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Sir Francis Drake High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $657,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,680.

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Posted March 6, 2013

My son attended Reed District Schools (Tiburon) prior to our relocating to San Anselmo. All of our friends were preaching to put our boy in Marin Catholic, which I was ready to sign the check. Before doing so, we took a closer look at Sir Francis Drake (SFD), and can only say that I am thankful that we did. To summarize, SFD is the kind of High School which most parents search frantically for to place their children in, however never find. SFD methodically and effectively prepares their student body for accredited universities and the trials which lay ahead later in life. It is always amazing when I engage one of these young people from SFD, how well rounded and able they are to converse on a variety of topics/issues. My son is in his junior year, earning top marks and is emotionally healthy thanks to the safe, friendly learning environment he has the privilege of attending each day. He is an honors student, has a wonderful, responsible group of friends, and is actually interested in attending YALE when he graduates (my alma mater)! Thank you SFD!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2012

This is the best High School in Marin. My daughter is thriving in this thought provocing environment, has a kind, go-getter group of friends, and the balance between academics, sports and extracurricular activities is well balanced. There always seems to be enough time to accomplish Drake's requirements. This is because the curriculum is so well planned and being delivered by expert teachers who do not capitulate on excellence. To put into perspective, because of where our residence lines up in Kentfield, I had a choice to send my daughter to either Redwood or Drake. Before making my decision, I visited both campuses, met with both Principals, studied their academiic and sport histories, even researched the percentage of students who directly atternded accredited Universities (i.e., Cal, Stanford, MIT, USF, etc.) - and after the dust settled, decided on Drake. That should sum it up. I am absolutely delighted with my choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2012

Son formerly attended Drake, then Redwood now Tam. Of the 3, Tam and Drake rate highest (forget Redwood s controlled API all window dressing). If the Tiberon/Belvedere kids were not allowed to skip down the road to Redwood, and made to attend their school of residency (Tam)as is everyone else in Marin, it would be TAM all the way. This would balance the Marin City influence which continues to drive Tam s API rating down. However, it I had to do it over, would have stayed in San Anselmo and kept my kid at Drake. Due to progressing demographic changes and school performance, within the next 5 years, there will be no question which is the premiere Marin High School DRAKE, all the way!!


Posted October 5, 2009

Drake is the greatest because the staff and students sing and laugh and enjoy being there. We work hard and have fun. All students are respected; no one is bullied and it is definitely not cool to use slurs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2009

Everyone I have met here at Drake, both staff and students, is kind, respectful, and cares about learning. Students in our community are taught the values of tolerance and community service. Most people here seem genuinely happy to be here learning, and that is a wonderful thing.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2009

The teachers care about the students. The community cares about the school. The students are open-minded and take risks. I think the students that come from this school will make a difference in the world.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

I love the innovative culture, the genuine care, concern and support for our students, and the lovely campus. Most of all, I love the students who are accepting of one another and concerned about the world around them.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

Sir Francis Drake does a fantastic job educating the whole child and bridging the gap from childhood to young adulthood by teaching respect, responsibility, environmental awareness and community involvement. Amazing range of courses, dedicated and innovative instructors and involved families. Fortunate to have this gem in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

As a graduate of Drake, I have to say that it is truly a very special place -- an excellent learning environment, well-rounded ciriculum, and great teachers. Very friendly and social atmosphere, with great school spirit and a wide variety of activities. A strong athletic program which has been tradititionally very well supported by parents and the student body. Go Pirates!


Posted August 1, 2008

Drake High School was a great experience for me because of the great teachers in all subjects. They give their students time, attention and the opportunity to succeed. Their classes prepared me to get 'A's in college. The only thing that needs work at Drake is the unhelpful counseling dept. (Responding to another comment, I do not think Drake teachers 'hate' America at all; they are merely honest about our not always positive history. Attending college now, I hear a lot more 'negative' things said in classrooms about American history, worse I ever heard at Drake, so get ready for that! Also, at Drake I found that the negative aspects of our history were well-balanced with learning about the positive aspects. Again, in college, expect that sometimes there will be many more negatives than positives discussed. At least in this part of the West Coast.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2008

I love this school as it has teachers who honestly care about teaching. There are only two big issues with this school. The first is that a lot of the teachers seem to dislike or hate America and classes from English to History are overly liberal-influenced giving very negative impressions of America. The second is that they don't prepare you enough for college in terms of what specific classes you should take. I'm a junior and because I did not start taking a lab science this year, I can not get into certain UCs. Nobody seems to tell me these little details.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2005

Small class sizes, passionate and caring teachers. This is a school where sports and the arts have not been sacrificed. Excellent drama and music program in addition to intrmural sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

Quality of academic programs: good to excellent. A child attending this school has many potential opportunities if motivated. The school has evolved in the last 20 years from a not-so-great-school to a good to excellent school through the development of project based learning. Students have the potential to attend classes geared to their interests and advanced levels. Through investment from local corporations, the school has developed partnerships that provide both monetary support and intern opportunities for students. the availability of extracurricular activities is usually good to excellent. Parent involvement: Drake has a history of excellent parental involvement. Opportunities for parents to make a significant, positive impact on the school exist in most departments.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

856

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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 the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

856

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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

+4

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%
Algebra II

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%
Earth Science

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
English Language Arts

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

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
28%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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66%

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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
47%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
English Language Arts

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
World History

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

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Algebra II

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
4%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
30%
U.S. History

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
World History

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

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students44%
Females51%
Males38%
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White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
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Students with no reported disability47%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students81%
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Students with no reported disability82%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females78%
Males63%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students68%
Females65%
Males71%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females89%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students24%
Females18%
Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students79%
Females81%
Males78%
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)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students64%
Females61%
Males67%
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)66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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 Students41%
Females32%
Males47%
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)44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
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 graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students39%
Females45%
Males32%
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)39%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
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 graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students66%
Females67%
Males63%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

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
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students66%
Females63%
Males69%
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)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females81%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students28%
Females16%
Males42%
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)25%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
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 graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students79%
Females76%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students61%
Females51%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
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)43%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students15%
Females14%
Males16%
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)15%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented26%
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 graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate22%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students51%
Females60%
Males43%
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)50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students58%
Females56%
Males59%
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)54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
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 graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females81%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
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)0%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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 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

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

All Students71%
Females75%
Males68%
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)68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
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 graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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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
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students71%
Females66%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
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
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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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
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students96%
Females97%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability78%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students97%
Females97%
Males97%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability74%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 26%
Hispanic 7% 52%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 11%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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San Anselmo, CA 94960
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