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San Diego International Studies School

Public | 9-12 | 550 students

 

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Posted April 11, 2014

Our school offers a top notch education to all students; we don't hand-pick them. The majority of our students pass the CAHSEE on a first attempt and take at least one International Baccalaureate examination. I'm proud that our AVID classes facilitate the burdensome processes of both applying to get into college, as well as applying for financial support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 8, 2014

My daughter went to this school for 1.5 yrs and had a lot of problems with bullying to which the administrative staff offered to help with,The last day when I picked up her transcripts one of the staff stated I was the 2 parent that week who had moved her child and was extremely mad about how the principal handled the situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

My daughter has been at IS since September and likes the school. I have had issue with the Spanish and Biology teachers - haven't been impressed with their teaching abilities. While overall it seems to be a good school, it could use some improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

My school is amazing! The fact that this school has the International Baccalaureate program makes it outstanding. Definately reccomend this high school to all high school students. Amazing teachers, clubs, campus, community, etc...!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2013

My daughter was recruited to this school by the principal. It turns out that the school principal was later fired. Up until the middle of last year, this school basically let the indians run the place. Teachers bring their personal views to the class room, actually applying them to overall grades. My daughter is very structured, knows what she wants from her education and rather than work with that, there is this overarching need to change her mind to meet the mind of the teacher. I am very dissappointed and really hope that the new principal will clean things up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

I'm a freshman at SDHS IS and maybe it's just that the school isn't for me but I can't wait to transfer. The academics are fine, they offer a great number of classes and extracuricular activities and maybe it's because i came from a smaller school but I feel intimidated by students from the other five schools, the teachers, although I have two good ones, seem highly impersonal. They haven't even bothered to learn my name or find out what I need in their class. Maybe that's just high school but I feel overwhelmed and intimidated and I can't wait for next year when i can leave this school. If you are in eighth grade looking up high schools I would suggest another school. Of course if you are set on this school I suggest Video Production and Physics, the teachers are amazing and the only reason why I am staying a whole year rather than just one semester.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2010

Our son is a sophomore who came from a small private school. We have been continually impressed by the commitment and dedication of the faculty. The principal makes an effort to interact with the kids and parents and the program is very academically challanging.. Students are encouraged to develop their own leadership skills and take initiative for their educational success. We are so pleased to be a part of this richly diverse campus experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

awesome school.... has many electives and classes that not the whole district has. they even give us college credits for some classes!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2010

My daughter is graduating this year with an IB diploma. She has had wonderfully challenging and rewarding four years. The teachers have for the most part been terrific, both in terms of the high standards they ask of their students and in their caliber of teaching. A great school for the dedicated student. My daughter and her friends have excellent universities that have accepted them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Based on my experiences with the school and the staff, both academic and office, I can truly say that this school makes every effort to assure the success of all of the students. The staff is readily available to meet one-on-one with parents and students to ascertain the needs of each family, and set up a plan for the best method to help the student achieve her or his goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

We have a sophomore here .....she loves it! She loves I.S. She in fact has many friends from the other schools. They are for the most part, separated from the other schools because of the rigorous cirriculum...but are frequently involved other activities that include the entire school. She is not only focused on her acedemics, but also participates in outside activities. The teachers are extremely supportive and encouraging. I.S. has been challenging acedemically this year for my sophomore, but she has exceeded her own expectations and continues to thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2008

As a freshman here I am shocked at some of the reviews. There is no elitism emitting from the students of I.S., myself taking lunch on the grass with many of middle school friends who come from Arts and Business. Additionally, this school has friendly teachers, good staff, and overall great potential. The only thing I would criticize about the school is the attendance clerk who is very inefficient and has messed up my own attendance record and many of my friends. The school, additionally, has a great language program. There are many French speakers in our program, who have come from Language Academy and they seem very satisfied with it overall. There are also French natives who moved here and are in our language program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

My daughter is a senior. We are very disappointed in this school. We came from the Language Academy. The French program at SDHS is outrageously inadequate. The elective offering also leave much to be desired. My student had nothing to take her senior year, the selection was so limited. She was offered 'assigned time home' both semesters. Very disappointing. I would not make the decision to come here if I had it to make over. French parents be very leery!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

By far a terrific school, none in comparison. However, for a more well rounded high school experience with more deep and fulfilling activities, pick a comprehensive high school not a small school. While small schools offers a deep connection and smaller class sizes, the segregation between each of the schools is much to large to close.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2007

people here are very friendly and nice, unlike the other 5 five schools in SDHS. I'm having a great experience here so far and planning to go all IB, a program that look very good on college applications but is highly stressful to learn. It's worth the experience here though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2006

This school is solely focused on academics. It is for overachievers with few outside interests. The students are completely segregated from the rest of SDHS and both students and staff are highly elitist.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2006

This school offers a great education for the very motivated child. The curriculum is extremely challenging and can be high stress, but the teachers are phenomenal and the rigor is impressive.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 27, 2005

Its a good school with good teacher and students
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

847

Change from
2012 to 2013

-23

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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48%

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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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

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

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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.

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Algebra II

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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82%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%

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

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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81%

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67%

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World History

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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78%

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76%

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75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

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Algebra II

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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93%

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86%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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60%

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42%

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

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

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

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28%

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35%

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33%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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68%

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U.S. History

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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82%

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World History

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

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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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Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state41%

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English Language Arts

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English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state59%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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.

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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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students26%
Females20%
Males33%
African American8%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented43%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students68%
Females70%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students43%
Females43%
Males41%
African American22%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females86%
Males74%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Geometry

All Students9%
Females18%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students64%
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 disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Science

All Students78%
Females81%
Males77%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state57%

World History

All Students73%
Females67%
Males78%
African American64%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state62%
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

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students91%
Females93%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students60%
Females60%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females82%
Males76%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students38%
Females32%
Males48%
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented52%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students59%
Femalesn/a
Males50%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students77%
Females71%
Males84%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Females100%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students97%
Females98%
Males97%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American100%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 51%
White 35% 27%
Black 8% 7%
Asian 7% 11%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kirk Ankeney
Fax number
  • (619) 744-7681

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Swimming
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