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Leigh High School

Public | 9-12 | 1713 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted January 30, 2014

I hope that these parents that post negative comments about Leigh High school are going directly to the Principal, Administration Offices and the District Superintendent to register their complaints. In addition, If all parents participated/supported the school and communicated with the above contacts this would help the school to improve in the right direction. Parent participation is not high at this school in comparison to other High API scoring schools nearby. Are you participating and contributing to making this a better school? A grandparent of a student at Leigh High.


Posted January 29, 2014

1 counselor per 900 students, administration is non-responsive regarding individual students issues. Was a great school 10 years ago. Wouldn't recommend Leigh for 2014. Needs new management and new Honors level teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

Sartorette Elementary is an excellent school with caring teachers and staff. Though they have used their funds wisely, they still face the same challenges every school faces in CA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

Wonderful high school. Excellent instructors and highly esteemed sports teams. Teachers are very supportive and highly educated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2012

worst school in the bay go to los gatos. leigh needs money, so they can make the school better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

This is a great high school which great facilities. They have a great football program and a recently upgraded stadium. They also offer a great band program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2012

As an involved parent and one who does her best to be supportive of my child's education, I can tell you that this school's administration is crummy! The AP classes are given the poorest teachers. I'm sure the thought is that these students will be fine, and they generally are. They are used to being responsible for their own education. The admin. has its own agenda and it does not involve supporting the education of students or the education goals of the teachers. Most of the admin. and staff do not support extracurricular activities if they are not sports and are often rude to students looking for support. Many of the teachers try to do well by their students but they are overworked and receive very little support from the admin., other than the activities director, who is also incredibly overworked! Parent support is not the challenge here. It's going to take a complete overhaul of the administration and a willingness to dismiss dysfunctional staff to change what is wrong with this school! Sure, my kid will go to a great college, however, she is a strong student. I'd hate to be a student who is not good at managing his or her own education and be at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

Our son is going to be a sophomore in the 2011/12 school year. His freshman year went great. We've been happy with how he's doing academically, and the teachers have been communicative and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

While the previous reviewer of this school may have great expectations from a public school like this, honestly speaking it is the involvement of teachers and parents is what makes one school standout of others, While it may be true that you may have a lovely neighborhood, but what good is that neighborhood if parents are not involved in the child s education? Writing badly about a public school is like slapping yourself on your face! We all need to make Leigh high school a better place and positive thinking and good parent participation is the key to success in any school. Let me be honest, My Daughter is freshman this year and she loves this school! Teachers are very good my daugher says and I am very happy about that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Principal, and staff especially Deans and Guidance Counselors are not in tune with what is going on with students. Even though there is a non tolerance policy in place that is against harassment and bullying, the Deans often turn their heads and pretend not to see it. I have one child graduating from there this year, and another who is a Freshman that I pulled out and put in a completely different district. It is sad because the school is in a great neighborhood. If only the school and it's educators were as great as the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

-Prinicipal, and staff care more about their jobs than students' education. -Too many 'school spirit days' -Homophobia and intolerance is high despite programs targeted aganist it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2010

Great School. My neighbors child went to Berkeley from this school and mine is on track to do the same. Like any High School, you have to stay in tune and help your kids find their way
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

I believe the school is on track and since I am moving from the area I have no real estate reason to say so...I can not speak for a child that doesn;t get it since my son clearly did. He is graduating this year from Leigh High School and I could not be happier. He is at the top of his class and was accepted to a number of very good colleges. With acceptances to Purdue (a private college) and 3 of the UC colleges including Berkley I am confident the education he received at Leigh was a solid base for him to grow from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

Leigh High School is progressively going downhill. They do not know what the students are up to and the school puts no effort into making a student successful. My experience was so bad I pulled my child out of Leigh.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

I agree that a school is what you make of it. There are those students that are fortunate enough to 'get it' and pretty much do well because they are able to guide themselves through school. Then, there are those students that need a little more guidance and help...well Good Luck! I find that the staff is basically only capable of helping those that can mainly help themselves. The rest plain and simply fall through the cracks. I don't know if it's due to budget cuts, lack of sufficient proper staffing or what. I just know that my child with 'special needs' due to illness has totally fallen through the cracks! As a parent I've done everything possible to make the appropriate plan availbale for my child, but while it's written on paper...the majority of the teachers simply don't or can't find the time or want to follow the program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

This is an excellnt school. Yes, motivated students succeed here. However, if your child isn't motiviated or isn't succeeding, you, as a parent need to accept some responsibility. This is a public school, after all. School administration can only do so much with the resources they have.


Posted May 7, 2008

Leigh High School is a great school. The teachers are fantastic and the academics are great. All the teachers do their best for the students. The deans keep the school clean from everything.. Leigh High is a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

Honestly,it's school. Kids don't usually like school but we go. If your saying Leigh's a horrible school, then your wrong. I mean everyone has different experiences with school too. but for the most part Leigh High School is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


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


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

This school's
API score

833

Change from
2012 to 2013

+14

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

833

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

+14

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

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

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

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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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.

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
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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%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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 Students36%
Females36%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
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)22%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state22%

Algebra II

All Students90%
Females94%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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 graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students76%
Females76%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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

All Students47%
Females41%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability55%
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)45%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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%
Migrant educationn/a
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)

All Students5%
Females9%
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
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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

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
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
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)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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Asiann/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/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

All Students3%
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Males5%
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)4%
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Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
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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

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
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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

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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

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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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
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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 27%
Hispanic 20% 51%
Asian 11% 11%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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San Jose, CA 95124
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