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Pioneer Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 2645 students

 

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Posted March 27, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised that when I visited this school on Welcome New Panthers Night 2013 how polite and helpful all the students were. Everyone we encountered that night was gracious to talk too. The faculty were kind and informative about what the school has to offer there and seemed engaged in their duties as well. I really enjoyed meeting the principal that night. If PVHS has the same energy level that their principal does, it can only be a GREAT place to educate. Mrs. Walters was full of the same energy levels...wow!! As parents of a future high school student, we are trying to decipher right now where to send our child in two years and we can afford any school this town or other towns nearby offer, but PVHS seems like a really good option to us right now. We know other students that have graduated from PVHS and went on to higher education and have done very well for themselves. Just want to thank PVHS for a great first impression!


Posted May 30, 2011

Being a current student at Pioneer Valley, serving as the student body president, gives me a firm foundation and background of how our school is really like. For those who claim that gangs are a problem at our school, is a faulty assumption. Since the newly found club link crew, which joins a group of freshman with two upperclassmen, in a big brother, big sister kind of way, makes incoming students more welcome and provides them with a stable shoulder to lean on in case they are hesitant. This has decreased class cuts, fighting, and truancies. The diversity amongst the students on campus is also something that is magnificent. It truly is a melting pot of all cultures. As for the staff and administration, which I have been overly pleased with during the three years I have spent there. The support system, encouragement, visibility and involvement, is something that makes PV stand out in our district. I truly am proud to be a panther, and there is no better place to learn than Pioneer Valley.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2011

I have no complaints. My son is a freshman and he is extremely involved. I absolutely admire his Avid teacher. What a great heart she has. My son speaks very highly of her. My opinion, when a teen speaks highly of you....WOW! nothing else needs to be said.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

I have found PV to be one of the best schools I have been around. Good administrative leadership, mostly involved faculty, a majority of students who are able to but into the value of education, equal a positive place to learn. The diverse student population includes a wide variation of student types. This leads to difficulties with the range of learning abilites in the student population. The maturity of the student body is evident as the progress thru thier high school careers, growing in abilities and recognizing the value of a good education. Problems include the gang factor that colors ALL schools in the nation in one aspect or another, english learners who need to master the rudiments of english to function in our society, and the poverty that many of our kids experience as evidenced by the huge free lunch program. Both my kids have graduated from PV .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

Ok, so here's a real review. This school might not be the best, but the staff does what they can with what they are provided. Because the high concentration of students that have lower learning capabilities the school is forced to put in more classes to suit their abilities. This means classes for the better abled students are cut. Whoever said the staff is a joke doesn't know what they are talking about. And to generalize all the students as "horrible" just further accentuates their ignorance. I must admit it wasn't the best learning environment, but you can make the most out of it. Gangs are a big problem because of the large concentration of Mexican- Americans with conflicting backgrounds. Overall I give PV a 3 out of 5 because of the teachers I had, all of which showed great compassion for their students and didn't ask for much in return.


Posted August 31, 2009

The school is great i great teachers are the best. campus is wonderfull
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2009

The school is a joke! It's nothing like they say it is! The staff is also a joke and the school in general has no character to it! The school is a dump and the kids there are horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

The school should be on a regular 'semester' schedule instead of the 'term' schedule it is on now.


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API score

736

Change from
2012 to 2013

-4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


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This school's
API score

736

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2012 to 2013

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4 / 10

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Algebra I

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Earth Science

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

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
28%
English Language Arts

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

704 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
17%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
29%
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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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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
24%
Algebra II

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
59%
Earth Science

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
13%
English Language Arts

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

641 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
13%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

641 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
World History

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

626 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
22%
Earth Science

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
24%
English Language Arts

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

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

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

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
28%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
41%
U.S. History

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

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
World History

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students26%
Females25%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students69%
Females67%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students24%
Females18%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to state27%

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females54%
Males43%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant education21%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students11%
Females11%
Males12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant education14%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
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

Geometry

All Students38%
Females34%
Males46%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
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
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

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 Students18%
Females17%
Males20%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant education28%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students40%
Females32%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students34%
Females29%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant education25%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state13%

Chemistry

All Students39%
Females35%
Males48%
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)50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students11%
Femalesn/a
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
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

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females43%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino68%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Geometry

All Students12%
Females2%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant education4%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

Science

All Students47%
Females43%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant education38%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state37%

World History

All Students37%
Females30%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant education30%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state23%
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 Students13%
Females13%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant education16%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
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 Students10%
Females9%
Males11%
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 disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant education19%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)5%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students40%
Females37%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant education33%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students16%
Females9%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate12%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students19%
Females0%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
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 Students40%
Females46%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino40%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant education29%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to state21%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females10%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
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 Students25%
Females19%
Males34%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant education36%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students73%
Females57%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students43%
Females36%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant education45%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state47%

World History

All Students31%
Females26%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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.

642 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

648 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students80%
Females88%
Males73%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability25%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner38%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education68%

Math

All Students84%
Females86%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability19%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education81%
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 88%
White 5%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
English language learners 24%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 a.m.
School end time
  • 2:00 p.m
School Leader's name
  • Shanda Herrera
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (805) 922-8203

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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