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Van Nuys Senior High School

Public | 8-12 | 3055 students

 

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Posted March 15, 2014

Drug dealing? Cheating?, Fights?, Bad students?, Bad teachers? What are you parents thinking? I, as parent wouldn't say anything bad about this school. Its a VERY GOOD school. I transferred my child out of North Hollywood HS where the students CHEAT their way out of high school, where its full of gang members that have tattoos all over their bodies, students who do drugs, most the students drop out, fights, cops, arrests. No Van Nuys HS is not like that at ALL. They have this AMAZING Magnet Program. My daughter is in the Medical Magnet Program. Northridge Hospital Medical Center, and Providence Holy Cross Hospital have provided opportunities for our medical magnets to explore the healthcare industry, as have a number of healthcare facilities around the district where these students perform volunteer hours required as tenth and eleventh graders. Now that's a SCHOOL!!! Most 10th graders pass the CAHSEE which really doesn't happen at many schools. I went to watch the MARCH BAND and they were OUTSTANDING, every year they win 1st place! I as a mother who is judgmental about schools, I fell in love with this school. Totally worth it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

what an amazing school!! totally worth it. the magnet program is the best . great job!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

This is one of the most amazing high schools you or can go to. The marching band is amazing, and many of the kids at school have so much pep! This school has many amazing teachers like Mr.Furman. As a residential student the only thing i hate is that I'm looked down on because I'm not in a magnet program. Nevertheless, this school is awesome! You should definitely come here, we have many cool clubs and electives!


Posted June 14, 2013

Class of 2011 !! Best teachers, staff and principal. So Sad to know Vanderbock is retiring, she did the school well!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2012

Van Nuys High School has some great programs. Besides the three magnets there is a Manufacturing Academy Program and an Automotive Program. This tech savvy school has 22 computer labs and uses a community networked web 2.0 website
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 8, 2011

This is one of the finest high schools you or your children can attend. We boast the highest advanced placement (AP) passing rate in LAUSD. This is no small feat as the national passing rate for the AP exam is well below 50%. There exists only 2 high schools that are on the same tier that of which Van Nuys is on which is Granada and North Hollywood. These 3 schools are one of the few schools that offer a selection of all AP classes. I can't say the performing arts magnet is heavily focused on school but if you are interested in the arts program our school is top notch. The marching band wins 1st in all of LAUSD consecutively every year. There are no drop outs in the math-science or medical magnet. It is a very competitive school and there are many caring teachers. My only complaint regarding this school is the social warfare between residential and magnet students. Magnet students resent the fact that residential test scores lower the school's ranking and the residential students resent the preferential treatment of magnet students. I am currently a Jr. in the Math/Science magnet. This school prepares you for college. I'm taking 5 AP classes this year.


Posted November 1, 2010

I am the parent of a 9th grader in the Math and Science Magnet who is also involved in school athletics. I could not have asked for a better school for my son. Teachers challenge him and prepare his for college level study skills. He had adjusted well to the work/atudy load as well as the team sport schedule and is truly happy with his high school experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Van Nuys High School is a gem in the Valley. It has three outstanding magnet schools on campus and a highly successful Advanced Placement program.


Posted August 29, 2009

Van Nuys High School is really quite remarkable. I'm in the Performing Arts magnet, and contrary to popular belief, we also take academics seriously while maintaining our extracurricular activities. Our fabulous dance team has won nationals for the last five or so years. Our vocal and theatre programs are also great. Our robotics team have gone to international heights. Medical and math/science magnet are also great. Outstanding APs and awesome teachers, notably the History department. Very carefree and diverse environment. Admittedly, resident school is not as disciplined but not bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2009

i go to this school it is awesome however my time has come to leave this really great school and go to college i will miss the fun classes that you actualy learned without knowing the teachers in the high school planted a bit of knowledge in me with out me knowing i learned a lot thank you all the teachers at Van nuys high school thank you
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

The school is the only LAusd school with 3 very demanding magnets -- math science, performing arts and medical magnet. Its API with includes the resident population and the 3 magnets jumped 53 points last year. That is exceptional. The teachers are first rate and are led by one of the best principals in LAUSD. There is an active Magnet Parents Association that has brought Princeton Review on campus and the American Field Service International Scholarships. For years the school has had the highest AP test passing rate of all of LAUSD. Its science bowl team is always in the mix of finalists. Visit the website at Vannuyshs.org.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

This school is amazing. I'm a 9th grader there & I have to say the magnet programs are incredible. I'm glad I chose Van Nuys High School as my school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2008

Too many bad kids, too crowded, not enough desks in the classes, yeah it has a good performing arts but still.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2008

This school had amazing Performing Arts programs. Stunning Dance Team. Best in the LAUSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

this school rocks! especially the magnet programs they are completely different than what you may hear about the resident kids the Performing Arts magnet has great programs and the Dance team won 1st place at every competition they attended against all the schools in the district i really recommend it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

