Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

South Hills High School

Public | 9-12

 
 

Living in West Covina

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $302,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,420.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

25 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 14, 2012

Disclaimer - my student only attended for one semester, and have heard that the AP program is good. Positives first - sports coach was great, math teacher provided outside help when asked. However, as a whole, my teen's experience in the regular program involved substandard academic work. We chose SHS because the last district we lived in required constant parental involvement (i.e. - last-minute runs for special school supplies, travel). However, my teen went from struggling to maintain a B-/C+ average in middle school (old district) to making easy A's and B's at SHS with little effort. Lots of drugs/alcohol, kids sleeping/texting in class or cutting class, ridiculous "Study Skills" period that was a free-for-all socializing period, complete lack of instruction (i.e. - my teen only wrote two short in-class English essays and one short essay at home), science take-home exams, almost no homework. Sure, it boosted the GPA, but at what cost? Check out the CST scores for this school - this gives a much more accurate picture of the academics. And yes, I am aware that the school is the best in the district, which doesn't speak well for the district as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

At times, the school seems overly concerned about athletics, but overall, it's not so bad. The teachers seem to care about their students and are good at what they teach, and there's not too much violence going on either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

I attended SHHS and found that the academics were mediocre at best. Although there were a few teachers who really showed care and passion for their subject, there were many that gave alot of busy work. I remember many a teacher passing out a work sheet and then going to the back of the room to talk to other teachers and watch football plays on repeat on video. Any class where you had a teacher who was also a coach meant you had a pretty easy class. I am thankful I had no athletic skill because I saw many a friend fall victim to the insane amount of pressure placed on their shoulders. The wrestlers are obsessed with weight and the football players were known to take drugs to enhance their performance. Im glad I went here though, compared to rival schools I felt safe and thats always a winner.


Posted November 29, 2008

This school is a lot better for children, especially academically, than any nearby school. I'm so glad I sent my child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2008

This school is good if your child is an athlete because that is all the school really cares about. If you want a good school for academia then I advise you to go somewhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2008

South Hills overall was a relatively good experience. There are many extracurriculars to get involed in, many AP classes to to take, and nice people. The administation is mediocre. The counselors could do a lot more to advise the students better, but I got to where i needed to be so I guess it wasn't all that bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2008

The only thing South HIlls has in it's favor is the athletics. The administration favors athletics so much over academics that if your student is a gifted athlete the administration will overlook any infraction they may have regardless what school policy is broken or how illegal it may be. There is no community among the student body unless it is with the cliques in sports or ASB and student behavior can be horrible. The one thing the students mostly share is apathy towards their grades. These are a few reasons I decided to leave and teach else where. It once was a great school but has recently declined greatly in academics and student involvement in their school community and with the current leadership it is not surprising.


Posted January 31, 2008

this school continously proves itself to be academically proficient, i am a senior at this school and i would consider myself 100% satisfied with the methods used by the entire staff to further my education and prepare me for the future. It recently recieved a 4 year WASC accreditation which is outstanding among other schools in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

focus more on sports rather than academics and students' behavior. So if your kids are not athletes,this is not the high school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

this school is amazing and extremely concerned with students excelling academically.


Posted August 27, 2007

this school is one of the best i've been at


Posted May 16, 2007

This school is great for a good quality education. There is a diverse society and everybody knows everybody. This is one of the best public school in the LA county the kids that are seniors are going to good UC school and Cal-State schools South Hills High School is a great school to send your child to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

My son has attended this School for the last 2 years. I do not recommend this school it does not live up to the hype. This has to be a sample of an underlying problem with this school's administration and lack of interest with the kid s academics. My kid is not the athletic kind so he has been for the most part marginalized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2006

South Hills is a very diverse school. the dances are fun and athletics are the best. But when it comes to school its good to stay in a C- to a A+ range. SHHS is #1!!!! -OREO
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2006

South Hills high is known as an affluent school located across from a country club. The forte of this school is really the extracurricular activities, offering a wide varriety of sports, particularly the award winning football, while also having a good, but widely under appriciated music and arts program. Though there is a good variety of honors and AP courses that are not offered at rival schools, teachers tend to varry in the their teaching quality from great teachers to below average. The school itself is undergoing renovations and modernizations. Currently only a small fraction of the classrooms have been remodeled and on top of that, has taken many years to complete. There is also much diversity at this school which very closely reflects state averages of ethnic groups. Overall this is a good school but unfortunatly focuses too much on sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

