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West Hills High School

Public | 9-12 | 1956 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2013

The school never had my son's 504 plant so they did not help him in any way. When they learned that he had one they did not do anything to remedy the situation. My son failed the last two years of high school and they would not hold him back or offer any other solutions to the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

I was once a student at West Hills for one month back in 1999 before I moved out of state, and I found this school to be decent. The best positive I have seen with this school is the student body activities that are performed before and during the school year (spirit activities, etc.). Also, both males and females are treated equally if they wanted to perform. A major downfall of this school is the lack of quality. I took French as a subject (Spanish was filled up), and I was shocked to find out that when I left the state that I learned baby French and not actual French. As a result, I had to relearn French in a short period of time. Also, in English, learning 1200 words per semester seemed to be a drudgery, and does not fall in line with national standards. Those that did not perform well with reading comprenhension would be setup for failure because of this requirement. Teachers seemed to care, but were not as good as my next high school that I attended. The counselors were fine with me, but seemed to be a little rude at times. Overall, West Hills is decent, and could use some improvement.


Posted June 29, 2013

I just finished my sophomore year at West Hills and it was amazing. The staff (especially those in the science department) is remarkable and genuinely care about their students' lives. On multiple occasions teachers took the time to talk to a student if they seem upset in anyway. They are supportive and truly want to see all the kids to succeed.


Posted June 27, 2011

Boy do I relate to the counseling staff they have 2 that try to cover for the rest that do absolutely nothing. It takes weeks for them to see a student. This is a real problem when you have a Senior. The district office doesn't even want you to know where they are. The have you leave voice messages but no one ever calls back.


Posted May 14, 2011

I am a sophomore at West Hills and the staff there really do care about their students. I have had teachers ask me if i'm ok and inquire why other students seem unhappy and the majority of the teachers are pretty awesome :) sure there's the occasional crazy but hey it just makes the day better :) the campus is fantastic although not built for rain and the people here are generally very accepting of new students :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2010

Great school! The faculty and curriculum helped prepare me for college and made me the well-rounded person I am today. I had no bad experiences with any of the faculty and would recommend this school to anyone.


Posted October 5, 2009

We love this school. The teachers and staff are so friendly and the students are really down to earth and nice. The curriculum is adequate for college, if the student is willing to put the work in, the curriculem and support system is there for the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

I absolutely love my school. The staff is amazing and care so much. This is defiantly a place to go for academics, sports, and just having fun. Our school loves to have fun and be active. I dont know what else to say right now but i really think this is a very good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2009

West Hills is a great school, with an amazing staff who take a genuine interest in the wellfare and happiness of their students. The social activities are fun and safe , they have an excellent athletics program , and a beautiful campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Hey, it's not at all a bad place to go. You've got your regular peer pressure, etc, but the teachers are all pretty col, and freshmen tend to do well throughout. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2008

I wish I could say I agree with these other great reviews. Our experience has been that 60% of the teachers are very proactive and really care about the kids but a full 40% are not well trained, not well managed and have a high percentage of failure within their own classrooms. Additionally the counseling staff take weeks to see a student after sign-up. Follow-up of the counseling staff gets an F. Even poor attiudes from the highest manger abound within that office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

West Hills was a school of choice for our 2 daughters. They have both excelled acedemically as well as socially. We have great praise for the staff at WH!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

I'm currently an 11th grader at West Hills, and I love it. I struggled near the end of elemantary school, and didn't even get to walk through graduation at the end of middle school because I did so bad, but now my grades are very rarely below C's. I can't say I've never got a C or below in a class, but it doesn't happen a lot, because the teachers make it easy for me to raise my grade and keep it up. They always help me when I need it. I also like all of the options for classes, there are so many different classes that I wouldn't have even thought a school offered, and I like that I have a wide variety to choose from each new year so I'm not always stuck with classes that don't interest me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2008

The staff is great and teachers are wonderful. My daughter attends and loves it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

I have two sons at this school and have had only wonderful interactions with the school. Our school counselor is experienced, knowledgable, and answers our questions quickly. Maybe we have been 'lucky' but we have one honors student and one college prep student and none of their teachers talk about their private lives during teaching time. Our sons have participated in sports, clubs and made good friends here. We will miss this school when they graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

As a parent of a recent honor grad, I am very happy with West Hills. My child enjoyed school, did well, made friends, was involved in school activities and had a good healthy high school experience. As a parent, I have been very pleased with the teachers and staff. Any time I needed questions answered, or had to talk to a teacher I was always able to get responces quickly. Over all, the 4 years that my child spent at West Hills was very good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2007

As newcomers this year to WHHS my children and I are very disappointed with the curriculum and the teachers. The staff is rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

I have been so disappointed with the Grossmont Union High School District. The quality of good teachers is very low. There is a disproportionate amount of student teachers in the district. Teachers spend time talking about their personal lives instead of working on the hard intricacies of their subject discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

It is great school, the academic classes that are offered are excellent.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2006

Academically, this school offers many A.P. Clasess and the science department is great, there are amazing teachers in english as well. This is a point of view from someone who only took honors and A.P., Oh, and of course the social science department is pretty good too.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

807

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

3 / 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

807

What is the API?
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

-5

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Algebra II

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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9%

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9%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

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2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
26%
Algebra II

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
37%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
7%
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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
World History

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

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61%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
1%
Algebra II

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
8%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
43%
Earth Science

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

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12%

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21%

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8%
English Language Arts

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

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

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0%

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6%

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0%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
U.S. History

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

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

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57%

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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White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
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Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
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Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females80%
Males68%
African American53%
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Females58%
Males59%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
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Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
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

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Algebra II

All Students61%
Females64%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino83%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students61%
Females61%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students79%
Females76%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Females72%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students22%
Females19%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Science

All Students76%
Females74%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability42%
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students59%
Females55%
Males61%
African American36%
Asian45%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students18%
Females14%
Males20%
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
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 graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students12%
Females13%
Males13%
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)14%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented27%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate39%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Females71%
Males73%
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)74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
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

Chemistry

All Students44%
Females46%
Males41%
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)44%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females56%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino55%
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate66%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
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)0%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school 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 Students57%
Females51%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students66%
Females47%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students53%
Females50%
Males54%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
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.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students91%
Females95%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American91%
Asian100%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability56%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner65%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females94%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability56%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner68%
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 63%
Hispanic 21%
Two or more races 11%
Asian 2%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Paul Dautremont
Fax number
  • (619) 562-9342

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

School facilities
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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8756 Mast Boulevard
Santee, CA 92071
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