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Santa Monica High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $850,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,690.

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted October 28, 2013

What it is: A HUGE public school with caring, competent educators and a plethora opportunity. The best instrumental music in the state, along with fierce athletics and a massive club culture makes this school unique- one of the most egalitarian schools in the state with a total absence of a singular "popular crowd" or a jock culture. What its NOT: A small private school where everyone know everyone, and they gather round the fire to sing kumbaya on weekends and everyone can be part of every activity. This is a school that demands competence and resolve from people in what they do. This means that not everyone gets to be an athlete, even on the freshman or junior varsity level. Not everyone gets to play in the top 3 bands, or sing in the top choirs, or play in the top orchestras. Competency is a mandate, and people who don't cut it get weeded out. This goes for academics as well, people don't usually peruse AP's across academic disciplines. This is because these classes hold students to the highest standards: a student in AP English generally will not also take AP Bio. This is not a school for the type of people who will "fall through the cracks." It is world class education.


Posted July 5, 2013

This school is AWFUL and so is Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District. Their biggest problems are racism, discrimination against the disabled and the poor attitude of District and school site staff. You also need to beware of Buffy-the-wallet-slayer! They are always begging for money. If they have any of your information, it will definitely be used to beg, beg, beg you for money. When it comes to something that you really need to know, no one will be able to find your information. Do yourself and your kid a favor, skip this school and go to New Roads or better yet, homeschool your kid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2012

Between Oct 3rd and Oct 25th, 2010 there were TWENTY THREE reviews of this school - all of them extremely favorable. The busiest days for reviews were Oct 19th with SEVEN reviews, and Oct 18th with ELEVEN reviews - in a row... all glowing! I haven't seen anything like this in my school searches before. Is BALLOT-STUFFING the reviews common???


Posted October 25, 2010

SAMO Hi is truly a great school! They are concerned about the student 100%. It's great to be able to have my child attend SAMO Hi!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

It is diverse and It has something for everyone. Academics, Sports, Music and a community that cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

Excellent science and music programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Excellent music, arts, academic, diverse and community-based school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Consistently in the top 200 US public schools in the nation. Nationally renowned music, choir, art programs. Exceptional curriculum and teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Great adminstration, great structure, great academics, great campus, great kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Samohi has great spirit, great diversity, and great programs. There is something for everyone, and every student can find a sense of belonging by associating with a program, a club, or a sport that interests him or her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Samohi has always offered so much to it's student. Since I can remember when I attended in the early 80's. From Arts to sports, clubs tutors, etc. We are now in the midst of so many cuts that all of these programs are in jeopardy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I love that we have the houses, because the kids have a staff that will know who they are for the next four years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I am a grandparent of one current student and two recent graduates of Samo High. I know many students who are grads. They are attending great colleges, and have all the educational advantages of any private school I've heard of. It is a school and an educational system to be proud of.


Posted October 18, 2010

Great teachers, good class offerings, diverse population, lots of clubs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

Samohi is a fantastic school that has so much to offer: diversity, high academics, lots of class offerings including many APs, performing arts, a true sense of community... and so much more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

music department is excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

A successful large public high school in the state of California is a rare thing to find. We graduate 97% of our students in this diverse community of 3000.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

SaMiHi is a very large School, with more than 3,000+ kids -as large as a college, yet the school is trying - and succeeding - in giving personal attention to every student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

great teachers, music and arts programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

vibrant, caring staff and community; full range of academic courses and extracurricular activities; top quality performing arts programs and athletics
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

823

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 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 the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

823

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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

+3

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 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.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

725 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Earth Science

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

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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

743 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

730 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

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

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

724 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
World History

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

736 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
3%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
52%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

656 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
4%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
U.S. History

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

662 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students21%
Females24%
Males18%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate26%
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

All Students86%
Females85%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
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 graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students63%
Females60%
Males64%
African American38%
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females77%
Males78%
African American61%
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate70%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to state70%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students65%
Females64%
Males66%
African American25%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
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 graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state59%

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
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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 Students13%
Females14%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
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)8%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students38%
Females36%
Males40%
African American21%
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)26%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate53%
Parent education - declined to state25%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students58%
Females60%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
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)29%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Chemistry

All Students42%
Females35%
Males50%
African American17%
Asian56%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state34%

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
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females72%
Males65%
African American49%
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate66%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state60%

Geometry

All Students10%
Females7%
Males14%
African American0%
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate24%
Parent education - declined to state9%

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

All Students90%
Females92%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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 graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state84%

Science

All Students68%
Females65%
Males72%
African American54%
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state58%

World History

All Students51%
Females43%
Males60%
African American36%
Asian67%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state44%
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 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

Algebra II

All Students12%
Females7%
Males15%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to state8%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students72%
Females70%
Males74%
African American27%
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state66%

Chemistry

All Students40%
Females42%
Males39%
African American0%
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state36%

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 Students65%
Females68%
Males63%
African American32%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females6%
Males7%
African American0%
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)4%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
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 graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state9%

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

All Students57%
Females54%
Males61%
African American9%
Asian70%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Physics

All Students75%
Females79%
Males73%
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)97%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
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 graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state67%

U.S. History

All Students64%
Females59%
Males68%
African American33%
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state60%

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.

748 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

737 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students91%
Females91%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American70%
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state97%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability62%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner51%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students91%
Females89%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American71%
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state97%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability57%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner53%
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
White 40% 26%
Hispanic 37% 52%
Black 9% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 11%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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