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Ventura High School

Public | 9-12 | 2105 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted November 5, 2013

Ventura High School is a fantastic school. There is something for everyone at this school including sports programs, science programs, culinary arts programs, etc...My daughter has the ability to take drama, choir, band, and a foreign language and she is excelling academically and socially. The staff really cares about the students and the administration is open to new ideas and very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

This school was my all-time favorite school I've ever gone to. It has a great learning environment, the students are easy to get along with, and the staff is there to help whenever needed. I miss this school immensely, and wish I could go back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2012

Have a boy graduated two years ago. He had great high school life, made great friends and, with the added benefit, accepted by very top colleges in the country, thanks to great teachers and counselor
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

DEBBIE MARTIN IS THE MEANEST PERSON IN THIS SCHOOL. SHE HATES MEXICANS!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR GRRRRRRRRRRR I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!


Posted April 22, 2009

I have two boys who are juniors this year at VHS. Both have been in honors courses since frosh year and are now in AP courses with more to come senior year. I believe any school is only worth what the students are willing to put into it, but VHS offers a well rounded program for those who seek to take advantage. Could use much more parental support, Val Wyatt is doing an outstanding job as and administrator, how many hs priciples know so many students by name, just watch her work the quad! My next VHS student will be in special ed and my impression is that she will also have many resources at her disposal. My family is very happy at VHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2009

This is a great school and accomodates all needs. Opportunities to excel in academics, music, drama, and sports. Go Cougar Pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

Mostly apathetic staff, administrators concerned only about politics, run down facilities. Unhealthy focus on football
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

No complaints from anything academic to music to sports....GREAT Honors/AP classes...we should go to Buena but heard how much better Ventura was...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

The teachers & counselors at VHS are actively involved in the children's education. Since my son's Freshman year, the counselor has frequently provided me with College information, requirements, books to read, etc. to make sure that we are both on track to get into a 4 year college straight from high school. The coaches, art teachers, music teacher, drama teacher are all phenomenal. The general education teachers are also invested in the children, emailing parents when a child is absent, staying in regular contact. I would highly recommend VHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Two kids through VHS. We are happy. VHS provides the opportunity for kids to excel. Kids have to choose to take up the opportunity. Some great teachers, but you have to watch out for a few real losers even in the honors program. Principal Wyatt has been a major cause of cleaning up student appearance and attitude. Still some security issues with very diverse student body. Not just racial diversity, but religion, economic, and life-style diversity. Some athletic programs are over-competitive, losing sight of true value of high school sports. Weak ASB program. Yearbook needs work. Music, art, and drama do not receive much publicity. In fact, VHS as a whole needs a better PR person. Parent support is not wide-spread and I think there is not enough extra money to go around. Great campus, outstanding facilities. The only Ventura school with 2 gyms. Decent school spirit. A good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2007

We are on our 3rd child thru VHS with one more to go. We love many things about VHS, especially the diversity. It is real! It is a place for those who want to develop to do so. Teachers care, administration is working hard to push all kinds of kids. We are very happy to send our kids to a school that will lead to them being well rounded, aware-of-the-REAL-world people. Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

My daughter just graduated from Ventura High. She had a very positive schooling experience there. 90% of the graduating class is going on to college. I believe this says a lot about a schools reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2004

Ventura High merits a mediocre rating at best. It has consistantly rated the lowest performing of the three main high schools in this district. The music program which had formerly been a nationally recognized program is now in the 2003-2004 school year below average under the direction of the new music teacher. For students interested in music, VUSD no longer offers an award winning music program.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

781

Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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

This school's
API score

781

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-7

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 2011 and Spring 2012. 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)

7 / 10

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

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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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%
Algebra II

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

2013

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Earth Science

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
English Language Arts

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

525 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
31%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
72%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Earth Science

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

518 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
14%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

516 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
World History

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

518 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
17%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
24%
Earth Science

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

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
3%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
U.S. History

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

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%
World History

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students40%
Females43%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
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Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students82%
Females79%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate68%
Parent education - high school graduate76%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students55%
Females50%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females76%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students16%
Females13%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate24%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students59%
Females53%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science 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

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students11%
Females6%
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)18%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students41%
Females35%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students40%
Females32%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented59%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students40%
Females32%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students34%
Females20%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females60%
Males56%
African American64%
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students11%
Females9%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented37%
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate10%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

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

Science

All Students56%
Females54%
Males60%
African American55%
Asian82%
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)72%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students48%
Females42%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
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 disadvantaged8%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
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 Students8%
Females6%
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)11%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented17%
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)9%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate6%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students54%
Females54%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students15%
Females13%
Males16%
African Americann/a
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)19%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students53%
Females57%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females55%
Males48%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate72%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students3%
Females0%
Males5%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students36%
Females39%
Males32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students78%
Females78%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students49%
Females45%
Males52%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students13%
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 disability0%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
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.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students85%
Females87%
Males83%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American82%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability29%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner47%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students85%
Females85%
Males86%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American82%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability24%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner57%
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 47% 51%
White 46% 27%
Asian 2% 11%
Black 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Ventura, CA 93001
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