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San Clemente High School

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Posted August 14, 2014

Overall a terrible school. No conditions for 3000 students;maybe 1500 max! Not even enough bathrooms. All my time at this school was wasted in absurdly long bathroom lines to wait for disgusting and leaking toilets barely fit for use. Most cafeteria food sucks and lack of resources for all these people. The majority of my teachers were nonchalant and uninspiring, assigning copious amounts of busy work. Also, most people at this school are very cliquey, closed-off and rude. Couldn't be happier to get out of this hell hole.


Posted March 16, 2014

The last review should have 5 stars across the board. Please fix. Hopefully someone at Great Schools can fix it. If read you will notice the review does not match the star rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

I graduated from San Clemente High School ("SCHS") in 2007 and then attended UCLA. I would argue that there are two "tracks," and implicitly two different schools, within SCHS: honors/AP/IB, and everything else. I did the former of the two, so my experience and comments are limited therein. I had an excellent experience at SCHS, particularly in the International Baccalaureate program where deeper thinking, not simply rote learning, was encouraged. Students in the honors/AP/IB track generally know the same kids for four years, and that fosters both a sense of community and one of hard competition (net positive). Nearly every teacher has at least a masters degree in their subject (again in the honors/AP/IB route) and most were outstanding instructors, not just knowledge stores. Students rarely lack extracurricular activity options (orchestra, band, multitudes of sports, dance, theater, etc.) and many of those are nationally and regionally ranked and well-respected. I strongly recommend taking any classes from Kathleen Sigafoos, Patrick Harris, Lisa Kerr, Jeff Kolasa, Jennifer Morris, Rob O'Rear, Allison Schick, Rob Urquidi, Pat Wilsey, and Duncan Wilson.


Posted May 30, 2013

SCHS is a terrible school! The school is wayy over croweded, the teachers here dont care,very low bugets to do anything and it has a serious drug problem!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2013

SCHS has been a great school for my daughter, who is currently a junior. They offer a variety of classes that other schools may not. From fashion to surfing classes, there are many options for kids who want to explore the courses that may very well turn out to be professions for them one day. As for the drug issue, there are many kids who are involved with it, however, in my opinion it seems more like a county wide problem rather than a school problem. We are a military family and not exactly in the same financial bracket as many of the other parents. I have noticed that much of the problem lies with parents who are so busy making money that they tend to ignore the needs of their kids. Some of these kids are given as much as 6,000 a month to do as they please! Eventually they are going to turn to drugs without parental support and free spending. My daughter has a good head on her shoulders and we don't have that kind of money so she has stayed on the right course. If you stay involved in your kids lives, most likely you will not have an issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2013

I attended this school in 2012, and the school may seem nice at a glance. However, there is a SERIOUS drug problem and students can often be found engaging in extremely inappropriate PDA everywhere. Bullying is extremely common, but campus is generally well-maintained . There is an over-emphasis on sports over academics, as well as a low budget and lack of discipline.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2012

I have three children who have either graduated from or are still involved in the AP and IB programs. The teachers are all exceptionally capable, dedicated and hard-working. Unfortunately Capistrano USD receives even less funding than the woefully low average for the state of California, and it shows in the facilities. In spite of that, the school performs well both academically and athletically, with equally dedicated coaches.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2011

I have a son currently enrolled, have had 2 nephews who attended this school. Both of my nephews had terrible experiences because of learning disabilities and they would've graduated 5 and 6 years ago. Instead they were low performers and rather than receive the help and education they deserved they were pushed out. Now my son is experiencing the same. No change means no accident and in fact points to a likely policy. This school is terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2010

No doubt SCHS is a big school, but the athletic programs are great, although many of them cost HUNDREDS of dollars to compete in just to buy uniforms, jerseys, shoes, etc. HAs Japanese, French, and German. Plenty of AP/IB classes and many music programs(band, orchestra,choir, jazz band, marching band, color guard.)90% of the teachers I had, I liked. Because it is a big school it is important to remember what your goals are because it is relatively easy to ditch, and find trouble because this is a large school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2009

