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San Ysidro High School

Public | 9-12 | 2364 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2013

I am a senior at SYHS and I am proud to say that san ysidro high school has shaped me into the person I am now teachers are simply amazing they put everything from their part whether it be tutoring before school ,after school or even during lunch just to see students succed . Now oir principal Mr.espinoza is simply the best ! He always encourages us to try our best and he always takes the time to know the students. Our school has not a lot of electives but the ones we have are the best starting from the medical pathway in which we have accomplished to be partners with UCSD. Our school is usually stereotyped just because it is close to the mexican border but that simply gives us a reason to prove those peopld wrong . Overall I love my school and I wouldn't change it for any other


Posted August 18, 2013

really good school classesare great and teachers in this school you feel safe sports are also good except for football
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2011

Does anybody do residency checks at this school? We had to leave Otay Ranch because we moved across the freeway. All my children have attended this school. Because of the crack down on residency checks we were unable to use someone else address and keep him there. He now attends San Ysidro high, the first thing I noticed when picking him up is all the BC plates. How is this fair? Why is this school not as strict as others? I normally don't care about this kind of thing as I think everybody is entitled to an education, but it's bs that my kid can't get into a school thats just down the road because of their residency boundary's but a kid living in another country can go to school here? And for the person who wrote about this being an economically disadvantaged community- do you realize this school is surrounded by a newer housing development and the average house is worth about $400-$500k? I think you have this school mixed up with South West or Montgomery. I live closer to Montgomery and that is a economically disadvantaged community. As far as the school itself, the staff isn't very helpful and the nurse is downright scary. Teachers seem to be alright, my sons grades have improved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I'm a mexican Mother of a San Ysidro High School you are wrong! This School have dicipline as well as results, my dauther have a 4 GPA and doing AP clases, the ones who don't make it its because they don't wan it, not because they are trying to survive as you sugested, teachers had been great and helpfull, what can I tell you As the old saying 'No one can as a Mexican'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

What do you expect from an economically disadvantage community. The median household family is about 25k a year. Do you think students think about school when they have to worry about surviving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

Everything is Great Except the Teachers. I really Do not like any of them. They aren't Great at teaching but they are Great at treating us bad. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2010

Hello, Im a proud mother because my son went to san ysidro high school and the teachers and counselors are very helpful and they help my son go to a Unviversitie (UCSD) with a 3.8 GPA and the principal is a really good principal and he always helps the students and hes strict and that school gives students the oppurtinity to express themselves and they have great ACTIVITIES!I recommend that school for anyone:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

My name is Jessica Osorio, I was a sophmore at San Ysidro High and as of now am attending Castle park high,and I can tell you first hand that the difference in schools is great! The staff is not nearly as motivated as they are in San Ysidro high. I can honestly say, i even miss ther uniform ! Not only are the students careless,they also give me advise about not doing my work,doing different drugs and even ditching class. At SYH I am proud to say we (they) live in the cougar way thre are plenty of differences and the greatest one is the warmth of the San Ysidro high students and staff; people here simply don't seem to care. Note: I do not intend to antagonize this school I just simply stated my opinion on both schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

I am a senior at syh and I have been here since 2006.my brother was in the first class to graduate from this school in 2006.This school has really got really far since it first opened.One thing I love about this school is the care that the teachers have for ther students.If you need any help in ur class ur teacher takes time during lunch or after school to help you.Since I have been here I have seen our ap scores go trough the roof.Take in mind that 95% of the school is latino.I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters 1 of my brothers and both of my sisters graduated from southwest high and didn't graduate with ther class.my other brother graduated and went on to community college.I am now geting ready to graduate with a 3.5 gpa and was accepted to SDSU and Arizona state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

San Ysidro High, The best high school in the state! In San Ysidro High the teachers actually care about the students, Speacially the principal, Mr. Espinoza. he really cares about us students, academicly and many other imporant ways. He is really strict but for our own good. I like the way he rules the school, he controls everything in the good way, 'the cougar way' responsible, on time, attitude and respect. we alweys fallowed it thanx to him thank you mr Espinosa and syh staff
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2009

i actually love this school, i love that this school is more united than the rest. They give the chance to every student and everyone is very friendly. My experience in other schools was not as good as this one, i am in love with it. The principal and the dicipline was my favorite. I love that the principal proved wrong everyones perspective about sanysidro; sanysidro high school is full of energy, dicipline, respect, and dedication. Teachers are very involved in students life in a very friendly way, makes students feel more comfortable and it makes people love school, i have to admit there has been problems in the school but the school has been growing by every second in a good way. and i really recommend it for other students(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2009

