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Mission Hills High School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $290,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,280.

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Posted February 26, 2014

Mission Hills is an amazing school. I graduated last year with a bunch of art awards. The person who wrote about the ceramics teacher is far from being right. I had him and those who usually say they don't like a teacher are the ones that don't pay attention and don't like being told they've done something wrong. Thanks to that teacher I had a piece entered into an art show and accepted to be temporarily displayed in the San Diego art Museum. I graduated with the VAPA Senior Award. I've been in almost every art class, and yes MHHS is predominantly a sports school, the arts programs are amazing. The dance teacher became like a second mom, and so did the graphic design teacher. I would recommend this school to anyone. Now about the "jocks" and "rich white kids", jocks will exist at ANY school your child goes to. Any student at MHHS will tell you that there are more minorities than whites, and the 'rich' title is only said because of our new school. Sounds silly, but that's what MHHS is know as- the rich white kid school. No, it's just new. So if you're looking for a great school in San Marcos and can't decide between MHHS or SMHS, I recommend your child become a MHHS Grizzly.


Posted December 15, 2013

This school is ok. It has great sports and ok academics. It is definitely not run by rich white kids like the last reviewer wrote. My child came from Orange County and Mission Hills has mostly minorities not rich white kids. The curriculum is standard and my child has a lot of free time on his hands. He rarely has homework and is in all honors classes. Not a great school but it could be worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2013

My school is run by jocks and rich white kids. The ceramics teacher ridicules students, calls them out, mocks them, and is all in all, bad at his job as a teacher. Not only is he narcissistic but his constant talking disrupts the learning environment. In his advanced class he talks to other students about how poorly the beginning students do and how hard it is for him. He's not the only teacher on campus like this, honestly, I'd say about 8 out of 10 need to be fired and replaced with more professional teachers who are genuinely good at their jobs.


Posted November 18, 2012

I am very proud that my two girls are attending MHHS. This is their first year here (a sophomore and a senior) and they are doing very well both accademically and socially. I have found the staff to be both proactive and responsive to the needs of the students and their families. I am confident that the girls will each leave MHHS at graduation with all of the preparation for life that one can expect from a public high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2011

I have had nothing good from my encounters with MHHS. Brad Lichtman has never once repsonded to my many emails regarding my childs needs as they arose through out the past 3 years. . He has his staff (poor souls) try and handle. He could at least reply to me that my issues are going to be addressed. It is email after email-I have to do all the follow up. I feel my childs education has suffered as a result of this schools failure to communicate and take action when it WAS NEEDED. If your child is a self starter and academically sound , you are fine. If your child is struggling-good luck. I find most of the staff harried and stressed. My second child is going to a private school , will be worth every penny.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2011

In a couple months I will end my freshmen year here at MHHS, and all I can say is that this school literally changed my life! PROS: 1). Teachers are amazing. My Algebra I teacher literally saved my math grade (which was awful), mainly because of her awesome teaching. 2). School spirit is times a thousand. Cardinal and Gold, all the way! 3). As I said previously, peers are great. My friends here have made me come out of my shell and I couldn't be happier. 4). Sports/Extracurricular Activities know now bounds. Coaches are awesome and encouraging! 5). The lunch food is very good, and healthier than most. HOWEVER: lines can be long, so you have to get it asap. CONS: 1). Some teachers (rare) are not popular. AT ALL. 2). The school is basically built to catipult you into a California University or College. It's a little difficult if you plan to go *whispers* out of state. 3). Counselors aren't always the best source of info regarding courses, etc. Message to incoming Freshmen: ASK OLDER STUDENTS for the advice too. Overall, I love MHHS and never wish to leave. This school propels you to do the best you can in anything. The pride of this school is solely the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2010

MHHS was a great school my freshman year. The teachers were all great, and the students seemed to all get along pretty well. I couldn't of asked for a better first year of high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2010

Mission Hills High School is a fairly new school and they consistently exceed their own goals in academics. We moved from the LAUSD and couldn't be happier with the schools in this area, especially MHHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Alright, first of all I love my school, but a couple of my teachers are very unresponsive when I send them emails asking about recent homework. I won't point any fingers, but it annoys the heck out of me, especially when it concerns grades. Overall, I still love my school and friends, it's just the concern over students some teachers need to work on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2009

i love my school. i think its amazing! :] The school is a football school, but what high school isnt? really, we have great athletics and great teachers! the only thing that needs to be changed is the ladys in the office who think they own the school, and dont treat anyone who walks in good. but overall MHHS is great and were lucky to have it in san marcos!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2009

