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Villa Park High School

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Posted October 14, 2013

We heard good things about this school when we moved to Orange but it has not lived up to our expectations. The standards of science teaching needs to improve greatly. The teachers seems to be comfortable in their positions and are satisfied with making sure the district requirements are met but learning is a lot more than just satisfying minimum requirements. In Physics a lot of the learning was from youtube videos and video taped lectures from the teacher -- we could do that home why we need to go to school for that? In geometry, it was the 1st time for the teacher who struggled with the material himself and was quick to blame the students when they did poorly. The counselor could definitely do better than just making sure the schedule is correct -- counselors need to inspire students to strive harder and do their best to reach their potential. Just treating this job as a 8 - 4 office job that brings in a paycheck will not breed enthusiasm in students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

This school is great! Staff is good but can be better and schools sports are great as well. Improvements around the school would be appreciated as it needs updating.


Posted August 22, 2013

The teachers at VP are amazing. If you reach out and show them you are partners with them in your child's education, they are there for you in any way to help your child succeed. The Principal and his staff are marvelous and supportive as well, as is the Counseling staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

I am extremely disappointed in the disarray of the Villa Park high school aquatic center the pool is in desperate need of refurbishing and I do not think it is up to the parents to be part of a booster club to raise all of the money. The schools generally is well known for academics and it's high standards for teachers. However the school is in great Need of serious construction and refurbishing of ceilings that are falling down, bathroom fixtures that no longer work and kids get splinters by sitting on the wooden benches


Posted November 15, 2012

I went to Villa Park for my freshman year of high school and about a month for my sophomore year before I transferred to another school. My experience there was not that good, but not that bad. I had french my freshman year and the teacher was really nice. But she wouldnt really teach us anything. We would always copy down stuff that she wrote on the board but she wouldn't explain. The counselor there wasn't that much help compared to the counselor I have now. I really don't think the students are that friendly. You pretty much hang out with the people your own race.


Posted January 15, 2012

GREAT SCHOOL!! My son is a freshman on the football team...that just won League, & in the band...that ranks at the top in the State! Go Spartans!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2010

I am currently a student in Villa Park. I have Tourette Syndrome. I find Villa Park a great school. The kids are nice. The teachers are great (I have all honors classes). The only problem I have is the special needs program. The advocates are great, but the counselors quite frankly, only work to get their pay, are lazy, and don't care at all about any of their students. You have to have an IEP and get assigned to an advocate to get any help from the school. If the counselors actually did their job this school would get an easy five stars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2010

Villa Park does not have the best environment that's suited for learning. From experience, the students here are not friendly nor do they get along with other students easily.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2010

VPHS has some serious problems when it comes to teachers. Mainly, the French program is horrible due to an incompetent and lazy instructor who seems not to care at all whether the students learn or not. Many of the teachers are disorganized and lack true professional and vocational qualities. Most of the teachers seem to teach only for the money - they do not seem motivated at all. There is very little parent involvement. The principle seems to try hard to please everyone but ultimately there is very little action from his part. The only good thing about it is the HONORS Science department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

I attended Villa Park High School and i have to say that it was a truly bad experience for me. I took many classes, such as AP, Honors, etc. and one thing all the teachers have in common is laziness and just horrid teaching skills. Probably 3/4th of the teachers should be fired. The teachers i have had throughout my years did not at all care for their students but care about getting the day over with. Most teachers just put movies as their lessons; while some didn't even know how to orally teach the class without reading from the book directly. In addition, they gave too much homework its ridiculous, especially in AP classes. The students weren't too bad, it was just the environment inside the classroom and the horrid teachers. VPHS should really start evaluating its teachers more frequently and randomly, to see the real truth.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2009

i am currently a student at Villa Park High School, and have had the best expirence of my life. Personaly, the school isnt the best in the district, but i do not think you will be disapointed if you or your child attends. The ASB program was impecable, and the last years ASB president, Jeff, did an amazing job. Although he did not finish his term, the ASB still was awsome. I was in Cross Country, and not impressed by the main coach, but the assistant coaches were awesome, i still love running. in the end, the school set me up for live, and i am thankful i went there
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2009

