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Vista High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

Living in Vista

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $275,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,290.

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 15, 2014

Just like every other school in our district, the teacher do what they can with the tools given. So many of the teachers are so willing to spend extra time with the students and it's awesome! Parents are definitely a lot of help on campus along with the students in all clubs, especially Character Leaders and ASB. There weren't any gang fights when I attended, and I don't believe there is that problem. The school is extremely safe and is making improvements every single year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2014

My son has nothing but great things to say about your school. It is a great program and we are happy to be a part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

I go to Vista and I LOVE it! This school is great I feel safe when I go to school and its a real convient and by my house. All my teachers are outstanding
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2013

I had attended this school last year. I had transferred in from Lehman High School (Bx,NY). Ms.Greene the math teacher had always gave me a problem . From day one I stepped into her class she had it in for me. She use to try and cut me off everytine i asked a question. always had something to say to me , like you dont have other studenrs to worry about ? your too busy picking on me to continue your class .My brother had also attended this school years ago and the teachers and students acted the same way with him. It's like they got something against people from NY. I'm happy to say I no longer attend VHS. Back home in the Bronx. Happy to be here.


Posted August 10, 2012

This school is not that bad I really enjoyed going to Vista high school. The best part of the school Is David Hanlon the character leaders teacher. He has worked to make the school more friendly and open to everyone. I felt safe and happy at Vista and I hope your kids do too. I really loved my teachers. The only complaint is the nasty bathrooms! Gross! Fashion club and show choir was so much fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2011

My son has just completed his second year at Vista High. He loves his school, and takes great pride in being a Panther. The old reputation is slowly changing, as Vista proves itself to have strong leadership, inclusive policies, for honors, athletes,band, drama, as well as English learners, teen moms, and the otherwise socio-economically challenged. I am glad my son sees this wide view culture, and tolerance. Yes, there are troublemakers, yes there is inappropriate activity, and yes, they do have security on campus. It is still, in main, a friendly, open, safe environment, with something for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

I enjoyed vista high. As a teen mom they really helped me with the teen parent program and graduating on time. the teachers were great, despite the few that are not, and the administration is good too. the principal and vice principals care about the students and my counselor did everything in her power to help me succeed. I know many have a misconception about gangs but honestly they are no trouble once you take any problem to security, the on campus officer, or administration. I am glad I was at VHS and had the help I needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2010

This is the worst high school ever! My kids were honors students with no academic or bhaviour problems until attending here. The staff is to consumed with themselves and the union. My boys had a hard time dealing with the sudden death of their dad when entering the school...no one knew what help was available...nor did they care. Kids here are just a number...and if you are a parent who adocates for their kid and acutally cares -- watch out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

I truely enjoy going to vista high school for the reason that the teachers are there for us when ever we are stuck in anything. This school is very safe, i really don't understand why parents are scared of sending there child here because of gangs its not like there always going to hold there hand in the street, I bet there worst then gang members, anyways I am happy to be in this school and proud. Panther :) all the way
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2008

Vista High School is truly a wonderful school, it has great sport programs, and amazing teachers. When i go to school, i feel safe and i am excited to go to my classes. Everyone complains that Vista has 'too many gangs'.... that is crap every school has gangs, if you think your getting away from it by going to Rancho or El Camino, your going to find out that it is everywhere. I think it is unfair that Vista has a bad reputation, i love this school and it deserves some good feedback!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2008

This high school cares about all ofthe extra-cirricular activities in school . THE ROTC classes are fantastic. The teachers areall wonderful.. they always give a hand to any students who need some help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2007

Vista High School has many fantastic extracirricular activities. Some teachers aren't understanding basic High School needs, but for the most part the teachers of Vista show care & dedication for fellow students
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

VHS has 2 separate schools-Honors and everyone else. I am a very involved parent and have fought every year for my student to receive the help she needs. Now we pay for her to receive private classes so she can be ready for college. It is overcrowded. Teachers often accept substandard work. The counselors try hard but are overworked and focused on the extreme. If I could do it again, I would have moved prior to her HS years to get her in a better place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

If you play football it might be a good choice but there are better football programs in the county. The school is overcrowded and the gangs are not getting any better. The AP classes are good but at what cost?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2007

For what this school is given, it does well. It has the most AP classes offered in north county as well as IB curriculum. For those students that want their hands held all the way through their senior year, this is not the school for them. They will have to take responsibility for their own actions and duties. Security is a 'concern' of many students, yet there are rarely any fights at a lunch with 2,500 kids. Realistically, there are gangs on campus, but they don't bother you if you don't want to be bothered. Many students put themselves in situations which provoke violence; all they have to do is not put themselves in that type of situation. The extra-curriculars at this school are top notch. Performing arts have earned many awards and have wonderful teachers. Athletics have gone to CIF in all if not most areas and enjoy much success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

