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Northgate High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $520,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,760.

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 22, 2013

My son just graduated and all what I can say are excellent school the best high school in MDUSD no question. Principal Vice Principals and Teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

Northgate is a great school. There are some awesome teachers, but I think that the difference is that there are so many options for kids that choose to take them. Our son is in Jazz Band and the opportunities he has had with the music program are way beyond what we could imagine. The music program works because of strong parent and student involvement and Greg Brown is such a dedicated teacher. Students can't get these opportunities anywhere else in the district or in any of the private schools. There are a lot of great electives at this school, our son just wishes that there were more periods available so that he could take more of these classes. As with any school, your experience is what you make it. The opportunities are there. We had really bad experiences at another elementary school in the district and moved to the Northgate area so that our son could attend the school. We don't regret that move for a moment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This is a great school if you are looking for your child to spend a lot of time with Substitiute Teachers and watching videos to fill the time. The school is lax with accountability and keeps communications to parents about issues to a minimum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

I am a former student who attended Northgate High School and graduated in 2010 and am currently a junior in college. Everyone has their own experiences in high school, based on their identity e.g. who their friends are, what groups they associate themselves with, etc. I was not a big fan of Northgate at the time; I was an average student earning not-so-impressive grades, I was not involved in as many groups, clubs as I would have liked (I was only involved with Be the Change Club and Softball)... Looking back, I now have an appreciation for the staff and school in general that I lacked three years ago. The parents are amazing and so supportive, the staff is okay, however, because of budget cuts the school's academic flare is beginning to flicker and dim. Although since I have left, they have added Mandarin to their Language Department. This is a good school. (Also, if you have any seniors preparing for college, DO NOT listen to the college counselor. She made me cry on my first day of my senior year, telling me I should not aim too high as to get my hopes up--because of my poor GPA. I was admitted to a 4-year University later that year and now have a better GPA than I did in HS.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2012

I am currently finishing my Junior year at NHS. This school isn't bad overall but its definitely not all its hyped up to be. The main things I can complain about as a cynical teenager are the lack of windows in 95% of the classrooms, the repetitive schedule, the lame students and the horrible cafeteria food. I have had some awesome teachers but about as many who were just alright or that weren't too good. It seems the sports teams are good as well as the sports medicine, AP/Honors and band programs. Though I am not involved in a lot of activities, you can definitely find something to keep you busy if you want. Not such a big fan of the administration. If you live in the area, Northgate will more then serve its purpose as a place for your kids to get a education that will prepare them for college, however don't go out of your way to send your kids to this prison-like high school fortress of mediocrity.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2011

Northgate has a very strong parent support base and wide variety of of AP and Honors classes. I am very glad we are here and NOT at Las Lomas or Acalanes due to the neighborhood and the strong parental support. It does make a difference. GET INVOLVED and stop complaining. Even if you work fulltime, find a way to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

Northgate was once a great school but it's now on a downward academic slide. There is no way it is a 10, maybe 8. The parents in this community are amazing but do not be fooled into thinking your kids will have the opportunity to pursue cutting edge academic goals. Get yourself over to LL or Acalanes. Northgate 'talks' academic excellence but the reality is they stop at 'good enough' and won't support a higher vision, even if the student asks for help. Wish they would wake up and turn this around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

Does this school have all-time lockers? Because I get lots of books and need an all-time locker.Or I might need a rolling backpack which won't be good.


Posted November 3, 2009

Northgate is a great school, has wonderful programs for our kids, and awesome school spirit. Both my kids loved it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

Northgate is a terrific school. The teachers and staff are hardworking and caring. They motivate the kids to do the best they can, and prepare them for life after high school. Our students are a great group of kids with a sense of community and school spirit. I can't say enough about our principal, we love him. Our only drawback is our school district, we if could get them in shape it would be even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Northgate high school is such a united school everyone is there for eachother. Our six man section at basketball games is one highlight of the year we are able to show our support. When a tragedy hits northgate we all come together and help eachother get through it. I defintaly think Northgate is the best school for many many reasons.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Northgate is easily the best school around. I've spent time on the other campuses, and none of them even come close. The students are mean, stupid and/or very very annoying. The teachers are braggarts and don't know what they're talking about. Sure, the grounds might look a little nicer than ours, but that's not what really counts when it comes to a good school. We've got the best teachers and the best students around! Go Broncos!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Northgate is a school full of excellent teachers and determined students that enjoy learning!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

I love Northgate High School because of our great athletics programs, our awesome teachers and staff, and also because we have the best sports medicine program here at Northgate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Northgate is the best school I've attended in my entire life! The entire student population is like a family, thanks to all the activities the school does together. We have tons of fun rallies and out of school activites. Even though its hard to love your teachers at times, I always realize how much I appreciated and liked them at the end of the year. We have a terrific athletics program and always have a good time.


Posted September 20, 2009

Northgate is an amazing school. The staff and administration, as well as the students does everything we can to make our school the best we can be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

I love Northgate of the ethnic diversity, safe classrooms, likeable teachers, and great student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

NHS is an amazing school in that it helps students discover what is important to them via classes and organizations. It provides them with opportunities to take different paths, and figure it out in a positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

I love Northgate because of our amazing music program. I have been a part of the jazz band since freshman year and we have won dozens of awards in the two years I have been in it. Last year we placed 3rd out of over 100 California high school jazz bands, even beating performing arts oriented schools. We also were selected to play in the Monterey Next Generation Festival last April, where only 12 high school jazz bands out of the US are selected to participate through audition. Despite all these prestigious honors, our music program is going to the least amount of music festivals/trips that we have ever gone on during my 3 years in the music department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

At northgate we have really great students and staff. We have awesome sports teams and it is too bad that there is little support because our teams are the best around. Northgate is the best
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
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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API score

847

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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)
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API Similar Schools Rank (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.

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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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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79%

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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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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.

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11%

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16%

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20%
Algebra II

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

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

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51%

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73%

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69%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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56%

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51%

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59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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Earth Science

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

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English Language Arts

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

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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76%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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16%

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15%

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35%

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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.

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78%

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81%

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74%

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73%
World History

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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71%

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69%

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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.

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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.

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14%

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19%

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20%

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16%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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81%

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78%

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82%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

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39%

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34%

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33%
Earth Science

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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41%

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46%

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49%

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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%

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76%

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74%

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73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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5%

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9%

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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.

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61%

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80%

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73%

2010

 
 
89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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100%

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91%

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U.S. History

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

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

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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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Parent education - college graduate37%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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English Language Arts

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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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Parent education - college graduate80%
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Geometry

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Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduate58%
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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.

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
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 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
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 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
White 61%
Asian 17%
Hispanic 11%
Black 2%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

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

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