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University City High School

Public | 9-12 | 1832 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2014

My daughter is a junior during the 2013/2014 year. We have been very pleased with the challenges presented by the AP and honor classes, and the growth in the music program, and the tremendous experiences available in sports for both girls and boys. Parents are incredibly involved in both the music and athletic scenes, and we plan to send our youngest daughter here as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

We just transferred to the SDUSD and weren't sure what to expect. My child did well in middle school and is doing well as a freshman. My child is adv classes and the Biomed pgm, but still wishes the classes faster paced.My child does wish that some teachers would actually teach and not rely on handouts. I like the fact that football doesn't over shadow campus life or other sports. I like the fact the school has a diverse student body. So far we like the school, but we have 3 more years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2012

UC High was and still after more than 20 years a great school. If this is real and I am very sure, this is a result of real public investment in education. We must focus on these facts. 20 years ago UC High was a great school, and now still a great school. Whatever people say it will not change my idea of good public investment in education, dedication and commitment of the people who work to keep this great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2012

The teachers look just nice but they are not very supportive and caring. I was very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

I am grateful for the education that l received at UC, it really helped to make into a successful adult.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2010

My daughter transitioned into this school the latter part of last year. She has found the school culturally challenged. To say it clearer, diversity is not embraced by the staff or the students. For this reason, my child who is in the GATE/SEMINAR program at UCHS does not feel her experience is the best. As a parent, I can say that I agree with her because my experience has been quite questionable. If you are minority seeking a great school for your son or daughter, you might want to think twice before you enroll your child at this school. FYI, the best teacher ranks okay and the worst is clearly one who does not offer encouragement to the student. In summary, we as her parents have come to realize that this is not the best place for our child to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

My son is in 10th grade. For the first time in many years he is experiencing success as he deals with issues of being a Seminar student lacking motivation to succeed. He had the chance to switch schools early last year but decided that this school was providing for him with what he needed to succeed. I agree! Teachers understand his needs and work to support him, not to demean him. They work with his strengths not against them. My son thrives because of their support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

My child attended this school for her freshmen and sophmore year. It was a good social environment but the teachers were not involved enough and the students all came from drug backrounds. It wasnt a good place to put my child in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

My son is in seminar. He chose this school. The teachers are wonderful and the staffs are very helpful. This school has a wide variety of people and he likes the diversity. He's also enjoying his sports program. I'm very happy with his decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great Teachers, great Principle, great location, and most of all, great students!


Posted February 20, 2009

This is my kids first year attending this school as a junior. My kid loves the classes and teachers. It is refreshing to see teachers that are passionate about there subjects. My kid has made friends with kids that are black, Asian, Hispanic and white. I feel that the diversity of the school reflects our society. I feel that schools should reflect the society, not the neighborhood, because that is what we will educate them for, the real world and it is not all middle class & white.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

I love this school my son is attending and he says its wonderful it just needs a little more extra eativitie and its almost perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

My little Elizabeth is in her second year here and i am glad i got her in to this school because of the core classes she is signing up for the cheer team this year and she loves it. I think they should have a bigger variety of fun classes because they need stuff like that to make school fun. I have seen the campus and i think they need new grass for the fields but that can be taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

UC is located in a good middle to upper middle class neighborhood but has a surprising amount of crimes commited on campus. My child often feels unsafe at UC. This school offers a great AP program and has one of the best track and field teams in the county, however the athletic field is in the worst condition of any of the 15 campuses I've visited. The school needs a new track field, pole vault pit, fields re-sodded and lighting installed for night football games.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

I enjoyed the rigorous academics, but was disappointed to not have to opportunity to be in choir. There is no choir, and little few band, music, and drama activity. Emphasis put on AP and honors classes rather than extra curriculars and lower level classes. definitely not a well rounded education.


Posted May 14, 2007

I have had a student at this school for the last 7 years. The quality of the academic and extracurricular programs at UC have suffered because of a failed district discipline policy that allows students to commit criminal offenses up to three times before that student can be suspended more than five days or recommended for expulsion. How long are parents going to be content with standards that deal in shades of mediocrity? When discipline returns to the campus, education can start. Until then, all of the well intentioned efforts of the administration and staff amount to little more than a district-wide experiment in babysitting. Don't misunderstand: The teachers are making a valiant effort, but they should not have to babysit and teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

Overall UC is a great school. However, like all good things, there is a bad. As a student I have encountered both good and poor teachers. The Principle is one of the greatest I've met. He interacts with students and does his job very well. He is even considered 'cool' by many students. Basically, like all schools, if the student is willing to learn, the classes are wonderful. UC is fun for the students as well as being a great learning facility.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2006

My son is a 9th grader at UC. He informs me that the often the classes are unruly and it makes it difficult to hear/learn. He has also had a few problems with theft. On the other hand the teachers and counselors have been responsive to requests and are good at communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I'm rating these based on a student in the lower track. Scores are higher for my children on the more advanced track. Teachers were not in place until the end of October/beginning of November. Many of the teachers were new and lacked experience. Shouldn't struggling students have the most experienced teachers?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My daughter is a senior this year and has enjoyed her high school years in terms of the academics. She had a lot of choices with AP classes. Most of the teachers are very supportive and set good role models. There is an active educational foundation in which the parents and community are involved with the school. The athletics leave a lot to be desired in the way of integrity of the selection process.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

833

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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833

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Algebra I

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
24%
Algebra II

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
English Language Arts

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

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
World History

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Earth Science

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
English Language Arts

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

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

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

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
U.S. History

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

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
World History

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

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100%

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2010

 
 
28%
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 Students23%
Females19%
Males26%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented40%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students88%
Females88%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students94%
Females92%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate90%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students57%
Females45%
Males68%
African American46%
Asian63%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state37%

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females81%
Males82%
African American63%
Asian84%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state56%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students51%
Females50%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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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 Students21%
Femalesn/a
Males25%
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 disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students31%
Females26%
Males36%
African American20%
Asian50%
Filipino37%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students58%
Females62%
Males57%
African American44%
Asian72%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Chemistry

All Students72%
Females66%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
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
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females76%
Males55%
African American48%
Asian69%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Geometry

All Students10%
Females13%
Males9%
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)14%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented15%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students90%
Females95%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
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)93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students74%
Females75%
Males72%
African American44%
Asian77%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state65%

World History

All Students53%
Females54%
Males52%
African American26%
Asian58%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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 Students1%
Females2%
Males0%
African Americann/a
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability1%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented0%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females27%
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 disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
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 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 Students60%
Females57%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students83%
Females75%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females67%
Males62%
African American52%
Asian73%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
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 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 Students48%
Females40%
Males59%
African American19%
Asian52%
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students39%
Females36%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
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)51%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students60%
Females54%
Males66%
African American38%
Asian66%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state43%

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.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Females94%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American96%
Asian94%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to state90%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner39%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females95%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American96%
Asian100%
Filipino97%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability61%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner58%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 37%
Hispanic 36%
Asian 10%
Black 5%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%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 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Jeff Olivero
Fax number
  • (858) 457-4228

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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6949 Genesee Avenue
San Diego, CA 92122
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