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La Quinta High School

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Posted October 22, 2013

so perfect to my daughter, clubs and fun, I love this school ! It's really active and spirited !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

La Quinta High School is a great place to learn! The teacers are helpful, the students are wonderfully behaved and there are little to no vandalism/drug/bullying/sexual harassment/gang/violence issues. The courses offered are challenging but helful in preparing and aiding kids for college. You know how the stereotypical high school has nerds getting beat up by tough jocks? It doesn't happen here because being smart is cool and desired among students. It brings a level of friendly competition and motivation with the ultimate goal of getting to not just college, but university. You can learn a lot from your experiences here at LQ.


Posted April 17, 2010

LQ is still the best school. School spirit is high at Laquinta which tells you for generations they pass this along. Many schools lose this Spirit but not Laquinta. Glad to see they're still number 1. Their scores are great, the students are happy and the alumni still keep in touch. Go Mighty Aztecs!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The best school ever - API is always high up. Good job and keep it going!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

why is our school so spectacular? one. we have the api of 864, and most of our students are at a disadvangtage. and on top of that we are one of the most spirited schools and we're great in baseball, tennis and badminton. and i don't have to go to school and get worried of getting shot :) its a disneyland at school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Has a great diversity. Excellent teachers. La Quinta offers a variety of classes to prapare their students in order for them succeed in college and life. La Quinta sets the bar higher each year and year after they reach their goal. It's a great school!


Posted June 29, 2008

its a good school, great teachers nice people
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

As a former student, it makes me very proud to see the API scores! The teachers I had were always very supportive. The music program is amazing! Mr. Hensley has true passion for teaching his choir students; I could not have had a more amazing and talented choir teacher! Countinue to be amazing LQHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2007

I love this school ! It's really active and spirited !
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2007

La quinta is an amazing school. Students and faculty are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2006

I think the school is fabulous. The students all interact very well with one another and everyone is very friendly. My daughter is very pleased with the education she is getting from the school. You feel very welcome, and the students are very spirited and very involved with what's going on in the school. I would recommend it. They have great A.P.I. scores.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2005

The school has good AP classes offered for student who wants to get ahead and/or get high GPA for there ambitious dream of getting into a prestigious university. Sports are not that great, but what the heck as long as the kids get into a good college. Classes are small now due to increase in population and will be crammed with more students. School's design is dull and not so beautiful as compare to other bigger schools. Overall, it is a good school as compare to other school in its district.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2005

This school is small, but spirited. I would not say it is a great place to meet new people, because most of the students here are too attached to their own clique to make new friends. The upside of this school is that there are rarely any fights. It is a pretty trustworthy environment, and teachers can trust their students to be unattended in a classroom. However, most of the teachers do not make sure that everyone in the classroom understands the material. There are even some teachers that let students do homework from other classes during lectures. However, there are some teachers that are like friends to the students. Students are comfortable to ask them questions. All in all, I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2005

I feel like La Quinta High School is a wonderful school. My daughter feels as if she really belongs, and as far as I know, there are almost no acts of violence that break out. The teachers and students all intermingle in a wonderful learning invironment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2003

This school has been very fun to come to. The games are very fun and the students attending the game are very spirited.
—Submitted by a parent


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

This school's
API score

879

Change from
2012 to 2013

0

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 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.

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 met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

879

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

0

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)

10 / 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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Algebra II

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

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

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

2013

 
 
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World History

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

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
29%
Algebra II

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Earth Science

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

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

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

520 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
23%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
World History

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

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
n/a
Algebra II

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Earth Science

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%
English Language Arts

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

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

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

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

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
U.S. History

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

506 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students74%
Females75%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
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)67%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state78%

Algebra II

All Students92%
Females93%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
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 disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate87%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state92%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students86%
Females86%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability41%
Students with no reported disability90%
English learner59%
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate91%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate91%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state86%

Earth Science

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African Americann/a
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Filipinon/a
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English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females87%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
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)89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disability52%
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner39%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate86%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)96%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state83%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students0%
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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
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learner0%
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
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students73%
Females67%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
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)80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented78%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state72%

Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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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
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Students99%
Females97%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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 disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate100%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state96%
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 Students54%
Females50%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
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 disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability54%
English learner50%
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 state56%

Algebra II

All Students73%
Females74%
Males72%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner75%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate84%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state65%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students39%
Females39%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner39%
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 graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

Chemistry

All Students84%
Females83%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduate81%
Parent education - high school graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state80%

Earth Science

All Students30%
Females16%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disability11%
Students with no reported disability35%
English learner24%
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 graduate27%
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 state25%

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Females72%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability73%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate63%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Geometry

All Students23%
Females18%
Males27%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability24%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate14%
Parent education - high school graduate22%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

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

All Students89%
Females90%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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 disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate89%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state86%

Science

All Students79%
Females78%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate78%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state72%

World History

All Students72%
Females69%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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)73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability32%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate75%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)87%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
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 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

Algebra II

All Students25%
Females27%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asian31%
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)27%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability25%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only25%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate17%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state23%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students80%
Females80%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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 disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)86%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state78%

Chemistry

All Students75%
Females83%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
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 disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
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 state73%

Earth Science

All Students59%
Females50%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
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 disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner28%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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 state61%

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females76%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner23%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate72%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state66%

Geometry

All Students23%
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 disability23%
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

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

All Students64%
Females61%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian65%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate61%
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)49%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state63%

Physics

All Students99%
Females98%
Males99%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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 disadvantaged98%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability98%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate100%
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state99%

U.S. History

All Students74%
Females72%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability45%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner38%
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate80%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state67%

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.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students90%
Females92%
Males87%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Economic Status Unknown84%
Students with disability53%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner66%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students94%
Females95%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Economic Status Unknown94%
Students with disability50%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 78% 11%
Hispanic 17% 52%
White 4% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Denise Halstead
Fax number
  • (714) 775-7307

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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10372 Mcfadden Street
Westminster, CA 92683
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