The overcrowding does not lead to a good academic experience overall ... nonetheless, the availability of AP classes makes up for this ... but requires a truly motivated, self-starter ... Parents must be involved!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 7, 2006

VHS focuses primarily on it's football program to give the school notoriety. This narrow focus hinders all other areas of academic and extracurricular activities and will continue to limit VHS's ability to provide students the solid base required for college and career opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Vista High School has a variety of academic opportunities that many other schools do not retain. It also has an excellent athletic program that provides students with interesting hobbies and outlets. There are over 25 different clubs that students can participate in as well as start their own. As Vista does provide a good healthy atmosphere for students, it is lacking in funding for superior education, extra-curriculars and educational programs that would be beneficial to disadvantaged or academically challenged students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 29, 2006

Sweet football program, with great coaching. I only had one teacher who actually cared about his students, which didnt allow me to reach my full potential. Unless your kid is going to play football, dont go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2005

Definately needs improvement in treating children with respect when it comes to security staff, but over all teaching is good. Safety is definitly an issue.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

739

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • 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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API score

739

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

-15

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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
10%
Algebra II

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
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Biology/Life Sciences

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

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Earth Science

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
English Language Arts

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

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
16%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
13%
Algebra II

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
50%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
English Language Arts

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

599 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

604 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
World History

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

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
12%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Earth Science

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
English Language Arts

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

522 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
2%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
U.S. History

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

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
World History

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
0%
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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White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability1%
Students with no reported disability8%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only7%
Migrant education13%
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate7%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state2%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females50%
Males65%
African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state44%

Earth Science

All Students35%
Females15%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability41%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant education18%
Gifted and talented65%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Females64%
Males61%
African American61%
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)79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant education23%
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate49%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state48%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students25%
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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Geometry

All Students30%
Females24%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)50%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only31%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented46%
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate18%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to state13%

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 Students2%
Females2%
Males1%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)0%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant education0%
Gifted and talented23%
Parent education - not a high school graduate1%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Algebra II

All Students25%
Females23%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asian57%
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)28%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability26%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant education27%
Gifted and talented41%
Parent education - not a high school graduate10%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)18%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
Parent education - declined to state17%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students35%
Females38%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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)36%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state25%

Chemistry

All Students40%
Females38%
Males44%
African American58%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)48%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented58%
Parent education - not a high school graduate18%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state26%

Earth Science

All Students36%
Females19%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females55%
Males50%
African American47%
Asian86%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander62%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant education34%
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females4%
Males8%
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)11%
Economically disadvantaged3%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented33%
Parent education - not a high school graduate3%
Parent education - high school graduate3%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)3%
Parent education - college graduate9%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state8%

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

All Students38%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability38%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
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 Students47%
Females43%
Males52%
African American63%
Asian73%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander43%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander55%
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant education35%
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state34%

World History

All Students35%
Females28%
Males41%
African American48%
Asian64%
Filipino45%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander43%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islander55%
White (not Hispanic)56%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant education21%
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduate19%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to state25%
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 Students2%
Females0%
Males3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino2%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate5%
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 state0%

Algebra II

All Students2%
Females2%
Males2%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino1%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)4%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Non-economically disadvantaged2%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability2%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only2%
Migrant education9%
Gifted and talented0%
Parent education - not a high school graduate2%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Females74%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state74%

Chemistry

All Students34%
Females38%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state26%

Earth Science

All Students25%
Females24%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino25%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disability12%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only34%
Migrant education8%
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Females55%
Males43%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner1%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant education20%
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state36%

Geometry

All Students3%
Females2%
Males4%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only4%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students27%
Females22%
Males35%
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)36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only28%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented45%
Parent education - not a high school graduate12%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate34%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate42%
Parent education - declined to state19%

Physics

All Students66%
Females53%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
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 graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students41%
Females39%
Males44%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant education22%
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate22%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)46%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state30%

World History

All Students17%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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

662 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

663 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

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 Students81%
Females84%
Males79%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American76%
Asian95%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander93%
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown78%
Students with disability42%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner36%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education63%

Math

All Students80%
Females80%
Males80%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American81%
Asian95%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander93%
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Economic Status Unknown78%
Students with disability41%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner44%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant education73%
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 66%
White 24%
Black 3%
Asian 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 62%N/AN/A
English language learners 17%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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