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Monte Vista High School

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Posted December 9, 2013

I am a student at Monta Vista High School. I am currently enrolled in ASB, yearbook, and advanced choir.over the past couple years our school has gone through many changes including staff, students, and buildings. We have improved over the past couple years and I highly recommend going to monte vista to any student enrolling into high school. every year our test scores increase more than are goal recommended. I have heard no complaints from students of monte vista. In fact, we are one of the most spirited schools in the Grossmont Union high school district. the staff of our school are not only teachers, but leaders And positive examples to what a school Body and family should look. I love Monte vista and I im proud to be A monarch.


Posted September 1, 2012

I'm going into my third year at MVHS the teachers are great but classes are ruined by other students. Sometimes staff can be very rude at times and when students need help they are unavailable and students can wait hours. It's a good school but need work with different things


Posted September 20, 2011

Terrible high school, may it suffer the same fate as Carthage did at the hands of the Romans; graduated class of '73 and never looked back. The only reason for its existence was to keep kids off the street; enroll in classes at Grossmont College where you can actually learn something. School staff did not care; teachers generally OK except for Woodshop teacher who's only function in class was to talk about dune buggy racing in the desert and to supervise the hoodlums in the class; counselling nonexistent and worse (my sister was discouraged from applying to Cal Maritime because "girls don't do that;" spoiled little rich kids abusive of other students (ever have your locker burned? insert charcoal lighter fluid followed by match - voila!).


Posted October 10, 2010

My kids get the chance to advance according to their ability. This is a struggling public school in Spring Valley but it's still been good for my kids :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

It's my first year at monte vista & its great. Mvhs seriously is a drama free school.The teachers and staff are very nice..Hands down its a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

i love this school and its great the atmosphere is wondorful the kids are nice and everyone is friends our activities are great of cource im in asb so i should know it its hard work and the asb student and falculty keep this school fun and safe the teahcers are good could be better but im learning so i have no problem also the disiplince is well and the food is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2008

I am very dissatisfied with MVHS. Phone calls to counselors and other administrators do not get returned, my daughters classes were over-crowded and out of control. It is more of a daycare center for teens. The students do not get the guidance and discipline they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

We currently have one daughter attending, and one who graduated a few years ago. We are very impressed with the quality of teachers and coaching at this school. When we visit, we see a clean and well-run school. The improvements being done this summer will add to the overall feel of excellence. I highly recommend Monte Vista.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2008

I believe the teachers and staff at Monte Vista give each student an equal chance to be the best they can be. It is up to the student themselves to take advantage of the opportunities available to them. Good teachers, weak admin staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

My experience so far has not been the greatest, the office staff are rude and not very courteous at all. Parents to me are put on hold while the office staff go here and there..you could be standing there all day. sorry but i give this school a low score rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

MVHS is a solid school surrounded by safe, beautiful neighborhoods on the rise. New premium housing with lake views near the school fetches top dollar, and this can only mean good things for the school. As the income levels of families with children at the school increases, parent participation is growing. The school itself is currently undergoing a large-scale, thorough physical renovation. It's part of the Grossmont Union High School District which encompasses many upscale neighborhoods. Parent involvement throughout the district is high, and the administration is top-notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

Monte Vista was basically a 'choose your own fate' type of school. The school's staff does a great job of keeping you safe so long as you keep yourself safe--it's really great practice for the real world. In the same sense, classes can either be challenging and get you into a good college, or easy. Football, waterpolo and wrestling used to be powerhouses with solid baseball and basketball teams to boot.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 10, 2006

Old school nice sports programs. Great math and science.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 21, 2006

Mvhs has gone downhill. The buildings are old. The teachers dont get much time to teach because the kids are so bad! The only good thing is their football, h20 polo and wrestling. It is a scary school to go to now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2006

Nice school to send your kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

Monte Vista is a great school in the grossmont union school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2005

My 2 older girls (1 class of 99) and (1 class of 2005) have bith been in honors programs. From my view I thought the cirriculum was very challenging. Teachers for the most part respond to well behaved children. This year 2005 saw a new strict dress code and next year it will be even stricter. I feel some restrictions are good but they are going overboard in 2006. Overall this school has kids from all types of backgrounds and while their is occasional problems, the school does a good job of keeping things in check. Good football teams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

Monte Vista has been a great experience thus far for my student and myself. The staff has my sons best interest at heart. The coaching staff are the greatest, I can't say enough great things about them. My son's self esteem has risen 110% since entering this high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

As a student of Monte Vista, I can confidently say that our high school is one of the best schools in San Diego county. Since I have lived in this area for a while and have grown up being around the campus and many former monarchs, I know that within the last few years Monte Vista High has pulled itself out of its reputations and excelled to great heights. Being a so diverse school has allowed the students to mature in ways unimaginable. The teachers are incredible and really do what ever it takes to help their students to the top. And all our great sports, clubs, and extra-curricular activities provide a wonderful environment for a student to pursue whatever interests them. Also, monarch spirit is always growing! The pride our school has is amazing. All in all, Monte Vista is the place to be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2004

For the past three years I have seen a big change in Monte Vista. I must applaud our new principal, Paul Wargo for his strong belief and preserverance in wanting to make this school the best it can be. With Proposition H passing, I do hope that Mr. Wargo can put the school's funds in areas that need the most repair. We need more people like him leading our kids. The staff is good too. I have come across so many wonderful teachers some of whom graduated from this school and have now returned to teach our youth. I believe this school is on the right track and with Mr. Wargo in charge the sky is the limit! Go MVHS!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

786

Change from
2012 to 2013

+29

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 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 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

786

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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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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5 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%
Algebra II

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

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90%

2011

 
 
75%

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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9%

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16%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
5%
Algebra II

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
42%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
15%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
38%
World History

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

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
16%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Earth Science

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

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
20%
U.S. History

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
World History

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

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11%

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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

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English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate50%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females66%
Males63%
African American67%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Females65%
Males69%
African Americann/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantaged71%
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Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students17%
Females17%
Males17%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner17%
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 graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students58%
Females44%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students56%
Females54%
Males57%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate52%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students69%
Females59%
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 disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students52%
Females58%
Males46%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Filipino80%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students23%
Females16%
Males29%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented38%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate43%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students90%
Females82%
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 disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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

Science

All Students63%
Females63%
Males64%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate62%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students54%
Females48%
Males60%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state45%
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 Students7%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability9%
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 Students25%
Females22%
Males27%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented34%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students50%
Females45%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students47%
Females48%
Males45%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students18%
Females15%
Males18%
African American13%
Asiann/a
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)43%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability20%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only22%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students40%
Females41%
Males38%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students1%
Females0%
Males3%
African American0%
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)9%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
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 graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
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 Students56%
Females53%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented57%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students58%
Femalesn/a
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
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 Students43%
Females38%
Males48%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Filipino90%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students17%
Females17%
Malesn/a
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 disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner8%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students89%
Females87%
Males90%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American88%
Asiann/a
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner83%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students90%
Females88%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American86%
Asiann/a
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability33%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner88%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 58%
White 16%
Black 12%
Two or more races 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/AN/A
English language learners 14%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • Randy Montesanto
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  • (619) 670-9749

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3230 Sweetwater Springs Boulevard
Spring Valley, CA 91977
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