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El Camino High School

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Posted February 28, 2014

EL CAMINO is the owrst school ever I go there now and literally all my friends are different and teachers are fine I like them. the staff is soooo (UGH) they do not care about you they are so rude and they think because they work at the school they have to right to be ruse as possible at you. The people in el camino are a problem. if I were you I wouldn't send your child here unless if he/she wants to cry because bullying happens here to. ALOT of it. el camino is the worst school.


Posted September 9, 2013

I know my daughter will suceed here, just like my nephew did now he is at San Francisco State. I give the school and faculty a big +.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2012

I am new to the area and would like to learn more about the quality of the local highschools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

This school this year makes me unhappy, the teachers are not that good as 3 years ago, losing friends, cry about it makes me hurt even more. Making friends nowadays are soo hard cuz that first u are friends then suddenly u stop talking with them. The ASB thinks that they rule the school, they are always on their computer doing the votes so they can win. My grades are going down cause the teachers of this year don't even teach basically. I think I'm going to transfer to different school. :(.


Posted October 21, 2010

It is a great school and my kid loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2010

I LOVE El Camino High School because the faculty and staff give they're all to make sure each student receives the best education possible. It is also nice to see a spirit-filled student body, not just during Homecoming but during all school activities. I am an alumnus of this school and it is wonderful to see some of the same teachers that were there teaching the next generation AND some fellow alumni coming back to teach. Overall, El Camino High School is a perfect example of a school that takes pride not just in academics but in school spirit as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

El Camino thus far has been very impressive! My children has always attended private Catholic schools. My eldest child graduated from a private high school. Faced w/the state budget cuts and job loss, we had to make the difficult decision of enrolling our middle child to a public high school which is far from what she is used too. Our daughter is currently a freshman at El Camino HS (ECHS). We were pleasantly surprised of how wonderful El Camino HS is. ECHS has great sports and club programs and many wonderful activities available to students. Their sports and club activities promotes school spirit, encourages and pride in their school community! They have a great website for parents to check their children's grade, homework and stay informed of school news and events!! I have emailed the faculty of El Camino HS to ask questions about the school's programs and have also inquired about my child's grades and progress in school. I was so pleased that the prinicipal and teachers promptly replied to my emails and returned my phone calls. The students in general are great. The students at El Camino HS is very diversed in race/ethnicity and socio-economic background, which further enriches the school's student body and community. ECHS academic program include AP and college prepatory courses. Academically, the school scores is competitive. We are very happy at El Camino High School and more importantly, our daughter loves her new school!!! Keep up the good work El Co!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

MOST SPIRITED SCHOOL IN THE BAY AREA. cool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

It is a user friendly school which allows for a comfortable learning environment for all people.


Posted October 5, 2010

Great teachers. Great people. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

Our school spirit> other schools' school spirit. I swear, in El Camino you WILL NEVER GET bored. There is always something to look forward to. EC is the place to be! I love my school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

Great teachers. Great students. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2010

this school is the best. We have won 2 radio contests for the most spirited school in the bay area in one year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

They've got spirit, yes they do!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Most Spirited and Best High School Ever!!!!


Posted February 16, 2010

I just moved here this year and chose to go to this school but I'm surprised, there are many cliques at this school, and it makes it so impersonal to make friends. I try and try but nobody wants to make an effort to be my friend. The thing about getting the most spirited award is because our ASB are constantly are on the school's computers voting when they don't supposed to, that's why we get chosen for famous people to show up. Sorry if I just wrote the truth
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2009

El Camino has wonderful students, caring faculty and staff, and the most school spirit around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

it is a great school, teachers are welling to help students after schools hours and its an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

el camino provides a safe and fun environment for its students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

I attended school here graduated 91 and now my kids and my sister's kids are 2nd generation EC and this school makes you feel PROUD.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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

782

Change from
2012 to 2013

-20

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

782

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

-20

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 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)

7 / 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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
50%
Algebra II

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

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

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
38%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
63%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
8%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
41%
Algebra II

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

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
49%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
32%
Earth Science

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

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
World History

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
33%
Algebra II

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
7%
Earth Science

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
5%
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

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%
U.S. History

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

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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

All Students25%
Females38%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
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 Students80%
Femalesn/a
Males81%
African Americann/a
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Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students57%
Females61%
Males53%
African American18%
Asian79%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females76%
Males63%
African American33%
Asian79%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
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

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students38%
Females40%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
Filipino41%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
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

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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World History

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Filipinon/a
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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 Students3%
Females8%
Males0%
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 disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
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

Algebra II

All Students42%
Females36%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asian52%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students24%
Females29%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino36%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
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

Chemistry

All Students29%
Females21%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asian47%
Filipino23%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented48%
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

Earth Science

All Students27%
Females18%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
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 Students57%
Females60%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students12%
Females8%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asian21%
Filipino9%
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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 Students75%
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 disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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

Science

All Students65%
Females63%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students51%
Females39%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
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
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 Students8%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students20%
Females13%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Filipino12%
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented18%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students53%
Females53%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students10%
Females10%
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino9%
Hispanic or Latino5%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
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

Earth Science

All Students34%
Females23%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino24%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
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 Students50%
Females53%
Males47%
African American20%
Asian74%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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

Geometry

All Students5%
Females2%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino3%
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
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 Students39%
Females31%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
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

Physics

All Students71%
Females68%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino70%
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 disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
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 Students50%
Females51%
Males49%
African American27%
Asian60%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
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

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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students90%
Females91%
Males89%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability46%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner70%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students89%
Females88%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino95%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknown93%
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner73%
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
Hispanic 35%
Two or more races 26%
Asian 11%
White 8%
Black 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 19%N/AN/A
English language learners 10%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

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

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

School Leader's name
  • David Putney
Fax number
  • (650) 589-2343

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
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