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Point Loma High School

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Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Point Loma High School graduates many students that go on to the University of California System, Stanford and other great universities. There is an active parent program which provides support to the Administration. The campus continues to make improvements including recent approval of a master plan for new buildings and sports facility. The football field was recently renovated and a new workout facility was constructed.The PL Baseball field (actually at Dana) is being renovated for synthetic turf and will be ready for the next Season. Former PL Alum and MLB Perfect Game pitcher David Wells is now the head coach. There is great school spirit and a wonderful scholastic program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2014

My son attended PLHS. He struggled at the beginning, but I always found that teachers, counselors and staff were responsive as long as we communicated what our needs were -- no one just steps in. He found that if he worked hard, was respectful to the teachers and looked for opportunities there were plenty of great things to be found there. The students that don't do well are not putting themselves out front, and their parents don't participate by volunteering and getting to know the teachers -- always a big mistake. PLHS is crowded and has a lot of budget issues, but if you work for them they will work for you and your child. A relatively new principal (2013) is helping things as well. A large number of students are bussed into this school and their parents either cannot, or will not, participate so if you have time and a few extra dollars you can make a huge impact here. We felt it gave our son a terrific foundation for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2014

I have to say, this school is one of the worst schools in the san diego unified school district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2014

It is impossible to get any communication from the school. The counselors don't return phone calls nor emails and are rarely in the office. The principal, vice principal and technical staff never respond to emails or calls and are never in the office to talk to. Our son had no Spanish teacher for the first 6 weeks and we couldn't get him moved into any other class. Very frustrating trying to deal with this school. I'm not happy with the quality of some of the teachers either. Not a good experience so far for a freshman student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2012

Reading the comments about athletes. I have not found it to be true that your child can't make it if they didn't start as a freshman; parents don't volunteer; or that grades don't matter if you are an athlete. Maybe in other sports, but not girls volleyball. You try out every year and every year you can be replaced by someone better. Volleyball is very competitive at all schools, and it's this way everywhere. I do agree with the person complaining about how hard it is to get in touch with counselors. It's near impossible. After weeks of emailing and calling and leaving messages with everyone my husband finally took time out of his day to walk into the counseling office so we could get an appointment with our son's counselor. That appointment was supposed to be today, but our son was never called out of class. Very disappointing. There are some really exceptional teachers at PL. If you can excel you will do well here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2012

Beware Drugs are a major issue at this school. Councillors do not help and Principle and vice principles do nothing.....that's if you can actually get to speak to them. They do not return calls, they clearly are not that concerned or heard it all before. School police are fantastic but they have a hard task ahead of them with little support. Teachers- there are a number of Great teachers so if you can steer your kid in the right direction and keep them aware from the low life then you will be okay. Be realistic with yourself and dont be fooled in to thinking you can handle it. My advice would be to send them else where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

While there are problems at every school, I object to one individual's characterization of student athletics at PLHS. My son started running hurdles as a Sophomore, not as a Freshman. He received daily individual help from a coach over several frustrating weeks until he finally was able to succeed. It is grossly unfair to infer my son or any athlete receives his grades because of sports participation. I will match his class grades, PSAT, SAT or AP scores against your students or any other non-athlete students results.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

Just be aware of a few things if your kid is interested in sports. If they do not get in as a Freshman, the are pretty much out of luck. Although at try-out they say everyone is equal whether you were on a team the previous yr or not - don't believe it. If you volunteer with the team or your kid was on a sports team the previous yr, you are pretty much guaranteed a spot. See it every year. Also, don't worry about your kids grades, if they are in sports - your kid can get away without meeting the guidelines (a wink and a nod). Got a bully in sports? He/she will be protected your kid is on a sports team. Ain't being in sports great! Don't forget, get them in as Freshmen or your are screwed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2010

I too had bullying issues at Point Loma High which were not addressed to my satisfaction by leadership. The bully was in Athletics so he was "teflon coated" and it was a nightmare for our family. Counselors are awesome and caring. We had good strong teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

I have two children there and have been very impressed with the leadership, teacher quality, and diversity. I have one child with a learning disability and one in the gifted and talented program and the school has done a great job with each kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Point Loma high school is a great school my two sons went to point loma high and I have a 3rd son going and both my sons have graduated from this school and all the teachers will assure that your child will learn here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Three generations of my family have graduated or currently attend Point Loma High School. They have the best teachers and counselors to insure students are well prepared and eligible to attend the college of their choice.


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers and staff really care, and are there for the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Great teachers, great parents and a great community make for a wonderful learning experience for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My two sons immigrated from Peru last December, starting at Point Loma High mid-year, as Sophmores. School administrators, counselors and teachers all amazed us with their help in getting the boys quickly acclimated. Professional and caring. Devoted to students well-being. High standards held with heart. Great communications. I can't imagine a better first USA experience for my sons. And the school continues to amaze me with their continued excellence despite terrible funding cuts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It starts at the top with Bobbie, our principle. All kids are important! Good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My son is excelling at PLHS - thanks to all his wonderful teachers !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I feel Point Loma has great science and foreign language teachers. The counselors and attendance staff are very helpful and responsive to any problems. My children are very happy at Point Loma and are reciving a great education considering the horrid budget cuts and constraints of No Child Left Behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

School Spirit! School involvement! Sports Programs and Cheer Squads are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Great community and caring teachers make PLHS very special!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

822

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

822

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
77%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

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77%
Earth Science

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
32%
English Language Arts

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

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
World History

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
21%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

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

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
World History

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
7%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
25%
U.S. History

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

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
World History

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

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21%

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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

All Students18%
Females9%
Males23%
African American15%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Algebra II

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Males87%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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Earth Science

All Students34%
Females24%
Males41%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state33%

English Language Arts

All Students76%
Females77%
Males75%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state65%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students42%
Females42%
Males41%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

All Students54%
Females53%
Males55%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state30%

World History

All Students46%
Females39%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
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

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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students28%
Females26%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented31%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students48%
Females48%
Males48%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Chemistry

All Students58%
Females55%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females75%
Males66%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students9%
Females7%
Males11%
African American9%
Asiann/a
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students81%
Females81%
Males83%
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)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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 graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students67%
Females63%
Males70%
African American33%
Asiann/a
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state47%

World History

All Students59%
Females55%
Males64%
African American36%
Asiann/a
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state29%
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 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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females12%
Males8%
African American0%
Asiann/a
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented12%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate14%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students79%
Females77%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students20%
Females16%
Males25%
African American21%
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)29%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented32%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state8%

Earth Science

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
Non-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

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females67%
Males57%
African American40%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state42%

Geometry

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%
Non-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 Students56%
Females47%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students7%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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

U.S. History

All Students63%
Females58%
Males69%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state44%

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
Non-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.

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students95%
Females97%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American96%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Economic Status Unknown77%
Students with disability70%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students96%
Females96%
Males95%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American96%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown85%
Students with disability78%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner70%
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 50%
Hispanic 38%
Black 5%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%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 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Hans Becker
Fax number
  • (619) 225-1298

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2335 Chatsworth Boulevard
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