I am a current student here (a junior), so here's a true firsthand view. The academic programs here are great. We have many courses, especially some APs, that are unavailable at the other schools in the district. Many students take at least one honors or AP course, and the school has a very open, inclusive policy on who can take them. While there are bad seeds, dropouts are unheard of. There are many extracurricular activities here, including a wide variety of clubs, leadership, and sports. We have almost all the typical teams for boys and girls, except for water polo. Our football and baseball teams are especially well known. As for parental involvement, I wouldn't really know, but it is probably around average. On another note: Your kid will feel safe here. This school is very diverse, but tends to be cliquey and times, althought there is no real 'popular group.' Hope this helps.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2005

Good academic programs and social programs for the kids to be involved in. School is quick to inform parents when children are not attending class, this shows their concern for the child's school work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2005

There are not a lot of academic programs available. From first hand experience,i can say that the music program at this school is pretty good to an extent. The art at this school is limited and this is a good school if your kid is into football. This school revolves around football and the other sports are well. Recently there has been an outburst of many new clubs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2005

I feel this school is more centered on the success of the athletics programs than academics. I have been continually frustrated by the lack of courtesy and downright rudeness and disrespect of some of the staff in the offices. Thankfully, the majority of the teachers seem to be caring and proficient at their jobs. There are some exceptions. Everyone seems to know who they are, yet nothing is done about their poor performance. I do not feel that this school lives up to the quality of other schools my child attended in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

There are a few teachers that are easy to comprehend and make teaching students their first priority. However, there are a couple of teachers who make it difficlut to learn due to the lack of assuring their students understand. Although the extracurricular activities are excellent, I do not reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

785

Change from
2012 to 2013

-8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 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 did not meet its schoolwide API target for 2013.
  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

API Growth scores by subgroup

In addition to schoolwide API scores, each student subgroup receives an API score.
Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

785

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

-8

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

7 / 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)

4 / 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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Earth Science

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
59%
English Language Arts

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

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
7%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
19%
Algebra II

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

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
6%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
World History

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

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
7%
Algebra II

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
8%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
35%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
19%
English Language Arts

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

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
1%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
48%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
43%
World History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students16%
Females17%
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability16%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)8%
Parent education - college graduate27%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate29%
Parent education - declined to state18%

Algebra II

All Students86%
Females86%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students78%
Females78%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate83%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students44%
Females41%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)38%
Parent education - college graduate54%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state35%

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Females67%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate64%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate83%
Parent education - declined to state45%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

Geometry

All Students43%
Females41%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented67%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

Physics

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

World History

All Students63%
Females51%
Males78%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate53%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
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 Students12%
Females6%
Males18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino11%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)8%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only13%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Algebra II

All Students37%
Females27%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asian47%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)26%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate29%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate60%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students40%
Females39%
Males39%
African American14%
Asian94%
Filipino64%
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability43%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only40%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate59%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Chemistry

All Students41%
Females39%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino30%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students54%
Females58%
Males50%
African American38%
Asian91%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate74%
Parent education - declined to state31%

Geometry

All Students18%
Females14%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)23%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)25%
Parent education - college graduate16%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

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

All Students72%
Females75%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students52%
Females50%
Males53%
African American38%
Asian86%
Filipino71%
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 disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability23%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state45%

World History

All Students53%
Females48%
Males58%
African American27%
Asian93%
Filipino79%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to state42%
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 Students12%
Females5%
Males21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability13%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only14%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
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 Students18%
Females16%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino15%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)19%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate15%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)15%
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate17%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students35%
Females17%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability41%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate29%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students34%
Females29%
Males41%
African American23%
Asian72%
Filipino27%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)32%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only35%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate50%
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 Students51%
Females50%
Males52%
African American45%
Asian71%
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)56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability52%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate71%
Parent education - declined to state46%

Geometry

All Students9%
Females5%
Males13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino10%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)10%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate9%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)10%
Parent education - college graduate5%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

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

All Students42%
Females39%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate46%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students6%
Females5%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)9%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged11%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability6%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
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)18%
Parent education - college graduate7%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students54%
Females42%
Males65%
African American43%
Asian70%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state38%

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.

451 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students86%
Females90%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American81%
Asian95%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disability28%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner7%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students87%
Females86%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American63%
Asian100%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Economic Status Unknown82%
Students with disability35%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner50%
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
Hispanic 67%
White 16%
Asian 9%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Two or more races 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

645 South Barranca Street
West Covina, CA 91723
Phone: (626) 974-6220

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools




Eagle Academy
West Covina, CA



Quest Academy
Covina, CA


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT