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Santa Ana High School

Public | 9-12 | 2952 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2013

The teachers here are great. The students are what makes it a bad school. They have no respect for anyone. Most can't speak English so I don't see how they are graduating. It's a shame that the parents here are horrible and condone their kids bad behavior. My kids get bullied because they aren't hispanic and it needs to stop. This is America and the language is English. Most of the kids are illegals and think they're entitled to everything. The school would be so much better if they got rid of the trouble makers but unfortunately the law lets them stay. Security is great because they stop the bad behavior when they see it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

would not recommend this place poor student -staff communication teachers are mediocre , insignificant measures they have taken to better students behavior , no peer motivation at all , not a welcoming place and torture to be in , the place is dull .Would go elsewhere if possible hopefully soon i aint proud to be a saint and wont ever be one in this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

I was a student here and had over a 3.0 for all 4 years. I went off to CSUF and ended up having to take an extra 2 years of classes because I was so remedial. My counselor could not believe that I graduated HS especially with an above average GPA. Another parent commented on the grading system being based on work completion rather than tests and knowledge. They do this to pump the kids through the school, not caring if we actually learned anything besides how to get work done, which I guess works if you will be going into the janitorial or fast food industry. If you have the option and your child has high hopes for their future, try to use the open enrollment system and send them elsewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

Santa Ana High School is an awesome school. I am a student there and i have nothing but good things to say about this school. it is amazing. Santa Ana High School has an awesome faculty/staff and great students. It also has great extra-curricular activities. i recommend that if you are wondering to attend a high school her in Santa Ana you should attend Santa Ana High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2007

I love being a student here. All the students are accepting and kind. It's great to be a 4th generation Saint!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2007

Santa Ana High School does offer a variety activities (academic and extracurricular), any student can easily find something that will interest him/her. Athletics, Performing Arts, and Academics are very balanced. It's curriculum if perfect for a college bound student since the required classes to graduate, are the minimum required classes by Cal States and UC's. Student's are expected to go beyond these expectations to ensure acceptance in the college of their choice. However, because of its location, Its grading system is designed to reward 'working' over 'learning'. Students are not being taught to think for themselves and become community leaders after graduation; they are being taught how to work and follow orders. Our smartest kids are being held back because of this ideal of 'Work. Don't think' A student can pass most classes by completing all their work, then by scoring 'A's' on all their tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

Santa Ana is the best school ever. Great teachers and programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Santa Ana High School offers their students great opportunities for growth in Academics, Athletics, and student activities. Their staff and administration are caring and supportive of the students while providing the structure and discipline needed to run a successful school. Furthermore, through the PTA and Alumni Association parents are encouraged to become part of their child's educational experience. Santa Ana High School is dedicated to excellence and the success of their students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2005

This school is a great school. It has many types of after school activities. Which makes it more fun and intresting. It also has great teachers wich are very smart and compatible with many of the students. Speaking from experience this school is great and overall very nice. The classes are very fun and interesting. You really leran a lot because the teachers do a very good job in what they teach.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

SAHS is a very good school. It has so many programs that students can join in. If your student has a different taste in school im sure that SAHS will be the right school. However, I'm a student there and I have a lot of problems with this school. There is 3 lunches total during the day and I attend 3rd in SAHS it is veru hard to ind a good seat since there arent enough tables. Also there is sort of a lack of meals for us and you have to go early in order to get food. SAHS is 'unique'. This year I tried out for tennis and all this time that I was there I noticed that some of the courts did not have nets and the coach had to cut girls out since there was not enough courts. Finally, can you please make a difference and help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2004

I think that this school is very good at showing us the importance of getting an education. It also helps us as seniors get organized and prepare for job interviews.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2004

The school has completely erradicated the negative concept of the 80's and 90's to one of the best schools that if you take in consideration that the largest percent of the student population is hispanic which carries a stereotype. I am proud that my son attended ninth grade. And a high praise to the faculty and to the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I love this school it was an excellent experience
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 30, 2003

Well I am not a parent, I am actually a previous student of Santa Ana High School. I enjoyed very much attending SAHS. It was a great experience. I am currently attending Humboldt State Univeristy. Even though their academic resume isnt wonderful a student can definetely succeed in that school. It just depends on how much he/she wants to suceed.


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658

Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

658

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
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The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Earth Science

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

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
11%
English Language Arts

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

664 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
31%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
14%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
23%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

634 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
World History

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

669 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
25%
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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8%
Algebra II

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

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
20%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
21%
Earth Science

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

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44%
English Language Arts

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

600 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
1%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
37%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
14%
U.S. History

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

633 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
28%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
5%
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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Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females64%
Males84%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate77%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Females9%
Males15%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented40%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
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 state23%

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Females44%
Males42%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students39%
Females32%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

All Students72%
Females59%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate80%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
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

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Males2%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
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

Algebra II

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Females28%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students9%
Females6%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Chemistry

All Students41%
Females31%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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English Language Arts

All Students27%
Females29%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students1%
Females1%
Males1%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability1%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

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Science

All Students28%
Females26%
Males31%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

World History

All Students27%
Females17%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%
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
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students3%
Females2%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students23%
Females25%
Males20%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Chemistry

All Students16%
Females11%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

Earth Science

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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
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students25%
Females30%
Males19%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students17%
Females13%
Males23%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented32%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Physics

All Students12%
Females8%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented20%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
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 Students28%
Females23%
Males35%
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 disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

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
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Samoann/a
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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
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.

719 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

713 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students70%
Females74%
Males67%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknown64%
Students with disability27%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students71%
Females71%
Males71%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Economic Status Unknown57%
Students with disability29%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
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 98%
White 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Black 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
English language learners 41%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Julie Infante
Fax number
  • (714) 567-4952

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Individually guided instruction

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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520 West Walnut
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Phone: (714) 567-4900

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