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Rancho Buena Vista High School

Public | 9-12 | 2785 students

 

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Posted September 7, 2007

My child was an AP/IB student at Rancho and received full academic scholarship to a UC & graduated with 2 B.S. degrees, Magna Cum Laude; was pursued by Yale, Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Cal Tech to continue education with Ph.D. in chemistry, again on full fellowship. The teachers in the science department and all the AP/IB teachers were excellent and encouraging. The school, like all California schools, is overcrowded, parents were not encouraged to participate, and the counselors & principal were noncommunicative & not helpful. However, the school was safe, and the teachers are of excellent calibre & very student involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

RBV is beyond a doubt the best- a variety of classes, great teachers, enrichment programs and enthusiastic students. Sure the school is overcrowded, but you work with what you have, and it has far fewer problems with drugs and gangs than its counterpart. It also has an 8 of 10 in school ratings which is high for California.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

Where to begin, The school was too overcrowded, it had twice as many kids as the school was built and designed for. The counselors were never available we were only able to contact her assistant. There is no follow up available for parents, i.e., mygradebook or Aeires. The parent involvement is minimal at best. My son went to RBV his freshman year and security on campus was minimal. We would not recommend anyone to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

It's a great school! Peacefull and ecxiting! Good leadership, great classes. Best in Vista!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2006

Rancho is a great school! In spite of its large size, Rancho involves all of its students in a myriad of academic programs at all levels, extracurricular activities and sports. No doubt a lower enrollment would benefit all, teachers, staff and students, but as large it is now, Rancho has excelled in many areas. Most important, students feel that their teachers care, and that is quite an achievement for such a huge school. The IB/AP Program is outstanding. Students participating in it are guided by excellent teachers throughout. Congratulations to Rancho for being the Academic Decathlon winner for 2006!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 16, 2006

Drastically overcrowded, large classes, long lines, overburdened counselors, limited space and resources. Teachers are generally good--many excellent--but morale has suffered, due to overcrowding, shortage of supplies and resources, and pay and district administration issues. The new superintendent may help. Social science and math departments are strong. Science is good. English and languages (Spanish, German, French) are underemphasized and it shows. Library is ridiculously underfunded. Arts range from mediocre to okay (except no orchestra) to good/excellent art and drama (both offer higher level IB courses). Physical and Health Education are inadequate. Vocational education (ROP) is separately funded, generally good, and, in some cases, excellent(graphic design, stage design). Athletics is average for area. Little attempt to involve parents in academics; more for extracurriculars, mainly fund-raising and transportation. RBV is an International Baccalaureate World School. 25-30 seniors attempt full diploma; most are successful. 2006 state champion academic team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

RBV has one of the best academic programs in North County with the IP/AP/honors program. It has great theater and music departments, as well as great sports teams. I went to three different high schools, and this was the one with the most school spirit and the least cliques.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 7, 2006

Rancho provides a wealth of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. Excelent teachers in honors and IB offer guidance and support to all students as they pursue the often overwhelming college track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

Excellent Programs, teachers very involved, helpful. Three kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

This school is wonderful and the staff and teachers really care about the students - always looking to expand the class offerings available to students. The make progress every year in the stuff that matters to the rest of the world (API scores), and the stuff that matters to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I think Rancho is a great school. My son is in the IB program and I couldn't be happier with the courses available. I think there is excellent communication with parents. My only criticism is there are far too many students per counselor, but that is because of lack of state funding, not RBV's fault. I highly recommend RBV.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

We have two daughters that attend school there. I an impressed with the level of communication that we have with the teachers and the school in general. After school and lunchtime tutoring in every subject is available daily. They encourage parent involvement from day one. One of my daughters plays the guitar so she has taken some of the music classes and really likes them alot. There are a multitude of clubs and activities for the students to participate in throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

I though this school was good. My daughter loved it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2005

this is an great school for everyone ethnicity and the staff and faculty is wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2005

Rancho Buena Vista High School is an excellent school that has progessed over the years since it has been built. It is a very prestigious IB school and has exceptional extracurricular programs. The school is very culturally diverse and has a lot to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

