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Walnut High School

Public | 9-12 | 2920 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted April 17, 2014

I like it. My son is in its IB program and leant a lot. It is a very rich program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I am the grandmother of three students who have attended Walnut High School. This school was great for my grandchildren, two who are now in college and one still a senior at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2013

this is a good school to those who really want an education. there are some kids here who literally you can tell that after they graduate they are not going anywhere, sad but true. Like i said before, alot of brilliant kids, and a lot of flops. Moving on, the teachers are awesome. Mr. Smith is the reason why i chose my major in college. I had several teachers like him all throughout my high school years. Though there are some teachers who are riding their tenure. The principle for the school needs to calm down about dances. He had prom one year with the lights on. like seriously you are worried about kids banging on the dance floor? then dont teach abstinence, its not working. he threatened to move prom to the gym my senior year, that is why he needs to calm down an let kids be kids and have their night.


Posted October 28, 2012

This comment was made a year ago and still applies today. I too have had 3 children graduate with honors and all 3 move on to college. Also, I currently have an 11th grade student presently attending and would have paid to have the amazing balanced education in all areas as has every one of my children, ie., clubs, sports, etc. Everyone has remained available and open to encourage and help my children to succeed. I too was a student of Walnut high back in the 80's and it has continued to remain an amazing school and improve in all facets. I have returned with my family and have 12 years ago, joined the WVUSD to give back to today's students all that I was so lucky to receive myself. I couldn't find a private school that would begin to compare to Walnut High. Thanks for caring!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2012

Where is my review? As always, greatschools.com cleans off anything even slightly negative. What a shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

My three children attended Walnut and have been well prepared for college. They have also been involved in sports, clubs, and performing groups. I am also a teacher at Walnut. Having taught in six different (quality) schools I can honestly say Walnut is a superior school in all facets. Any parent who says the school lacks balance has no clue as to what actually goes on at the school. While many schools have eliminated performing arts, sports, and clubs, Walnut has expanded offerings. Teachers motivate their students to acheive in many areas including service to the community. Walnut is not an elitist school. All students can find a nitch and develop their individual talents whether that be academic, athletic, or artisitc. It is also a safe school where students of many cultures and ethnicities coexist in harmony.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

great school !! love the teachers ! especially my english teacher who helped me improve my essay writing skills & prepared me for college !
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2011

Stay away from this school. Their principal lacks experience and only cares about athletics while academics sit and rot. Half of the teacher are horrible, half of them are excellent. Welcome to public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

Walnut High School is the top-notch school in terms of teacher quality, school leadership, and challenging academic programs. The IB and AP program is unsurpassed by either Diamond Bar or Troy High School. Walnut High School's AP and IB exam rates are at around 98% (extremely high for a public school), I am pleased to have my student at this school. I was considering Troy, but Walnut definitely has better teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My 2 daughters graduated from Walnut High school, then go to UC very easy because the high school prepared my children to be ready for college since they were in High School. High quality teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Fabulous school - i only wish they could accommodate all the students who really need to take a summer school class! Especially students entering their senior year! Regulating the number of courses and giving students who have not taken over the required classes should be given a preference instead of the lottery system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Good school, nice teachers but staff that work in the office is extremely rude! Their tone in their voices when they talk is not friendly at all. The staff I talked to wouldn't even listen to my problems and already had an unfriendly tone in her voice. They need to improve on office staff; they're extremely rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

I really take pride into going to Walnut High and my friends from other schools wish they went here! The teachers are the best and although the school is public, the honors classes are taught at private school-level. It's a privilege to go to WHS and many of my peers and classmates don't understand how thankful they should be to go here, since it's a lot better than other California schools in many ways.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

I love my school and all the people that go to school there. I have met great,well-rounded people and the teachers there are awsome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

Walnut HS is a great school, bottom line, great IB and AP programs. This school does not disappoint.


