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Santana High School

Public | 9-12 | 1411 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2014

Part 2 After being assured his correct schedule had been reconstructed and all was taken care of. He went to a class he was told was his correct engineering program class only to be told by a teacher that he was in the wrong class and that he should go to a different class for that period. However, the class he was told to attend was the Geometry class that he had just attended the period before. As it turned out, the engineering class he was scheduled for was apparently an 11th grade course that he should never have been scheduled into in the first place. When I tried to go to the school website to email a counselor or principal or someone to ask what all the issues were about or at least get some intelligent advice, it appears the website is shutdown. When I tried to access the district site to see if I somehow had a bad link to the school site, the District site appeared to have been shutdown. Great first impression Santana and Grossmont Union School district. If a student performed the way the school has thus far, the parents would probably be informed the kid had ADHD and needed to be placed on medication. Disgusted and embittered, Scott Smith Lakeside, CA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Santana High School's faculty is part of my inspiration to get both a Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Arts in Literature. In fact, my history teacher inspired me to look at literature through a historical lens by making us interact with it through hands-on applications. Unfortunately, there are bad apples everywhere and many people don't know how to differentiate using logical sequences.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2013

Both of our daughters attended Santana High School. Even though given the choice between Santana and West Hills, we overwelmingly selected Santana and advise others in the neighborhood not to be swayed buy the fact that West Hills is a newer campus. Santana has teachers that are dedicated to the students, following their educational progress throughout their 4 years with an emphasis on "which" college to attend, NOT "whether" they will attend college. Our daughters completed 4 years at Santana and went on to graduate from UC schools. Many teachers volunteer alot of their time to student activities that have been cut due to budget constraints. This creates a well rounded education. I feel this is why the children graduating from Santana are successful. Caring Teachers. It would be nice for the Staff to be compensated for the extra time and effort they put into each student. Despite the tragedy on March 5, 2001 in which we lost 2 wonderful students, the faculty at Santana has united this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

WOW, Santana High School has feels like a college. They have brought in an engineering program that links up with SDSU. When looking at what school my child should attend I was impressed with their test scores and the small size of the student population compared to other schools, it feels like a private school that you should be paying big bucks for. The campus has new classrooms, athletic areas and future construction projects are being paid for by two bonds that have already been passed.


Posted December 21, 2010

This school doesn't offer as many acedemic classes as I would like and doesn't seem to challenge me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2010

THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE I WENT THERE MY FRESHMAN YEAR..... DONT EVER GO THERE OR SEND YOUR CHILDREN THERE!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2009

This is the best in all round school activities!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

Santana has many great benefits. The teachers seem to truly care about the students success. It offers more sports than any other school in the district. Class sizes are small. Location is great. One thing that makes this school so awesome is it's smaller, therefore, the teachers can give more attention to the students that need it and the staff gets to know the students by name. Unfortunately, because it's so small, the school does not get the funding. I believe that the students and parents would feel they made a good choice in attending Santana High.


Posted April 11, 2008

Santana is a great school. The teachers are great especially the English teacher Mrs. Smith. If you are thinking about going to West Hills don't it is right by the dump. Go Sultans!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I attends Santana and I am going to be a sophmore. I could not be happier. I love all the extracurricular activities, the students, the teachers, and I even made varsity cheerleading. Santana is the best school I could have hoped for and I recommend everyone to go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2007

Santana is moving in the right direction and is showing a real commitment to students and parents.I have on many occasions received feedback on my son progress and sometimes lack of progress.I have also receive positive unsolicited feedback on his behavior,class participation.Santana campus is open to parents and if you choose to stop by, call or set up an appointment the staff is very helpful and happy to have interaction from parents of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

This high school had the best special education department, I've had 2 children gothru theyre speical education program, but suceeded behond what the teachers thought at first. One had graduated with honors. Santana way to go. YOur number 1 in my book. Parents if your chikldren need that extra help Santana is the way to go. Rhonda Castro Lakeside ca
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

My daughter graduated from Santana in 2000. Now my Son is a sophmore, he really enjoyed the school when it was the block system of 3 classes a day. On tuesday twice a month they have half a day where they only spend 30 minutes in period, which there are 6 periods in this day. The kids can not learn anything and it is not fair to the teachers. All in all Santana has been a good school. I think they need to review this year compared to the past years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2004

I enjoyed going here during the 1993-1997 school years. I was on the swim team and the teachers were great. There was peer mediation available. They don't have a diverse population, but are able to help the minorities fit in.
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

814

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

814

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2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

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54%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

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75%

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87%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
0%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
24%
Algebra II

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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42%

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55%

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72%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
20%

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32%

2010

 
 
28%
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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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
World History

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

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48%
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.

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Algebra II

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
Earth Science

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
25%
English Language Arts

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

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58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

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9%

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14%

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

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
U.S. History

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

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55%

2010

 
 
49%
World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Males59%
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Pacific Islandern/a
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White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females78%
Males70%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state33%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males13%
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Samoann/a
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Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disability13%
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Geometry

All Students82%
Females76%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students26%
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Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
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)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students69%
Females59%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students56%
Females62%
Males51%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females73%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students36%
Females36%
Males35%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

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Femalesn/a
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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Science

All Students68%
Females72%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students59%
Females56%
Males63%
African American64%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
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
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Algebra II

All Students17%
Females14%
Males21%
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)16%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented26%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate14%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students59%
Females55%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students40%
Females36%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students42%
Females36%
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)47%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students56%
Females60%
Males52%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students58%
Females50%
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)60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented63%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students45%
Females55%
Males41%
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)48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
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)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students56%
Females49%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
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
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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

English Language Arts

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students90%
Females95%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American91%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner52%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students96%
Females96%
Males96%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability64%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner82%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 65%
Hispanic 21%
Two or more races 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/AN/A
English language learners 4%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Tim Schwuchow
Fax number
  • (619) 449-3119

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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9915 North Magnolia Avenue
Santee, CA 92071
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