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Health Sciences High School

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Posted February 3, 2014

HSHMC brought a middle school in this year which my son now attends 8th grade.The school and teachers are amazing. NO ONE slips through the cracks and the system instills every student to learn the material BEFORE they move on to the next subject. The support is always there and the peer environment captures each child in a community where they share and understand and learn how to be friends and how NOT to be. My son has an IEP and not only does it not single him out, but welcomes individuality as nothing less than normal. I'm looking forward to the next 4 years here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

My kids felt valued here and enjoyed their time however, the academic standard is extremely low. The teachers pass the kids through classes even if the kids do not complete the work. Also, the classes were more around 28 - 30, not 14. The other issue is that because of the area where the school is located, there is a big drug problem - there is no monitoring whether the kids are on or off campus and drugs are really easy to get hold of. Although we really liked the staff and they were clearly committed to the children, this was not a good school if you want your child to do well academically. Our daughter graduated with a 3.9 from this school however, she struggled when she went to college. We had her 12th grade work independently assessed by an education specialist as we could not imagine she had suddenly gone backwards so much. The level of work she produced in her English class in 12th grade, for which she got a perfect score, was assessed as being around a B- / B at 10th grade level. Not recommended if you want your child to go on to college and be prepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

My 2 older children go to this school, my oldest just graduated last week. It has been a much needed alternative to public school, with no real commentment to no bully policies my son had gone from school to school looking for a safe encorging place to learn. unfortunately it took til his last 2 years of school to find such a place. The teachers respond to the students on their level the kids can confide in the teachers and are helped with problems in all aspects of their lives. There is a huge commentment to building friendships and relationships between every single student the first weeks of school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2011

The teachers are brilliant: they actually care about the student s grades and feelings. If any student is having a bad day, it is common to see a teacher of staff ember coming up to a student acting out of the ordinary and ask if they re okay, or if they want to talk about anything. Health Sciences High and Middle College has a welcoming family-like environment. Any parent is lucky to have their child go to such a wonderful high school.


Posted April 28, 2010

great teacher student interactions, but needs more homework and class work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

Great school, best internships to the hospital, and when you struggle anyones helps you. Amazing teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2010

This School is amazing. The class sizes are small so there is more teacher-student contact, the teacher are incredible, caring, and know how to do their job, the students act as if they are a family, and the facility itself is very well organized. I was a student at a pubic school (this is a public 'charter') and even though the workloads are not as heavy here, I have learned much more in a small amount of time at this school, than I have in almost a full year at a traditional high school. As long as your retaining the information and putting it to use, does it really matter how it is taught? The teachers to a great job at making sure we do just that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2009

My second child is hopefully going to be accepted at HSHMC. The teachers are all exceptional here. They will write personal notes to the students, congratulating them on their test scores, Spanish or a number of accomplishments. We are very impressed by this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

its an awesome school, it gives the education needed to provide an excellent career. I recomend it to all kids wanting the medical field in there lives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2008

The teachers at HSHMC are extraordinary! They care very much about their students. I like the fact that students have the opportunity to interact with professors from SDSU...Many of the teachers at HSHMC are also current faculty of the University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

We are like a family at HSHMC, and we learn so much from each other and the Sharp hospitals.
—Submitted by a student


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API score

827

Change from
2012 to 2013

+32

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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7 / 10

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
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The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

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Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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23%

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8%

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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.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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43%

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World History

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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34%

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

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Algebra II

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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9%

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16%

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12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

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23%

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16%

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22%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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38%

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45%

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45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
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English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Chemistry

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English Language Arts

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English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Geometry

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Females22%
Males29%
African American28%
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Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
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Students with no reported disability24%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate25%
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Parent education - declined to state23%

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Science

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Males74%
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Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
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Students with no reported disability75%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

World History

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Females68%
Males65%
African American76%
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Hispanic or Latino60%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
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Students with no reported disability71%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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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Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
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English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
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Parent education - college graduate24%
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Chemistry

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Not economically disadvantaged71%
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English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
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Parent education - college graduate68%
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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

Physics

All Students48%
Females47%
Males50%
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 disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

U.S. History

All Students57%
Females60%
Males54%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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%
Females95%
Males98%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American100%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner96%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students96%
Females95%
Males100%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American100%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner93%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 53%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%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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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ian Pumpian
Fax number
  • (619) 528-9084

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Internet access
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Fencing
Girls sports
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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3910 University Avenue, Suite 100
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92105
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