Posted April 3, 2009

I graduated from WHS 2 years ago, and I am now attending CSULB. Walnut HS is a great public school for those interested in pursuing higher education, however those whom have less of an academic drive are often left in the dust. If you are an average student at Walnut HS, being around so many high achieving individuals can be quite off putting, however in the long run it creates an educational environment that breeds greater success and learning after college. I was surprised to find how much more prepared I was for college than many of my other peers attending CSULB, and I am now at the top of the class and in the Honors program.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2009

I am currently a freshman attending Walnut High School, and I can honestly say that I am PROUD to be a Mustang. Not only is this school's cirriculum superior, but there are many clubs students can participate in as well. The teachers here are spectacular because they actaully want you to succeed. I've been to many other high schools before, but to be completely honest, none of them can compare to Walnut High. Walnut is clearly a 10/10.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2008

Those who say this school has an imbalance between 'fun' extracurricular and academics needs to realize that this is one of the top schools in California. Everything is balanced howerver the student wishes to balance. The reason people in this area do so well is not a racial concern, but is rather because of their motivation. Students at Walnut High School want to go to college. Walnut is an excellent school and the whole reason for it is because there are excellent students and teachers as well as motivation in every individual student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

Walnut is an excellent school. It offers not only an outstanding academic program, but extracurricular activites as well. For those parents who say this school is not well balanced, they are definitely mistaken. High school is not only a first step for our children to grown up, but to take initiative if they have not already done so in previous years. This school gives every student a chance to make good, happy and fun memories, but as in anything, students have to make that first step to seek it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

I have to disagree with the parent that said that the school offered little 'fun' activities. The truth is, there are a lot of activities at the school that are offered, but are only taken up by so many people. I recently graduated from the school. I was in the Advanced Drama Class for 3 years of my school year and chior for my last year. The performing arts classes are very fun and do teach student valuable skills that are more personality based than they re geared towards getting into an Ivy League School. Yes, there is pressure from other students to attend UC schools, but in all my years being there, only about 4 or so student actually go to these Ivy league schools. There are activities that even I as a student was completely unaware of. This is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


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This school's
API score

892

Change from
2012 to 2013

-2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

892

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

-2

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
Algebra I

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Algebra II

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

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Earth Science

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%
English Language Arts

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

650 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%
Algebra II

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
21%
English Language Arts

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

748 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
24%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

749 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
World History

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

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
Algebra II

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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English Language Arts

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

710 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

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

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

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
62%
U.S. History

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

712 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
World History

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

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n/a

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students77%
Females68%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students96%
Females96%
Males96%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)90%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students95%
Females95%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Filipino97%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disability36%
Students with no reported disability96%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate99%
Parent education - declined to state89%

Earth Science

All Students54%
Females42%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian66%
Filipino67%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability28%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to state50%

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females80%
Males81%
African American67%
Asian90%
Filipino88%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner20%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to state74%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students39%
Females42%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner7%
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 graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students83%
Females81%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner92%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students94%
Females92%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only94%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to state100%
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 Students48%
Females47%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disability44%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner91%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students78%
Females75%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipino74%
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learner87%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students58%
Females54%
Males61%
African American57%
Asian64%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disability37%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only62%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate59%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to state58%

Chemistry

All Students86%
Females82%
Males91%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate88%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state73%

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 Students76%
Females79%
Males72%
African American59%
Asian84%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Geometry

All Students31%
Females31%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asian44%
Filipino21%
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate31%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students93%
Females92%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students83%
Females82%
Males85%
African American82%
Asian91%
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner51%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state75%

World History

All Students61%
Females53%
Males69%
African American39%
Asian73%
Filipino69%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state61%
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 Students25%
Females29%
Males24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)15%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only20%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students41%
Females43%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Filipino14%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)33%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate40%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate38%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students85%
Females82%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability88%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state79%

Chemistry

All Students66%
Females56%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disability33%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate61%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

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

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females72%
Males65%
African American41%
Asian81%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Geometry

All Students11%
Females3%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asian29%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino6%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability11%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
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)0%
Parent education - college graduate18%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate8%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students84%
Females81%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner77%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)78%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state55%

Physics

All Students78%
Females53%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
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 graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students73%
Females69%
Males77%
African American56%
Asian82%
Filipino84%
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner29%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state69%

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.

752 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

696 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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 Students93%
Females95%
Males92%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American90%
Asian95%
Filipino96%
Hispanic or Latino89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown85%
Students with disability64%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner63%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students99%
Females98%
Males99%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American94%
Asian100%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged99%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Economic Status Unknown100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modifications0%
English learner98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 60% 11%
Hispanic 25% 51%
White 10% 27%
Black 4% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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