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Merrill F. West High School

Public | 9-12 | 2856 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2014

I am a parent of a Freshman at Merrill West High School in Tracy. I have nothing but nice things to say! Having only lived in Tracy for 5 years I of course asked around to other parents regarding the High Schools. I couldn't believe what a tainted view I received of West. Perhaps this school had some pretty rough years before, but it looks to me that the trouble has moved on. After touring the school and meeting the staff and teachers I had no reservations of putting my son in this school. It was a great decision. He is having such a great time here. He has 3.8 gpa and is enjoying the wonderful Drama department with Mrs. Welk. He has made so many friends. There are no gang members walking the halls. It is a wonderfully diverse group of kids and that is the best education we can give our children. How to be kind to one another and not judgmental. Principal Brown is doing a wonderful job. My daughter will be starting there in 2 years and I have no problems sending her there. I wish other people would give this school a second look, and especially stop giving it such a bad review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

I am a freshman and I just moved here this summer from San Jose, it was really hard for me to leave my best friends. I knew I had to start over making new friends and the teachers made it very easy for me. The teachers made us talk to each other to get to know each other, this worked very well with my algebra 2 class and geography class. The teachers gives me a solid education foundation for me and feel like that I will do well after freshman year but the textbooks there are quite worn out also the technology is utterly bygone the technology we have today. I chose to write a review a for this school because I believe with the extra money will help the school out a lot and believe it deserves it. Thank you for reading my review!


Posted August 12, 2012

Great school in a nice area. We have been at this school over the last six years and have had a great experience. Great security staff and pool looks fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

The school had a lot of gangs and didnt do anything about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

all the teachers are great and it is a safe school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

amazing curriculum in the space and engineering academy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

I graduated from west high school last year & I can honestly say I will not miss it. I just feel like the school lacks school spirit & there are so many dumb rules, especially this year. Good luck to the rest of you who are still stuck there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

I am a Junior at WHS. The administration does not care about the average student, unless their parent calls in or comes down to the school themselves. WHS seems to be more concerned with making this school more like a jail than a learning institution. The only thing good about this school is the AP and Honors teachers, they are actually good teachers. The rest barely care. Maybe that is for a good reason, too many ghetto Bay Area misfits have come here thinking that they are some sort of gangsters so there is no choice but to treat them like the animals they are. I can not wait to get out of here and I am blessed to be in a position of possible early graduation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2009

This school is good because of the Space And Engineering Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

As a current senior at this school, I will definitely miss my years at West High. This school offers many extra curricular activities. After 14 years, West High has received the stadium and pool its always needed, and it is by far way better than the stadium at our rival Tracy High School. The teachers at this school are extremely helpful and unique in their own way. West will continue to be an outstanding high school in the years to come. GO WOLFPACK!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

West has been a very good school for my daughter. I have nothing negative to say except that I wish at the beginning of her fresman year (and I know they now do this) they had encouraged 'college' thinking in their students. Like I said, I think they're now doing that so we'll see in 5 years when my next child goes to West. Overall, very good experience with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

West isn't a bad school is you involved in upper level classes like AP or honors classes or the acadmy. In the more difficult classes the teachers tend to be more respectful and willing to help out after school and sometimes even on weekends if you need it.However in some of the lower classes the teachers don't seem to care as much and definately do not respect the students the same way AP teachers do. The school is also very crowded, but it is generally very safe acccept for a few occasional fights that all high schools have. The school is also finally getting its football stadium and pool that it was supposed to have a long time ago.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2007

The Space and Engineering Academy is a great way for kids to learn because classes are smaller and it is more personlized for student who want to learn about science. It scored about 806 on the API scores
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2007

I graduated from this school in 2005. It was a great school, teachers were always willing to help students if they needed extra help. Mr. Haim, a history teacher, actually spent his weekends helping students study for the AP exams. The school might be over populated but thats mainly because of people from the bay area flocking to Tracy because its cheap. A lot of parents are commuters therefore I feel as if there isnt as much parent involvement as there should be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 3, 2007

I think the school has way too many students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

I want to thank everyone who work's so hard in giving our children this wonderful school. Our kids get good learning skills and will get alot out of their life's by going here to West High! Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

I am concerned that the size of the school limits student safety and learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2006

West High School has a great Math Department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2005

Good school.over populated. diverse student types. my son is interested in his grades finaly. they seem a little too rigid with the kids. not as friendly and make it seem like a prison. very difficult to get to and from with driving in and out. need better or more ways to get into school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2005

I got the best education possible at West High. They offer a wide range of AP classes with amazing teachers and a ton of extra-curricular activities. I walked into college with 30 credits (Sophomore standing) and a full-tuition scholarship thanks to the opportunities I had at West. I go to a private school on the East Coast now, and I was fully prepared for the workload and professor expectations of college.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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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

729

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 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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In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
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 did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

729

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

+3

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)

4 / 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)

2 / 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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%
Algebra II

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
36%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
15%
English Language Arts

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

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
16%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%
Earth Science

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
English Language Arts

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

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
World History

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

518 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
11%
Algebra II

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

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
14%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
22%
Earth Science

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
29%
English Language Arts

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
5%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
U.S. History

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
World History

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
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 Students14%
Females8%
Males21%
African American13%
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)25%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)20%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate14%
Parent education - declined to state5%

Algebra II

All Students61%
Femalesn/a
Males59%
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 disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students32%
Females28%
Males35%
African American31%
Asian46%
Filipino39%
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state30%

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
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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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 Students59%
Females58%
Males59%
African American50%
Asian78%
Filipino78%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state49%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females7%
Males13%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability2%
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to state15%

Geometry

All Students26%
Females25%
Males27%
African American22%
Asian35%
Filipino25%
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate36%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

All Students0%
Femalesn/a
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
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

Physics

All Students61%
Females36%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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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
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
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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
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 Students14%
Females13%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state13%

Algebra II

All Students42%
Females36%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
Filipino35%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students60%
Females50%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Chemistry

All Students16%
Females16%
Males16%
African American8%
Asian26%
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)24%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate32%
Parent education - declined to state14%

Earth Science

All Students37%
Females35%
Males38%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state32%

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females47%
Males42%
African American33%
Asian64%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females5%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asian0%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

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

All Students87%
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 disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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

Science

All Students43%
Females40%
Males46%
African American39%
Asian65%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state39%

World History

All Students37%
Females30%
Males45%
African American30%
Asian56%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state28%
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%
Females9%
Males5%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

Algebra II

All Students17%
Females11%
Males25%
African Americann/a
Asian11%
Filipino0%
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students48%
Females52%
Males44%
African American17%
Asian77%
Filipino47%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state50%

Chemistry

All Students23%
Females15%
Males28%
African American8%
Asian32%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

Earth Science

All Students54%
Females41%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
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 graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females47%
Males36%
African American28%
Asian48%
Filipino39%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state45%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
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)5%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students52%
Females50%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state47%

Physics

All Students16%
Females9%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students40%
Females35%
Males45%
African American34%
Asian44%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state41%

World History

All Students38%
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 disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

541 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students79%
Females85%
Males73%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American66%
Asian90%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknown73%
Students with disability21%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner35%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students79%
Females77%
Males81%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American60%
Asian92%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Economic Status Unknown81%
Students with disability28%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner42%
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 51%
White 19%
Asian 10%
Black 8%
Two or more races 3%
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 50%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jeff Frase
Fax number
  • (209) 830-3371

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
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Parent involvement
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  • Join PTO/PTA
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1775 West Lowell Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376
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