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Mt. Carmel High School

Public | 9-12 | 1973 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2013

Adam Lambert went here so that's what makes it pretty amazing and fantastic go here and bask in his gloriness


Posted June 20, 2012

My kids recently graduated from Mt Carmel, and were thrilled with the caring teachers, and also parent volunteers. Thank you to all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2010

great school! i originally planned on going to Westview due to the fact that it was rated higher. But MC didn't bring me down. I graduated MC with big scholarships to many great colleges....ussd usla, usberkley, stanford, even harvard. I had a fantastic experience at MC and urge everyone who can to become a MC sun devil!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2010

Excellent school with wonderful staff and teachers. I truly received a great education and had a great experience at MC. I felt very prepared for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2009

best choir program and they treat both students and parents with dignity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

Decent school, nice teachers. Though after graduating I realized that despite seeking help through counselors that I was completely unprepared for college, both mentally and educationally. I've had to repeat classes I 'passed' in high school with all my grades 'C' and above.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

This is an excellent school. The teachers are highly experienced and very committed to their work; they certainly put in much more than 100% effort. Level of parent involvement is similarly good, as is the Principal. All this makes for a top-notch school environment. There are many extracurricular activities, some of which compete at the national level and place very highly. My daughter has attended MCHS for a year and has enjoyed it immensely. We're looking forward to another 3 successful years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

This is school is outstanding. It consists of great teachers and wonderful programs that prepared mt son's to graduate and attend great colleges. My oldest son graduated in 1999 and was accepted to UCLA. My youngest son who graduated last year 2006, got accepted to USD. What more could I ask for? I'm just hoping my last child would do as well as her older brothers. Great school! No doubt about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

PHS is a great school! The athletics are amazing the girls sports are really top notch. and they people here are amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2007

Great new principal! Lots of AP and honors classes (ex: AP-Art History, Environmental Science, European Civic, Honors Precalculus, Oceanography program is phenomenal!). Academics, at this school, are so challenging that they have a tutorial program for all students available on a weekly basis. This school demonstrates a camaraderie unparalled to any of the other schools in which I've been exposed to. Girls Basketball just won CIF. The band was invited to the Rose Parade, yet again! Good School, Great Teachers, Great parent support, Awesome community involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

i absoluteley love mt. carmel. not only is everyone there amazing, they welcome new people in open arms. iwent there freshman year, and instantly made a new clique of friends. unfortunateley i moved to colorado, but if i had the choice, i would definitley move back and finish school there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2006

I know I'm not a parent yet...but I am a former student. Mt. Carmel is an excellent school that has many of the best teachers in the district, especially AP teachers. Mt. Carmel's education has given me a good foundation and, in fact, I might have been prepared too well as some classes at UC Irvine (yes..one of those venerable UC's) are teaching what I learned at Mt. Carmel my junior and senior years there. it is a great student that has strong academics, though a possibly subpar sports program .
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2005

My daughter just began at Mt. Carmel. She loves her teachers and her classes. Unfortunatly, the school is in the middle of a remodel. Big bummer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

My Son began school there today, so I have no real information. However, when I registered him yesterday, I was impressed with the women who helped my son and I with our adjustments to Mt. Carmel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

My daughter and I have both gone to this school. I've found that the school has only improved since I left in 1989. MCHS prepares children for college, giving them all the necessary classes to qualify for the UC system. It has a wide variety of classes available from the basis level to the very advanced. I'm very happy with their programs and with the teachers, who really seem to enjoy teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

Although this site has chosen to not address true parent concerns, I will again post my opinions. This school needs an administration overhaul. The interest is not in the quality of education, but on issue suppression. The Principal is absent a considerable amount of time, the AP's do their best which is not often enough. The AD needs to retire and has kept more kids from athletics than he has promoted. Teachers have been pulled away to better opportunities at Westview and those that are left, while mostly good, have little support. This school is perceived as the 'ghetto' school of PUSD for a reason. Clean up the administration, clean up the expectations, start expelling the trouble and start raising test scoires - scores that have dropped every year under the current leadership. Great extracurriculars save these kids from an otherwise downtroden existence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2004

the school is Ok but the career counselors should do more to advise students about career opportunities and should help them more prepare for scholarship opportunities; find colleges suitable to students needs; should give seminars at school not leaflets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2003

Mt Carmel has several outstanding teachers and extracurricular activities. Their school paper is ranked 6th in the nation, an award winning photography program, awesome music program, great minor sports such as water polo and women's volleyball and with a new coach football is much improved. Was very unhappy with one seasoned freshmen english teacher - did not come prepared for class even though they have been teaching 25 years. One bad apple in an otherwise outstanding barrel. My middle child had the best Spanish teacher on the planet. My oldest child just started college - his preparation was adequate and he now realizes he wasted some opportunities in high school but he is making up for lost ground rapidly in college. Overall they gave him enough of a foundation in spite of his formerly lazy ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

The school seems good overall but after my children entered college I feel that the high school did not really prepare them for college.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

831

Change from
2012 to 2013

+10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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831

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Algebra I

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
Algebra II

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
43%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Earth Science

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
60%
English Language Arts

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

483 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
26%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
World History

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

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
10%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
44%
Earth Science

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
53%
English Language Arts

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

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
U.S. History

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

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
World History

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
18%

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

All Students33%
Females33%
Males34%
African American23%
Asian47%
Filipino30%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Algebra II

All Students80%
Females75%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
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)65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students54%
Females55%
Males54%
African American33%
Asian69%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state49%

Earth Science

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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
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females85%
Males72%
African American45%
Asian88%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability49%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state71%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females8%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
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

Geometry

All Students57%
Females59%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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 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
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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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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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/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

Algebra I

All Students10%
Females7%
Males13%
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 disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students5%
Females5%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asian7%
Filipino17%
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)3%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
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)0%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students67%
Females75%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Chemistry

All Students44%
Females39%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Earth Science

All Students58%
Females56%
Males59%
African American50%
Asian58%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner9%
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 graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state13%

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females74%
Males69%
African American48%
Asian86%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state51%

Geometry

All Students14%
Females7%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino12%
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
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)8%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
Parent education - declined to state21%

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

All Students65%
Females67%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipino73%
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)61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students68%
Females67%
Males70%
African American42%
Asian79%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state43%

World History

All Students59%
Females58%
Males61%
African American36%
Asian77%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
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 Students9%
Femalesn/a
Males14%
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 disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
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

Algebra II

All Students9%
Females5%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asian15%
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)9%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students61%
Females66%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Chemistry

All Students32%
Females36%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
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)25%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students58%
Females51%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females64%
Males62%
African American50%
Asian67%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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

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

All Students49%
Females49%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Physics

All Students71%
Females61%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino77%
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 disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students62%
Females59%
Males66%
African American53%
Asian67%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state53%

World History

All Students34%
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 disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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.

504 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

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%
Females94%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American81%
Asian96%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability63%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner38%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females93%
Males96%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American81%
Asian100%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability65%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner73%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 49%
Asian 15%
Hispanic 13%
Black 5%
Two or more races 5%
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 20%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Greg Magno
Fax number
  • (858) 538-5496

Resources

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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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