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Santa Ynez Valley Union High School

Public | 9-12 | 1015 students

 

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Posted February 9, 2012

Honors classes are too hard. REgular classes too easy. emphasis is on the super bright not on merely bright kids. Safety is too lax, even through surroundings are very safe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

Classes offered are easy and ineffective, 80% of students do not apply themselves and do to leniant grading on part of the teachers the classes are all easily passable with minimal effort, with the exception of AP classes which are the only classes that should be offered at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

The Staff is Awesome, the administration is OK, and the overall feel on campus is a good one. Recent test scores show Santa Ynez is deserving as Santa Barbara county's best high school
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 24, 2007

The school is comparably safe for Santa Barbara county. Lots of teenage drivers, the parking lot could use supervision. Overall, I liked the Principal, the counselors, and the dedicated faculty except for one nightmare teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

Pleased that my child attends SYHS; that advanced placement courses are available; and that there is good sports program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Santa Ynez is a great school. I attended there my freshman year but was forced to move. I miss the school a lot, and have made the decision to come back next year, even though it means me driving myself 30 minutes to school everyday. This school meets the needs for the students, and still keeps it enjoyable.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 10, 2006

My son was a student at SYHS for 2 years. While he had 2 or 3 exceptionally wonderful teachers, the school was a major disappointment. There were several teachers who were obviously incompetent, and the school would do nothing about it. Their rules are rigid, their discipline sometimes ludicrous. After 2 years, I reluctantly allowed him to attend another school where he is excelling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

Rural student body. Lacking variety in foreign language dept. Full range of athletics, music, art & drama. Somewhat cliquish and aggie. That said the school is definitely Safe. Not at all diverse...mostly white and hispanic. Closed to foreign exchange students unless with Rotary. Bus service is good. Has driver training after school, but no simulators. Not much remarkable about the school. My son says he knows everyone there now and wants to go to a bigger school. I can see his point since he's been with the same kids since 9th grade. Overall I'd say it's fine. Mas or menos.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

I thought the Highschool had average academic standards, while excelling in the availability of sports programs and extracurricular activity. However it always seemed to be far more concerned with keeping a good profile than truly enriching the lives of its students. At this point in time I would not send my children there if I had my choice. Good teachers,yet I just dont have much confidence in the implementation of discipline there. Fernando T.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

Even though I am a parent & i as well attend the S.Y. High School, I feel that our school still isn't safe.


Posted August 22, 2003

I'm not a parent, but I'm a student in the Independant Study program at Santa Ynez High School. I was enrolled in the regular system for my first two years of high school, and my grades were extremely low. Now that I'm on Independent Study, my GPA has gone up from 2.9 to a 3.86. In the regular school system, the teachers can only teach as fast as the slowest student can learn, so I think that the Independent Study program is great! I didn't like being in the regular school system because it was boring and slow, and I got bored easily. I would recommend Independent Study to anyone who wants to move forward or improve their grades. Some parents think the program isn't good for kids because of the lack of social interaction, but I didn't find that at all. I can still do sports and go to school functions because I'm still registered at the high school.


Posted June 19, 2003

While there are some excellent teachers in Language Arts, Art, and Social Studies, the Science, Math, and Spanish Language departments at the school are mediocre at best as standarized test scores and grades verify. Many students in these departments are left to flounder on their own unless their parents can afford a good tutor.


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API score

825

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

825

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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

-8

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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 10

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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Algebra I

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Algebra II

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
71%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
60%
Earth Science

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
40%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
55%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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n/a

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Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

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

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
World History

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
19%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

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

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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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 Students28%
Females24%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students65%
Females76%
Males55%
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)62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
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 graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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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
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Earth Science

All Students58%
Females50%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
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)41%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females80%
Males79%
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate75%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
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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
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students44%
Females40%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students43%
Females33%
Males51%
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)58%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
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
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
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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
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
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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 Students19%
Females21%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino14%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students33%
Females33%
Males33%
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)35%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students61%
Females63%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

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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

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
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Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
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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 Students66%
Females66%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students15%
Females14%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students79%
Females92%
Males69%
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)77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students72%
Females71%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)86%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability40%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students68%
Females66%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
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 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

Algebra II

All Students14%
Females12%
Males18%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented19%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students75%
Females82%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students33%
Females24%
Males41%
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)40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Females65%
Males54%
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)70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students17%
Females9%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
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

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

All Students41%
Females39%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented44%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate48%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students50%
Femalesn/a
Males50%
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)69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
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

U.S. History

All Students62%
Females52%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
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

English Language Arts

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

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Females94%
Males88%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability54%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner29%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students92%
Females92%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability59%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner47%
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
White 54%
Hispanic 39%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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