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Ponderosa High School

Public | 9-12 | 1890 students

 

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Posted January 23, 2014

Im a student at Ponderosa high school.. this school is Great! Teachers are very supportive. We have a huge fan base for sports and its a great campus. And its a great school all around!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2013

I went to another school for my first three years of high school and honestly I regret the move... The staff is good and the education is alright to me, but the extra curricular activities suck quite miserably, and to me those moments are what makes kids remember the good ol' days of high school . My old school has powder puff and the spirit days are ten billion times better and students get way more into it. There are two separate rallies which, for me, makes no sense since my old school had about 1,000 more kids and had only one, by the way the rallys are also much more entertaining and people don't regret going to them. The school spirit sucks and there isn't enough parking. I believe that Ponderosa needs to think about adding a little more entertainment. Powder puff was probably one of the most fun things I have ever done and it's not offered. I was told by a fellow student of mine who has gone there all four years and is in leadership that someone has talked to the activities director and they didn't do anything. I paid for my own jersey and got to keep it and they charged at the gate so they have no need to worry about finances. I just want my senior year to be fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2012

Ponderosa High School is a great school. We lost the best principal, Mr Moore last year, but the school is still good. The new principal is never seen. The teachers care about the students and help them to progress. Great sports programs too,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2012

ponderosa is a pretty good school :) i wish they would offer more activities such as lacross or dancing... but the teachers are AMAZING! they really make you WANT to come to school :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2012

Ponderosa High School laid the foundation for my children to succeed when they attended Ponderosa and now that they are in college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

Two children through and on to university, one attending now. Great school for students who are high achievers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

The administration is terrible! They do absolutely nothing to help the students, nor parents! I use to love Ponderosa until I started having bullying/harassment issues at school... and Still ( A year and 2 months later) I am still having those same issues. The school does nothing! Its pathetic! However, the teachers at Ponderosa are the best! They are so nice and thier ways of teaching are amazing. They truely care about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2011

I have a daughter who just graduated from Ponderosa, and a son who is going to be a sophomore this year and they are enjoying high school to the fullest. Best group of kids around! Wonderful parent participation!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2010

Ponderosa is an excellent high school. I've had two sons attend and the academic offerings are fabulous. I found the staff overall to be fabulous, especially in the advanced classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

Don't expect to get any help from the principals. This school is not safe. a lot of gang kids go here watch out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

There is a lot of parent participation. The students are good kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

We moved from the bay area about 2 years ago. My child attends Ponderosa, and I have never been happier. This was the best move! The school is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

My twin sons are graduating this year and they are very different people. Both have found what they needed at Ponderosa. One is in FFA which is only offered at Ponderosa, the other was in the Academic Decathlon which has won County 15 years in a row. The coaches they had were inspirational and they both got into good colleges. I hope it is as good for my Daughter and youngest son. 8 more years at Pondo for us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

Generally a good school all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

I was actually a student at Ponderosa, but I must say it is easily the best academic high school in El Dorado County. If my words are not enough, consider the fact that the Academic Decathlon team from Ponderosa has won, as of 2006, for fourteen straight years. The music programs were extremely good during my attendance, however, this may change since the old music teacher is retiring. Sports, and other extra-curricular activities, are also both plentiful and high-quality. I truly recommend this school to any parent who wishes for his or her children to do well in life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 25, 2005

What a great year! my daughter was in the ninth grade earlier this year and couldn't beleive what a great school it is, great teachers, staff, and the students are awesome. Very organized, highly recommended to us from others in the area. I can see why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

My child's teachers have always shown great interest in him. I have no complaints with the teachers. I'm very disappointed with the choices available at this school. I was stunned to discover that a school in this area would have such a bare bones curriculum. The textbooks are beat up, as are the buildings, furnishings, etc. We paid a fortune for participating in basketball and football. I don't personally know how the finances work for music, art, or other activities. There is no orchestra. My child has many friends here, but he has always been disappointed when signing up for classes at the lack of choices. Again, I really like the teachers, but if I had it to do again, I would have moved to an area with better high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

Don't expect to get any special ed help for your child at this school. The IEP process was very painful for us. We had no such problems at the school from which we moved. We were ultimately unsuccessful and feel some of the staff were very unresponsive, perhaps even snobbish.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2004

I graduated from Ponderosa, and went on to complete a BA in Liberal Studies. It wasn't until my senior year of college that I encountered classes as difficult and rewarding as those I took at Pondo. I am now working on a Master's degree, and looking at PhD programs. I feel that my years at Ponderosa played a hugh role in my later studies, and that I am better prepared than those fellow college students who attended private schools. The teachers at Pondo (especially Schuler, VanWinkle, Perpall and Harnden) were dedicated, enthusiastic, gifted teachers, who made a huge impact on my life. I would strongly urge parents to send their children to Ponderosa.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 2, 2003

I have a son in his second year at Ponderosa and another son that will be attending next year. I find that Ponderosa has a great staff of teachers and athletic programs. I have found that many of the teachers and coaches also graduated from Ponderosa and have returned to keep the tradition going. I think that says a lot for a school.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

843

Change from
2012 to 2013

-18

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

843

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-18

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Algebra I

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Algebra II

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Earth Science

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
English Language Arts

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

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
19%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Algebra II

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Earth Science

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
35%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
World History

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

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
35%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

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64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
14%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
World History

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Females61%
Males63%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state57%

Algebra II

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Females84%
Males92%
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Students with no reported disability91%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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Females96%
Males97%
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Filipinon/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students73%
Females70%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state64%

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females81%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state64%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students19%
Females7%
Males27%
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)26%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Geometry

All Students88%
Females88%
Males88%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
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 Students20%
Females17%
Males23%
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)23%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate20%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students66%
Females68%
Males60%
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)67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students64%
Females68%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Chemistry

All Students91%
Females88%
Males94%
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)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students57%
Femalesn/a
Males64%
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)55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females71%
Males58%
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)68%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state70%

Geometry

All Students33%
Females33%
Males33%
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 disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate6%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate28%
Parent education - declined to state31%

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

All Students95%
Females94%
Males96%
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)97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students78%
Females79%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability31%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state71%

World History

All Students62%
Females60%
Males66%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students33%
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)40%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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 Students34%
Females28%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate82%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state23%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students60%
Females67%
Males54%
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 disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
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)53%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students54%
Females47%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state42%

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 Students61%
Females65%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females9%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
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)7%
Parent education - college graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students73%
Females71%
Males75%
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)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students95%
Femalesn/a
Males94%
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)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
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

U.S. History

All Students68%
Females63%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state54%

World History

All Students34%
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 disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
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.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students94%
Females96%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state82%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown92%
Students with disability62%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknown67%
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students96%
Females95%
Males97%
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 state93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown96%
Students with disability89%
Tested with modifications0%
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknown69%
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 80%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 4%
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 16%N/AN/A
English language learners 1%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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Music
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  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
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School Leader's name
  • Lisa Garrett
Fax number
  • (530) 677-2299

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
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Performing arts
  • Dance
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3661 Ponderosa Road
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
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