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San Luis Obispo High School

Public | 9-12 | 1530 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 27, 2013

Don't believe the bottom posts of one * (submitted from the same parent). My suggestion is teach your child to defend themselves - we once knew how in this country, mine do. However, do get more specific, SLO is the High School most all parents search frantically for, however never lucky enough to find. Both my boys prospered well from the learning set achieved while attending here. The school is led by a confident and accomplished Principal who always has the kids and schools best interest in the forefront. He is a tireless administrator, who not only tried his very best he succeeds! Because of the Principals leadership, combined with a first-rate teaching faculty, there is no California public High School I would have rather my boys attended (sums it up). In closing, one is now attending Cal poly s Engineering school and the other Stanford, studying to be an attorney (not sure what I did wrong there ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

The principal doesn't care about students, he is more concerned with his career and looking good on paper and in public, as most of the staff in the School District. They are like career politicians that swing in and out of the District, consume the six figure salaries and leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2011

this school was a nightmare! Not safe for your kids, bullies etc. I made the principal aware of this and he denied and ignored situation. I worked in the shcools and heard this from others. the good thing there is an option for Templeton Independent study....my child went to college early. Only if parents knew what goes on in that school. One of the teachers made incriminating judgemental comments regarding my child, I wanted to sue the school . This was not just my experience. note the comment, the counselor works closely with my child....probably because they have severe problems! My child is doing great in college now 3.8 gpa
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

The school has the AP classes for motivated students but otherwise it seems that mediocrity rules the day. There is even an unhealthy atmosphere among the high achieving students in terms of competition. Bright students will pad their class schedule with easy classes to maintain a high GPA rather than challenge themselves. Too many parents are clueless as to what's going on with their own kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

My Son attends this school. It is a wonderful school. Counselors work closely with the students and return your calls immediately. They have online access with updated grades daily, class assignments that are due and turned in are posted in the evening so no surprises. Good choice of electives as well to keep kids with a wide range of likes interested.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

SLOHS doenst care about student needs they only care about how they look good and not the students. SLOHS needs to be a better school and care about the students and what they need not what the high school needs and how they look good not the students.


Posted April 15, 2008

I hate that school they dont care about individual student needs. They dont care if u pass or fail and if ur doing good thats the only time they pay attention and aknowldege you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

I go to SLOHS, and I have to admit that it is an excellent environment for kids to be in. There are a lot of electives, sports, extracurricular activities, and more for students to be involved in. However, the teachers (however well intentioned) simply are not adequate to be teaching certain classes), and I feel wholly unprepared for AP and SAT II tests (despite the fact that I have excelled in those classes). For the hardworking, ambitious student, SLOHS is perhaps not the best place to be. For average students, however, I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2007

The teachers are very good. The courses are challenging. My daughter transferred in from a private school and she is not bored. There is plenty of support for highly motivated kids that want to excel and get into a good college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

My daughter, who is not always the easiest to work with, got patient, one on one instruction from caring, competent teachers. They gave and gave way more than they had to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

Excellent ED program. Professional and well equiped staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 20, 2003

I am very happy with SLO High. When we transferred our 9th grade daughter here from another school that was experiencing major problems, the head of the math department met with her to decide where to place her. His recommendation - AP (where she normally should be). His comment to us 'We can rebuild her confidence'. Since then, our daughter has regained her confidence and is excelling once again.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

814

Change from
2012 to 2013

-18

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 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 met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

814

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

-18

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
27%
Algebra II

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
62%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

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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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

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

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
World History

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
5%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
42%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

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

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
U.S. History

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students32%
Females37%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)37%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students55%
Females45%
Males58%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students27%
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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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

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
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Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females80%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students4%
Females9%
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)6%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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

Geometry

All Students38%
Females40%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate32%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students48%
Females48%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/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 Students12%
Femalesn/a
Males13%
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)29%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
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 Students18%
Females14%
Males23%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
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)25%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students63%
Females63%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Chemistry

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females73%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females3%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)7%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate3%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students76%
Females76%
Males76%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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 graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students71%
Females73%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state60%

World History

All Students61%
Females57%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state50%
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

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students1%
Females0%
Males2%
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)1%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged1%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability1%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
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)0%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students61%
Females66%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students33%
Females33%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
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)33%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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)17%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate37%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/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 Students71%
Females77%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students4%
Females8%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students54%
Females45%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate49%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students91%
Femalesn/a
Males94%
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)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students72%
Females66%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students92%
Females93%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females96%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability83%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner70%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 27%
Hispanic 20% 51%
Asian 5% 11%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1499 San Luis Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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