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High Tech High International School

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Posted January 22, 2013

I am a HTHI alumni and I have nothing but amazing things to say about the education I received. I transfered from a traditional public high school to HTHI. As a result of the education I received I was accepted into highly competitive colleges and am excelling at the university I chose to attend. My grades did go up after I transfered but not because the classes were easier but because the teachers brought such passion and excitement to whatever we were learning that for the first time I had an incentive to learn. That being said, HTHi is not for everyone. If you are looking for a school with amazing sports or where your child will take tons of AP classes than this isn't the right school for you. For me HTHI was exactly what I needed and I have seen so many passionate, brilliant, successful students come out of this school.


Posted October 12, 2012

Dear nervous parents, I hope my review of this school will help you truly understand more about this school and what it means to me. I will address a few points of criticism 1) HTHI curriculum; HTHI is not about the content you learn but rather the critical thinking process. It is true that I did not learn as much content as some of my friends at traditional school but I was given a better foundation for learning which has helped me succeed. Knowledge and wisdom is not about how much factual evidence you know, honestly anyone can get that from google these days. It is all about your ability to problem solve and think critically. 2) POL's are an amazing way to improve public speaking and I contribute this practice to my ability to excel in job interviews. 3) I could rant all day about AP classes. All they do is gives incoming freshman a "get out of jail free card", college courses should be taken in college, it is not that same in high school. Finally, this school is not for everyone. If you are eager to learn and are bored by traditional schools this is the place for you!! If you are not interested in education or learning, then traditional schools will be just fine.


Posted April 2, 2012

Having just completed my bachelors at a UC** I feel that I can fairly evaluate how HTHI contributed to my complete education. First let me start by saying that the entire HTH system is just another private-public capital venture. The classes are all designed with windows on the outside so that students can be observed by constantly touring contributors. POL (presentations of learning) are claimed to help students with public speaking skills, but in reality this is just another method used by the school to attract more investors. My biggest complaint was that the school attracts students with the promise of project based learning. They offer great project based courses for freshman and sophomores but by the last two years projects are almost non-existent. By this time it is impossible to transfer out of the school because their credit system. Also their high college acceptance rates are due to the fact that they make the entire senior class apply for community college. Finally, let me say that the school did not prepare me for college at all. It took me two years to adjust, as I went from Cs and Bs to straight As by my 3rd and 4th year. (My math suffered horribly from HTHI)


Posted November 15, 2011

I am a recent graduate of High Tech High International and have now transitioned to competitive, private university in Boston. HTHI provided me with the best high school education I could have ever asked for. I was hesitant to attend HTHI as I wanted the "traditional high school experience." Yet, choosing HTHI was one of the best decisions of my life. The curriculum is practical and applicable in the real world. I find myself excelling above many of my college friends (who went to highly ranked private, AP, and IB high schools) in communication skills, online research, and critical thinking. Contrary to other opinions, AP is not necessary to succeed in college, and I feel just as prepared as my friends who took upwards of 10 AP classes. However, what truly makes HTHI an amazing place is the faculty. The passion they have for their students and for teaching is inexpressible. While many of them are younger than the "traditional" teacher, they are innovative and creative, and always ask for student feedback. They do not let students fall through the cracks. No school is perfect, but HTHI prepares kids for more than standardized tests, it prepares them to succeed in college and beyond.


Posted June 5, 2011

I'm interested in a review from any HTHI alumni that have transitioned to a university for at least the first two year. a review from their perspective would really determine the merit of HTHI's curriculum. Current reviews are mixed from good school to a not so good school. Since I have an potential in-coming Freshmen to HTHI, I would like to know if its the right school for him, as compared to Cathedral, La Jolla CD, Bishop or Francis Parker.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