What San Ysidro teaches to its student is to wear a uniform which gives its staff more control of its students and the reason for that is because the students feel and are treated as children, not to say that they are adult's but my experience going into that school in my 11th year of school was that they were fearful of the staff and the childish behavior that many used only reflected the way they were treated.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2009

this is one of the best schools ever everyone is very friendly and spirited
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2009

The only reason I've even given it three stars and not lower is becasuse of the schools band and NJROTC programs...These are the only 2 programs in which I have seen have kept my kids interested in working hard and working toward college schaloarships...parent meetings are geared toward the spanish only speakers...english only parents have been left out in the cold at this school!! They claim if your child goes under a certain GPA in a class, the parent in the second to know...I've never been informed of any of my kids grades when they've dropped below a C in a class...if you're going to claim to do something I believe teachers and the staff have a responsibility to keep us as parents informed before things go too wrong! And yet this schools band and NJROTC program have been so wonderful in involving us as parents in all their activities!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Compare to other schools of the district, san ysidro high has a lot of school spirit students are really involved and are friendly to each other
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2007

is a really good school were teachers show courage and care to students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

This is an interesting school because it's only a few years old, but economically, it's in a disadvantaged part of the county so it's still a work in progress. The administration seems to be tough with a no holds bar attitude toward apathy & poor excuses. There are a lot of new & young teachers at this school & they themselves are developing their skills & reputation as well. Unfortunately, they have to spend a lot of time baby-sitting kids who hate school. I wouldn't say that this the attitude of most kids, but probably the majority. The kids who want to learn & want to realize their potential can end up losing if their environments are infested with apathy & idleness. Unfortunately, this is the reputation the community has. And why is it that most classes at this school do not begin till 9 am?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

I am very proud of syhs, academic programs are ok. I have two teens in this school; both of them are involved in sports since the freshmen year, making this a committment to get good grades in order to belong to a team. Uniforms are ok. They have more responsability getting involved in community service. The sports fields are beautiful! And the school looks clean and neat all the time. Go cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

San Ysidro High School has a dedicated staff and an amazing Principal! Their collective motivation and concern help to motivate the students to succeed. While many students are first generation high school attendees, they do not disappoint in their willingness to study hard in order to achieve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2006

I believe that san ysidro is a great school. My daughter who attends the school is doing well in school, and the staff are helpful. The uniforms are also a good idea since it provides a lesser issue to clothing and style. It helps by seeing the bigger idea, which is education. Overall, I believe san ysidro high is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

764

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

764

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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.
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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Earth Science

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
9%
English Language Arts

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

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
6%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

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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

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
20%
Earth Science

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
15%
English Language Arts

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

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
32%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
14%
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.

552 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
31%
World History

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

562 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
29%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
10%
Earth Science

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
8%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
29%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
58%
U.S. History

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

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
World History

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state53%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females35%
Males38%
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Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino34%
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Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
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Students with no reported disability37%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state21%

Earth Science

All Students8%
Females4%
Males11%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
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Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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Parent education - high school graduate6%
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English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females52%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state38%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Females20%
Males20%
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Hispanic or Latino20%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

Geometry

All Students55%
Females43%
Males64%
African Americann/a
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Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino52%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students48%
Females45%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

Algebra II

All Students67%
Females65%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students45%
Females42%
Males48%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females40%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students32%
Females19%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females42%
Males41%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state24%

Geometry

All Students27%
Females19%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

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

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

Science

All Students40%
Females37%
Males44%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state38%

World History

All Students38%
Females31%
Males45%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students35%
Females42%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students23%
Females28%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students20%
Females18%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students24%
Females24%
Males24%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Earth Science

All Students35%
Females23%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females39%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state26%

Geometry

All Students23%
Females20%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state25%

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

All Students43%
Females37%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students64%
Females56%
Males70%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students47%
Females41%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate49%
Parent education - declined to state35%

World History

All Students12%
Femalesn/a
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner0%
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.

600 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

602 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students76%
Females76%
Males76%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Economic Status Unknown64%
Students with disability35%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner43%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females87%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American80%
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability60%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner72%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 94%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
White 1%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
English language learners 37%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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School Leader's name
  • Hector Espinoza
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (619) 710-2318

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5353 Airway Road
San Diego, CA 92154
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