VPHS has an excellent band and music program. The school has great school spirit and is a safe and good place for kids to learn and prepare for college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I graduated from VPHS in 2004 and went on to graduate from UC Berkeley in 2008. VPHS has a wide breadth of AP courses and excellent honors course teachers that I would highly recommend. This is definitely a good school for honors students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2008

I currently have 1 at VPHS and 2 that have graduated. School is overall good but there are some teachers who are worthless. The administration is very helpful at solving issues you just have to be determined.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

Academically very challenging if your child is an honors or AP student. If you child is a good student but not gifted, there is no special placement for them. They are put in classes with behavior problems and kids who don't care about school. I think you would get an inferior education compared to private schools if you are an average student. The counselors are not very accessible to parents and can be intimidating to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

I currently just finished my first year at Villa Park. As an honors student I felt that I was definently challenged though the couselors give very little attention about your schedule needs and the students going into AP classes. The sports teams and extracurriculars are amazing and there are many opportunities. However if you are a student of lower class you might feel a little out of place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2007

I am a former student and I loved this school. Most of the faculty is amazing, full of caring individuals. Of course, there are many that are downright awful, and the counselors make your life exceedinly difficult. However, lots of spirit, lots of activities, chances to get involved, and nice assemblies.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

I am currently sending my 2nd daughter through this school, and not impressed this time either. My 1st daughter was a 4 year varsity soccer player so she slipped by because she was liked by the teachers. My 2nd daughter was straight A's at CV and went down to C's and D's at Villa Park. I left many messages with teachers and only received one call back out of at least 6 to 8 messages and 3-4 emails. No effort to keep her on tract from the teachers. Very disturbing if you ask me. I am probably not going to send my 3rd girl to VP. Also the cheer program is all political.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

I am not a parent, but instead a former student who is now attending a state university. I feel that Villa Park has many great things to offer students. The teaching staff is almost always willing to help struggling students, the Student Government (ASB) and athletics keep your child involved. I went into highschool as a B average student, and improved to about a B+ A- student by the time I graduated. Although everything sounds great, there are always places to improve on. Counselors are hard to reach, they don't respond to phone calls, so just march in and ask for an appointment. Also, if your child is severly struggling, contact the teacher as soon as possible, because they take a while to get back to you.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 16, 2006

Villa Park High School is an excellent school. They pay attention to the students who have a future and work hard, like the honors and AP students.
—Submitted by a student


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API score

825

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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API score

825

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
41%
Algebra II

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Earth Science

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

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
26%
English Language Arts

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

586 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
12%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Earth Science

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

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

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

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

551 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
World History

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

601 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
24%
Algebra II

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
19%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
7%
English Language Arts

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

550 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
7%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
U.S. History

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

579 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% 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

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Females31%
Males27%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Females100%
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Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
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Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students94%
Females94%
Males93%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students36%
Females26%
Males44%
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)46%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability38%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females75%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state64%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students2%
Females5%
Males0%
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 disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students75%
Females75%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate74%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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Females26%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate17%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students5%
Females6%
Males4%
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)0%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students59%
Females57%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
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 disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students77%
Females76%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Females75%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students8%
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 disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
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 Students65%
Females65%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students14%
Females12%
Males17%
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)12%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate15%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students96%
Females91%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students70%
Females65%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students58%
Females52%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate70%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
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 Students18%
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 disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students6%
Females5%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asian6%
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)4%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate4%
Parent education - declined to state13%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Females72%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students54%
Females38%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state71%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females71%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
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)76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state70%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females6%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
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 Students65%
Females62%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
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)64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students71%
Females76%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
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)65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students65%
Females61%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state58%

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.

603 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

601 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students90%
Females93%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability41%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner60%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females86%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Declined to state94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner50%
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 42%
Hispanic 40%
Asian 10%
Black 2%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/AN/A
English language learners 6%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Edward Howard
Fax number
  • (714) 628-4302

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
  • Water polo
Girls sports
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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