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Terra Linda High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $505,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,970.

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Posted April 5, 2013

TL has excelled in preparing academically minded teens for UC, private universities, and CSU admissions. The curriculum includes numerous AP courses that are key to college success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

There are a few great teachers, there are a few lazy ones as well who care more about being cool and popular with the students than they do about teaching them This is especially true with some (but certainly not all) of the English and science teachers. But the main problem is that the administration is not strong. The principal is a sweetheart but he seems to be in denial that TL is no longer this pleasant little suburban school--it's changing, and he needs to change in accordance. Too much is allowed at this school--the halls are crowded with wayward students who use their bathroom pass as a pass from the entire class. Tutorial, I understand, is a big hot mess with students roaming around looking for teachers who will admit them so they can "study" with their buds. The principal needs to run a tighter ship and he would do well to study what SRHS has accomplished under the strong leadership of Judith Colton. I am a fan of TL and am rooting for it--I just know this school can do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

Terra Linda is an excellent public HS. My son is a Freshman and he truly enjoys attending school at TL. I am very impressed with all of the teachers, parents, coaches and students that I have met. My son currently has a 4.14 GPA; plays football; wrestles and plays the violin in the orchestra. The variety of academic classes and sports he has available to him are outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The principal at TL is fantastic. He has a contagious spirit, is thoughtful, fair and keeps everyone on their toes. Most of the teachers are very good. The Home and School Club (their PTA) is extremely active and there seems to be more and more parent participation. Thumbs up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Street Law is a wonderful class: inspiring, relevant, teacher led (not test oriented) and challenging. Disappointment: My A/B student who is now at UCSC did not write any edited papers or essays while at TL. There were no assignments that required him to review his work and improve it. When he had to submit a writing sample from school for a private college application, he had a choice of 1) a group project which was not all his own work 2) a few paragraphs about a poem (from Jr. year) 3) An in-class essay from a final, written 2 days before the application due date. I would like to see TL encourage students to hone their writing skills through rough drafts, etc. Teachers should coordinate to make sure students are getting practice writing and editing their work. Music (choir, band, orchestra, jazz band) and Drama programs are well-developed and inspiring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

This school works with the students and parents, keeping academics, sports and safety important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers are very enthusiastic and motivated.The school has great school spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

Im a student at Tl, and I really like the school. Our programs deliver in most categories and we have many sports activities. This campus does lack a friendly feeling, and there are many people who are not motivated to learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2008

Great school! Teachers and parents are very involved. Award winning school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

I have been attending TL for two years now and have really loved it there. They have a great Drama/ Music program, and also a great English program. Sadly, TL lacks in the math and science category. But there is a great tutoring program afterschool where adult volunteers come in to help struggling students. TL is a great school! Go Trojans!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

Excellent academics and fine leadership by teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

TL has solid administration and well-dedicated teachers. The worst problem is the poor public transportation which means that to do after school activities the kids need to drive or be driven. As with my experience with all the Marin County Schools, they appear to assume there is a stay at home mom, while I work a full hour away. (And I am sure I am not alone)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

I love going to TL, I have many excellent teachers, and some not so good ones. The bad teachers are not strict enough and let us not learn anything, or have tests that are not accurate to what they have taught. The good teachers can keep controll of the class, and give good tests. I love the sports programs, and wish there was more stress in joining one. The coaches are good at what they do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2003

TLHS is a small enough school to give every student the chance to find a niche. There are AP classes & vocational classes. There is room for improvement, but much for the motivated student. TLHS compares well to any other school in Marin.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

814

Change from
2012 to 2013

+16

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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814

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Change from
2012 to 2013

+16

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7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
54%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
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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World History

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

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
51%
Earth Science

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
15%
English Language Arts

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
15%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
World History

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
3%
Algebra II

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
6%
Earth Science

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
57%
English Language Arts

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
77%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
41%
U.S. History

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
World History

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
41%
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

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Females44%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students69%
Females70%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Native45%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability46%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Earth Science

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Filipinon/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females78%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Native50%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state38%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females5%
Males16%
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 disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 Students73%
Females68%
Males79%
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)84%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

Physics

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Malesn/a
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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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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Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/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 Students23%
Females19%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
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 Students55%
Females50%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
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)33%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students19%
Females16%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
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

Chemistry

All Students42%
Females35%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Earth Science

All Students0%
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

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females65%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Native36%
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students31%
Females23%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
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)21%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate40%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

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

Science

All Students62%
Females64%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

All Students58%
Females55%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state55%
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 Students16%
Females19%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
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 Students17%
Females15%
Males18%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
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)21%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate15%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students69%
Females82%
Males53%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students33%
Females24%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
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

Earth Science

All Students45%
Females17%
Males67%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students61%
Females63%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females5%
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students54%
Females51%
Males59%
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)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
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 graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students65%
Femalesn/a
Males67%
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)69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students67%
Females64%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state64%

World History

All Students0%
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 disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females89%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Native92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability71%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner13%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students89%
Females89%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Native83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability70%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner39%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 45%
Hispanic 38%
Asian 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4%
Black 3%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/AN/A
English language learners 8%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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320 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: (415) 492-3100

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