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Harbor High School

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19 reviews of this school


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Posted July 13, 2014

My child has had a great experience at this school. The teachers are committed and supportive. Students are encouraged to achieve in all areas of interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

Poor Teachers, Poor Administrator, really bad experience. Send you kid somewhere else if you can
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

Harbor is now one of 48 high schools in the state to be recognized as a California Distinguished School!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 25, 2010

The teachers at Harbor are exceptional. They tutor- free whenever a student is willing to give up their lunch time and or after school. School funds limit the number of AP classes they offer, but I discovered its the number of state exams passed, not the # offered. Both my daughters received 4's and 5's on all exams taken. Also they limit the number of AP classes accepted towards college credit. They also consider the size of the school/ district the students come from and the and how they met all challenges leading to a college students success. It's hard to tell with a new principal how the school will respond.. The past 2 principals who gave a total of 10 years between them were real leaders. If your looking for a lot of direct help from a school, don't send them to collage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

The entire staff is working incredibly to make each student world ready.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 28, 2008

Harbor is an awful school. All classes are way overcrowded and it seems teachers aren't there for students if students want something out of there high school experience it's all up to them. None of my daughters teachers would help her with anything! This school lacks community! STAY AWAY
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

While all schools can continually improve, I feel Harbor is the best choice for a Santa Cruz High School. Most teachers are amazing and will actually tutor your student if asked. The parents expect a lot but on the whole give too little of themselves. Good schools take lots of parent support, more would rather complain about a problem then try to be part of the solution. I have been at Harbor for 10yrs. both of my students tried hard and were rewarded by getting into 12 U Cs between them, they both got into all colleges they applied to, were more than well prepared for college and both on the Deans List as Freshmen. I volunteer regularly and see a school that respects students, teachers and parents. Parents/students should remember it's not how many AP classes that are offered but how well you do in them that counts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

Our son is a JR at Harbor High and has had a great high school experience there. The teachers he has had,have been inspiring,challenging and supportive. Many of them have been Harbor students themselves or are parents of Harbor students. The teachers seem to have respect for one another and truly enjoy where they work. While they may not have a special 'Academy' I feel they are helping create inspired, creative and well rounded people who are going to be successful in their lives, which to me is much more important than any special AP class or test ranking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2005

Harbor High does have its flaws (the small number of AP classes), but overall it is a good school that rewards hard work. My daughter took advantage of all the resources (sports, clubs, AP classes, excellent teachers and counselors) and is now at a great college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

Nice principal who is really trying her best to improve the school. However, I think the school needs much more help, from where I don't know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

Not enough advanced placement classes in this school for my child. Mediocre school option, in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

I think the only thing this school has going for it the sports program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

I think the quality of education could be better here, but then again, this is Santa Cruz. I don't feel this school prepares one very well for a four year college. Thank goodness for Cabrillo Junior College. Level of parental involvement is high, as far as sports go. Some teachers have been there for years. The principal holds promise in helping this school along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

Only 5 AP classes. Low parental involvement. I think there are better schools in Santa Cruz County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

I'm tired of people griping about Harbor High school's low school spirit. Just because the students refuse not to wear bright yellow and lime green doesnt mean that they dont care about there school. I was on the swim team and I had great love and pride for my swim mates and our hard work together,yet I never wore yellow and green cause I didn't like the colors and there was no social award or thanks for having half the school dress in our colors. Unfortunatly we live in one of the most expensive communities with the lowest paying jobs so it's hard to come up with extra 'fun' money for things like dressing in school colors. We have to use that money for our library to stay open and our after school 'l.i.f.e' programs that help kids cope with school and family pressures.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 5, 2005

Supportive teachers, great curriculm.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 13, 2005

Harbor has been a great school for me. The school has a very accepting attitude and there is not a problem with cliques that I have seen. Granted, there are only 5 AP classes offered, but if you are determined to succeed, the teachers and counselors will help you any way they can. Harbor sends students to amazing colleges every year, and the school is known for programs such as Escapade (the dance team), mock trial, drama, and numerous sports in which they have recieved league (or even state) titles. If you are looking for a great public high school, or you are considering a private school for a more eccentric student, look no further than the home of the Pirates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2004

Well the campus is finally looking decent but I have to say that's about all. The classes are overcrowded and the teachers aren't motivated. There's very little school spirit - the kids are only there because they have to be. Parents aren't involved because everyone has to work in order to live here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

No school spirit. Apathetic student culture. Ineffective administration. Unfair discipline. Not recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

763

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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763

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

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6 / 10

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

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
33%
Algebra II

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
22%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
25%
Algebra II

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
44%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
English Language Arts

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
24%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
World History

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

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
20%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
33%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
63%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
29%
English Language Arts

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
64%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
U.S. History

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
48%
World History

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

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students20%
Females21%
Males19%
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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)29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students81%
Females76%
Males86%
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Non-economically disadvantaged79%
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Students with no reported disability81%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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Females56%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females63%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state45%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females14%
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 disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
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 Students56%
Females50%
Males61%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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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.

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 Students9%
Females7%
Males12%
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 disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
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 Students59%
Females57%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students19%
Females15%
Males24%
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students73%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school 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
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 Students52%
Females57%
Males48%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state34%

Geometry

All Students23%
Females22%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students67%
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)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students58%
Females54%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state34%

World History

All Students46%
Females45%
Males46%
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state22%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students3%
Femalesn/a
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 disability3%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students40%
Females29%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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 graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students46%
Females50%
Males43%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
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 Students82%
Females85%
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 disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
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
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 Students45%
Females57%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females14%
Males4%
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 disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
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

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

All Students55%
Females46%
Males64%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented61%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students45%
Females34%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students47%
Females45%
Males49%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state24%

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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students77%
Females78%
Males76%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability34%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner19%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students85%
Females86%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability55%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner58%
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 52%
White 39%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
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 56%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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