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Excelsior Charter School

Charter | 7-12 | 1827 students

Preparing Students to be Successful Adults.
 
 

 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 8 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted August 8, 2014

I had two children attending and was happy with the results. I homeschooled my children for 5 years and let them go to Excelsior because it offered independent study and classes. On average my children had 3 to 4 classes on campus. Both my children did very well and the teachers / facilitators were very helpful. I had a child struggling with math & history but ended up getting A's and B's and made honor roll! My other student got straight A's and was offered a college program that the school pays for. In order for your student to succeed at this school they need to take advantage of the tutoring offered to them and do their work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

There are very nice her but they are starting to be kind of strict with the dress code other than that they are very good


Posted April 9, 2014

We love Excelsior Charter! Students and parents get the attention needed to succeed. The individual attention given to us makes the school even better. Thank you Excelsior!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Excelsior is an excellent school. Keeps parents involved in education. The staff and counselors are very capable. Highly recommended....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Excelsior staff makes time to help their students. They just need to ask for help. We offer peer tutoring and the teachers offer tutoring times with appointments or review sessions. The school is primarily Independent Study, but parents can meet as often as necessary with their assigned facilitator, and attend tutoring sessions on campus. Excelsior is set up for student success. They just need to use all the resources available. Each student has an iPad to use, and access to computer labs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2014

Excelsior provides families with a quality, public option for 7-12 education. We work with students of all ability levels to set and achieve both personal and academic goals. With a mix of independent study, classroom and online work, families and teachers put together an individualized program to help students grow into successful adults. Its a great atmosphere for students and families, who are included in every academic decision, and a wonderful place to work from the perspective of a staff member.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2014

The opportunities available at Excelsior couldn't be greater. Excelsior supports sports as well as the arts. Excelsior kids get back what they put into their education. The facilitators are there to support and encourage the kids. I am so proud to have my girls in an environment where they are able to express themselves through extra-curricular activities and learn in a nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

Excelsior has proven to be a great alternative for my child who has ADHD and is not taking medication. Due to the fact that they offer both class and independent study options, it is the "Best of Both Worlds". With frequent parent/teacher conferences, I am able to continue to modify strategies to assure that my child is learning and growing without the stress level that he might otherwise experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

Great school for both academics and sports. Football team state champs 2012, great baseball program, new campus plus 2 additional satellite campuses. Kids do units and test every 15 days. Meet with instructors after every unit so you always know where your kid is as opposed to finding out after its too late like regular public schools. Like getting a private school education, but its FREE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

Excelsior...one word. BESTSTAFFBESTSCHOOLBESTPEOPLEBESTEDUCATION. School has a good vibe all the time, its never boring, always some sort of event going on, keeps everyone involved and happy!


Posted January 30, 2013

my grandchildren may be enrolled soon, i believe in keeping informed.i am a retired elem. school teacher.


Posted January 28, 2013

My son's teacher, Mrs. Lee, is the greatest. She keeps him motivated to do his best. He feels safe here - and I feel safe having him here. Having been in education for 20 years, the last 4 here, the students, for the most part, are some of the most well behaved that I have encountered. As a staff member and parent, I can't imagine my child being anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2013

I love the idea of making each student accountable for their school work, meeting and discussing your childs progress at least every two-three weeks is fantastic, I feel very much involved as a parent with my childs education and her success she is making each and every day... I love Excelsior Charter School and plans to enroll my other 2 children here. Special Thanks to Mrs. Lee and Mrs Bearden for being a huge part of my daughters success....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2012

This year will be five years at Excelsior.I have three children attending one of them is on an IEP. All of them get tremendous support. I couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

This is my second rating for EHS. I have two SENIORS this 2013 school year this will be our third and last year at Excelsior. My kids have done great there!!. (more responsible for their education) The school has prepared my young people for college noone standing over them, its a choose. WE are on our way to college thanks EHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

A recent survey shows 93% of students said they feel safe at this school, 89% of parents feel safe at the school, 99% of staff feel safe at the school. In contrast, a nearby local high school shows 25% of students feel safe at their school. It appears data backs up Excelsior's claim that this is the safest school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

My child loves this school because he feels safe and secure. Administration and teachers take appropriate and swift action when reports of bullying are made. Staff show they care about the student's academics and well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2012

