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Oak Grove High School

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Posted April 30, 2014

Surprising how happy I am with this school. They care about their students and really go the extra mile to ensure a supportive, safe, stimulating environment for their students. My son wasn't a high achiever before transferring to Oak Grove. Without any special interventions he's thriving in all his courses. They've helped him with ensuring he's gotten all of his college prep and he's passed two AP tests! The difference? Great teachers, great philosophy, wonderful community, excellent facilities, and nice students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2013

In my kid's science class they never had tests and watched inappropriate movies like "The Hangover" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Administrators lied straight to my face. And it took complaining to the superintendent of schools to find out 24 out of 31 kids failed my kid's algebra class. The armed San Jose Police constantly patrolling the school are very necessary. Good students can still learn. Average students will suffer from a very poor learning environment. Miserable teachers and administrators have job security at Oak Grove.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

the school was a great experience, and i had a lot of fun there. i hated leaving, it was probably the best 4 years of my life. people say that there's a lot of violence and gang related problems but that really doesnt affect students staying on the right academic path. i would send my kids here! CLASS OF '11


Posted July 30, 2010

Pro: Education, Teachers, Diversity, Con: Education, Administrators, Environment I put Education in both categories is b/c it depends. You may receive a quality education if you are in high level courses OR you may complain all year long of clueless/miserable teachers if you have average/below average ones. Sad but true. Good/bad teachers are a pro b/c they come to work everyday knowing what they're up against. They take turns keeping an eye on students & taking no pleasure in doing so at all. Most administrators (minus counselors, principal) are rude AND lazy. It's difficult to bring up your situation w/o becoming annoyed or provoked. Most of the time you hear "I don't know" when, in fact, if you push the situation enough, he/she DOES know. The environment is clean but the (Student) bathrooms are the worst. Police patrol the area all the time-Giving it a juvenile delinquent atmosphere.


Posted September 17, 2009

It is a wonderful, multi-cultural atmosphere which deals with the reality of student life.


Posted September 15, 2009

Great Teachers, Coaches, and Band Director. Great programs for all kids that seek out being involved. I have had two students go thru OG, They earned a great education and are well on their way to graduation from universities. Students who want an education can be educated, they just need to put in the effort. Go OG Football 2009-2010
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

I loved this school...it was challenging and enocuraged me to do better in my life and made me a better person...Class of '07
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2006

Graduated from Oak Grove and found that they have excellent educational opportunities such as high level science and math. They also have excellent sports programs and the music department was very successful. The racial mix was perhaps the best part of attending Oak Grove in that one learned to interact with many groups of people. The only thing I didn't like is that some things felt very political -which I suppose you'd find anywhere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

I had daughters in the class of '02 and '04. They have very positive memories of their 4 years at OG. I was a very involved parent- School Site Council,PTSA,Spirit squad,and District Safety Council. Parent involvement was severly lacking with the exception of the Band and Color Guard. If you really want to know what's going on...get involved! Ms.Lawrence, Mr.Certa and the third Director (sorry forgot his name) were wonderful and it was a shame to see them transferred, but I'm sure they went where they were most needed and could have the most positive overall impact.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

Has a great amny extracurricular programs but does not reach the academic level as well as wanted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

For the motivated student, this can be a great school. Children who have problems with self starting might have difficulty.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 10, 2005

My two daughters went to Andrew Hill High School, and Oak Grove. Personally, I prefered Oak Grove because of its diversity and large amount of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

Good location and teachers. Have AP-level courses
—Submitted by a parent


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717

Change from
2012 to 2013

+24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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Algebra I

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

490 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
8%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
27%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

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

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

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
World History

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

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
6%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
14%

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.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

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

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
U.S. History

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

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

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 Students11%
Females14%
Males9%
African American0%
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)14%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students70%
Females73%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
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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 disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females46%
Males41%
African American45%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females56%
Males49%
African American48%
Asian82%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education28%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
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 disability0%
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

Geometry

All Students22%
Females17%
Males27%
African American17%
Asian40%
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)32%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students4%
Females0%
Males8%
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 disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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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
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students7%
Females9%
Males7%
African American0%
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 disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students31%
Females27%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asian39%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate26%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students23%
Females27%
Males20%
African American19%
Asian31%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students40%
Females34%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipino25%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
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 Students45%
Females53%
Males38%
African American37%
Asian70%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students6%
Females5%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asian12%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)2%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students75%
Females78%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students47%
Females46%
Males47%
African American28%
Asian70%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students32%
Females28%
Males36%
African American23%
Asian62%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
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%
Females5%
Males9%
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 disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
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 Students7%
Females6%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asian11%
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)6%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students37%
Females42%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Chemistry

All Students10%
Females9%
Males11%
African American0%
Asian18%
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)9%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate11%
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 Students41%
Females44%
Males38%
African American22%
Asian62%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education22%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females4%
Males2%
African Americann/a
Asian20%
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 disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students36%
Females39%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asian45%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students90%
Females100%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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 disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
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 Students40%
Females39%
Males40%
African American35%
Asian54%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant education39%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state27%

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.

508 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students79%
Females85%
Males73%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American66%
Asian90%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner24%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females84%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American72%
Asian95%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to state93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability49%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner50%
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 53%
Asian 21%
White 10%
Black 7%
Two or more races 5%
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 13%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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285 Blossom Hill Road
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