This is great for a student's personal development and self-esteem or if the student aspires to take liberal arts degree but not for science-related couses. The schoool is great with low student-teacher ratio and personalization. However, it does not prepare students for a good quality university education. Students get high grades with little effort. No books are used in the class and the teachers are not very experienced. If you want your student to get good SAT scores, it is mandatory to supplement her high school education with an SAT prep class. My child was accepted in a great top-ranked school in California, but now she is struggling due to her insufficient high school education preparatory for a quality university. HTHI does not even have AP classes. My student feels so inadequately-prepared compared to her peers in the current university she is attending now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2010

Very good teaching but very limited things to do like football. If you want your child to learn I say go for it but if your child is the type for sports I prefer for you to go to a normal public school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

I am a parent of a sophmore attending HTHI. I am also giving this school a mixed review. my son has never been happier, he loves school although he has never been adverse to school. he never has homework his grades have not been great since attending hthi and so i am not blaming the school, however some policies this school has leaves me wondering. example: language taken every other semester (huh) he will never learn manderin having a semester between languages, what a waste of time. no books...he is not a great note taker and neither was i but i got through university with my books. teacher follow through, update assignments online or their calendar for parents to monitor homework that have children like mine. also student confrences, waste of time. i come to see staff so we can formulate plan. staff not interested horse to water and all that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

HTHI is an interesting school and I have a mixed review on it. To its credit the school remains small in order to be the most effective in helping students learn. Most of the 'teaching teams' know their students well and work to improve their skills. There are some outstanding teachers here; unfortunately staff turnover is high. Be aware that when your child attends a 'project based learning' school, you sacrifice many basics that are taught in general ed schools. The staff here is very young, as is the principal who leads them. There is a lot to be said for age and experience and that is clearly missing. I disagree that the leadership here is strong. I feel especially disheartened when I see the rave student reviews replete with spelling errors and poor punctuation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

I am a student at high tech high. In august i will be a senior. Ive been at this school for 2 years so far and i love it. Its the best school. My grades have gone from D's and F's to stright A's. I went from hating school to loving it! I wish i came here since middle school. I love it and would reccoment it to anyone. When i have kids i want them to attend this achool. There is also amazing immersion trips that lets you travel around the world. Ive been to Australia and Japan. This year i will be going to India or Iran. They let you choose from about 10 different countries and the trips are cheap and a great experiance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2008

i am a studet here at HTHI but sometimes i feel that we dont get enough homework, but other than that i am really happy at the school and how we are able to connect to the real world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

High Tech High International is a school that has great leadership. Teachers, Dean of Students and the Principal have a close relationship with student and their needs. This is my daughter's 4th year at HTHI and will be graduating on June 2007. Her academic skills are high.We are very proud of the way she has been taught. She will be applying IVY league Universities and we know she has obtain the knowlage to get accepted. Proud Parents of HTHI.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

well right now i'm a freshman at hthi. i like the classes a lot and of course its hard for me to meet new people since its high school & all but all the kids are really nice and i like the school a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

Very successful in engaging students in the classroom
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2005

High school in second year. First year some bumps in communication and establishing the culture of the school. Great strides seen in second year. Project based learning, emphasizing learning in all areas of life and academics. Small student to teacher ratio, sports limited but growing. School that connects to the real world. Our student has grown in so many ways at this school. Fantastic, passionate teachers that students can relate and respect.
—Submitted by a parent


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API Statewide Rank
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

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

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Geometry

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

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Source: California Department of Education

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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

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Chemistry

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Males4%
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White (not Hispanic)4%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
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Parent education - high school graduate0%
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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability71%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate71%
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Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate14%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
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High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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Science

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Males27%
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Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability25%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate13%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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Males60%
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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)62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
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

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Algebra II

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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability0%
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate23%
Parent education - declined to state13%

Biology/Life Sciences

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Males50%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Chemistry

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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females71%
Males52%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Geometry

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Physics

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

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Females54%
Males68%
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)92%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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%
Females96%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American91%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability67%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females91%
Males95%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American92%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability67%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 48%
White 30%
Black 9%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%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 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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