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Leigh High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $555,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,610.

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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted October 7, 2007

Back to school night was a joke; it was a way for teachers to pretend to reach out to the parents. I agree that this school provides the academics required for our kids to get into college, but only if they are self reliant. It is a lot like college...so they are getting a taste of what is to come. OBW our son is a freshman and has good friends there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

My son is also a freshman. We've have experienced the same situation. My husband wrote an email to the counselor and never got an answer. Surprisingly however we are impressed with the school and the teachers. Most importantly my son is happy, had made new friends and always has a fair amount of homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

I have a freshmen daughter in this high school and she likes it very much. The school is very diverse with all types of kids and they all seem to make an effort to make each other feel included. The only problem with this school is that your child is pretty much on their own. The teachers and counselors are impossible to get a hold of despite them all having email on the school welsite. Also the office is not useful for anything, they have never ever been able to answer a single question I had. So the school itself is fantastic, if your child can do for his/herself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

My children hated going to school every day! They didn't like their teachers and the students on campus were rude.I feel that the academic programs needed work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

There is a great deal of parent involvement in this school. The Class of 2006, graduated the most Valedictorians in Santa Clara County and other surrounding counties as well (as per the Mercury News, check it out yourself). That speaks for itself! They have a great band and good athletics, but I feel they need to give more to girls athletics. Overall, this is a great school. Note there is a new principal this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2006

LHS is an
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

I believe, as with any school, you get out of it what you put into it. I have had three boys attend leigh high school. All three are different personalities and all three have had totally different experiences. Parents have to be their own children's advocates. If there is something you do not like about leigh, then speak up and get it changed. There are a few members of the staff who cringe when they hear my name, but our experience with leigh has been great. There have been bumps in the road, but you have to teach your children to hit those bumps, pick themselves back up and continue on the path that they have chosen. I personally had a wonderful experience with the resource program at leigh (I can not say that about union middle school)! Go longhorns!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2006

Leigh High School has a wonderful music program, although I am saddened by the loss of students being able to enjoy a wide variety of electives.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2006

As a parent of a freshman, I was concerned if my son would be lost. Found that there are many different activies available from the traditional sports and music to many clubs. Teachers are accessible. Wished all teachers used the online tools such as Aeries and Schooloop to check on grades and assignments - right now about 66% of my son's teaches use it. Found teachers to be very accessible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I am pretty disappointed. The school is mediocre. Students are not pushed to higher levels academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

Leigh's outstanding academic reputation is justified based on our daughter's experience. The girls sports program (soccer) is also well run is blessed with good teachers. Our decision to move in to Leigh's attendance area has been justified.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

Began very optimistically based on what I had heard 5 years ago when my son entered leigh high school...Over the years, my satisfaction continued to drop significantly mainly due to lack of leadership at principal and administration. Seem to be more interested in their own political agendas than success of students. Just my 2 cents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

Academically sound, campus needs an upgrade!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 11, 2006

A traditional high school best suited for traditional learners. Less interest seems to be taken in those students who require additional learning support. Many parents seem to be actively involved.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

I have two sons that go to Leigh. One is a senior and will be graduating this year and the other is a Junior. If you have kids that don't need encouragement to speak up in the classroom, already know where they're going after high school and how to get there, Leigh is for you. However, if you have kids that need encouragement, motivation and/or extra attention go elsewhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2006

Parents, teachers, and students of Leigh high school take pride in academic sucess.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2005

Overall decent school, safe environment, administration was lacking and or incompetent. Counselors were useless.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 3, 2005

I graduated in 2003, and I was not pleased with the administration. My counselor told me that since I scored well on PSATs my soph year, I shouldn't retake junior year. What he didn't tell me is that jr year scores count for scholarships, like the National Merit Scholarship. For those whose parents are involved, it's a much more rewarding experience, but for those students such as myself who had to fend for themselves for four years, the administration let us down. While I attended Leigh, it seemed like every other week was a teacher strike. Quite sad, really, since we had great teachers, and some of them were let go because of financial reasons. Leigh has one of the best faculties. I have absolutely 0 complaints regarding the faculty during my 4 year stay. I highly recommend Honors English classes, especially when taught by John White or Allison Duffy.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 26, 2005

Leigh seems to be a good school overall. They are established and have strong leadership from their principal.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 16, 2005

If your child has special education needs, you'd be wise to avoid Leigh High School or any school in the Campbell Union district, otherwise the school is excellent. My son has multiple disabilities and would be fine with a few simple services but they've provided nothing even though required by law. There are no RSP classes at Leigh and no one-on-one RSP's or aides available, at least that is what they tell us. For his RSP class in organizational & study skills last year (part of his IEP) they parked him in the back of a classroom to work unsupervised on homework while the teacher taught another class. We've now had to hire an attorney, which we can't afford but apparently that is the only way to get this district to follow the law under IDEA. In the meantime my son is left to flounder on his own...
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

833

Change from
2012 to 2013

+14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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API score

833

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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8 / 10

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Algebra I

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%
Algebra II

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Earth Science

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
English Language Arts

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

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
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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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
20%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
10%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
56%
World History

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

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
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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2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

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Algebra II

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
9%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

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

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
U.S. History

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

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
20%

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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

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Males36%
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White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability9%
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state22%

Algebra II

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females76%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
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Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Earth Science

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Males53%
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Filipinon/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged50%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
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English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females84%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state71%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students53%
Females57%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged53%
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Students with no reported disability53%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
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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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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Males5%
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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)4%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
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)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students48%
Females55%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
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)42%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students33%
Females25%
Males39%
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)40%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students47%
Females44%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
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 graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
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
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 Students67%
Females73%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females8%
Males6%
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)11%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students88%
Females88%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
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)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students70%
Females68%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state58%

World History

All Students63%
Females57%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state40%
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
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 Students10%
Females9%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asian0%
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)10%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate7%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students71%
Females93%
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 disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
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 Students50%
Females43%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-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 talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
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
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 Students71%
Females73%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students4%
Femalesn/a
Males7%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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 Students60%
Females53%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
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)47%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students46%
Females37%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students68%
Females64%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students11%
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 disability13%
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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students93%
Females95%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown85%
Students with disability51%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner64%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females95%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown85%
Students with disability59%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner64%
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

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 61%
Hispanic 18%
Asian 11%
Two or more races 8%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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5210 Leigh Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124
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