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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 September 20, 2009

Northgate has: a wide variety of students, school spirit, classrooms that are out of number order (how cool is that?), we have a variety of AP/honours classes, our teachers actually know how to teach, and more. Our school is better than the rest.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2009

Our kids are now gone from Northgate but I can tell a big difference now that there is a new principal at the school . The change was long over due and an indication on how long it takes the district to fix something. Kudos to the principal for truly making a difference. The school looks better and the test scores are on the increase. A big difference in the way the community views the school. Don't give up! Change can happen as we have just seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2009

A new principal started in September 2008, what a breath of fresh air. Positive, energetic, supportive of parents. What a difference a principal can make. The school district is struggling with budget issues, like most other districts in the state, but the parents step up with funding help. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

I have two kids that attend Northgate and the school is by far the best in the district. A lot of the funding comes from parents instead of the district, which is something to think about. Overall Northgate is definetly one of the top schools in the East Bay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

Northgate is a great school except that we need more money. A lot of people go to private schools and all that because this school has been given so many bad reviews that they think there child will die of boredom and fail in UC or Ivy league colleges. AP classes definitely are not a joke now. The teachers a very considerate about a student's grade but when you have 1600 students in one school, you have to start studying independently. People think that highschool is supposed to help you get into college and that Northgate is old and no updated. Hello people! Highschools are not training wheels anymore, they are the first times you ride your first bike. Highschool isn't supposed to be some snotty rich peoples school where only the top status people can go to. Here kids get help for free, and very good help(no $$$ tuition needed)


Posted September 4, 2008

I graduated 5 years ago. The only complaint I had was the lack of money in this school. They had created classrooms under staircases and in the cafeteria because the ran out of room. The teachers and admin staff are amazing, and know each student by name. Good school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2008

This school has been a nightmare for my son. He has learning disabilities and the teachers and staff do nothing to support. They only acknowledge the students who are above average and prefer the others to just go away. The program to support disabled students is a joke and might as well not exist. I would not recommend any average, disabled or below average students to go here. If you need help, forget it. Go somewhere else. The administration does not care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2008

Two students in our family graduated from Northgate High School. I found the parents and students delightful and many caring and involved teachers. However, we were frustrated at getting some help for our younger child. Being assigned to an overambitious class was too great a stretch, then initially told a transfer wouldn't be possible due to overcrowding was one unhappy memory. Our younger child took the state GED and passed but elected to finish at Northgate because of band and to stay with friend. We were rather frustrated. Perhaps it's a great place if you 'walk on water' academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

The spirit is excellent. I love this school with all my heart. Nothing could make the environment or academic stuff greater... except more money. Everything is good except that we have no money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

Northgate is a great high school. This year there has been a positive change in the school spirit and sense of community. School leadership did a great job of filling the teacher vacancies with highly-qualified teachers. A non-profit foundation working to improve facilities at the school is putting in a new all-weather sports field and track starting this month (see northgatepride.org for more info)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Teachers are underpaid. Infrastructure is old and poorly maintained. Parents appear involved. Wide variety of sports programs helps keep kids engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I've been involved with Northgate for 7 yrs and have not seen dynamic leadership at the principal level. Academics have been pretty good but could be better with more teachers & less MDUSD red tape; extra activities are vital & good - athletic field way over due; parental involvement increased tremendously & has made a major diffeence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

My 4th child is now entering 11th grade at Northgate, and the decline which was apparent when my oldest left in 1997 is snowballing out of control. There is one scandal after another, and teachers are leaving in droves. The plusses at this school are the bright kids and their parents, but the parents seem to be in a state of shock and unable to mobilize their outrage at what has happened to the 'premier' school that was the reason they paid overinflated house prices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

the school is showing signs of age., there are makshift class room right off the locker room and some classes are even held in the teachers break area. Ifrastructure such as an atiquated phone system and computer system is laughable, no small business today would tolerate much less survive with this system. Field and grounds, well I for one cannot believe how poorly its maintained or lack of maintenance due to budgetary constraints. Teachers, well a significant number have left for the 2007 year..Academic successes, well it appeares they as a school do recieve awards in spite of the school being in a poor state of disrepair
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2007

While this school is recognized as the highest rated school in the Mt. Diablo School District, I believe that it is overall a very lousy school. It is not very diverse. I would not recommend this school.


Posted December 13, 2006

I am not a parent, but a graduate from Northgate and now a teacher myself at a high school in another district. My younger siblings recently graduated from Northgate, so I have been exposed to the school community within the past couple of years. I absolutely agree with the parents who say that Northgate is not the right school for the average/ slightly above average student. Some teachers are exceptional.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 25, 2006

My first child graduated from this school in 2003, with at 3.2 gpa. I am thankful that she made it out alive (not kidding). This school is not good for kids who are Average, slightly above average, or have any type of learning difference. My second child just started High School, but is not attending this school, and my third won't if I can help it. My second child is going to another nearby highly rated high school in this district, with much better results so far. I have lived here since 1989, had I known what was going to happen to my first child at Northgate, I would not have moved here. I love my home, the neighborhood, the parent involvement, but Northgate is set up for 'the few', (not the many) to achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2006

Northgate is supposed to be one of the premier high schools in the area. Having had 1 child leave the school as a Junior (a national merit semi-finalist)and 1 attending now, the school is anything but premier. There is a definite lack of administrative leadership. Sports seem to be viewed as an unnecessary evil instead of providing fun and competitive extracurricular activities for the students. Parents are definitely involved in trying to make things better but the bottom line is the school needs true leadership in order to get back on track both academically and with it's extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

I have had three children at Northgate. Individual teachers can make the most difference in a child's education I believe, and at Northgate it's hit or miss. I also believe that with strong leadership, teachers teach best, and Northgate lacks that strong leadership. Therefore, there are some teachers who seem to skate by and the students learn very little. The parent involvement at NHS is relatively high, although the neighborhood is only slowly coming to the realization that we must be willing to pay--above and beyond what we pay in taxes--for a good quality public education. Currently there is too small a percentage of parents paying for added sections, upgraded facilities, and all the things our students should have. Bottom line: Had I known then what I know now, I'd have paid more for a home in Lafayette or Orinda for better schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I agree with the parent who has given the comment in July 2005. The AP and Honors classes at Northgate are a joke. You can sleep through the class and still get an A. This will get your kid into UCs, if that's what you want. So if you are ambitious about your kids college and career prospects, you may have to re-evaluate your options. I did. We moved out.
—Submitted by a parent


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847

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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847

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2012 to 2013

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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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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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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16%

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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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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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56%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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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81%

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74%

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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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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.

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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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19%

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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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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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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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49%

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English Language Arts

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

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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%

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89%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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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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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English Language Arts

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Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability56%
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner14%
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Geometry

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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
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 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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