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Independence High School

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Posted August 16, 2013

My school is awesome because when you don't understand or misunderstand something you could always asks teachers to assistance you to became understanding the problems, and you will know that once you get it would be a piece of a cake of any subjects.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2012

I am a parent of 2 kids in IHS. My kids are doing well in school. one is in Sophomore and one is in Junior. I was nervous when sending my kids to this school due to negative reputation but now 3rd years with this school my kid are doing well and happy wtih friends and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2011

Independence is a great school. My son graduated in 2010 and is an UCSD sophomore. Most of his friends got in UC. Actually, no matter which school you attend, if you study hard dream will come true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

I graduated from IHS. Now I'm going to San Jose State University for Engineering (B.S.). This high school has a large campus and the second biggest campus of high school in USA. Teachers are really friendly and good security with police on campus.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2010

I am a graduating this year from Indepedence and am going to UCSD this fall. I have to disagree many of the reviews. Independence does not have lower academic standards and if the student feels that the classes are not challenging enough, there are classes called 'AP' classes. As for the rumors about the school being violent and agressive, every school has bad students; I have seen two fights this year, and both were broken up almost immediately by security. independence simply has a higher population, and with this all of our activities are done on a much larger scale than other schools. However, the budget cuts have hit the school extremely hard this year and many teachers and advisors are being cut. The next few years will be hard for many students and teachers in the East Side Union High School District.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2010

My 1rst child who had graduated from Piedmont HS (2006) continued to do well in UC Santa Cruz ( now senior ). My 2nd child graduated from Independence HS ( 2008) and continued to do well too at UCBerkely(now sophomore). I had been reluctant to send my 2nd child to Independence HS because of all the negative rumors but my child has turned out to be fine . He had witnessed fights twice during his 4 years at Independence HS and learnt how to avoid it. At Berkeley, He had been approached by a homeless twice and managed to get out of the situation safely. He had witnessed violence at the Bart on the way home from Berkely and still remaint fine. He's managed to adjust himself to the large and diverse campus at UCB partly because he 'd been used to the large size and diverse ethnic groups at Independence HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

This school's low academic standards fool students into thinking they're doing well eventhough they're not. Drugs, gangs, violence are a regular part of this school, but the admin. likes to keep that undisclosed. If a student is failing, they send him off to one of the alternative schools, or to an adult school, so that he, or she, won't show up in their statistics as a failure. Don't trust the student evaluations--they go by how much 'fun' they can have, not by how much they actually learn. As an employer, I've found I can't rely on the grades students get at Independence; they are meaningless.


Posted February 27, 2010

I belive that this school is a violent and agressive school. With all the fights and everything.Its a very i would never reccomend this school ever. Thatswhy i am transfering my daughter to piedmont high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

IHS is not the typical high school that you would see on TV. Everyone is able to get along without having upperclassmen pick on lowerclassmen. In fact, our Link Crew Program encourages the opposite. The upperclassmen help the freshmen transition to high school in a nice environment and friendly atmosphere. We are also very diverse and offer a large variety of clubs. It's hard not to find a club you like!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

i love independence cause we have hecka clubs and we have a club day! theres also this thing called link crew in out school and they help the fresmen out 1-2 time a month!they go out of ther classes just to help lead the freshmen around!hecka nice! plus, we put a lot of effort in our school to make sure that the student sre having fun at school about learning and having a good time!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

IHS has served me well these past 2 years! The staff are great and the students are chill!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2009

Extensive programs, good teachers, lotsa students. This school is HUGE and that's what we love about it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2009

Independence High School is one of the biggest and most diverse schools that you will ever go to. The students and teachers are both very nice and there is a lot for everyone to do!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

The school is very big, the facility is AWESOME. Most of the people are very friendly, great teachers, and the sports team are very fun to be apart of and we have a great gym. There is a lot of diversity at our school. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Indy is one of the best schools ever. Nice campus, good teachers, and very diverse. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Independence is the best! It offers many classes and is althogether not as bad as everyone else thinks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

As a former Sixer I can tell you that this school has some of the best teachers and a lovely campus. The students are nice and the staff helpful. Go Indy!


Posted September 22, 2009

I think Independence has become a very decent school in the past years and only show signs of improving. Good Job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This school is the best ! It's name really suites the spirit and student body ! We are independent but can stand alone. It's a huge school, but we are all united (=
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Some clubs offers opportunities such as scholerships and can help you find your true passion. There are lots of electives to choose from. There is a large variety in athletic groups.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

757

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

757

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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

-8

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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
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6 / 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)

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

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

725 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
3%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
24%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
World History

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

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
42%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
27%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

792 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

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

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

764 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
World History

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

764 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
13%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
30%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

740 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
4%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
U.S. History

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

724 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students13%
Females13%
Males13%
African American7%
Asian27%
Filipino16%
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented23%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate15%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Algebra II

All Students62%
Females68%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipino36%
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 disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students47%
Females41%
Males52%
African American19%
Asian62%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state43%

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 Students58%
Females62%
Males54%
African American48%
Asian70%
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state48%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students7%
Femalesn/a
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner13%
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

Geometry

All Students31%
Females33%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Filipino18%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate44%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students6%
Females4%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asian3%
Filipino5%
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students71%
Females71%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate79%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students9%
Females9%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asian28%
Filipino8%
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Algebra II

All Students26%
Females26%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
Filipino11%
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students54%
Females53%
Males54%
African American33%
Asian72%
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Chemistry

All Students49%
Females33%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students51%
Females56%
Males46%
African American43%
Asian65%
Filipino51%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females13%
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asian22%
Filipino4%
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to state8%

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

All Students70%
Females74%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipino45%
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 disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate73%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students54%
Females55%
Males55%
African American43%
Asian69%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education36%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state47%

World History

All Students45%
Females43%
Males48%
African American8%
Asian63%
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state38%
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 Students8%
Females8%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
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 Students6%
Females6%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asian7%
Filipino8%
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students29%
Females25%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students57%
Females48%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner31%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state44%

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 Students49%
Females57%
Males42%
African American38%
Asian65%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education54%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females0%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asian12%
Filipino2%
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students44%
Females39%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian52%
Filipino28%
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state20%

Physics

All Students36%
Femalesn/a
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
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 disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students55%
Females54%
Males55%
African American40%
Asian67%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

811 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

808 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females82%
Males73%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American71%
Asian85%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability31%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner28%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education64%

Math

All Students82%
Females83%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American59%
Asian94%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknown82%
Students with disability42%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education64%
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
Asian 39%
Hispanic 34%
White 4%
Black 3%
Two or more races 1%
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 54%N/AN/A
English language learners 18%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

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1776 Educational Park Drive
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