Bullying is a big problem at this school and is handled ineffectively or ignored. If a student reports that they are the victim of a bully, they are told that if they cant work it out or ignore it, they will be removed from campus. I know of many kids that had no choice but to leave this school because of the bullying. Even people who teach there are frustrated with this problem because their own children are being bullied and there is nothing they can do to stop it, because the administration doesnt want to address it and have a paper trail that might tarnish their "safe school" reputation. It has become a school full of bullies. The victims get removed from campus or leave voluntarily, and the bullies are allowed to stay and continue bullying. How can a child concentrate on their academics when they are continually looking over their shoulders and fearing for their safety or when they are taunted and teased and being picked on openly and publicly and can get no help from the administration? The anti-bullying assembly they had was meaningless, but it will look pretty impressive in their list of "accomplishments".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

U.S. News and World Report recently named Excelsior Charter Schools "One of the Country's Best High Schools." Excelsior has now received this award twice 2009 & 2012. Excelsior recently provided iPads to all of it's 8th grade students to pilot aggressive 21st century instructional methods.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2012

Had a daughter graduate last year and have another one starting 7th grade this year. It is the best school in the high desert by far and they have won another award to prove it!
—Submitted by a parent


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

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

771

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

771

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

+8

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school's test score performance improved between Spring 2012 and Spring 2013. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

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.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
16%
English Language Arts

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
49%
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 25% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology/Life Sciences

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

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
19%
Earth Science

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
English Language Arts

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

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
22%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
36%
English Language Arts

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

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
25%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
World History

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
7%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
28%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%
Earth Science

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

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

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

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
19%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
19%
U.S. History

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students79%
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Males73%
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
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
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English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females55%
Males53%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state54%

Math

All Students40%
Females37%
Males43%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate47%
Parent education - declined to state36%
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 Students19%
Females18%
Males20%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only19%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate33%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females62%
Males55%
African American57%
Asiann/a
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)55%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state45%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students69%
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
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

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students53%
Females53%
Males53%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state64%

Science

All Students57%
Females56%
Males59%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability19%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state55%
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 Students16%
Females17%
Males16%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)22%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate30%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Algebra II

All Students27%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students47%
Females56%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students42%
Females34%
Males50%
African American25%
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)54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to state56%

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females65%
Males59%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state60%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Malesn/a
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Geometry

All Students35%
Females32%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)34%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
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)29%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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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
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students32%
Females27%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students15%
Females15%
Males15%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate31%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Algebra II

All Students30%
Females23%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)27%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
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 graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students37%
Females34%
Males39%
African American29%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to state30%

Chemistry

All Students28%
Females17%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students24%
Females25%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Females51%
Males54%
African American50%
Asiann/a
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Geometry

All Students15%
Females10%
Males21%
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)16%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
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)26%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate27%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
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Gifted and talentedn/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students45%
Females43%
Males49%
African American41%
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)59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state41%

World History

All Students27%
Females23%
Males32%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate16%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to state13%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students17%
Females24%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)28%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students16%
Females15%
Males15%
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)21%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)16%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students41%
Femalesn/a
Males45%
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)47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students38%
Females25%
Males52%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
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)41%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students43%
Females39%
Males47%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate34%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)51%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state27%

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Females58%
Males44%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability55%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females3%
Males4%
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)7%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged2%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students45%
Females39%
Males53%
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)45%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
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 staten/a

Physics

All Students25%
Females28%
Males21%
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)36%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)22%
Parent education - college graduate30%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students39%
Females35%
Males43%
African American12%
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)48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability5%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only39%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state29%

World History

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

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
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%
Females85%
Males84%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American79%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Declined to state74%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability33%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students83%
Females81%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American68%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Declined to state64%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknown82%
Students with disability45%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learnern/a
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
White 44%
Hispanic 36%
Black 8%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
English language learners 1%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Endeavor School
Sixth Street Prep
Galileo
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 60% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 10% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 20% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 5% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Victor Valley College
Barstow Community College
Chaffey Community College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Tagalog
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Source: Provided by a school official.

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • America's Best High School, Bronze Award (2012)
  • Prospector Award- CA Awards for Performance Excellence (2011)
  • Challenge Award- CA Awards for Performance Excellence (2010)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
  • IT support
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • William Flynn
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (760) 245-4009

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Engineering
  • IT support
  • Industrial / graphic design
  • Wood shop, A+ cert

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Book/reading club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Meet with teacher once/month
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Our mission and passion is preparing students to be successful adults. We pride ourselves to have the most knowledgeable, professional, and caring staff in the Inland Empire. We have five campuses to serve you- Victorville, North Victorville, Barstow, Phelan, and Norco.
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
691
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
691
Students typically come from these schools
Endeavor School
Sixth Street Prep
Galileo

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Victor Valley College
Barstow Community College
Chaffey Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 60%
4 year college - 10%
Military - 20%
Vocational - 5%
Workforce - 5%
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18422 Bear Valley Road, Building 11
Building 11
Victorville, CA 92395
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Phone: (760) 245-4262

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