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Santa Barbara Senior High School

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Posted October 18, 2012

I have already submitted an email to you and have received my copy this morning. Mrs. Cheryl Syas
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I don't love this school, which is why it needs more funding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Santa Barbara High is not only a beautiful school in a beautiful city, it's a school that cares about the students and their future. We couldn't be more pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

caring, resilient, imaginative, creative, they care about the students - body, mind, spirit - community involvement, making healthy choices - gifted teachers, support staff and counselors have a talent for this age group--could not be in this for the money...in view of budget cuts, FEMA disaster area and landing site of water bearing aircraft and refueling....location between SBHS and SBJunior High.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Santa Barbara high school has provided my 4 children an excelent education and a safe environment. Their teachers havre been actively involved in theri education and have guided them to pursue a higher education by challenging them academically, and advise them on what to look in a 4 years college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

The staff work hard and long hours to ensure every child gets an education. The school is fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

SBHS provides strong academics, competitive sports, faculty, staff and coaches that care and go the extra mile to help, and a thriving atmosphere for those that take advantage of it. Strongly supported by parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Teachers, counselors, and principal who cares about the students. MAD academy is an amazing program with a fabulous director, Dan Williams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

SBHS is a great school that could accomplish many things if they had more resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

The baseball program is first rate! It's just one of many top notch programs this school offers. Academic programs are high. More of their students attend college, including elite colleges, than the other schools in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

This school has a nunch of great kids, of all races. Some live in bad houses, and have to work harder than others, some have family issues, but this school is providing a great education for all and because of the help and education it is bringing people it deserves the money
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

santa barbara high is an amazing school i graduated last year and the teachers there are wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

School full of history, pride and some of the most caring and involved teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

SBHS has amazing teachers and counselors. The academic, sport and music programs are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Great diversity of students! Great academics, music & theater programs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The diversity of students and all the innovative ways the school addresses the different type of learners. They have added academies to give kids skills and direction before leaving high school. The counselors are helpful and available as our the teachers. The campus has good securtiy. There are opportunities to participate in the arts and drama and clubs. It is old Santa Barbara with historic buildings. This year the parents can access their childrens' attendance and test scores, so everyone is responsible and up to date. Ginny Kuhn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I love Santa Barbara Senior High School because it has a diverse group of students, a wide variety of courses and clubs, great athletic, art, drama, and academic programs, and I always feel at home and in touch with my teachers and fellow classmates. Santa Barbara High makes me truly proud to be a Don!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

SBHS offers a variety of classes and programs for the variety of students it serves. Examples are the MAD program and the jewelry making class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Santa Barbara High School has awesome programs such as VADA, the visual arts and design academy. There are so many choices of classes to take and the campus is beautiful. We also have so much school spirit and everyone feels accepted. Once a Don, always a Don!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

The people are ready to say 'hi' even if you don't know them. The entire population of students is usually ready for a conversation, they are just very friendly people.
—Submitted by a student


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

778

Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

778

What is the API?
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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-11

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
12%
English Language Arts

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

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
7%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
World History

The state average for World History was 51% 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

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%
Algebra II

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

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

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

479 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
World History

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

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
0%
Algebra II

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
10%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
53%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

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

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

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
42%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
54%
U.S. History

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

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students8%
Females7%
Males8%
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)20%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students93%
Females96%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students39%
Females47%
Males32%
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 disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Females79%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to state54%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students9%
Females5%
Males11%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students42%
Females45%
Males40%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state27%

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
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students42%
Females38%
Males47%
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students3%
Females3%
Males2%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
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

Algebra II

All Students49%
Females47%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate51%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students56%
Females55%
Males56%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students51%
Females42%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
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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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females62%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students10%
Females7%
Males13%
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)20%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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)9%
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 Students84%
Females89%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students50%
Females45%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students48%
Females40%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
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 Students0%
Femalesn/a
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 onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students7%
Females3%
Males14%
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)9%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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)17%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students46%
Females51%
Males39%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students8%
Females3%
Males16%
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 disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students55%
Females57%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state31%

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 disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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 Students36%
Females32%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students41%
Females21%
Males56%
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)77%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students48%
Females38%
Males59%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state27%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students88%
Females90%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability49%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner57%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females87%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability46%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner56%
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 56%
White 38%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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  • John Becchio
Special schedule
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  • (805) 965-6872
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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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