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Valley High School

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Posted April 27, 2011

hello i am a valley alumni and i must tell u going to valley i now know i was categorized as the student that was not going to graduate and when that happened as i think back i noticed once i was put into that category i was assigned that allowed more leeway so to speak and teachers that would let their students get our of hand because it was more important to have fun and let the good times roll and well good rolled and i rolled with them my senior turns out i ended not graduating with my class luckily i got my high school diploma anyways by making up for it at cesar chavez but there was so much scandal while i was there. There was a coach who was sleeping with a student and he was married, there was another teacher sleeping with another teacher which was a conflict of interest because their marriage was more important than teaching their students, and students who seem to care more about finding excuses to leave or ditch class either way i would not recommend this school for your child if you want your child to Have BETTER FUTURE AS THEY DO DESERVE IT ultimately it is up to and what you want for your kids but this school needs to improve


Posted September 14, 2010

I know that Valley is a great school! One big reason that the ratings and API scores and so high is because its not fundamental. I'm not saying fundamental schools are better, but because it is not a fundamental school, many of the bad students that drop from other schools and fundamental schools get sent to Valley and they continue to do what they did to get dropped in the first place and that really hurts us here at Valley High School. Valley is truly an excellent school! All the teachers are there for the students and we have a GREAT new principle who has really helped us out a lot. GO FALCONS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

I think Valley is a really great school! Its looked down upon just because its not a 'fundamental' school and is immediately judged. Some teachers are strict but fun and hard working. While there are problem kids (what school doesn't have them??)most of Valley's student body is well behaved and outgoing. Remember: Falcon Fever!!!! :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2009

My school has the best academic sports out of santa ana and orange county. For every sport we always go to Cif or Cif finals. We have the best choir in orange county. Our teachers are the best they teach us a lot of information. Most of our students pass all of the tests they give us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2009

Valley is a good school but many students slack off and ditch alot, some techers are ready to give up, and the dicipline isn't that great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2009

The school is a great school....all we need is a boost of school spirit!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

I only went to this school for my freshman year but overall it was a good introduction into high school for me. The teachers were very enthusiastic about their classes and very willing to help. My cousin graduated from Valley H.S. and got a scholarship into Chapman University! The only flaw that I saw was sports weren't too huge at the school. It seemed to be more about ASB.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

I love this high school....have had 4 children graduate, one of which went on to West Point Military Academy. I have my grandson now attending who is a senior. The teachers are always helpful and good. The coaches are very involved in their teams. The principal never misses a school event and is always available to parents. We are fortunate to have their dedication to our children! Pam Morris
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

Valley is a good school. Over all it has great teachers at least in the global program and the counselors in the academy center are great. Perfect secretary was Mina. She would always help me. The school is good. The student is the one that makes it bad with bad attendance and low scores. Over all Valley can stand at the top. The activities were great and so were the coaches. Thanks Lammers and coach Crow in the pool. The tall flags team was great thanks Liz (advisor) you were great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 9, 2004

This is a great school there are a lot of great opportunities for students, a lot of programs, sports and clubs. This school got a six year acreditation from the WASC committee. Some of our sport teams were pretty good this year and we expect them to be better this upcoming year.
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

658

Change from
2012 to 2013

0

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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.
  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
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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2 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
42%
Earth Science

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
13%
English Language Arts

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

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
36%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
9%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
58%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
World History

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
4%
Algebra II

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

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

495 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
11%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
19%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
13%
English Language Arts

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

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
19%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
3%
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

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

572 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
17%
World History

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

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
4%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
9%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
12%
Earth Science

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
18%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

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

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
19%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
29%
U.S. History

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

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
20%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students10%
Females16%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students35%
Females35%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant education17%
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students14%
Females14%
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 disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students19%
Females9%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
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 Students39%
Females41%
Males37%
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 disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant education32%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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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
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

Integrated/Coordinated Science 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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
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

All Students67%
Females63%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
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

World History

All Students83%
Females74%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students4%
Females5%
Males4%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
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 Students5%
Females4%
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 disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students8%
Females5%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant education4%
Gifted and talented36%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students33%
Females8%
Males53%
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 disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
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 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
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Females28%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education30%
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students38%
Females35%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
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 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
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students23%
Females15%
Males32%
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 disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant education4%
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students20%
Females13%
Males27%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant education11%
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
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 Students18%
Females18%
Males18%
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 disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
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 Students10%
Females6%
Males13%
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 disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students25%
Females29%
Males21%
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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
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 Students8%
Females1%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students29%
Females24%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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

English Language Arts

All Students24%
Females23%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
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 disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students22%
Females20%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented44%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
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

Physics

All Students57%
Femalesn/a
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
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 Students27%
Females21%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
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 disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

632 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

624 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students66%
Females70%
Males63%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability7%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner42%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education62%

Math

All Students72%
Females72%
Males72%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability22%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner54%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education63%
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 97%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Black 0%
Two or more races 0%
White 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
English language learners 43%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Patrick Yrarrazaval-Correa
Fax number
  • (714) 241-6599

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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1801 South Greenville Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 241-6410

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