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James Lick High School

Public | 9-12 | 1416 students

 

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Posted June 3, 2013

This school has improved a lot for the past years, BUT its API went down last year and MAY even go down this year due to CAHSEE non-passing and lower proficiency rates in both ELA and Mathematics. Teachers have improved, students have better outlook in education and admin tried their best to maintain rigorous curriculum. BUT, James Lick need to TELL the world of its good works on students, like the one accepted in Stanford last year (there was not even a mention of this in the school newspaper), how he focused to learn and excel in what he does; the student who was awarded for his art work and will be in the White House for the ceremony; students who have done extra-ordinary accomplishments in sports, etc; the East Side Teacher of the year is from James Lick this year and others. As if NO ONE is doing great things at this school. Leaders have to APPRECIATE and BE PROUD of the school's accomplishments!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

lalalalallallallalasnigsd79wqfdhbsa78ycg idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!magical ponies i go to this school cuz i be heeeeeeeelllllllla smarts! Brahn i love china town it is my fav place in the world peace out
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2010

If you took out all of the gangster kids that attend this school, it would be great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

James Lick is far better of a school than I could have imagined. Many people give it a bad rep but it really is a fantastic place to learn. The teachers are all sincere and determined to help your child suceed. The new principal Vanderzee is a joy and brings a fresh attitude to a school that wasnt doing too good beforehand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

James lick is a good school because is small and teacher and parents now what the student are doing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

It focuses mainly on every single student and help each individual get on the right track for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

everything about the principal is great. they only things that should be done is to expel the small amount of gangsters that are left and add more classes that are WORTH it like AP Statistics, AP Computer Science, AP Psychology, French, Italian, Forensic Science, German, Algebra 3 AP, Macroeconomics, and a good marching band or Concert Band.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

James Lick has improved so much in recent years due to their Principal Vandersee and other fine staff. I think their teachers are engaged and really care about the students. After major drug trouble at Independence and Piedmont Hills, my son ended up at James Lick as a last choice. As it turns out, It couldn't have been a better choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

James Lick has been a wreck in the past, but now with all of the Renaissance Academy of Arts, Science, and Social justice students, it will surely improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

James Lick is better than you may think. The teachers are dedicated to the students and do give homework. They even correct the homework with advice and comments included. I chose to send my sons there instead of another school. I will choose James Lick for my other children as well. As a parent, I'm part of the team that educates my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

James Lick is not that great of a school. But if you have a chance of enrolling your kid in a better school the you better do it. It is probably one of the worst school is San Jose. The academics wasnt all that great either. My child barely got any homework at all. I automatically removed my kid from this school. The bottom line is this school isnt that good. There are many schools around san jose that a 5 times better that James Lick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2005

The teachers and administration continue to make a significant effort to identify student needs and determine methods to address these. The 'small school' atmosphere lends itself to a greater sense of unity among the students and faculty. The completion of the current sports facility upgrade (a major undertaking) should add a sense of pride to the entire James Lick High School community!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 6, 2005

I love it! the teachers are great and really love the kids. Most of them teach our kids not because of money, but because they love them and want to see them succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2005

I have two children, one of which graduated from Lick in June. My child was in honors and advance placement classes and maintained as 3.5 GPA, while participating in afterschool sports. My remaining child is a Junior this year and loves every minute at Lick. The new administration team is wonderful and caring. They are attentive to each and every students needs, along with the teachers needs and desires. Music and Art are important to our school and the students strive to excel to their highest ability. There is nothing negative I can say about James Lick. Come see for yourself and stop listening to outsiders. James Lick High School is truly a 'Diamond in the Ruff'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

The school needs help funding wise and academic-wise. The teachers have great hearts but the school suffers from students who come in with a defeatist attitude.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2003

James Lick may not be the greatest High School overall, but I learned a lot from its smart teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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

This school's
API score

675

Change from
2012 to 2013

+1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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

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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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

675

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

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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
(2012)

2 / 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)

3 / 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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
76%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
6%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
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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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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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
13%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
17%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

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

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
25%
World History

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
8%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

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

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
21%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
U.S. History

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

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
32%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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 Students8%
Females8%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino9%
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students22%
Females21%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students24%
Females20%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females42%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
Filipino46%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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 Students13%
Females11%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
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 disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
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

Physics

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students7%
Females6%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students16%
Females15%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students11%
Females8%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

Chemistry

All Students29%
Females21%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females41%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females2%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students28%
Females21%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students28%
Females23%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asian44%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

World History

All Students29%
Females24%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Filipino24%
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students13%
Females13%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
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 Students7%
Females7%
Males7%
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 disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students34%
Females36%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students9%
Females6%
Males10%
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 disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
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 state8%

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females36%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)29%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females3%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
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 Students43%
Females24%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
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

Physics

All Students58%
Females42%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
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 Students33%
Females26%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students75%
Females78%
Males72%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Economic Status Unknown73%
Students with disability19%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner41%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students78%
Females77%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability31%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner53%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 79%
Asian 6%
White 5%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
English language learners 22%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
  • Computer lab

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Glenn Vanderzee
Fax number
  • (408) 347-4415

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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