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Santa Clara High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $500,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,650.

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2012:
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Posted November 19, 2013

The new vice principal vela came from north monterey county high school last year as principal and their scores dropped 35 points on the cst. When the school hires administrators who obviously are inept, it's time to do a clean sweep of district leadership, starting with the board and superintendent.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2013

We moved here just after the 2012 school year had started. My son had a medical issue that required special assistance from teachers and staff. All went above and beyond to help him succeed. So thankful for their insight, assistance and flexibility. Looking forward to this year. Highly recommend Santa Clara High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

Notice how all the good reviews are from 4 YEARS AGO??? This school has turned into a dump. Nothing good about it. Teachers aren't good, other staff isn't good, students aren't good. This is the worst school in California! If you love your kids and value their education, DON'T SEND THEM HERE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2012

Most teachers here teach poorly, the student body has no control, neither does the staff. This school does not offer IB programs and they require taking a summer class as a prerequsite to any AP class you wish to take. I moved here 3 days before school began and I could not get into any classes I wanted to take. This school is always taking away time for education and replacing it with extended lunches to promote way too clubs that don't do anything anyway. This is, out of the ten schools I've been to, the worst.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

Teachers and administration staffs are wonderful at Santa Clara High School. My son has grown to be more out going. I am greatful to all the wonderful staffs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

SCHS has provided incredible amount of support to my daughter. Her academics and her outside athletics requirements are being met with professionalism and concern that we are lucky to have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

Santa Clara High's a great school. Most teachers are really nice and spend time to get to know their students.There is rarely any fights, and the enviorment is nice and safe. There are many electives to pick from, and opportunities for students to join after-school sports. On campus, once in a while there are fun activities for students to participate in such as rallies, and teachers vs. students sport games.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2008

I think that Wilcox is a great school, maybe its because i go there but lso because of the nice and wonderful staff. I also think that the lunch they servr is terrific: salad, cheesesand which, fresh warm pizza, and nice hot mouth-watering spicey-chicken sandwhich. The whole school is curently being remodeld. There are no fights going on the campus, i feel really safe there. Even the security gaurds are nice, unlike the ones you see in the movies, haha, little joke. And also, the security get to know each student because they help in after-school extracurricular activities. They are almost close to being division champs and maybe/hopefuly becoming champions. I actually think of it as my second home, if I could I would even sleep in the hallways at night, haha, another little joke. But that is how safe I feel there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2007

Some of the teachers are good, some act like they don't particularly care. The honors and AP classes aren't too challenging. The physical education program is in shambles.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

This is a great school.. i am a student there and they have remodeled it and they offer a lot of ap and honor courses that i am currently enrolling into
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2006

They have just remodeled the school, and it looks great! The academics might not be the very best, but it's a good school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 6, 2005

Good! Very nice, but the school is ugly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2005

The school takes great pride in having tops in the STAR testing (top 5 in California). Its sports are OK the football team is above average at best, the Baseball team s great. the basketball team had its time amd the soccer team was on a roll before coming to a halt near the end of the season. While Wilcox may brag about their great team in football Santa Clara takes just as much pride in sports as does in academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2005

interesting but not excellent.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter Janelle went to Santa Clara high school. She graduated last year, and is now attending Sac State. She was originally going to go to Archbishop Mitty High School, or Cupertino High School. Realizing that those two schools were not for her, she decided to go to Santa Clara. I remember hearing her say numerous times that she loved Santa Clara, and that she made the right decision on coming to Santa Clara. Santa Clara High School has helped my daughter mature into a wonderful young woman.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

782

Change from
2012 to 2013

+16

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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 met 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

782

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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.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+16

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

6 / 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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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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Earth Science

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
14%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
12%
Algebra II

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
53%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
37%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Earth Science

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
5%

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
World History

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

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
13%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

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

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

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
U.S. History

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
World History

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
0%
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 Students23%
Females25%
Males21%
African American8%
Asian44%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

Algebra II

All Students66%
Females73%
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 disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students70%
Females68%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state56%

Earth Science

All Students15%
Females15%
Males15%
African American7%
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)35%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females70%
Males68%
African American35%
Asian83%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state64%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students6%
Femalesn/a
Males9%
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 disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students48%
Females45%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Filipino33%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented68%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
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
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

Physics

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

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

Algebra I

All Students12%
Females8%
Males15%
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)6%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students27%
Females24%
Males29%
African American18%
Asian48%
Filipino8%
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented51%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state8%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students33%
Females31%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipino26%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Chemistry

All Students45%
Females37%
Males56%
African American29%
Asian61%
Filipino32%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Earth Science

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%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females65%
Males53%
African American64%
Asian80%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females10%
Males13%
African American17%
Asian15%
Filipino13%
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

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

All Students91%
Females83%
Males100%
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 disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students64%
Females66%
Males61%
African American52%
Asian83%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

All Students50%
Females49%
Males51%
African American59%
Asian68%
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to state40%
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 Students6%
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 disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students3%
Females2%
Males6%
African Americann/a
Asian6%
Filipino10%
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)3%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate3%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Females77%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state73%

Chemistry

All Students17%
Females15%
Males20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino17%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females61%
Males51%
African American45%
Asian66%
Filipino53%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females4%
Males3%
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 disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate4%
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

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

All Students48%
Females47%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Physics

All Students64%
Females59%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students53%
Females52%
Males53%
African American29%
Asian64%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

All Students20%
Females20%
Males18%
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 disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner13%
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.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Females95%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American93%
Asian90%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner45%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students92%
Females91%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American96%
Asian97%
Filipino98%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disability67%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner70%
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 State average
Hispanic 32% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 11%
White 27% 26%
Black 6% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

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