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Salinas High School

Public | 9-12 | 2520 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2009

SHS is a wonderful school. I attended part of my freshman year and fell in love with it. The teachers are great always hands on with the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2009

This school has many good things to offer including great teachers and a good campus environment. Also home to horrible administration. Any class that is not an advanced class is lacking in both content and teaching method.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2006

The school has declined significantly since Joseph pawlick was dismissed. There is still some great programs but they are being dismantled and parent support is falling off dramatically.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 22, 2005

This is a great school. Great academic programs and clubs, and extracurricular acticities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2005

very good and informative, great academic activites programs with advance classes. All class are college preparation class. Has varities of activities of music, sports, art. Parent involvement is very good and interactive-supportive. School has GATE program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

High parent involement. High level of teacher invloment. Administration is lacking.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 18, 2004

As a compresive high school, Salinas High serves all levels, incomes and abilities, and does a pretty good job. That's quite a challenge in a school of over 2400 students. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of infighting, but overall, most teachers and staff really have the student's best interests at heart. My advice to parents is to be involved at the school, and volunteer whereever you can. It's such a big school, the more you know about it the better, including which teachers to steer toward and which to steer away from. Besides, everyone benefits when parents are invoved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

I have been delighted with the quality of teachers, the strength of the curriculum, and its strong performing arts program. The school's numerous music and drama programs surpass other public and private schools in the area. The principal is dedicated to maintaining meaningful college prep and honors courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

Salinas High School has been a school of growth and apertunity for my child and continues to be. Thanks to the help of the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2004

Joe Pawlick is Salinas High's greatest asset. Without him, I would have sent my children to private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2004

Rapidly rising test scores, high levels of involvment for both students and parents, increased campus safety, outstanding teachers who are deeply dedicated to educating our children, caring and dedicated coaches, a strong principal, a counseling department that is a major resource for students and parents, an athletic director who truly cares about our student athletes, a renovated campus, and many extracurricular activities all make Salinas High School what it is - an outstanding public school that is a strong viable option to the many private schools in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

769

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

769

What is the API?
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

-2

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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)

6 / 10

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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
28%
Algebra II

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
70%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

525 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Earth Science

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
13%
English Language Arts

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

648 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
2%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
25%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
74%
Earth Science

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
9%
English Language Arts

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

647 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
10%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

645 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
World History

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

642 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
5%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
Earth Science

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

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

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
U.S. History

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

492 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
12%

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 Students13%
Females13%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant education4%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

All Students53%
Females61%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students53%
Females50%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education44%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Earth Science

All Students35%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
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 disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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 Students58%
Females61%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant education46%
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students3%
Females0%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

Geometry

All Students22%
Females14%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant education15%
Gifted and talented5%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
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
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

Physics

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

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

Algebra I

All Students7%
Females2%
Males11%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Algebra II

All Students26%
Females24%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant education16%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state28%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students30%
Females27%
Males32%
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)39%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Chemistry

All Students38%
Females32%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Earth Science

All Students21%
Females6%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females53%
Males49%
African American57%
Asian89%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education26%
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females3%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state8%

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

All Students39%
Females38%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students51%
Females49%
Males55%
African American62%
Asian83%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education26%
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state57%

World History

All Students50%
Females45%
Males57%
African American64%
Asian89%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant education23%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state56%
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%
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school 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 Students10%
Females5%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)11%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
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 graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state10%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students62%
Females68%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)85%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Chemistry

All Students32%
Females32%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Earth Science

All Students5%
Females8%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner8%
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 Students54%
Females56%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipino69%
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 disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education43%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females0%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

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

All Students30%
Females21%
Males40%
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talented41%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Physics

All Students58%
Females39%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state62%

U.S. History

All Students56%
Females52%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education46%
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state63%

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.

661 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

660 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females86%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American93%
Asian94%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown90%
Students with disability30%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner37%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education58%

Math

All Students85%
Females83%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American93%
Asian94%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability28%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner58%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education78%
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 65%
White 27%
Asian 3%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Judith Peterson
Fax number
  • (831) 796-7405

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Salinas, CA 93901
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