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South Pasadena Senior High School

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Posted September 26, 2013

I never expected the transition from private to public school to be so easy. The school is so well run. Principal Janet Anderson excels with communication and is clearly involved in every aspect of the school community. We have found the teachers to be engaging and responsive. We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2012

My child is a student here. She does not feel the reachers are that great. She has honors classes and still needs to have a tutor. Once the tutor explains it, she understands it. Wait? Isn't that the teachers job? The school is tolerant of behavior that used to get me tossed out of school. It is a very, very liberal school and allows to much to continue on campus. Nobody flunks, everybody passes. The school teaches my child morals and values that my family does not agree with. When my child goes to an assembly that is an anti-bulliying assembly, please don't turn it into a pro gay rally, as was done this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

My child is a senior this year, and we have been very, very pleased with all four of his years at SPHS. Most of the students are interesting, lively, engaged kids; most of the teachers are very good and dedicated to their students' success; most of the activities are well-run and designed with the students' best interests in mind; and most of the administration is top-notch. Anyone who thinks they can buy perfection in the form of private school is living in a dream world. If your kid is motivated and you're willing to cut the umbilical cord and let them do some of the hard and necessary work of learning for themselves how to get the most out of their high school experience, SPHS is an outstanding place for your kid to be! We are grateful for everything the school has done for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

I am very unhappy that I did not pursue private school for my child. He is doing badly in science and geometry even though he previously had good grades. I now am paying for a tutor for both of those subjects. I would tell anyone to send your kid to private school if you want them to get a good education. You will end up using tutors and that is quite pricey anyways. Once you are at this school you will hear many stories of how awful the science and math teachers are. Too bad because SPMS was pretty good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

My 9th grade daughter has an amazing counselor who is always looking out for her. She takes the time to know her on a personal level and is always interested in her personal as well as academic growth. This family is blessed to have Mrs. Strickland-Vadell in our lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

South pasadena High school would not be much if it was not housed in a wealthy nieghborhood. The students are not very interesting or creative for the most part (most of the really brilliant, interesting athletics, etc kids in the area do not attend SPHS). The teachers and the facilities are mediocre compared to the reputation. Though a few of the teachers are quite good, the high scores are really because the wealthy parents can afford tutors and test preparation classes, which are a MUST given the largely mediocre faculty. Though there are some great kids that go to SPHS (just like any where else) the young people seem especially uninspired, catty, shallow and fearful. They do not tend to attend their own dances and other events out of fear that it will not be considered "Cool". I am looking to find a more interesting scool for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

Good school - with a great ESL (English as a Second Language) program. My sister went there: she lost no time in picking the new language and she quite enjoyed the whole experience. Moreover, she mentioned that you get individual attentions from the teachers and generally speaking, most students are scholastically motivated and well-behaved. The only compliant she had was that the math program was a bit weak.


Posted October 29, 2009

SPHS has a diverse community, economically & ethnically, for which we are proud. We all come together well. We have wonderful community involvement, a great principal, and stress great values in addition to academic achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

This is truly an outstanding high school. Students realize they are part of something special...not just rote learners attending class. I'm very impressed by the extra attention paid by faculty members to student success. And Janet Anderson is a very special person, we're lucky to have her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

Great school! The spirit and friendly community is awesome! The faculty is amazing as well, except the math department is not so great. Tigers for all four years of high school! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

I have had two children attend SPHS. I can't speak highly enough about the caring devoted staff. It is because of these people that my eldest son has had such success in college and now sees the difference that his education has provided him in comparison to his current classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

My daughter has moved to this school from the middle school and we expected great things fromt he high school as well, but i was dissapointed to see that they have failed to encourage and offer those who are not the best or great at things. Especially the sports program which only took the kids who had experience with the certain sports and isolated all those who were willing to try out. It seemed unfair, sense colloges look so much towards those sports and activieties done during high school years. Some teachers also failed to provide our children with help when they were struggling. I understand that thier school system push kids to achieve greater things at school. But they need to knw that all kids arent born smart they need the knowledge from thier teachers in order to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

I think this school is very overrated! The courses offered are great but what good does that do our children if the teachers are less than motivated to help the less capable students? I must say I am very disappointed, I moved here because of the better school district and have been let down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2006

I curretnly attend SPHS and love it. be far it is the best high school. the outside atmosphere is just wonderful everyone is real nice and i love walkign aroudn town and feeling safe; even when i am alone! thanks! south pas! dude, this is an awsome school! :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2006

It was a pleasure working with the administrative and faculty team at South Pasadena. Any parent would be lucky to have their child enrolled in this school. South Pas offers a high quality education and caring staff.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 6, 2006

As a parent, when I see our API scores being compared to surrounding 'wealthier'communities, I am flattered. We may not be the richest money-wise, but we are definitely one of the most socio-economically diverse schools to have as many academic and arts programs as we do. Small class-sizes (like a private). Many parents cannot afford to give lots of money to the school district - they make up for it in volunteer time. Excellent parent involvement,care and concern for the school. Athletics are not the main thing for this school, because the kids are so well-rounded, they have many things going on.But as far as preparing them for the 'real'world - this is the place. Kids from all different races & backgrounds & interests. Students are exposed to many different interests,academics and sports. API's? Clearly, only a part of this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

The academic programs at South Pas are great. The teachers really care. We especially love the art program. It's great to see parents who are really involved and come to school meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

OVERRATED. South Pas appears to shine compared to some other public high schools. Overall, the teachers are fair to excellent, but really bad ones (old, tired and incapable) are firmly entrenched with tenure and union job protections just like LAUSD. The school administration is laid back comfortable with the school s performance rankings. But a minority of hyper motivated scholars and families (often Asian) are the whole story behind the test scores. Kids who are not seriously self-directed wash through SPHS with little effort and they can graduate barely literate. The brighter lifetime prospects of one typical not-performing-up-to-his/her-ability 16-year-old (unless he/she is acting up) will not get a shred of attention at South Pasadena High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

This is an excellent school. I love the envir and the teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

The school is nice but there are some concerns about the supervision of the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

891

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

891

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
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 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)

6 / 10

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
73%
Algebra II

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

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

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Algebra II

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
34%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
World History

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

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
28%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
18%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
90%
U.S. History

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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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Females42%
Males45%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
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Students with no reported disability49%
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students92%
Females92%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
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Non-economically disadvantaged91%
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Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students79%
Females82%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students88%
Females89%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disability67%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Males15%
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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability0%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students66%
Females59%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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Males100%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
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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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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 Students40%
Females33%
Males44%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students67%
Females62%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students67%
Females73%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
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)63%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students72%
Females69%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females86%
Males78%
African American92%
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students20%
Females15%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asian31%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability22%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
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)0%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate26%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students91%
Females93%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
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)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
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 graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students81%
Females84%
Males78%
African American83%
Asian82%
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)90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students70%
Females67%
Males72%
African American53%
Asian79%
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)78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
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 Students22%
Femalesn/a
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
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 Students17%
Females16%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asian20%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
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 graduate11%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students85%
Females85%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students45%
Females38%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate49%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females82%
Males81%
African American87%
Asian85%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students10%
Females6%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability7%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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 graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students64%
Females54%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students87%
Females90%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students77%
Females76%
Males78%
African American80%
Asian81%
Filipino54%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students93%
Females94%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability59%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner57%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students97%
Females97%
Males97%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability69%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner97%
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
Asian 37%
White 30%
Hispanic 24%
Black 3%
Two or more races 2%
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 20%N/AN/A
English language learners 5%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

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

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1401 Fremont Avenue
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