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Golden West High School

Public | 9-12 | 1695 students

 
 

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Posted April 25, 2011

I am an alumni and not a very proud one. Sad to say, the personnel and staff at the school are bias towards educationally disadvantaged students. Teachers are unresponsive to phone calls and emails when parents attempt contact them. I m sorry you didn t receive a phone call I m sorry you didn t get an email back but we have so many students is their standard response. Besides being uncommunicative, they arbitrarily enforce ed codes. They lack respect for the parents and then complain. The counselors typically refer less affluent students to COS because that s what they think we can achieve. My counselor even suggested that I could only make it as far as COS . She was wrong! I made it to a private university and eventually completed my master s degree in education.


Posted March 14, 2011

Both of my children attend Golden West High School. My husband is a retired Marine and our children have attended many schools in many states throughout the years. Golden West has been the best school our children have attended, including the military base schools. Golden West is not a perfect school, but they are striving for improvement. One major issue in regarding the low test scores may be the demographics. It is well known that individuals who are economically disadvantaged have lower test scores. Golden West serves Visalia's outlying communities that are indeed economically disadvantaged. One thing should be noted that last week 31% of the student population at Golden West earned high academic acheivement. I believe this is a true testament to the school's motivation to keep improving the school's academic performance. One negative thing that concerns me is the parental involvement. I have attended every open house and parent night and I am shocked how desolate the campus is due to the lack of parental involvement. Parents want to complain, but then never show up to talk with the teachers or administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2010

I am wondering if all the people who wrote these glowing reviews have actually clicked on the Test Scores section of this site. Golden west is Abysmal in academics. Its state rankings are very low. The academics and student performance in academics is horrendous. I would wonder how many of these students are university bound and what their collective ACT and SAT scores are. This is not an academic school. It must be a decent environment given the demographics of the town which have created thse glowing reports. Look at Test scores and the State ranking and consider how this will affect a child's overall education and university placement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Golden West is a great school. There is minimal violence, great teachers, and outstanding performing arts as well as great soccer and swimming programs this year. The band and color guard are outstanding, they have a great newspaper staff, and just a very well rounded curriculum.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2009

terrible parent relations, students seem to control the staff. the student seems to be a class system, the more wealth of the parent the moe power of the student, sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

Golden West High is a great school with excellent sports and education choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I am an alumni of G-Dub, and I loved it. I was involved in the Colorguard, choir, drama. It is the best school in Visalia. Hands down, that's it. The teachers are friendly, and helpful, the coaches truly care about their players, and it's just awesome. G-DUB forever!!!


Posted September 1, 2008

I am currently a junior at Golden West High and I can honestly say this is really a great school. If you are into the arts, (choir, drama) this is definitely where you need to go. There are a lot of students, and it is sometimes hard to get into the classes you want, but there is a great counciling department that is always willing to help. Great school spirit and a fantastic ASB always equal really good rallies. Overall, a great school I would recommend it over any school in Visalia hands down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2008

All around the county, people talk about how Golden West is a bad school. About how we have the highest pregnancy rates and our school is racist. Those negative feedbacks are stupidd. you don't know about all the hard work we put into our school. and how much pride we have . We have so many positive outlooks , but so many people look pass it. Golden West is amazing. Get it through your heads .
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2008

Golden West is an excellent school to attend to. If you aren't involved in extra curricular activities than you garner nothing. Golden West has the best academic, athletic and clubs here in all of Visalia. And watch out El D. Golden West is going to win Mock Trial this year and there is nothing you can do to stop us. Good luck you will need it. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

I'm am currently a freshman at Golden West High. It is really disappointing to read all of these negative comments about my school. For all of you parents that don't approve of my school, you have no idea how my school is. You haven't walked through the halls, your kids might have, but not you. Golden West is amazing. The teachers? Great! they're not only there to teach you, they are there to help you and to just talk. They get to know you on a personal level and they also push to achieve your highest. I might just be a freshman, but with this much energy and motivation to go to school, you can only imagine how much it will increase over the years. That's all I have to say: Golden West is an amazing experience and the faculty deserves more credit than they get. Mallory Bonnema, Freshman of GWHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2007

I believe this school has great potential in being outstanding, but the racism problem and segregation tends to cloud the good things there. I hope this will be the wake up call needed for them to address these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

As a former student-athlete of GWHS, I can only say that all these negative reviews of my alma matter ae ludicrous. With changing times comes changing attitudes and GWHS will continue to be a model of what I hope to be as a parent, a constantly evolving, loving, caring center from which understanding is reached! GO BLAZERS! Donovan Goodin Class of 1991
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 28, 2007

Golden West is just another overcrowded public valley high school with teachers that have given up on trying to discipline students. It's a pretty apathetic environment, as a result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

i love golden west and i love going there! I get along with all the teachers there and the office! we're always talking and they really do care about me and what's going on in my life! Many teachers there are dedicated and have a passion for what they do. Golden West has been good to our family with 2 siblings before me, and I think with our new principle has been a great asset to our school! MR. Censena still rocks though! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2006

golden west high has a wonderful arts program. choral and drama we have a pair of the best teachers mr. raheb for choral and mr. wilson for our drama program. including our sports program our kids take each program, sports serious, they know how to work as a team as a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

I am not a parent, rather I am a student and I must say that our school is an amazing school. I am a junior and I will be graduating next week. The teachers and staff at our school really push the students to excell. Obviously they must be doing something right if their students are graduating in 3 years. Best teachers on campus? Mr. Wilson (Drama) Mr. Casares (history) Mr. Perez (Civics/Economics) and Mrs. Williams (history). Any one who has something negative about our school, probably has never actually sat through a class or an assembly. We're a very close knit school, students with spirit and teachers with knowledge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2004

I wasn't pleased with how disciplinary actions were handled by the administration. Students are far better off being home-schooled than to attend this high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

Golden West High School has both excited and challanged our daughter. She was in all honors and AP classes where the teachers were exemplerary. The Administrative staff was always on hand to answer any questions and make recommendations to further our childs chances for a successful future. My wife and I highly recommend Golden West.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

762

Change from
2012 to 2013

+5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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

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This school's
API score

762

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

+5

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

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

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

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

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

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85%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
64%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

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Earth Science

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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4%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
15%
Algebra II

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

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

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
World History

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
37%
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

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
16%
Algebra II

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
7%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

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42%

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63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
39%
Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

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

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
30%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
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75%

2010

 
 
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U.S. History

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
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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English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented31%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate27%
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Parent education - declined to state7%

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Earth Science

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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females66%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state24%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Females45%
Males38%
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Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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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 Students10%
Females14%
Males6%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
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 Students16%
Females15%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asian18%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students60%
Females59%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Chemistry

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

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 Students52%
Females56%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females9%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)17%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate4%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
Parent education - college graduate25%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students62%
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 disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students73%
Females68%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate66%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state50%

World History

All Students45%
Females41%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian55%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state35%
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 Students27%
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 disability27%
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 Students3%
Females2%
Males5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino5%
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 disability3%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented6%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

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

Chemistry

All Students47%
Females43%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
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)53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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 Students47%
Females50%
Males43%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Geometry

All Students12%
Females4%
Males19%
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)13%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)7%
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 Students30%
Females28%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability30%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented44%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)19%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students11%
Females7%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino12%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)12%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged8%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability12%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate8%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students56%
Females55%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students91%
Females91%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability93%
Tested with modifications0%
English learner46%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students85%
Females86%
Males85%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability30%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner44%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 67%
White 25%
Asian 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2%
Black 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Visalia, CA 93292
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