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Mount Pleasant High School

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Posted June 25, 2014

Some teachers have a closed door policy. Only two counselors for the school & never available. I feel really bad for students needing assistance & who R caught in the web of the system u r on your own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I Love Mt Pleasant. My daughter has been going there since she was a freshman. She is a Juniour now. Its a great school with really supportive staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

this school is actually not what its said to be. its a really good school. the teachers are really devoted to their jobs. and sure it may have its pros and cons. but no one really does anything to you unless you do something to them. it depends on who you hang out with. if you hang out with the right people your school year will be amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2013

Last year was my first year in the US, I'll be a junior next year. Gangs and pregnancy do happen. But overall it depends on who you or your kid hang with. Even though 70-75% (I think) of the student are Latino but there are absolutely no racism (As far as I know). The staffs are ABSOLUTELY 100% the best that you can ask for. My teachers come really early in the morning and stay late after school just to help us. The AP classes have the best of best teachers. Some of our AP teachers even got on TV because of the records of passing AP students that they teach. The principal, vice principle, everybody in the office are just super friendly and helpful. Love this school so far :)


Posted August 30, 2012

Mt. Pleasant High School is a great school regardless of what others say. If you think it isn't a good school...you or your son/daughter probably don't follow the rules or don't go to school for the purposes schools are. Thanks to this school and the great help I received, I got accepted to 9 out of the 10 universities I applied to including USC, SCU, UCLA, UCB, UCI, SJSU, SFSU, Sac State, SDSU. Go Cardinals!!!!!


Posted December 14, 2011

I have a concern about gangs in Mt. Pleasant. Every morning, when I drop off my son, I've been seeing kids dressed in gang-related shirts and at the same time smoking in the corner of the back gate. Will it be possible if someone can do something about it? If you don't fix this, it will be a bad reputation for the school and more students will get inlvoled. Thanks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

My son is a student at MP and is happy here. He has some terrific teachers who push him to reach his full potential. The staff is serious about cracking down on rule breakers and the enviroment is a friendly and safe one. We have attended many sports events at the school and are always impressed to see that it is a family enviorment. The rumors of gangs, fights and pregnant girls are just silly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Mt. Pleasant's API score is 693. That is incredibly low. The student pregnancy rate is higher than the API scores! That's why everyone calls it Mt. PREGNANT!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

This school is really nice! Everyone is friendly to each other. I just love this school, some people just slack off work that's why the test scores are so poor.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

I have one daughter who recently graduated and one whose a senior and about to. They both have benefitted from attending MP. My older daughter is attending UC berkeley and younger on her way to UC Davis. As you can see, this school more than prepared my girls and I fully recommend this school. The environment is diverse and prepares the student for the world around them. Yes, there is bad and good, but so is live. Direction and support from the family is what makes the difference. If you are taking time to research this, then you know what I'm talking about. Good luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

MP is a great school! The teachers there definitely prepare their students for college.There is A LOT of opportunity for involvment whether it be a cultural club, sports, school government, etc. Which s somethig MP can offer that many schools cannot. Unfortunately MP can have a bad reputation, but what needs to be understood by all is that every school has its 'bad' kids who hook up into the wrong crowd, and often times it has nothing to do with MP, but the STUDENT'S decisions. The staff strives to prepare you for the next step after high school which is what a high school should do! The school is small, but it has a family atmosphere because everybody knows everybody! The only downfall is the certain staff members, coaches included, are not always willing to make that extra step and they should! Overall I would suggest MP to anyone and everyone!


Posted October 6, 2008

The best school i think i could have ever went to the teacjers and staff make us all feel like family and help everyone that needs it
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2007

The campus may not be as pleasant as it could be but the teacher are great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2007

The school has greatly improved. The paint has been refinished and we got new lockers last school year. The bleachers by the football field are new too. The students are nice and most aren't quick to judge. The teachers are really great and have a passion for what they do. Most of my friends that graduated this year(2007) went to UC's like Berkeley, Santa Barbara, Riverside, Santa Cruz, and other UC's. Almost every student goes on to continue their education in college. The school also has a lot of fun activities like the annual Cardinal Holiday, the homecoming rally's, Bonfire, and other fun events.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2005

The school is diverse with good teachers. Communication paths between teachers and parents could use improvment. I've got a troublesome teen that has discovered drugs and gang activity at the school, and will either be tardy or at times will cut class. The dicipline seems lax until brought to the schools attention, and then they get involved. I attended Mt. Pleasant in 1969 and it was a great school. From a 1 to 10 (ten being the best)I would give it a 3 based on my sons current situation with the kids he is hanging out with. The Principal is excellent and strives to work out problems, however my son has become lost in their system. We will consider a private school next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

After 4 years of experience at Mt. Pleasant, I find it impossible to come up with even one generally positive comment. There are the obvious issues of funding for materials and building structures that cannot be solved by individual schools. However, there are so many issues that are within the easy reach of each school to control. I have been denied assistance from the counselor assigned to my child with comments like 'he is old enough and should come in himself'. The office staff, with the exception of one or two people, is rude and not helpful to students and visiting parents. There is no consistency from class to class or grade to grade to provide logical transitions. There is no atmosphere of 'working together'. I feel that any success is in spite of the school rather than because of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

A great school with such great teachers. The atmosphere is okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2004

Mt. Pleasant is a school that possesses a variety of qualities. Although there is a lack of academic opportunities and school spirit as a whole, the school does offer leadership roles along with extracurricular activities. They have student government (Class officers, Supreme Court Judges, Club officers, representatives, etc) but the only problem is that students are not energized or hyped to indulge themselves into activities. One fault is due to the school system since the events and 'spirit' in usually instilled and encouraged in few students and a clique forms. On the course view, AP classes are available: English Lang & Lit (2 classes), Spanish, US Government, etc. Staff and students alike do make an attempt to make the best out of their school, but their attempts are not quite fulfilling. Perhaps the best feature is the diversity and security. No racial tension dominates and there's police security everyday on campus.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 24, 2004

MPHS is more than just a place where you can earn an education--its a place where friendships flourish, citizenship is rewarded and a place where you can find out the kind of person you are, or want to become. This school does have its faults, but doesn't each and every school? I am a recent graduate, and the things that I learned from MP, you can't teach in a classroom. MP taught me very important life lessons and the importance of being a member of the community. I am still friends with those that I made there, and also hold much respect for the teachers I had there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 22, 2004

I am currently a student teacher at Mt. Pleasant. From my experience, the staff is amazing and helpful. Teachers take their job very seriously as teachers, mentors and leaders. Students are either busting with spirit or extremely apathetic, but it is their choice. Many students go on the Ivy League schools. Many students also go on to join UC, CSU and community college campuses with ease. MP will prepare your child for their future and that is what education should be about: the future.
—Submitted by a teacher


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This school's
API score

711

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 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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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

711

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

-4

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

3 / 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)

8 / 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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
38%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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3%

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11%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
41%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
15%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
World History

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
4%
Algebra II

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

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
16%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
9%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

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

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
U.S. History

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

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
24%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
12%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Students with disability8%
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English learner0%
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Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
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Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females26%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females50%
Males50%
African American58%
Asian78%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students18%
Females17%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asian32%
Filipino32%
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate42%
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Parent education - declined to state7%

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World History

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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
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Students with no reported disability54%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
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 Students4%
Females8%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
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 state9%

Algebra II

All Students25%
Females25%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state21%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students13%
Females11%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Chemistry

All Students22%
Females18%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asian30%
Filipino25%
Hispanic or Latino19%
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 disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state36%

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 Students42%
Females45%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females2%
Males7%
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 disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students75%
Females64%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate76%
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 Students42%
Females33%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

World History

All Students26%
Females18%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Filipino28%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
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)28%
Parent education - college graduate22%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%
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 Students16%
Femalesn/a
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
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 Students4%
Females2%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students38%
Females45%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students13%
Females7%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
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
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 Students42%
Females45%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant education64%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females4%
Males3%
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 disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
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 graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 Students45%
Females34%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students71%
Females62%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipino61%
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students39%
Females35%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asian45%
Filipino40%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education45%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state38%

World History

All Students10%
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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students81%
Females82%
Males80%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American58%
Asian91%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknown84%
Students with disability36%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner40%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students85%
Females84%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability50%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner58%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 71% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 11%
White 4% 26%
Black 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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1750 South White Road
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