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Serra High School

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Posted July 22, 2006

As an '04 graduate of serra, I would say avoid this school at all costs. The learning environment is non-existant, and cheating is rampant. The division between staff and student is clear and leads to apprehension amongst both. This school has a facade of wellness, but actually it is an empty cavern -- pushing students through the 'public education' mill. Although I fared well after Serra, I wouldn't credit my education at Serra for any of it. In fact, my time at Serra made me suceptible to laziness -- as the staff doesn't attempt to push students higher.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 21, 2006

If your child is a scholar (AVID Seminar)or if you are very involved as a parent (Booster, PTA, sports mom or dad that can take your child to all of their games, this school is great for you. If both parents have to work and your child is average, the teachers 'teach subjects to pass the state tests, not actually teaching a subject.' The Principal? Well she never returns phone calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

If you're on the 'college track' the classes can be good to excellent. 'Regular' classes can be like raucous warehouses where discipline is virtually non-existant, as is learning. Extremely rigid administration, except for the counseling staff, who all seemed sane and reasonable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2004

I am currently a student at Serra High School and I find it a very good school. I like the diversity and all the extracurricular activities including ROTC. I think anyone considering going here should definitely go here. I love this school and most kids I know love it too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2004

I am so impressed with the work that the principal is doing to ensure the success of all students. She has been working on the improvement of instruction. Teachers are more focused on supporting student success, especially around California State Standards. Serra H.S. has a friendly and safe atmosphere about it. I am so happy that my children attend this fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

This school has fallen apart. How can the principal even be talking about academic excellence until they get some regular discipline going? Was the fight/safety problems discussed when the people from the Western Schools Committee came to visit this year? The principal seems totally out of touch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

First off I am a parent of a child who has no choice but to be bussed in because the district will not allow her to attend in her own area Morse. And I must say it isn't the children's fault the school is going through a rashining of violence I hold the school accountable, not the children or the parents. My experience with Serra is that the staff doesn't care about the children. There isn't enough staff and student interaction and I believe that is why the school itself is suffering. You very well can't expect kids to teach themselves social skills. The [school] expects the students to figure everything out themselves and that isn't going to happen. I feel that the schools really need to get more involved. A very involved parent M. Caliver
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

Well, I graduated from Serra is 1983 and my son went to Serra in 02-03. We had to move to Moreno Valley last year for personal reasons. My son misses that school and so do I. Even with all the kids being bused in, the military kids coming and going thru the years, the school still has kept it's high standards. All schools have some problems. I was proud to go to that school and proud that my son got a taste of it. Be proud that you or your kids get the chance to go to a school with great history for the most part. Plus, it's not all the teachers, get envolved yourself. You also can make a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

School is hampered in its adademic achievement by students bussed in from other parts of San Diego. While creating diversity, it also creates tension among students which administration is unable to eliminate. The extracurricular activities are limited (in fairness this is due to District budget constraints) and superior students are not challenged. The current principal is trying to improve the academic climate, however with a significant percentage of bussed in students and a large number of students whose parents are in the military, there is a substantial fraction of the student body with minimal or no parental involvement. District policies and budget cuts have resulted in many experienced teachers leaving. In sum: a school with great, but largely unrealized potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2004

Serra High is not given the credit it deserves. Parents from the surrounding community frequently send their children elsewhere. Too much diversity?? Those who stay and contribute to the school make a huge impact because they are dedicated parents who strive for the best . There is a brand new specialized academy for technology, AP classes, a marching band and drama, athletics, ROTC, just for starters. Community volunteer hours are required and seniors are required to make an oral presentation in order to graduate. The curriculum is a very ambitious college prep. Your student will be pushed. Weakness: Vocational education is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

I am not a parent; I am actually a student a Serra High School. Overall Serra is not a bad school. They could do more work with the teacher s interaction with the students. It is hard to get my word out in school, so this is one of my many ways of letting somebody know. Finally I want to say that the Principal is doing a great job and I am very proud of her success and commitment!


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API score

781

Change from
2012 to 2013

+9

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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Algebra I

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
17%
Algebra II

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
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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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
23%
English Language Arts

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

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
World History

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

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2011

 
 
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Algebra II

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

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

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
World History

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

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
6%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
51%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
33%
Earth Science

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

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

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

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n/a

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U.S. History

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

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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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 Students14%
Females18%
Males11%
African American9%
Asiann/a
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)30%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented40%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state10%

Algebra II

All Students60%
Females64%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students41%
Females44%
Males38%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females77%
Males65%
African American63%
Asian85%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state59%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
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Geometry

All Students37%
Females35%
Males39%
African American26%
Asian61%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students45%
Females40%
Males51%
African American21%
Asian67%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state37%

World History

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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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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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 Students30%
Females29%
Males33%
African American14%
Asian52%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state19%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females41%
Males40%
African American27%
Asian43%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state26%

Chemistry

All Students71%
Females61%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
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)71%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
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
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

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Females63%
Males53%
African American45%
Asian69%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females1%
Males7%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented10%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students69%
Females79%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
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 disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
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

Science

All Students51%
Females50%
Males50%
African American30%
Asian53%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state47%

World History

All Students44%
Females38%
Males49%
African American31%
Asian62%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state30%
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
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

Algebra II

All Students3%
Females2%
Males4%
African American8%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented9%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students44%
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 disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
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%
Females26%
Males40%
African American33%
Asian50%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate34%
Parent education - declined to state23%

Earth Science

All Students43%
Females28%
Males53%
African American55%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females62%
Males58%
African American57%
Asian68%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students5%
Femalesn/a
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
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 disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
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 Students40%
Females31%
Males49%
African American30%
Asian56%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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

U.S. History

All Students54%
Females45%
Males60%
African American56%
Asian63%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state42%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students87%
Females88%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asian91%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability39%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner28%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females89%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American76%
Asian98%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability31%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner45%
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 43%
White 28%
Asian 10%
Black 8%
Two or more races 6%
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 57%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%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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