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Santa Teresa High School

Public | 9-12 | 2426 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted May 11, 2007

I love the english teachers at Santa Teresa High. Especially if your kids are in the honor classes, they will have lot of work to do, but they really learn a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

I think that Santa Teresa is an awesome school. Like any other school it has it's cons but I feel overall the school is great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2006

Very unhappy with this school. Lack of interest for student success by counselors, teachers, and principals. There are still a few good teachers that are interested in teaching students - others seem to have given up. My child is begging to leave only because she wants to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

Have been extreamly disappionted in the calibre of teachers in this school. Science dept. is good. This school will have a long term effect in the near future if this is not addressed properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

It's an overall great school, I'm enjoying it very much, nice commuity, nice kids, but like in every other school its all up to the student when it comes to making wise decisions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

The students seem to become somewhat apathetic because of the lack of challenging programs. Students who were successful in Middle School are no longer high achievers because they are not challenged.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 29, 2005

The Math dept. definently needs more dedicated/motivated teachers, and they need to learn how to be respectful to the students. The English and Science dept is good. They definently need to get rid of the 'bad teachers' who will prepare our children for their futures. Foreign language is okay. St need nore motivated teachers, who actually love to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

Good School For Sprecial Ed if Your willing to help your studend all four years. I was a proactive parent and called and saw the teachers. But I was a rare parent. Often the only parent at back to school night in the special ed classes. My son graduated with honors because we cared enough to be there for him. He did the work himself and encouraged him to see his teachers often. you can too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

This is a great school, my student has exceeded my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2005

There are excellent academic and sports opportunities at this school. I would rate this as one of my favorite schools in San Jose, California.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 7, 2005

Santa Teresa has an awesome Multi-media arts magnet program. The woman who runs the program at S.T. is on top of it. Great classroom, state of the art equipment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2005

Good academic programs but with limited AP selections. Great school environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2005

Santa Teresa is a really great school one of the better ones in the ESUHSD. Their science department is really impressive with the amount of labs that they do, when other schools won't take the time to set up a lab for 30 hours when it takes an hour to actually do the lab. The performing arts is really impressive especially the Marching Band. i use to attend EVHS and didn't like the 4 small school plan. I really enjoy going to Santa Teresa and am extremely saddened by the amount of pink slips given out to my teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2005

Counselors unavailable to meet with students for career planning.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2004

Santa Teresa High School is considered one of the better schools in the South San Jose area. While it offers a great array of extracurricular activities, clubs, and art-related activities, teacher quality varies greatly between departments. Some teachers (the AP calculus teacher in particular, as of 2004) are extremely dedicated and are willing to work every day with students on any issues they may be having. Others are extremely negligent and do not actually teach or lecture; they instead set the students up for failure. However, the principals at this school are working very diligently on providing Santa Teresa with more AP classes and are always willing to listen to the concerns of parents. Discipline at Santa Teresa is handled--not on a remarkable level, dress code violations are all that are caught. However, all in all, Santa Teresa does a reasonably good job in teaching our youth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

Students are not assigned guidance counselors until their senior year, even if they require guidance in selecting appropriate classes or have experienced academic difficulties. The teaching staff and counseling staff were unavailable to help us help our son to succeed. Even with parental involvement, this school is not concerned with developing children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2004

Two kids (one already graduated) in school. Prior admin awful. New Co-princ are great (so far). Math dept is awful. Not inpressed with much more - and would definelty go somewhere else if we had the choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I had one child graduate from S.T. a couple of years ago and now another one will be graduating this year and there is one more to go for the yr 2005, and I have seen many different things with teachers for each of them. I think the teachers are as good as the students are. I do think their math department is the worst and needs help, their science department is excellent, and their english classes are boring and need to be brought up to date. There are very dedicated teachers there, but I think there are more uncommitted ones. The students do not get the respect they need and in turn they do not show respect to the teachers. I personally think S.T. was a better school five years ago then it is now, but maybe the new principal can change that. There seems to be no spirit there anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I have two kids in school. The math dept. is terrible, and the liasons for the kids don't know a thing about talking or handling teen-agers. They are rude, and just want to get rid of kids in trouble or with problems fast, without considering what's best for the childs interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2004

I just graduated from ST and thought it was a pretty good school. The departments definitely vary, but for the most part the teachers and staff are good. I found that the math department is absolutly horrible and the science department is wonderful. The school spirit among students, staff, and administration has dropped tremendously, which really does make a difference. Link Crew(program for incoming freshmen)has ended due to lack of effort, so it seems like the school is slowly going downhill. I think with a little more school spirit and effort among administration, and a change in the math department, ST would be great.
—Submitted by a former student


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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


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

773

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

-3

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

6 / 10

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

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

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.

2013

 
 
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.

2013

 
 
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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.

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.

2013

 
 
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n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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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.

2013

 
 
n/a

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students13%
Females13%
Males14%
African American0%
Asian33%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-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

All Students92%
Females88%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)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%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
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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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 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%
Non-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)

All Students0%
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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%
Non-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%
Non-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

All Studentsn/a
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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All 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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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
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White (not Hispanic)n/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 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%
Non-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%
Non-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
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All 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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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%
Non-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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

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%
Non-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%
Non-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 State average
Hispanic 36% 51%
White 35% 27%
Asian 20% 11%
Black 6% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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San Jose, CA 95123
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