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Gunderson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1073 students

 

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

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Posted February 11, 2014

cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool cool


Posted September 19, 2013

Gunderson boosted my sons' confidence..the involvement for students that need extra help on subjects is better than what i have heard so far from other nearby high schools... In general this school is great..fun and safe environment..has improved immensly over few years ... Every student can dream of college
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2013

As I mentioned before the focus of the school and parents is improving. The test score went up in 2012. It is very likely to go up in 2013 by 50 points. All the excellent reviews from parent are matching with the API. I know several people went to UCs and Stanford from Gunderson. There are more on the way to 4 year college. I am giving 4 star because what the school has to offer and progress.


Posted August 28, 2012

Gunderson High is an excellent school. My son had attended private schools all his life until high school. Gunderson was pretty awesome He has taken advantage of the great A.P. courses available. The teachers are excellent, the principal cares for it's students, and parents, the students are great. It is with great pride that I say my son will be graduating from Gunderson High School - Class of 2013.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2012

love love love it ! The teachers,students & staff defiantly show their Grizzly pride on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2012

Glad to see there are lots of good reviews from parents and students. A school's one of the primary (if not the primary) goal should be education. Parents and staff are working on improving API also.


Posted February 22, 2011

Gunderson is great, I couldn't ask for a better high school experience. It sucks that it gets such a bad rep because it's actually a really cool place to be. A lot of the people who are afraid of the school and think poorly of it are people who don't really know what it's about. Most of the time, they hear rumors from other people who hear it from other people who have never even been there and they think they know what it's all about but they don't. The administrators and the teachers were AMAZING and they really contributed to who I am today. If I every had a problem with anything, academics wise or even personally, I always knew that I would have someone to talk to. But what really made my time at Gunderson great was playing sports. I played basketball and softball all four years and sometimes, I felt like sports was the only reason I forced myself to go to school. My coaches and teammates were the best and we all spent so much time together that I felt like they were my second family. I gained so much from Gunderson and I really hope others can see how great it is too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2010

I couldn't be more proud to send my daughter to this school. The teachers are phenomenal and truly care about the students. The school culture is one that is caring and loving to all students. My child is a better person for attending Gunderson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

My daughter loves attending Gunderson. Over the past three years I've seen the school continue to improve academically and socially. The list of opportunities for students to get involved in their school is long and growing, My only negative is that a small number of teachers are still stuck in old ways of teaching that do not engage the students in learning. For these teachers, there's no give and take communication. And others who could improve how they give adequate feedback to students on homework and exams. Your student needs to be motivated and willing to go after class and pester to get what he/she needs. As I said, this is a small number, and they are in every school I've seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Gunderson is a good school should you only have easy students. I've had 10 meetings in one semester to try to correct things for my less than perfect child. We are finally having a placement meeting to transfer him out. Once a child has a label, they cannot get through a day it seems without a referral or escort to the asst. principal's office. The principal is generally unavailable except at meetings where she gives the account as if she was a first hand witness. So if you are lucky enough to have the 'perfect' child, Gunderson is a good choice, however, once the child is on the bad side of a teacher, you can expect a nightmare to ensue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

Gunderson High school has a problem with theft. I have 2 children that attend there and someone has stolen there laptops on 2 separate days. I am so fed up with the school's security. No one ever sees anything and it seems they do not care that people are stealing their school! The insurance they have for you to purchase is misleading it DOES NOT cover theft. You are then sent a threatening letter stating your child will not graduate if the bill isn't paid by graduation day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Gunderson High School Staff is great and i am proud that my kids go to this School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

Gunderson was an awesome school. I graduated from Gunderson in 2007. The teachers there were great. You have a lot of teachers there that really care about the students and want to see them succeed in everything they do. Going into High school, my parents choice was that they wanted me go to Leland. Luckily for me I got into Gunderson and I LOVED it. Gunderson had to be some of the best years of my life so far! Its very diverse, so you learn a lot about other nationalities, and cultures. And to be completely honest, I think that the teachers there are what helped me to graduate. I used to not give a care in the world about school, but they really pushed me and were always there for me. I think all the people who hate on this school are just ignorant and closed minded. Thats all! thanx!


Posted December 27, 2008

I am a student here at gunderson... its my final year as i am part of the class of 09.... i believe that gunderson is a school like any other though it allows a student to become comfertable in a surrounding of their choosing.... personally i have met a great staff which has challenged me to be better... now im the san jose leadership student of the year as of the class of 08(being that ony juniors are able to recieve the title) only 4 out of the last five years have been gunderson student..... the 1 was i believe lincoln four years ago...... this award is a reflection of the enviorment present at gunderson.... i just cant believe that im almost done here.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2008

A great and technology magnet school that I would surely recommend.A 10 out of 10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2008

A great and technology magnet school that I would surely recommend.A 10 out of 10 and my children have been successful from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

The teachers have little to no control over students, and class rooms hardly ever run smoothly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

Great focus on what's important. Academics and sports. The San Jose Aquatics is a great organization as well. My family thanks you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

g-town is a loving and caring school and is very safe for kids and they discipline the kids very well i love this school very much class of 09 baby oh yeah
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

my daughter had a great year at gunderson high school the staff is fantastic, the enviorment is safe and the administration really takes care of business.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

695

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 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.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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

This school's
API score

695

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

-15

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)

3 / 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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

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

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
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n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
60%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
4%
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.

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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
63%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
29%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
10%
English Language Arts

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
23%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
World History

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

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n/a

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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
38%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
3%
Earth Science

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
10%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
39%
U.S. History

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students12%
Females12%
Males11%
African American14%
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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)12%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented15%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

Algebra II

All Students18%
Females15%
Males22%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
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Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented41%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females40%
Males46%
African American35%
Asian68%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females54%
Males52%
African American32%
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state40%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students2%
Females0%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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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.

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females10%
Males12%
African American5%
Asian33%
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)17%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented28%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state6%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students23%
Females16%
Males29%
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)9%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students13%
Females11%
Males15%
African American5%
Asian35%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state11%

Earth Science

All Students15%
Femalesn/a
Males17%
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
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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

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females42%
Males38%
African American54%
Asian66%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students6%
Femalesn/a
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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

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

All Students73%
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 disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school 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

Science

All Students42%
Females40%
Males43%
African American38%
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state33%

World History

All Students34%
Females27%
Males40%
African American38%
Asian59%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state28%
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 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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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students8%
Females9%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asian7%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented14%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students43%
Females42%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state82%

Chemistry

All Students16%
Females15%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
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)17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students46%
Females38%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
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)57%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females49%
Males35%
African American46%
Asian48%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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

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

All Students47%
Females32%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
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)60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
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 graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students62%
Females61%
Males61%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
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 graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students47%
Females45%
Males49%
African American33%
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state67%

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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students82%
Females86%
Males78%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American75%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability54%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner44%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students82%
Females87%
Males78%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American88%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability62%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner57%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 51%
White 16% 27%
Asian 13% 11%
Black 8% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Photography
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Cary Catching
Fax number
  • (408) 224-2209

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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620 Gaundabert Lane
San Jose, CA 95136
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