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San Jos? High School

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Posted May 4, 2014

I'm a student at sjh and I can tell you that the only reason that this school gets all its 'hype' from is the IB program. That's it. Gangs. Drugs. Graffiti. A normal class that does not include IB or Honors, has about5% of students learning. The rest, well that's there future.


Posted May 14, 2010

I am currently a senior and am about to graduate in a few weeks and I can honestly say that this is one of the best public school anyone can attend. This school only gets a bad rap from things done in the past. The school offers challenging programs such as the International Baccalaureate program and the Engineering Project Lead the Way Program. We have a caring administration and an accepting an and diverse student body! We also have new science and engineering buildings that will be open in 2010! SJHA is a stepping stone towards a great future! Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2009

I am a current junior at san jose high and believe we are one of the best schools in california if not the best we have many great programs that are over looked because everyone assumes we are a bad school because of our past.we have a big portugues club,catt club,key club,ib program,Mesa,latino club, and many more if im taking the time to write about my school so much its because i really do care class of 2011
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2009

It's a great mix of kids and the International Baccalaureate program is outstanding.


Posted August 9, 2009

The school is now under a new administrative staff, hopefully this attitude will change! Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2009

I have seen great students come out of this school, the complain that I have is trying to have the Administrative Staff help with any form or appointment, they have the worst attitude as if they are to occupied all the time and never have the ability to give a smile or a simple caring answer. The times I've need their help I've came out more fustrated and upset then when I first went to seek their help. They need attitude adjustments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

As a community member I have seen a great turn-around over the last two to three years in the school's look! The students have always been friendly but with the new buildings as well as the new sign and clean grounds the school looks great!


Posted December 15, 2008

Im a currently a student at San Jose High Academy, and I can say that this school has gone through major changes since my siblings have attended this school. This school is a great school, because its one of the most diversed and welcoming schools i have been to. The staff members have changed so much throughout the years, but i have to say that all the teachers that have worked here, have put some much effort in making these students learn. I have never seen any teachers, who are willing to dedicate their time to students who need help in their school work and other personal stuff. Yes, there is a huge gap between the IB students and the Non-IB students in test scores and how they overall interact with each other. But overall, everyone is friendly and caring. This school is recommended for anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

I am currently a student at SJHA and I personally think its a great school. What makes it even better is that it is an IB school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2006

I went to this school 6 years ago and now I have graduate from UC Berkeley and got a great job at IBM, and much of it was due to this high school. Here is my review: -Security: very poor. -Academic: the school average assessment score is not that great because of the big difference between IB students and non-IB students. There is a big gap in academic in this school; IB students tend to score higher on all tests while the non-IB students do really poor. Lots of advance course offering here! This school also helps students improve in academic in many ways: free SAT course, approve students to take college classes beyond high school level(MS. Hope advised me to take Math Calculus 2, 3, and Linear Algebra at SJCC). -Extracurricular activities: we are not good at any this, but we do have a wide offering! Go Bulldogs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2006

San Jose High has wonderful, caring teachers who are also very qualified and interesting. The student body is very diverse, but almost everyone gets along with everyone else. The IB program is challenging, but students can succeed in it if they put in the effort. I feel sorry for my friends who go to schools that are not as friendly and full of stressed-out kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2006

Sure, it has a great IB program, like all high schools that offer an IB program, but truth to be told, San Jose High Academy is not a safe place. It's not even clean. There are gangs and graffiti everywhere, and even some of the IB students are out there just to socialize, and what is a little bit disappointing is that some of the teachers encourage this sort of fraternization/favoritism. Guidance Counselors aren't really present to guide the students and you are left standing there, with virtually no one to assist you. Library is great, on the contrary, and so is the Principal and the Vice Principal, Ms. Donna Hope.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 28, 2006

As an active San Jose High alumni I would totally reccomend this high school to all students. It offers the prestigiuos I.B. program that is open to all students vs. the A.P programs which you must test for to be in. Not only this but it is also a wonderful and diverse campus where you meet different groups of students. S.J.H.A is also full of traditions that bring back many Bulldog alumnis such as the annual Big Bone and March Madness to name a few. I remember having the one on one attention with all my teachers through out the years because of the size of classes. It offers mariachi, orchestra, band, drama, and many art classes. S.J.H.A has a variety of sports from the traditional footbal to field hockey, swimming, cheerleading, wrestling and more, that have been financially helped by the active parent Booster Club.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 31, 2006

San Jose High Academy is a fantastic school with great leadership, students, diversity and choices.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2005

Excellent school! Great caring teachers especially if the parents are involved and engaged... Great IB Program that can help your child not only get into the best colleges but also start college as a sophomore. My daughters feel safe and a sense of family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

San Jose high academy is a great school. Though the school does not have th greatest API scores this year it has shown remarkable improvement in API score. It was also listed as one of the top 250 high schools in the country. The programs at this school are outstanding and the staff is very caring and well qualified.The IB (international baccaulaurette) program attracts students from all over Santa Clara and even Alameda county schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2005

The International Baccalaureate program offers a comprehensive education and a diploma recognized anywhere in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

This is a wonderful school! The principal, Mrs. Doss, is a wonderful individual. She goes well beyond the call where her students are concerned (I've witnessed this first hand). Her connection to her student body as well as her presence on campus help our young adults feel safe and protected. My family researched many different 'college bound' programs in various high schools in the Santa Clara County. San Jose High's International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is the best in preparing our youth for a successful future. The faculty and staff are friendly, approachable and do an excellent job in communicating with the very diverse population San Jose High has. If you are looking for an academic program that will more than just prepare your child for college, San Jose High is where you want them to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2003

Under new leadership and boasting a very enthusiastic staff, San Jose High is a great school where our kids feel safe and are academically challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

690

Change from
2012 to 2013

-3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

N/A

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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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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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

690

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 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

N/A

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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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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
28%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
42%
Earth Science

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

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2011

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

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

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
38%
World History

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
21%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
32%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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English Language Arts

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

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
4%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
76%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
U.S. History

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% 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

All Students11%
Females11%
Males11%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented36%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to state8%

Algebra II

All Students100%
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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students32%
Females33%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to state25%

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
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English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females50%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state35%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Geometry

All Students39%
Females50%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
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

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Physics

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World History

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 Students5%
Females0%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
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 Students46%
Females43%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students15%
Females16%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
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

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females24%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate46%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females41%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females3%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
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 Students65%
Females67%
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 disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
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 Students43%
Females38%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
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 disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

World History

All Students40%
Females35%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students0%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
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

Algebra II

All Students15%
Females14%
Males16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students56%
Females54%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students25%
Females28%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented33%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate42%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students29%
Females34%
Males25%
African American38%
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented40%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state33%

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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students60%
Females53%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
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)82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students57%
Females57%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students35%
Females34%
Males36%
African American38%
Asian67%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state33%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students68%
Females73%
Males64%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability22%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner25%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students71%
Females71%
Males71%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability27%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner41%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 78%
Asian 8%
White 6%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/AN/A
English language learners 27%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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275 North 24th Street
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: (408) 535-6320

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