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Northgate High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Posted January 3, 2006

Academically, Northgate High School is a superior school compared to others in the district. They are currently demolishing and constructing a new theatre. The school is competely inside, which can be overwhelming. It is overly populated which can create difficulty. The faculty is friendly, and the teachers are okay. If you want your child to get into a good college, make sure they stay organized and work hard because you can only rely on yourself, and not your school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2005

I think Northgate is a fine school for a superior student. The average student can get ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

The academic programs are envied by most. There is quite a bit of academic competition, which is why Northgate has excelled for over 20 years. The dedication of talented teachers makes the school environment exciting. The support of the parents can't be stressed enough. Without parental support, a lot of the activites would not have taken place.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 30, 2005

I was a graduate of Northgate so excited when a transfer came up and my student came to Northgate from a private high school out of the state. Well frankly we were quite shocked at how inferior the Northgate education had become. Immediately it was disapointing as to how few AP courses were offered compared to my son's previous, much smaller high school. My son was placed in advanced and honors classes and he thought said they were a joke. He had very little home work, paid attention in class and was able to get all A's with a fraction of the work of his previous high school. Positives were a few teachers and counselors who were very approachable and engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

Having been involved in Northgate for five years, I have seen it's standard of leadership at Administration level plumit, Teachers have lost interest in their students and some have forgotten what their job entails. If your child attends this school stay actively involved, even then the cards are against you if you do happen to have a minor challenge to deal with. The atmosphere at school has definitely changed for the worst each year and the school has become dependant on parents more and more to keep standards up having to donate enormous sums of money to fund projects and needs in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

Northgate is an exceptional school, the kids are very nice. They welcome new students with open arms. The school is great! If you are looking to move and you have a student in high school this is the school for him/her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

The school has very good teachers. We were impressed by our child's first year english teacher--so personable and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2004

I graduated from Northgate in 1997. I have very few bad memories of this school and can still recall the numerous teachers who through their caring and guidance shaped my very happy present. While much of the staff has changed over the years, some of the best still remain, like Mr. Miller and Ms. Royce. Sometimes the administration was a bit distant and the students didn't have as much sway in what went on, but still a hard-hitting, academically challenging school with good parental support and involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 20, 2004

Northgate High School is shaped by its students and their parents, as well as their excellent vice principal staff. However, the Principal lacks real involvment and many of the teachers are somewhat lackluster. Despite the wonderful advanced math and sciences classes offered, the english and history department offer only one AP class each. this is due to funding of course, but needs to be addressed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2003

A highly academic school, Northgate's faculty challenges students with their high standards. However, some teachers lack the ability to provide a nurturing atmosphere, often alienating students. With some classes at the college level, students who graduate are more than prepared for continued education.


Posted September 21, 2003

Great school. Go Broncos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2003

I have two students at Northgate. Presently, I am impressed to see teachers taking the initiative and stepping into the 21st Century by having web sites and creating a more responsible work ethic amongst their students. My argument in the past has been that we are still way behind in technology and it seems that high school does not prepare a student sufficiently enough for college. Thus the huge drop out rate. With the present budget cuts, parents have really pulled together to help out and hopefully create an educational environment we all used to be priviledged to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I am a former student of Northgate High School, class of 97. I feel that the school really cared for the students when i was a student and I will never forget some of the teachers I had because they were good people and good educators. Grades don't reflect how much I learned and how well prepared I was when i went to college. It is a good school and I miss it.
—Submitted by a former student


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API score

847

Change from
2012 to 2013

-16

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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Change from
2012 to 2013

-16

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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 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.
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Algebra I

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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20%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
78%

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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
20%
Algebra II

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
World History

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Algebra II

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
16%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
Earth Science

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
English Language Arts

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

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
17%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
U.S. History

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
World History

The state average for World History was 19% 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

All Students35%
Females40%
Males29%
African Americann/a
Asian48%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)34%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disability8%
Students with no reported disability37%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)17%
Parent education - college graduate37%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate41%
Parent education - declined to state29%

Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females83%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to state84%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females86%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state70%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students74%
Females69%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state85%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

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World History

All Students40%
Females47%
Males27%
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)62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
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 graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
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%
Females15%
Males7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)13%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Non-economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only12%
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 graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state15%

Algebra II

All Students47%
Females39%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only47%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate55%
Parent education - declined to state52%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students49%
Females48%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asian48%
Filipino62%
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)49%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
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)47%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state47%

Chemistry

All Students66%
Females60%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate49%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state66%

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
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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 Students71%
Females75%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipino58%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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)68%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state69%

Geometry

All Students16%
Females17%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asian14%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented47%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
Parent education - college graduate17%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate18%
Parent education - declined to state14%

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
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Migrant educationn/a
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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 Students78%
Females79%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state76%

World History

All Students56%
Females50%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipino35%
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate44%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to state57%
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 Students0%
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 only0%
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 Students14%
Females10%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)14%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only15%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented19%
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 graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate21%
Parent education - declined to state13%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Females73%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
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 graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Chemistry

All Students31%
Females29%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asian25%
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 disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability32%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only32%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented54%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate36%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to state32%

Earth Science

All Students41%
Females37%
Males47%
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)40%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability45%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
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 state39%

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females69%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disability4%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to state62%

Geometry

All Students5%
Females0%
Males10%
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 disability5%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
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 graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

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

All Students61%
Females60%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipino57%
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)62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented72%
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 graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate65%
Parent education - declined to state61%

Physics

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
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)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students70%
Females65%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipino77%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disability24%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state59%

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.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students96%
Females99%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino96%
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability65%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner67%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females96%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian99%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Economic Status Unknown95%
Students with disability68%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner64%
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 65% 26%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 11%
Hispanic 9% 52%
Black 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

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Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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