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Hoover High School

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Posted August 21, 2014

I've noticed a lot of these reviews are really vague and generally unhelpful, so i've taken it upon myself to give an accurate description of the environment here. The students: Very diverse, to the point where caucasian students are the minority. Students are generally peaceful but there is a "bad crowd" of kids, like at every school. The Teachers: The teachers here vary widely. You have some who make it obvious that they love their job and their students, whose classes are very enjoyable. Then you also have teachers who are apathetic or underqualified (it's a known rumor that a football coach is teaching a physics class and students on the football team get better grades than the others in his class). Teachers here are also open to students voicing their opinion. I can vouch for myself that the teachers i've been assigned to have had great teaching skills and we're a joy to be around. The Staff: Counselors are very easy going, except for those who are new to the school. In my experience, they tend to have the best interests for students. Through what i've seen and heard, I assume they prefer to handle matters with students on a one to one basis rather than call parents in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2012

HORRIBLE AT COMMUNICATION, GOOD LUCK GETTING ANYONE BESDIES A RECORDED MESSAGE ANSWERING YOUR CALL, EVER!!! NOT EVEN SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, DURING BUSINESS HOURS ANSWERS THEIR CALLS. NO WONDER THIS SCHOOL HAS SUCH LOW SCORES, AND IS NOT A CALIFORNIA ACCREDITED SCHOOL, LOOK AT IT'S SCORES PEOPLE.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Hoover High School because it has a lot of opportunities for students at that school. There are many programs that help us. Also the vibe there is awesome since nobody discriminates anybody.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

great school...alot of diversty
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

Typical inner-city demographics; student body is very diverse. Low student and parent participation - possibly due to language barriers or efficacy. Teachers genuinely care about teaching and not about the school's prestige or $$$. Negative aspects are hyped. Beautiful yet historic campus.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 15, 2006

The quality of academic programs is just a tadd bit below average. The extracurrical activities has room for improvement not a lot of availability due to lack of student participation. Unfortunately, not a lot of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 8, 2005

The quality of their advanced academic programs is wonderful. The teaching staff allows personal growth and the student if at a higher level of education is allowed to enhance their studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2003

Hoover teachers are very helpful. The school is very diverse and everyone gets along with each other. It's a school where your child will feel safe.


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

669

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

669

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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.
Algebra I

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
59%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
36%
Earth Science

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
10%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
10%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
16%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
16%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
13%
Earth Science

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
5%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
19%
World History

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

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
7%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
25%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
7%
Earth Science

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
7%
English Language Arts

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

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
25%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
U.S. History

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

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
20%
World History

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
3%
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 Students14%
Females15%
Males12%
African American14%
Asian39%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented14%
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

All Students50%
Females36%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

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

Earth Science

All Students20%
Females14%
Males23%
African American0%
Asian18%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented26%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state20%

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Females44%
Males32%
African American27%
Asian41%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state35%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students4%
Females8%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner4%
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 state0%

Geometry

All Students13%
Females11%
Males15%
African American6%
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented17%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state16%

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 Students21%
Females18%
Males22%
African American10%
Asian34%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

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

Algebra I

All Students4%
Females6%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 state11%

Algebra II

All Students13%
Females14%
Males13%
African American10%
Asian10%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented25%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students25%
Females25%
Males25%
African American11%
Asian43%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state28%

Chemistry

All Students46%
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 disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
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

Earth Science

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
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

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females38%
Males27%
African American18%
Asian45%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females1%
Males5%
African American0%
Asian16%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented8%
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

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

All Students35%
Females30%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
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 state36%

Science

All Students33%
Females30%
Males34%
African American15%
Asian45%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state31%

World History

All Students26%
Females25%
Males27%
African American19%
Asian40%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state28%
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 Students0%
Femalesn/a
Males0%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females10%
Males10%
African American19%
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented14%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students17%
Females24%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
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 state6%

Chemistry

All Students16%
Females15%
Males16%
African American15%
Asian21%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented23%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Earth Science

All Students0%
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 disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
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

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Females34%
Males23%
African American25%
Asian43%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented51%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females7%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asian25%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

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

All Students16%
Females16%
Males15%
African American15%
Asian28%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented21%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Physics

All Students44%
Females32%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

U.S. History

All Students33%
Females32%
Males34%
African American29%
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to state31%

World History

All Students16%
Females11%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
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.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students69%
Females78%
Males60%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American68%
Asian68%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability15%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner25%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students77%
Females80%
Males73%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American68%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability27%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 70%
Asian 14%
Black 11%
White 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/AN/A
English language learners 29%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chuck Podhorsky
Fax number
  • (619) 280-5837

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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4474 El Cajon Boulevard
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