, and nice. The othere comments are way to old to be accurate. NSHS is a shadow of what it used to be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2005

I have a few comments. The relationships between most students and staff is tensive and not on a trust basis. So many times the staff treats the children as if they are nothing, let alone that some of these kids get treated that way at home anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

This school is a bit of a disappointment the atmoshpere is heavy. Some teachers are not to involved in the academics and have the kids just read text books all block long. I know because I am a former student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 7, 2005

The school does not have as many resources as other schools but has some solid programs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 12, 2004

I had a lot of problems with safety form this school, low amount of campus security high amount of fights and gangs, definitely glad I got out.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

720

Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

720

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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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

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

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
27%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
19%
English Language Arts

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

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
3%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

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

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
7%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
8%
English Language Arts

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

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
World History

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
1%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
21%
Earth Science

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
8%
English Language Arts

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

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
15%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
14%

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 Students12%
Females13%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate15%
Parent education - declined to state12%

Algebra II

All Students50%
Females58%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
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 state64%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students31%
Females27%
Males45%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Earth Science

All Students31%
Females26%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant education22%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate22%
Parent education - declined to state40%

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Females53%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant education35%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state47%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females5%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Geometry

All Students15%
Females13%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino12%
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant education6%
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

Physics

All Students62%
Females71%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 state82%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students7%
Females3%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females12%
Males12%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students33%
Females32%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant education14%
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Chemistry

All Students10%
Females8%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students31%
Femalesn/a
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
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 Students41%
Females43%
Males38%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipino54%
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 disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females6%
Males4%
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)6%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talented17%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

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

All Students27%
Females15%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented32%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students42%
Females39%
Males44%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant education31%
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state48%

World History

All Students40%
Females32%
Males49%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant education37%
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students8%
Females6%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 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%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students36%
Females34%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Chemistry

All Students41%
Females39%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Earth Science

All Students20%
Femalesn/a
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females33%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant education16%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females3%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino0%
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
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

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

All Students21%
Females18%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asian45%
Filipino26%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Physics

All Students56%
Femalesn/a
Males80%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students43%
Females32%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino37%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant education21%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state39%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females84%
Males78%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American100%
Asiann/a
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknown79%
Students with disability35%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner48%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education74%

Math

All Students80%
Females78%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American82%
Asiann/a
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Economic Status Unknown74%
Students with disability28%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner60%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education77%
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 79%
White 7%
Asian 2%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Steve Oliver
Fax number
  • (831) 796-7505

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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55 Kip Drive
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: (831) 796-7500

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