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Silver Creek High School

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2011:
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Posted September 2, 2008

I have a lot of faith in Silver Creek High School's potential. However, I as a parent have been dismayed by the lack of enthusiasm by the staff. I do not see teachers and administrators reaching all students and motivating them to excel. Teachers are not on the same page in terms of student expectations. Students napping in class must say a lot about the type of teaching taking place. Concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I love this school. The teachers are very educated. Most of the students and teachers are very friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

Silver Creek High school is a great school 'i feel secure and welcomed every day' teachers always encourage you to do your best! =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 2, 2007

Great school with great enviroment. I feel secured here. We're striving for the best, and really making great improvement. Staffs and teachers are really nice, and we're a wonderful family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2007

i think silver creek high school is a very educated school. even though there were many occassions concerning violence, overall the teachers and other staff members try their best to teach and educated all students very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2006

I am new to this school. From what I see the positive changes to this school. I believe it is on the right track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

This, in my opinion, is one of the best schools in California. One of the most spectacular aspects of this school is the 'scthjp' or in other words, the Silver Creek Thunderously Hip Japanese Program. This is a program that looks good on transcripts towards UCs and is headed by Matt Hall, a former Stanford Graduate. This program is ranked top ten in the world! Year after year, this program leads or is top 5 in the national Japan Bowl. That, in my opinion is an amazing feat. Furthermore, the program is fun for students and includes sushi days, annual trip to Japan, and even a homestay event. This program makes silver creek stronger, along with the many AP classes that are offered. The teachers are freindly and are willing to talk to parents. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

Great school with great programs. Offers more AP classes than any other school in the district with great teachers to bring the best out of its students. Last year there were 12 valedictorians. Competitive academic environment where students always strive to do their best -a former student
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 8, 2005

I have 3 children have gone and are going too Silver Creek,all the teachers have been under standing, there open too suggestion they have help me find help for my studens, thay stared as SDC studense too regulur classes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

Great School...great programs...teachers are for the most part nice except for a select few.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2005

My daughter had to apply for another school because she felt she has become stagnant in her studies here. Rules are lax and there's not enough challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

Though noted for its ap classes and academic excellence, silver creek high school lacks in unity among the students and order and discipline during school functions, such as fantastics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2005

The real quality of Silver Creek is underrated. There are plenty of academic opportunities given to the students and many excellent teachers! Not only does Silver Creek excel in an academic sense, its extracurriculars are extraordinary as well. SCHS's ASB puts on a spectacular nearly 100% student-ran Homecoming and fantastic every year. The students at Silver Creek are indubitably prepared for the college environment from inside the AP classrooms to the programs and activities there that structure their independence and adulthood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

Due to budget cuts, some valuable programs are suffering. My students wanted to take Drama, but that program was cut one year ago. My student is constantly participating in a fundraiser...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2005

This school is better then expected. My daughter is involved in sports and clubs and is having a productive and fun freshman year. She has not had any gang related encounters or felt threatened or intimitated at any time. These were my biggest fears. Acadmeically she is being successful, her major complaints are regarding inability to hear announcements and homework being given at the bell. The school is addressing these issues through it's web site and the future looks positive.
—Submitted by a parent


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793

Change from
2012 to 2013

+10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
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API score

793

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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.
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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.
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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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
78%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

567 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
11%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

564 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
26%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
World History

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

560 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
18%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
40%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
13%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
U.S. History

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

539 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
World History

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students18%
Females17%
Males19%
African American8%
Asian25%
Filipino26%
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students83%
Females86%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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 disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students58%
Females60%
Males56%
African American45%
Asian71%
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant education46%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
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 Students67%
Females72%
Males62%
African American38%
Asian78%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant education23%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

Geometry

All Students41%
Females41%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asian47%
Filipino39%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students10%
Females13%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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

World History

All Students32%
Females17%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
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 Students20%
Females16%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asian21%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
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 Students54%
Females48%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students38%
Females30%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian43%
Filipino39%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students44%
Females38%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Filipino34%
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate54%
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 Students57%
Females61%
Males54%
African American32%
Asian70%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Geometry

All Students21%
Females17%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asian24%
Filipino14%
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students90%
Females91%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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 disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students59%
Females59%
Males60%
African American32%
Asian73%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state33%

World History

All Students43%
Females35%
Males52%
African American16%
Asian58%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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 Students15%
Femalesn/a
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students22%
Females19%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asian25%
Filipino13%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students55%
Females58%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students23%
Females15%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asian28%
Filipino10%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females64%
Males52%
African American38%
Asian67%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students10%
Females5%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asian21%
Filipino10%
Hispanic or Latino5%
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 disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students77%
Females70%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate76%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students68%
Females56%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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 disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students50%
Females46%
Males53%
African American23%
Asian60%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant education9%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students31%
Females20%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
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.

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

561 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students84%
Females89%
Males80%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American47%
Asian88%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability34%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner29%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education73%

Math

All Students90%
Females91%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American67%
Asian96%
Filipino99%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability46%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner67%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 43%
Hispanic 35%
White 4%
Black 3%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3434 Silver Creek Road
San Jose, CA 95121
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