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Santa Teresa High School

Public | 9-12 | 2248 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Monday, September 29, 2014

Santa Teresa. Wow. One of the greatest experience of my life. I am currently on my fourth and last year of this school. I wouldn't be who I am without the teachers I had. All of the staff are very hardworking and genuinely care about the school, the campus, and most of all, the students. Thank you Santa Teresa. Cheers to a happy 40th.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2014

It's an average school in an above average neighborhood. Suffers from being in the East Side district, which serves the worst hoods in the rest of San Jose. Moderate levels of AP classes and good music program but none of the academic departments stand out except maybe science. The top level of the student body is extremely bright (the school regularly does well in Academic Decathlon) but aren't pushed enough, so few get into Stanford or Ivies. It's fine if you want an average education for your kid, but if you can afford it, live in Almaden and send your kid to Leland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2013

My son attended Santa Teresa High. He was accepted at UCLA, UCSB and SDSU. . If your child is someone who is assertive and independent, Santa Teresa should serve as a good foundation for a top university. My son also attended summer school at DeAnza College during his 4 years at Santa Teresa, which made a huge difference when came time to start university.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I am definitely happy that I attended ST for my high school career. I am about to begin my senior year and I must say that the last 3 years have had its ups and downs but overall it's still a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2013

Honestly, I've only been here for two years, but I actually really like the school. The teachers are all responsible and are professional in the subjects in which they teach. There are hardly any fights/drama/gossip at all! I'm personally in the AP classes, and everyone in those classes are mature and want to go to a good school like Yale or Stanford. I'm also in the multimedia program, and I am enjoying photography quite a bit. If it wasn't for Santa Teresa, I wouldn't grow to the person I am now. I REALLY love this school! Seriously, if you're a parent enroll your child here, and be sure to put them in the AP classes!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2012

This school has a huge safety issue. In the matter of three weeks my child was approached and threatened to be beat up three times and was not feeling safe. I brought this to the schools attention and all three times and was not given any support. The vice principal of safety is one of the rudest people I have meant in my life and with leadership like that no wonder the school has these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

Heaven forbid you move during the summer when school's out. Even worse is if your kid is special education - because Santa Teresa's bureaucratic processes and lack of personnel redundancy will leave your poor child struggling and lost - if you're ven able to get them registered. I moved in July, and immediately started trying to register my daughter. The registrar was only there on spotty terms, and wasn't the warmest or most efficient of people. Worst of all, after I turned in all the paperwork I had to procure for these people, (5 attempts to register my child - why couldn't they just tell me everything up front?) I get a call JUST before the start of school saying she's NOT registered because I don't have a particular VERSION of some paper - and they REFUSE to register her until they get it. If you ever have to deal with these people, I feel sorry for you. Ask lots of questions to find out EVERYTHING you need and call them every day to follow up, or your kid will suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

I went to S.T. for all four years and I graduated in 2008. At first I had a really negative attitude about learning and authority figures. Now that I am an adult I appreciate everything the staff at S.T. has done for me. If I could go back in time or if I got to choose which high school I went to. I would go to S.T. all over again.


Posted July 2, 2010

Horrbile school....too many kids on campus...teachers don't care about kids. attendance staff eat at their desk, and don't greet parents. Campus grounds needs help. Teachers only point out negativity in students, are not able to offer programs for students that "slip thru cracks". My teen will not go there next year. Very disappointed..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

An excellent school, great teachers. This school could be better with more elective options for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

To succeed at ST, the student has to take initiative. ST simply doesn't have the funding to mandate and provide SAT prep classes and intimate one-on-one time with each student. It's much larger than many private schools in the Bay Area and hold students from a multitude of socioeconomic households. Most of my friends' parents hadn't graduate from college themselves. But, faculty and staff at ST are great help WHEN you ask. I graduated in 2007, and the only reason I knew how to apply for college is because I made the effort to go to the counselors and asked how to do it. AP classes: the English and science departments are great. But a high GPA and extracurrs are the most important for getting into college, so take APs in subjects you have an interest in; you'll do the best in those. Take hnrs and reg classes for everything else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2009

I think that Santa Teresa high school is not a good school for my daughter because the kids are not focused on their work my daughter is always telling me that they don t respect the teachers and their also saying bad words.In my opinion I think that Santa Teresa high school is a bad school for my daughter to be here in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

