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Aragon High School

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Posted July 31, 2014

Terrible. No spirit, no pride, no arts. You'd be better off going to a place where the teachers care more about just test scores.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2014

Aragon high school was the school I graduated a year ago from. Honestly I can say that every teacher I had was absolutely amazing. I learned so much and I really got a lot out of this high school. I recommend AP English because all high schools do not prepair kids for college essays unless they take AP English. This high school had very caring staff and really wanted the best for it's students. I loved this school and it's a great opurtunity for any kid to grow into a amazing adult.


Posted January 15, 2014

My daughter, a freshman at Aragon, has a recently diagnosed learning disability and is on a 'watchlist' for ADHD. The process to secure a 504 for her was incredibly easy. Her counselor worked with us throughout the process to put the 504 in place and to ensure all teachers were on board. The teachers have been incredibly supportive in providing all required accommodations. Additionally, my daughter's counselor has taken additional steps to ensure her needs are being met. I would highly recommend Aragon as a school which supports children with learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

Aragon can be very good if you look at it in an academic way, yet I feel as if the students at Aragon are not being prepared for college. Many of the teachers at Aragon are wonderful and kind though my children have also received some very negative and demeaning teachers who at every opportunity single out children for their disabilities and not their strengths. Most courses at Aragon are either extremely difficult or much too easy for the students. There is no happy medium when it comes to classes. My daughter constantly complains about attending school at Aragon saying that most of her classes are too easy or too hard for her and she does not feel she is getting the proper education we strive for. Also, Aragon seems to have no school spirit or pride, which is something students look forward to in high school. Many of my daughters friends are considering on switching schools and I am contemplating whether or not to transfer my daughter to another school because Aragon is not a school I would want her to continue to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

Most of the teachers are great but there are a few of them who give out extremely difficult tests, don't grade on a curve and get irritated at the students who ask questions.The honors/AP courses are the actual college course for the subjects and kids have to absorb some lesser grades that may wreck their GPA as a reward for getting into those courses in the first place. If these students could get A's in AP courses then they belong in college and not high school. There are many college students who couldn't get an A in the class so how would a high schooler be expected to. I agree with the previous post about lack of support for any student who is not performing at a high level. Recently a pre calculus student was told that if you are doing poorly then drop the class! At that level of math one could assume all the students are bright so if they arent learning who's fault is that? There does not seem to be any monitoring of the teacher grading. Some classes give a high number or poor grades and the teacher is not investigated for poor performance. So if your child is a superior student they will do well, but then kids like that teach themselves anyway.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

The teachers are wonderful at Aragon, but for the most part you just have them one time in four years. The counselors change each year and there is no individual support or knowledge of a student. In almost 3 years my childs only interaction has been once a year when the counselor signs her class list for the next year. There is no school spirit or pride. There are two levels of classes, college prep with little homework, and AP with two hours of homework a night per class. The students are thus either bored or living on 5-6 hours of sleep to keep up. The administration is unwilling to make any changes to any part of the school - their favorite refrain - that's impossible. If you'd like your child to be a test score stat or graduation stat than Aragon is the school for you. Because treating students as statistics, rather than individuals is what Aragon does best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2011

Aragon has good scores because the student body comes from affluent families. Don't count on any support for a student who is not performing at a high level. The administration is inept and unaware of what is going on at the school. Bulling as well as harassment based on race, sex, and gender orientation is common.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2011

Wow, I just read a review saying Aragon has good scored because the students are rich. I'd say that might be true for 1/4 of the kids, but there are also many from decidedly non-affluent families. However, affluent or not, many are from families that care about academics. For the others, there is a lot of support at Aragon, for example, with the AVID program. As far as harassment based on gender orientation, I'll just say that GSA (gay straight alliance) is the most popular club on campus. If someone is being harassed, for any reason, they should report it to the school counselors. My child was being harassed slightly at one point, and I found the administration extraordinarily concerned and responsive. w.r.t. teachers, like any school, there are good ones and there are less good ones, but most of the teachers at Aragon are VERY good. We've run into a few truly exceptional ones as well (think AP Bio and Freshman History, not to mention orchestra).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

Aragon is an excellent school. Our child transferred from a private school sophomore year and we would highly recommend Aragon. The academics are rigorous and the kids are going to great schools. The teachers are very impressive and our child is so happy with all aspects of the school. It is nice to be at a neighborhood school with our child's friends living close by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

Excellent academics and athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

Staff is very engaged and receptive to input.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

The teachers care and so do the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

Aragon is a great school with excellent academics including a flourishing AP program. The school's Music Department is enormous and wonderful. The teachers are super as are the counselors. Our son's overall experience with this school has been fantastic and our daughter can't wait until next year when she starts at Aragon!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Great school committed to meeting the needs of their students and making sure they are ready for college. The parent community have invested in the success of their kids and it shows through the number of hours they volunteer to help the school and through their financial support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Commitment, spirit, dedication. This school can top any private exclusive school in terms of academics, sports, art and culture and parental involvement. My daughter graduated from here and my son is a junior and both thrived under the excellent teaching, which is balanced with fun and activities. This is the BEST School ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

I went to this school and loved it!! It is doing a wonderful job with my younger sister who is now attending this school and I hope to have my daughter attend this school too when it's her turn.


Posted November 3, 2010

The teachers are excellent and are willing to go the extra mile to help students succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Strong academics, involved parents, dedicated staff, extensive music program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Aragon has amazing student support, academics, and community spirit. I love the school and think they are doing a terrific job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2010

Great teachers and a really good program for kids going through school. Involved parenets and receptive administration works towards the beterment of the experience all around.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

849

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

849

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2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
27%
Algebra II

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Earth Science

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

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8%

2011

 
 
7%

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English Language Arts

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

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
6%
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.

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n/a

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
53%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Earth Science

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
14%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
World History

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

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

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18%

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Algebra II

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
43%
Earth Science

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
61%
English Language Arts

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%
U.S. History

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

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
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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Pacific Islander17%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander18%
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Females90%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females80%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability69%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females86%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander47%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander50%
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students77%
Females86%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Females12%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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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

Algebra II

All Students43%
Females43%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented66%
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 graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females41%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)57%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students49%
Females43%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students61%
Females50%
Males68%
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 disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females77%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander27%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Geometry

All Students25%
Females18%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students89%
Females80%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students68%
Females68%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander27%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state57%

World History

All Students65%
Females63%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander36%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females10%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asian8%
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)17%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
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)23%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate10%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students66%
Females68%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students57%
Females44%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
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)47%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students64%
Females66%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
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)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females79%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students4%
Females0%
Males6%
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)7%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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)5%
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 Students62%
Females61%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
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)51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students77%
Females73%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
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)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
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 graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students78%
Females77%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
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
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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students93%
Females96%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian99%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander100%
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner63%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females96%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander82%
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability48%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner88%
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
White 31%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 23%
Two or more races 12%
Black 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 16%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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