Great education ,rest-less motivation, and very safe. one of best high schools in van nuys
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I strongly recomment the Medical And Math Science Magnet programs of this school. They are very good. Van Nuys High School has the highest AP Exam passing rate in LAUSD!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2006

It's a great school! There are some questionable teachers there, but not many. They have great magnet programs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2005

If you're in the Math/Science Magnet program, then the level of teaching is fairly high for a public school. The competition is also stiff because everybody wants to do well, and previous graduating classes went on to great schools (i.e., Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, University of Chicago, Brown, UC Berkeley <tons of people went there>, UCLA). Some of the teachers can be oddball, but you get a demanding level of coursework merely because every other student around you is just as good or better (i.e., 1600 SAT scores, photographic memory & other extraordinary gifts). The Performing Arts program has a lot more to offer for drama and instrumental versus vocal and dance.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 13, 2005

Van Nuys High School has a performing art magnet- with the entire school having access to the benefits. There is an extremely qualified math department. The number of AP's offered is high and the pass rate is also high.
—Submitted by an administrator


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This school's
API score

766

Change from
2012 to 2013

+4

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

766

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

+4

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 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.
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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 50% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 67% 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 25% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

751 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
10%
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.

879 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

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0%

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10%

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15%

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33%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

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16%

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12%

2010

 
 
10%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
16%

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16%

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14%
Algebra II

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

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30%

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8%

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11%
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.

645 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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56%

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52%

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44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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9%

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18%

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13%

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

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

632 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
World History

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

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

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13%

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32%

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18%
Algebra II

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

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
9%

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5%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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57%

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16%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
32%
Earth Science

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

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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English Language Arts

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

480 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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60%

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58%

2010

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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48%

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U.S. History

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

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
World History

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
7%

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27%

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20%
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

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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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.

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

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Females16%
Males15%
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Economically disadvantaged15%
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Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate9%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)27%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%

Algebra II

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Females61%
Males74%
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Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino40%
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White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
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Students with no reported disability68%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state49%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Females41%
Males42%
African American44%
Asian92%
Filipino72%
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state35%

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 Students54%
Females60%
Males49%
African American60%
Asian92%
Filipino81%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state41%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students10%
Females13%
Males7%
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 disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
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 state7%

Geometry

All Students37%
Females33%
Males43%
African American19%
Asian83%
Filipino52%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state34%

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%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
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 state0%

Physics

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

World History

All Students11%
Females7%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented33%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%
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%
Females0%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino4%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 state10%

Algebra II

All Students39%
Females41%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Filipino44%
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state37%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students47%
Females45%
Males50%
African American36%
Asian80%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state43%

Chemistry

All Students34%
Females34%
Males32%
African American9%
Asian60%
Filipino37%
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state26%

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 Students61%
Females66%
Males58%
African American50%
Asian86%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state51%

Geometry

All Students9%
Females9%
Males8%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipino31%
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented28%
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state3%

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

All Students79%
Females70%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
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 graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state73%

Science

All Students63%
Females61%
Males64%
African American46%
Asian85%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state55%

World History

All Students58%
Females54%
Males64%
African American30%
Asian84%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability13%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state47%
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 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

Algebra II

All Students10%
Females9%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asian7%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)30%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented22%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students64%
Females72%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state54%

Chemistry

All Students31%
Females29%
Males34%
African American15%
Asian70%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state26%

Earth Science

All Students100%
Femalesn/a
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
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 disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females61%
Males54%
African American37%
Asian86%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Geometry

All Students7%
Females15%
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 disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
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 state16%

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

All Students65%
Females59%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino60%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Physics

All Students48%
Females40%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian35%
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 disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
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 state53%

U.S. History

All Students64%
Females63%
Males65%
African American28%
Asian91%
Filipino66%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state58%

World History

All Students37%
Femalesn/a
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
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 state33%
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.

630 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

631 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students86%
Females88%
Males84%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American83%
Asian95%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability32%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner34%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females88%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American78%
Asian97%
Filipino98%
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability32%
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 State average
Hispanic 62% 51%
Asian 22% 11%
White 11% 27%
Black 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 2190 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
64%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
65%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
63%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
68%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
60%
 

District average

 
74%
 

Employees

This school

 
76%
 

District average

 
81%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
54%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
61%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
40%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
61%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
52%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
51%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Employees

This school

 
52%
 

District average

 
71%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of employees that agree to strongly agree that this school ensures that teachers work well together, learn from one another, have opportunities for professional development and feel supported by the administration. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Evaluation (Employees), Opportunities for Involvement (Employees), Professional Development (Employees), Resource Allocation (Employees), Teacher Collaboration and Data Use (Employees).

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This school
56%
agree
 
District average
66%
agree
 

Employees

This school

 
56%
 

District average

 
66%
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents964%
Students204075%
Employees5425%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Judith Vanderbok
Fax number
  • (818) 781-5181

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

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