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Las Lomas High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Posted March 15, 2014

Las Lomas is a wonderful learning environment safe from bullying or crime. It has very knowledgeable teachers who are enthusiastic about helping their students to learn. There is a plethora of resources, including a large library, computer lab, language lab, 2 gyms, 3 playing fields, a swimming pool, and the best French teacher on Earth. In my experience at Las Lomas as a student, I have only one piece of advice for the driven student: stay away from the counselors.


Posted October 12, 2013

Las Lomas is a very good school. the students are accepting and the teachers are generally great. there are a few teachers that arent the best (especially if you have a learning disability) but i have had a lot of good ones. there are lots of clubs and after school tutoring too. GO KNIGHTS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2013

I think Las Lomas is boring. There's this one rich junior I don't mind though. Otherwise, it kinda sucks.


Posted August 28, 2013

this school is absolutely perfect. I went here but moved 2 years ago and I thought id give it a review. the school is so accepting and because its small youll never be alone. everybody is very accepting and there is just an overall amazing enviorment. theres a lot of really good electives too which a lot of other schools don't have. Everybody knows everyone and its like being at home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2013

las lomas sucks. the kids there are very rude. im a sophomore girl and i cant seem to find any accepting down to earth people here. ive been begging my dad to let me transfer since i first started. dont listen to the other reviews. yes, it offers great electives, but it gives wayyyy to much homework and the teachers are very unwilling to help. i switched into independent studies because i hated this school so much, and its not only me, ive read reviews from different sites where people have the same problem. its in a generally wealthy area so the kids here are expecially stuck up. just trust me on this one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2013

Las Lomas High School is an excellent public high school. Not only does its test scores go up continuously for the last 16 years, it also provides a comprehensive extra curricular program for students to explore their talents and make good use of their after school time. The leadership connects with the students and really have the students' best interest in mind regardless of their learning ability and socioeconomic status. I strongly recommend Las Lomas High School for any student who needs a high school education. Ellen Osmundson, Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

This school get worse year to year. The new vice principals are terrible and the feeling you get from entering the school is not as great as compared to other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2011

Las Lomas is a wonderful school. The campus is very well kept up for being around for so many years, and the teachers seem to genuinely care. I feel that my children are getting a very good education, and have the opportunity to participate in many different sports, and clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

Do NOT send your child to Las Lomas if he or she has any learning difficulties. The teachers, for the most part, are unwilling to help. The administration doesn't want to be bothered. Many parents have removed their kids from Las Lomas because their assistance to disabled kids is non-existent. If your kids attended WCI and were successful, they CANNOT receive that level of assistance, or any at all, at Las Lomas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

My children have had an excellent experience at Las Lomas, both educationally and socially. Teachers and staff believe in open communication--our emails and phone calls are always answered in a timely manner. Students and parents are respected. Everyone is friendly and inclusive. The PTSA here is wonderful--they work very hard for all of our children and do a great job of getting students, parents and teachers involved. Las Lomas was also given the US Dept of Education's Blue Ribbon Award this year. I believe these are hard to come by. My children are getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

Wonderful school, my son loved this school so much and liked the teachers, all the teachers are amazing, the counsellors are perfect and everything is perfect in this great school. I highly recommend it to everyone, you will love it. Thank God that my son was there, now he is at the University of California.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

My son took the Japanese course and it was great, by far it was his favorite class and he learned a lot. The class had several Japaneses students and at parents night several parents where very complimentary of the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

Amazing school--there is something here for everyone. The academics are strong, the activities well-planned and diverse. With financial support from the community, the facilities are excellent. A well-rounded school with teachers who genuinely care about their students and are knowledgeable of their subject-matter (most have MA's or higher).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

Well above average with respect to extracurricular activities available. Dynamic principal. Most teachers know their stuff and work well with kids, but there is some dead weight here and there. Principal and PSTA communicate regularly with community via email.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

My daughter attended this school and found it to be a great experience. She participated in Sports and was a Cheerleader. I highly recommend this school to parents relocating to the East Bay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

The academics are outstanding. Parent and community support keep much needed programs from be cut from the budget. All extracurricular activities are great--although no marching band.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I've heard complaints about the Japanese courses; in general, it's a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

Actually, I was the student from 1967 to graduating in 1970. Long time ago, but in many ways was the best part of my life. I had some wonderful friends that I have kept in touch with. A few great teachers that believed in me. Lessons learned, if you yourself don't try, you have no one to blame but yourself. Don't be a wall flower, ask and you will receive. Jock, geek, wrong crowd, they are in reality just like you. If you make the first move, you may find a new life long friend. And finally, high school is what you make it. Make the most of it.
—Submitted by a former student


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This school's
API score

875

Change from
2012 to 2013

+1

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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API score

875

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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

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 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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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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

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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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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94%

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95%

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

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

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
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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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

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79%

2010

 
 
74%
World History

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

2012

 
 
27%

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61%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

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0%

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3%

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12%
Algebra II

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
62%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Earth Science

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
62%
English Language Arts

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

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

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9%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
10%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
U.S. History

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

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
World History

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

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13%
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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Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability27%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate25%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Hispanic or Latino92%
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students88%
Females88%
Males88%
African American73%
Asian77%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability91%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students81%
Females72%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

All Students79%
Females73%
Males84%
African American55%
Asian79%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students9%
Females12%
Males8%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)5%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disability10%
Students with no reported disability9%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only8%
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)13%
Parent education - college graduate13%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate0%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students60%
Females61%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
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)57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate56%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students61%
Females67%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian29%
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)66%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability26%
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students88%
Females85%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
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
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

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females82%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students26%
Females22%
Males30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino31%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate19%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate24%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

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

Science

All Students80%
Females81%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students35%
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 disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
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

Algebra I

All Students11%
Femalesn/a
Males6%
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 disadvantaged14%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students12%
Females6%
Males18%
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)11%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability12%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
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)11%
Parent education - college graduate8%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students83%
Females84%
Males82%
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)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
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 graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students59%
Females62%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
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)58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students65%
Females58%
Males74%
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)70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
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)56%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females83%
Males70%
African American63%
Asian81%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students5%
Females0%
Males13%
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)7%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged6%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students58%
Females56%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
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)57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students95%
Females100%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate97%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students77%
Females77%
Males77%
African American67%
Asian79%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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
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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

383 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students94%
Females97%
Males91%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability70%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner60%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females95%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability67%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner80%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 11%
Hispanic 11% 52%
Black 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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1460 South Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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