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Patrick Henry High School

Public | 9-12 | 2466 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2014

PHHS has provided a wonderful academic setting. The principal has set a tone of high achievement for the students and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2014

This school is pretty good if you hang around with the right people and don't he caught up with all the troublemakers.


Posted April 5, 2014

I went to Henry for a year and a half and being a student with learning disabilities I was failing and they did nothing about it. I had nothing but trouble with bullying from other students, failing academically, teachers were very rude and didn't understand nor cared about my disability, didn't accommodate me as they were legally mandated to per my IEP, I had an asthma attack on the football field during PE due to the teacher not allowing me to go get my inhaler at the nurse. teachers would shoot kids with water when thy fell asleep in class or throw toys or other objects at them. and I was on the verge of dropping out of high school at 15 or 16 years old. DONT LET YOUR KID GO HERE. IT WILL ONLY HINDER THEM!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2011

being a student at patrick henry i will say that it is not one of the more elite schools in san diego. but nor is a terrible school by any means... i have been to many other schools in san diego for summer school and many other programs so i have dealt with many teachers, i would have to say that patrick henry has some of the best, teachers who care and don't want you to fail. the counselors are great who will do anything to help to succeed.patrick henry is well know for drugs, alcohol and gangs, drugs and alcohol YES but what do you expect its high school. i myself was introduced the weed my sophomore year, i only did it for about 10 months, i will say i can be very easy to caught up in drugs and alcohol at patrick henry. all and all Patrick henry high is a awesome school with great teachers and staff..... but if you don"t want your child to be in a school were he/she will more then likely will be introduced to drugs/alcohol then patrick henry high school is not a good choice...
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2011

Let me tell you this, this school is one of the worst. i am a student here, and i hate it so much, it is very horrible and the counselors and students are just complete trash. if you can go to another school, please do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2011

Front office staff, more notably attendance ladies..WORST EVER!! Admitting my son to Henry was the worst experience I have ever encountered! If you plan to enroll your child into Henry HS, be prepared to deal with incompetent, unhelpful, cross, dreary faced individuals who think for some reason you are beneath them and you're not worthy of being treated with respect and regard. Thank GOD, it's my son's 1st and last year there! He says most teachers are fine, his counselor has been helpful and attentive. It's definitely WAY OVER POPULATED! My two younger one's will NOT be attending Henry HS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

Kids easily 'fall through the cracks' at Patrick Henry, too much problems with Gang and drugs and a very poor supervision in campus, they bus a lot kids out of the bounderies and trouble start for good students. The admon. have a very minor respond to take care issues with DRUGS, my son got offer many times to buy drugs while in campus. And have to pull him out of Patrick Henry
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

henry high school is okay. The school needs more extracurriculm and need to focus in the students way more. Teachers need to slow down and explain the work not just teach it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

After reading some of the reviews here last year, I was very concerned about sending my child to this school. However, here we are nearly half way through her first year at Henry, and I am pleasantly surprised at her experience so far. My child is having a wonderful time. Her teachers have been challenging and nurturing. She is enjoying the clubs and school activities as well. We've had no contact with the administration so I don't know that aspect of the school at all but academically and socially speaking, my kid is having a great high school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

There are problems with gang activity and drugs making there way to Henry High. I am also concerned that the facility lacks in security what other San Diego schools may have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

Principal 0 Teacher 5 Extracurricular 2 Parent Inolvement 4 Safety 3
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Great extracurricular opportunities and fantastic teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

I have been very disappointed with Patrick Henry High over the past year. Apathetic, non-responsive Principal, administration and some teachers. Quality of education and caringness is sorely lacking. I wonder what my tax dollars are really paying for here, certainly not a good, consistent education or the safety and wellbeing of our children. Changes must be made for overall improvement at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

Some teachers actually try to help us out but some don't make an effort. Sports are a big part at this school but there is a drug problem and there are plenty of fights. Our school is suffering financially and extra classes get less funding.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2007

