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Piedmont Hills High School

Public | 9-12 | 2208 students

 

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Posted September 19, 2013

I have a college age kid who went to this school and I currently have another kid there who is an 11th grader there. My college kid was not much into extracurricular activities and he flourished there. Most of the kids who he went to school with there, we are still in contact with. My 11th grader is into sports and is flourishing there as well making friends as well. I have spent a lot of time with all these kids over the years and they're all GOOD kids. My husband and I have volunteered a lot over the years and we have also attended almost every parent event. Myself and all the other parents I know love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

I'm disappointed with this school. This school was once a great school. However, it is going downhill. it seems like more and more this school is getting filled with kids in gangs, kids doing drugs and on top of that the school doesn't seem to care. my son is currently being bullied by a gang member at this school and no matter how many times we go and talk to the office they never do anything about it. just recently my son got his life threatened and all the principle said was that she was going to talk to the kid. principle does not care for students. and staff favorite students all the time. if you are planning on sending your kid to Piedmont hills please reconsider, it is not as good of a school the play out to be
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

I am stunned. It has been an enlightening experience at Piedmont Hills. The administration is so focused on fund raising that they've forgotten about educating our children. There are of course a few good teachers and support staff here but the principal and administration as well as some of the teachers are a real piece of work. Since when do teachers not teach? There's no sense of responsibility to the student's education here, it's definitely left up to the student...sink or swim. But I guess that's what public high school has come to. Maybe Piedmont Hills is just the best of the worst. And then again there are the test scores, but let's look at that a little closer. Do you really think test scores are reflective of the education available at high performing schools? Or is it simply demographics? I'm betting on demographics everytime. There's little to no parent involvement either. If public schools were run like any other business they would in fact fail due to non performance and customer satisfaction issues as well as mismanaging funds. If I had to make the decision over again I would have considered enrolling my kids elsewhere. Something to think about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

It's a shame, I always heard this was a great school but the administartion is poor and the focus is on money. Money for the teachers and administration, no priority on student education and safety. Some teachers are good but like in a barrel of apples it only takes one to spoil the whole barrel. Perhaps it is the result of the new principal's leadership. Extremely disappointed with the integrity of the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This school isn't as good as students or parents might say if you aren't a straight A student. Students always talk about how they got a 99/100 on a test and say they did bad which is absurd. If your not an A student that also gets invovled with activities, good like making friends at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2009

It has so many extracurricular activities that are so important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

PHHS is the ideal highschool. You'll always find someone that has some of the same interests as you. Our API score increased (we're very smart.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

I love Piedmont Hills High because it's a nice and good school. I have a lot of good friends there. And i love my teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

I love piedmont!!! all my friends are there, there are lots of extracurricular activities, the teachers are good, and most of the students have discipline so i can learn well in class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2009

For the most part it has always been a very good school. The one thing that has changed through the years is it was a lot more diverse previously. My son attends this school but as a half Latin half African American male this school does not offer the chance to interact with a variety of cultures. Therefore I am moving my child from this school because while academics are very important, you learn about the Real world by learning not only academics but interacting with a variety of cultures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

Honestly, For my self this school is not all bad. I've had family members go that went to this school and they graduated. also my self i went to PHHS. my first year there the kept me comfortable and i just go used to the campus plenty of people were probably rude and abnoxious people of course fights accured but the advistors and teachers stoped it and the rules were pretty great rules are pretty strict. My childern are attending this school now and its still wonderful like it was back then when i was in Piedmont. I would highly recommend that you should put your students in this high school it sure got me where i want to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

Great school but not diverse at all. Likely 80% Vietnamese. Nothing against Asians but when I attended Piedmont it was a variety of ethnicities and I think children learn about diversity by being school with minorities, not one minority but many. I would feel the same way if the school was 80% of any ethnicity- I just think its sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

Piedmont strikes again with its revised dress policy. seems way too extreme and leading toward uniforms. This is a poorly thought out policy. We need a change already and this is the fourth principal in four years, something wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2006

Communication between the school and parents is not so great. Advisors/Counselors don't seem to want to talk to parents and give the message that they are too busy. (I give the 504 counselor high marks! She's very responsive and helpful!) Teachers can now use School Loop which is a wonderful program where they can post homework assignments and grades. Most teachers are using it now and it is getting better each year. In 3 years we have had 3 principals. I guess that's a ESUHSD issue. Other schools in this district have the same problem. All in all, I feel my children are safe and getting a decent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

My child went to yhis school and it is outstanding. This school is better than all the schools in natomas unionfied school district. It is way better than inderkum highschool. This is a school I wish I could have attended as a child so I could have got a degree. Pleas send your children here for a better education. - Mrs. Swalts
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

A wonderful school for your children. Great teachers and good atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2005

The atmosphere is positive. The students seem to get along well and are encouraged to strive for their best. There are many extracurricular opportunities - clubs, sports, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2005

It's a good school, very creative, and a lot of intresting people!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2005

Though this school seems to try hard, the level of incompetence in organization, teacher ability and class availability is poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

Its an awsome school, go class of 2008!
—Submitted by a 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

831

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

831

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

+11

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)

8 / 10

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

4 / 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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
24%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
22%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
World History

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

539 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
13%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
12%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
U.S. History

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

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
13%

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 Students10%
Females7%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented27%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students69%
Females68%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students75%
Females75%
Males73%
African American64%
Asian84%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate74%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females77%
Males72%
African American71%
Asian89%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students41%
Females45%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asian52%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students15%
Females12%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
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 disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students91%
Females87%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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 disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students8%
Females13%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asian21%
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%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students42%
Females45%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian49%
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students59%
Females59%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students50%
Females51%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino40%
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
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
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females72%
Males61%
African American42%
Asian81%
Filipino54%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students10%
Females6%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asian11%
Filipino6%
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate11%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students86%
Females82%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students66%
Females64%
Males68%
African American37%
Asian80%
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students63%
Females59%
Males68%
African American32%
Asian77%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
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 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 disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students18%
Females17%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
Filipino6%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)11%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Females71%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students46%
Females44%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian66%
Filipino18%
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
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 Students61%
Females67%
Males53%
African American28%
Asian74%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females0%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asian4%
Filipino0%
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)11%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students72%
Females71%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students81%
Females86%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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 disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
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)75%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students67%
Females65%
Males70%
African American53%
Asian80%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state58%

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.

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

527 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students94%
Females97%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American79%
Asian96%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females96%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American85%
Asian98%
Filipino98%
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability29%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner68%
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
Asian 51%
Hispanic 23%
White 8%
Two or more races 4%
Black 3%
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 27%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • (408) 347-3805

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