Highly Qualified and Enthusiastic teachers, challenging courses IB program, tops in Athletics and the Arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Our experience with the administration has been top-rate. They have been very helpful from the academic side ensuring our son was in the proper classes, etc. The school offers an array of high level AP/IB classes for the brightest students. The teachers are like any other school. Some are fantastic, others play favourites and use their 'power' against students they don't like. This was frustrating but as another parent said it is a principle of life and the students have to learn to cope with the inequalities dealt them. SCHS is a very large school but your student should find a 'niche' for themselves whether it be sport, music, drama, or joining a club (or start one!). Being involved in any aspect helps make the school smaller and more enjoyable. Lots to offer both academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Because SCHS is a great school for my children, this school keeps the students intrested in all areas of academics so they can be responsible people in society. thank's SCHS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

Good points include teachers who care, quality educational programs, excellent sports programs, excellent auto tech program, and location. School is very large and spread out, allowing students to get away with misbehaving and trauncies. Discipline from administration is lacking. Students know who the easy teachers are and can get by without getting an education, but that's a principle of life. SCHS offers kids everything, but parents have to be involved and vigilent to keep their children focused and out of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

Excellent for motivated students. Excellent for kids with IEP's or GATE identified. The large size means you need to be highly involved with your students education to keep them from falling through the cracks. I am forced to give the school an overall score of average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

School is oversized, but the teachers and staff overcompensate through a multitude of programs that has something for every student. San Clemente High School reflects the community and has a community atmosphere. The downside is that if your child is not one to seek involvement, your child may slip through the cracks due to the large campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

Under staffed~over sized class rooms~ Children lack guidance~parents really need to be there to guide and prep child for college~would not recommend this school unless your child is a very disciplined.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

my daughter is on the SCHS Dance Team and the leadership there over the last four years has been remarkable. My daughter told me, 'without Dance Team, she would have been lost.' I commend Jeane Mcphee and her chorepgrapher Kelly Reed. It is this kind of dedication that builds great citizens for our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2006

Staff and administration show very little concern for any child struggling below their expectations. You either meet their standard or you are forgotten and swept under the rug. It is all about public perception for them--I made a mistake sending my son here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Great location and focus on increasing test scores year to year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

So far I am not impressed. School is too big and there is not enough faculty to help. School does not follow the mo child left behind act. Teachers don't care.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

846

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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API score

846

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
53%
Algebra II

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Earth Science

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
English Language Arts

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

734 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
24%
Algebra II

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Earth Science

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

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60%

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20%
English Language Arts

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

724 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

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

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

722 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
World History

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

739 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
16%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Earth Science

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

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39%

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English Language Arts

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

658 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
12%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
U.S. History

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

685 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students48%
Females54%
Males43%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Algebra II

All Students88%
Females90%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students90%
Females88%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state87%

Earth Science

All Students53%
Females41%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state53%

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females88%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability58%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state84%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students49%
Females53%
Males47%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Geometry

All Students69%
Females69%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students97%
Females96%
Males99%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
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)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to state87%
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 Students26%
Females22%
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)25%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Algebra II

All Students27%
Females27%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented22%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students61%
Females64%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
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)74%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Chemistry

All Students65%
Females55%
Males75%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
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 graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state59%

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females73%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state65%

Geometry

All Students25%
Females24%
Males26%
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)30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state35%

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

All Students72%
Females70%
Males74%
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)74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students76%
Females74%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability48%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state70%

World History

All Students62%
Females56%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state54%
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 Students13%
Females16%
Males10%
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)8%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

Algebra II

All Students8%
Females4%
Males11%
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)9%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate2%
Parent education - declined to state12%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students80%
Females81%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)78%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state72%

Chemistry

All Students61%
Females73%
Males56%
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)70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
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 graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state68%

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females69%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females5%
Males9%
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)7%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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)10%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to state10%

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

All Students58%
Females46%
Males69%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Physics

All Students56%
Females42%
Males64%
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state52%

U.S. History

All Students66%
Females59%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state61%

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.

746 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

746 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students93%
Females94%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability54%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner32%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students92%
Females92%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner54%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 68%
Hispanic 24%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Black 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 22%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Michael Halt
Fax number
  • (949) 361-5175

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Poetry
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