Counselors have huge student lists. Rarely seeing each student unless a problem arises. And then, it's a problem too late. Vocational counseling is excellent but college candidates need encouragement too. Good students need counseling. Not all students have older siblings sharing the college experience. Students in the college curriculumn should have activities where previous H.S. students come in to talk about the enjoyment of college life. Many kids are still hesitant to venture beyond their home. They miss the importance of living away from home, beyond the psychological umbilical cord still attached to their parents. They need to confident to explore new subjects and take part in college campus activities. RBV leaves encouragement to the family and doesn't emphasize choosing college in any substantive way. My daughter is an honor student, but unfortunately has chosen to stay local and go to a community college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

Excellent school. Teachers and administration seem to work well together. Good ESL program. Something for every student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 7, 2004

I am a former student of Rancho Buena Vista, most of the teachers dont really care, and the students care even less. Not the best learning envorinment, yet, far better than some. If the students are really willing to learn, then they have most of the opportunities that they need, in most cases. Unfortunatly, most of Ranchos students just dont care. And some of the teachers are starting to give up.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2004

The school has great parent teacher communication. Rancho Buena Vista has many resources that are at our childrens finger tips! Great school. Should add more pictures to school website i.e. construction progress, team pictures etc also more game stats and cheerleading info! Thanks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2003

very slow to answer you get the feeling they just don't really care
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

776

Change from
2012 to 2013

-19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

776

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

-19

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)

7 / 10

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

9 / 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 25% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

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

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Biology/Life Sciences

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

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Earth Science

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
31%
English Language Arts

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

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
12%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
6%
Algebra II

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%
Earth Science

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
English Language Arts

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

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
16%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

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72%

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
World History

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

609 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
2%
Algebra II

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
11%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
30%
Earth Science

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

592 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

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

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

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

613 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
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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Females20%
Males20%
African Americann/a
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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)20%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented50%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate11%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state24%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

All Students48%
Females47%
Males48%
African American33%
Asian71%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)47%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state33%

Earth Science

All Students30%
Females16%
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented53%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females64%
Males61%
African American72%
Asian78%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state49%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students18%
Females18%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability3%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
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 state9%

Geometry

All Students50%
Females50%
Males52%
African American29%
Asian64%
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)63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state23%

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 Students4%
Females8%
Males1%
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)5%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability5%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)4%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students48%
Females43%
Males54%
African American33%
Asian83%
Filipino36%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented62%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state41%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students18%
Females12%
Males24%
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)39%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented56%
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

Chemistry

All Students34%
Females30%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)38%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented42%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduate39%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Earth Science

All Students41%
Females33%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
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 state23%

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females58%
Males50%
African American76%
Asian63%
Filipino76%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state35%

Geometry

All Students24%
Females26%
Males23%
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)38%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented25%
Parent education - not a high school graduate16%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

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

Science

All Students50%
Females49%
Males51%
African American71%
Asian65%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state34%

World History

All Students48%
Females44%
Males51%
African American67%
Asian67%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students11%
Females12%
Males10%
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 disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability15%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
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 state17%

Algebra II

All Students11%
Females9%
Males11%
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)10%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability11%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented10%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state7%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students55%
Females60%
Males47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Chemistry

All Students31%
Females30%
Males32%
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)52%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate28%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

Earth Science

All Students22%
Females6%
Males33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability26%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only33%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females58%
Males49%
African American40%
Asian57%
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)69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Geometry

All Students9%
Females11%
Males7%
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)15%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate6%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students48%
Females41%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Physics

All Students51%
Females36%
Males59%
African Americann/a
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)61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students55%
Females52%
Males60%
African American50%
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state50%

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.

619 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

621 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

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 Students84%
Females88%
Males80%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asian82%
Filipino89%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability40%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner26%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students86%
Females89%
Males83%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American95%
Asian94%
Filipino94%
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to state91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability46%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner46%
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 57%
White 30%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
Black 3%
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 53%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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 Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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School facilities
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Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School Leader's name
  • Chuck Schindler
Fax number
  • (760) 598-7062

Resources

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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