I have 2 sons there at Henry. The teachers have been great and seem to really care for their students. We need strict punishment for fighting. School needs more manpower! I commend security and the job they try to do but they need more physical bodies to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

It is easy for kids to 'fall through the cracks' at this school. My son is struggling and I only get feedback from most teachers if I initiate contact. The student population was increased tremendously this year, and teachers seem overwhelmed. I'm looking at other options, including home schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

We have had enough and do not plan to watch this school pull our son down with it. We are disappointed with Patrick Henry and are looking to move our son to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

My son is a junior at Henry HS. He enjoys school and the teachers have always worked with us on keeping up his grades doing homework and tutoring. He plays sports and his coaches work with all the kids and not just the best players. I think that is the sign of a strong coach/ one who gives everyone a chance to play and not sit on the bench all season. The teachers are all willing to work with the students as long as you put the effort in to contact them and work with them and your son/daughter. My younger son also wants to attend Henry. I just wish our government would stop taking money away from education so the kids have more choices and more teachers.Educated children are our only future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2004

I have 2 sons at Henry High School (10th and 11th) grade. My older son is very involved with Band and has had a fairly positive experience. The Band instructor watches out for his 'band members' in and out of the classroom. It has helped to have a small 'accepting' culture within the very large campus body. My second son has gotten lost in the school and has failed to find an extracurricular activity that sparked his interest. One major drawback to a large school is that you have to be amazingly talented to even be considered. His lack of 'organized' activity has resulted in his hanging with the 'troubled kids'. From what I have seen and heard there is a fairly significant drug problem. The other concern is the violence (fights frequently)- racial tension. I am concerned for my sons safty thus I am researching my options.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

806

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

806

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%

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21%

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14%
Algebra II

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

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Earth Science

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%
English Language Arts

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

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

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74%

2010

 
 
72%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

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36%

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39%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%
World History

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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

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Algebra II

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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19%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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70%

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67%

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57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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9%

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9%

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

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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60%

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71%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

617 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
World History

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

623 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

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Algebra II

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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4%

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5%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
7%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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54%

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63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

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35%

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32%

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28%
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.

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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65%

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65%

2010

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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3%

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3%

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0%

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2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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40%

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48%

2010

 
 
31%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

563 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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64%

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66%

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64%
World History

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

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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

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Females15%
Males19%
African American27%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented29%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

All Students53%
Females47%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
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Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
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Gifted and talented59%
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Parent education - high school graduate93%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to state64%

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Earth Science

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Females33%
Males46%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state29%

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females79%
Males76%
African American79%
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state66%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students30%
Females30%
Males31%
African American23%
Asian38%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state22%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

All Students51%
Females45%
Males57%
African American28%
Asian57%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state36%

World History

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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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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students19%
Females19%
Males20%
African American0%
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented21%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to state19%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students53%
Females52%
Males54%
African American30%
Asian63%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Chemistry

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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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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
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English learnern/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females67%
Males62%
African American45%
Asian60%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state51%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females5%
Males8%
African American7%
Asian5%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
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 disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented17%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to state5%

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

All Students66%
Females61%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students63%
Females60%
Males66%
African American38%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state56%

World History

All Students56%
Females50%
Males62%
African American40%
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state48%
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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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students4%
Females1%
Males6%
African American0%
Asian0%
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)2%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented8%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state4%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students51%
Femalesn/a
Males57%
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 disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
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

Chemistry

All Students33%
Females32%
Males34%
African American15%
Asian56%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to state27%

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

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females68%
Males62%
African American33%
Asian77%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
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 disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
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 state7%

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

All Students37%
Females34%
Males42%
African American27%
Asian56%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented49%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate49%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Physics

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students60%
Females58%
Males61%
African American36%
Asian71%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state52%

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
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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.

627 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

624 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students91%
Females94%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American92%
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown87%
Students with disability55%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner17%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students91%
Females91%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American92%
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability57%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner35%
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 41%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 14%
Black 7%
Two or more races 4%
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 39%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 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Elizabeth Gillingham
Fax number
  • (619) 229-0370

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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