I enjoy ST alot compared to other surrounding high schools. I am currently in 3 AP classes and find the work rather challenging as opposed to the regular courses. Santa Teresa is committed to making high school as easy as possible for students and for the most part ST so far has been just what everyone imagines high school to be. I'm currently a Junior and so far I have loved ST's sports, rally's, and spirit week since freshman year. ST has made high school fun and I wouldn't want to attend any other high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

It's a wonderful school! I graduated from there and now I am teaching there!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2008

First of all, the Music Department Director is *truly* a gem. By now, I doubt that she is the best well kept secret in the area! If your child is seriously considering music in his/her future, STHS is worth considering. I am not sure now, but when my oldest child was attending ST, the Desktop Publishing Department was awsome as well. Oveall, it seems to me that the school has lost its 'soul.' As I mentioned before, I have an older child who graduated from ST, and the atmosphere has definitely chaged. There seems to be more vulgarity and lack of manners. The dress code seems not to be enforced. Academics has its place, no doubt. I am not convinced, however, that this is the environment that I would want my children to be for so many hours...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2008

School was great overall especially the honors classes. The outside activities we great as well especially with stuff like Fantastiks. Math program definitely subpar in my experience. Counselors over all were not very effective though. Any research on what class and college applications I did on my own with the help of my parents. Overall the academics when taking the honors programs definitely prepared me for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2008

I am a former graduate, and I say the school is good. It would be great if it had a solid math department and willing counselors, but it doesn't. Many parents have to call the principle to get a schedule change for their child. The band program is the only thing that kept me from dropping out (it's killer!).
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

The Science Dept. is excellent. The Math Dept. is improving. However the Magnet Program needs to be revisited. Having to take Photography for the Magnet Program to fulfill the commitment to the program when PE or another curiculum would have been a better option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I find it interesting and disappointing, that as a business magnet school, there is no business class offered this year for juniors. How did that happen? My son was never notified that this would be a scheduling/educational issue when it came time to select classes for the upcoming year. ST prides itself on communication, but fails in many areas. Math dept. fails. Mr. Duran seems to be working hard, but he can only do so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

It's time to focus on academics - not shy away from them. Honors classes are no longer provided. Why? Is college not expected? Someone told me because they weren't 'standardized'. So instead of making the effort to standardize them - they get dropped??? Colleges definitely weight honors classes when students apply. Perhaps the administration should run through some college brochures. AP classes are offered, but teachers for those classes don't seem to be selected based on their success of student's passing the test. Students shy away from several classes because the word gets out when a teacher is not very good and the majority of students don't pass the AP test. Also, don't work through the counseling office if you want to change a class. They will always tell you no. Have your student go directly to the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

773

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

773

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

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API Statewide Rank
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6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

544 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

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0%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
23%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
14%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
32%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

589 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
World History

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

601 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
17%
Algebra II

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
14%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

510 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

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

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
56%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
46%
U.S. History

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

512 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% 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

All Students13%
Females13%
Males14%
African American0%
Asian33%
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Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Algebra II

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Females88%
Males96%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students72%
Females69%
Males76%
African American50%
Asian85%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
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Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females71%
Males69%
African American55%
Asian86%
Filipino90%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state62%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students28%
Females29%
Males27%
African American19%
Asian33%
Filipino23%
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students11%
Females7%
Males14%
African American0%
Asian31%
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Physics

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World History

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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 Students13%
Females13%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students32%
Females32%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
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)31%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students30%
Females28%
Males32%
African American7%
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate28%
Parent education - declined to state25%

Chemistry

All Students38%
Females34%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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)26%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state33%

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 Students60%
Females62%
Males56%
African American29%
Asian76%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females6%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asian6%
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)5%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students83%
Females78%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
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)64%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students59%
Females57%
Males61%
African American29%
Asian74%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state54%

World History

All Students35%
Females29%
Males41%
African American10%
Asian53%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 Students17%
Females18%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
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)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students13%
Females12%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asian29%
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
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)16%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students53%
Females45%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students22%
Females23%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
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)22%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
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 Students55%
Females58%
Males52%
African American48%
Asian88%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females3%
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)12%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate2%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
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 Students56%
Females59%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students55%
Females64%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students51%
Females46%
Males56%
African American58%
Asian68%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state28%

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.

590 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

574 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students89%
Females93%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American81%
Asian97%
Filipino90%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to state92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability43%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner38%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females96%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American92%
Asian98%
Filipino90%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability60%
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 39%
White 31%
Asian 17%
Black 5%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%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 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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6150 Snell Road
San Jose, CA 95123
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