I am a parent who had a district transfer issue for my son who is in 11th grade. Mrs. Susan Ford the Assistant principal and Mr. Brad Lichtman Principal took care of this matter at no time. I am very impressed with the way that I was treated by the Mission Hills High school staff I am so disappointed that my son had to leave mission hills high school I am not a fundraisers and boosters for this school or district If I had another son or daughter I would defiantly sign them up at Mission Hills High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I believe this school to be of the highest quality and the staff is truly caring for the students. They truly care and are willing to help if asked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

I agree with an earlier post that the administration is completely unresponsive to parents' concerns, unless they happen to be fundraisers and boosters. When I spoke the the AP about concerns my son and other students had about the kind of demeaning treatment they were receiving in the front office, I was told this was the first complaint they had received about it. Then while talking to another parent, I learned that she had voiced a complaint about the same issue and heard the same response. There are some teachers who are extremely committed to students, but others are definitely preparing themselves for the next high-paying admin position or waiting out retirement. This school is a big disappointment for all students who are not involved in the sports programs. I wish I had enrolled my child in San Marcos High, which has a positive reputation in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2008

Awful experience for my daughter the first year. The school is a football school. The players only receive a slap on the wrist when late to class or absent. The principal is the main problem..such poor organization.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

The only complaint I really have are the teachers. As said before, they are unenthusiastic and all notes and homework. There are the occasional passionate teachers that love to have fun and help you, but for the most part, this school is a downer. Also, AVID was probably the worst experience of my life, although it's probably good for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2007

This school is outstanding. The administrative staff is very responsive to the needs of the students and the teachers are committed to student success. Parents are very involved and the enthusiasm of the students in school and extra curricular activities is wonderful. This school is a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

MHHS is a wonderful school to attend, it gives your students the best education! It has different types of programs to be enroll so you;; never be bored.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 1, 2007

The school is doing great for a new school. It is ironing out the wrinkles and making great progress. The staff is young and enthusiastic.


Posted July 9, 2007

I have many complaints about MHHS. The counselors aren't helpful, except for Mrs. Baker... who isn't my assigned counselor. The admin treat students like kids, instead of young adults like they claim to want to do. Many classes are linked-- if you want to take AP English, you have to take AP history, Government, ect. There's lots of amazing teachers there and the facilities are awesome, don't get me wrong, but the system isn't as grand as it could be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2006

In general, the academic programs are good at meeting the student's needs. I find it easier to contact teachers once I have their email. Extra curricular sports and music is great.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

847

Change from
2012 to 2013

+6

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


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API score

847

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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
47%
Algebra II

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Earth Science

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

632 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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

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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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
21%
Algebra II

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Earth Science

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

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%
English Language Arts

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

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
20%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
World History

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

604 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
23%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

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40%

2010

 
 
32%
English Language Arts

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

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

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65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

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9%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

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

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
88%
U.S. History

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

583 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

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79%

2010

 
 
74%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% 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

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Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
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Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Algebra II

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Females70%
Males76%
African American59%
Asian90%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino65%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state53%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females84%
Males81%
African American67%
Asian95%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability55%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state65%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Females22%
Males19%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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Males44%
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged43%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate23%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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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

Algebra I

All Students27%
Females26%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students67%
Females62%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students48%
Females38%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students59%
Females55%
Males63%
African American50%
Asian78%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students57%
Females39%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females76%
Males74%
African American71%
Asian95%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state67%

Geometry

All Students18%
Females17%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented30%
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate26%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students90%
Females89%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students71%
Females66%
Males76%
African American82%
Asian86%
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state72%

World History

All Students75%
Females66%
Males83%
African American72%
Asian100%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability34%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students15%
Females22%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students32%
Females30%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students70%
Females75%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students49%
Females43%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate56%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students47%
Females51%
Males44%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females62%
Males56%
African American53%
Asian73%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females4%
Males2%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only1%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented7%
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students58%
Females55%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students66%
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 only64%
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

U.S. History

All Students74%
Females70%
Males77%
African American63%
Asian78%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state40%

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.

610 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

606 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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%
Females92%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American100%
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females92%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American94%
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability51%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner59%
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 51%
White 36%
Asian 4%
Black 3%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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