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Pioneer High School

Public | 9-12 | 1420 students

 

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Posted November 6, 2013

After all the negative rumors I heard about Pioneer, I was hesitate to send my daughter to this school. However, I am so glad I did. The staff at Pioneer are friendly and the teachers care about the students. My daughter is a Junior now and has been very successful due to the after school tutoring and interventions this school has in place to help your child succeed. The student population is lower than the other schools in the district and I feel that it benefits the students. The teachers and staff know the students by name which helps most of them stay out of trouble. My daughter has made wonderful friends. It is a safe and wonderful learning environment and I could not be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

I am a Sophomore here at Pioneer and I cannot express how Pioneer High School is an amazing school. People see it as "ghetto" school, but I don't see anything wrong with it. Teachers are phenomenal, counselors are so academically involved in what you do, and we have the administration who greets us everyday at the gate. I have been to to other schools and they don't do that at all. Being the smallest school in the Whittier Union High School District we are very family based, once you step foot in campus you feel that home feel. Pioneer shapes you to be better and work hard! We are striving for success everyday. We have one of the BEST math departments in the district where we challenge students to discover what their strengths are and use them to their advantage. If you are debating on sending your son/ daughter here don't stress about it, Pioneer will be the best choice you have ever made.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2010

I attended here in the late 80s when this site wasn't around. What made this great was the friends I made and still keep. Some of the teachers are really good. However, some of them when I was there didn't know what they were doing, in particular the teacher who taught Math Analysis. I guess due to funding they couldn't get a proper teacher and had to use one who taught PE. I found out later that they also lacked faith in my ability to succeed, the Calculus teacher wrote in my yearbook my senior year that the faculty didn't think I could get better than a C. But the calculus teacher at that time was so awesome that I not only got an A in that class, I got a 5 on the AP exam! It just goes to show what students can do when they have excellent teachers. She believed in me even though other faculty still did not, and awarded the Math award at the end of the year to another student, although an excellent one, did not do as well as I did.


Posted March 7, 2010

i am currently a student at pioneer high school and i can't express how glad and grateful i am to attend phs. the school has a myriad of activities, a great and dedicated administration and great programs. i am involved in ASB, several AP courses and various clubs. ASB recently won the outstanding activites program award, making our asb one of the greatest in california. our school has undergone many changes, modernization of the campus, and there have been ZERO fights this school year. the school is great,despite the negative connotations, and it still has more to offer. our athletic teams are also improving and many have made CIF this year. what can i say, i would NOT move to another school in the district. besides, phs is a young and thriving school, and as we enter the 50th year anniversary,we can be sure that phs will have a long, lasting legacy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

I could not have been more disappointed when my daughter did not receive her transfer to a school out of the district and was forced to enroll at Pioneer. I can not tell you how HAPPY I am now that she is there! The administration is awesome, the teachers are excited to be there the counselors are so involved. I feel like our daughter is having the benefit of education at a private school within a pblic school that seems to have gone through a recent turnover for the good of all the students! As a former student of Pioneer I am so excited to see this school once again young and thriving; our communit should be proud of the principal and all that he and the administration have done to make positive changes that work. The students are receiving the very best education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

You get the best of the school as much as you put into your learning. I graduated from Pioneer and was an AP student and now in college. From Pioneer, I can say the school helped me as much as I asked for it. Some of the teachers I had were some I am thankful for having. I can't say it's the best, but not the 'lowest in Whittier'. Students make the school. The new principal got money that's being put in and it seems it's being put to good use. I have hope in this school and I know when I'm older I'll be donating a significant sum to aid students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2006

I tried to get my son out of Pioneer High School as an entering freshman and yet it has been the best place for him. I get constant communication from the school concerning any activity and his attendance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

Low pay, poor leadership, limited funds, and totally disinterested administrators plague this school, and yet a sense of hope still exists due to the dedication of the young, intelligent teachers and counselors
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 26, 2006

Poor at time of date... great math program... lacked everywhere else!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 4, 2005

The teachers are helpful and the staff is great. My daughter was a serial ditcher and thanks to the counselors and school security she got over that really quick!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

A a former student of Pioneer, and now the parent of a sophmore I see alot of changes, some good, others well not so good. The academic program is fine, the music dept still has the Titan Tones, the band has a young director who I'm sure in time will grow into the awesome teacher /diector that he can be. There is also for the second year a drum line this is a group of 16 kids that are hard working and dedicated this past November they got Sweeps at the WUHSD Jamboree, they are under the leadership of Juan Leiguzmon, he is awesome. Color guard does not exist anymore at Pioneer, but there is an All Male dance group that just a couple of weeks ago went to Las Vegas, competed and are now the National Champions, they are great and their instructor Ms Chris Avila is great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

pioneer high school is the lowest in whittier
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

755

Change from
2012 to 2013

+24

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

755

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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Algebra I

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

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
14%
Algebra II

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

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
72%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
35%
Earth Science

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

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22%
English Language Arts

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

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
24%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

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

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About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
26%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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27%

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Earth Science

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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0%

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28%

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18%

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English Language Arts

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

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

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
35%
World History

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
8%
Algebra II

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
13%
Biology/Life Sciences

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
6%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
29%
Earth Science

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%
English Language Arts

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

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

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
30%
U.S. History

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
World History

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

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability27%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - not a high school graduate24%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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Parent education - declined to state33%

Algebra II

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Females100%
Males90%
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females35%
Males45%
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Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner26%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented73%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females59%
Males56%
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Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate54%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state47%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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Females38%
Males67%
African Americann/a
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Hispanic or Latino52%
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Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

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

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Females46%
Males28%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged35%
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Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate40%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)29%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students85%
Females85%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate83%
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students8%
Females15%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino9%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only9%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

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
Not 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

Earth Science

All Students0%
Females0%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability0%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 Students50%
Females50%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino51%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%

Geometry

All Students16%
Females12%
Males20%
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 disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate20%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)6%
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 Students86%
Females91%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate92%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students43%
Females33%
Males53%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)43%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state31%

World History

All Students28%
Females15%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability30%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented49%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state14%
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 Students29%
Females33%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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 disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability29%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only30%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)31%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Algebra II

All Students57%
Females59%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
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%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate67%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
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

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students25%
Females22%
Males28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino24%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability27%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only29%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate23%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
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

Chemistry

All Students46%
Females39%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state64%

Earth Science

All Students21%
Females26%
Males17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability23%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only21%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
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 Students40%
Females42%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino40%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate42%
Parent education - high school graduate37%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state33%

Geometry

All Students8%
Females7%
Males8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino8%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability8%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only5%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate0%
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 Students56%
Females51%
Males61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate43%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students36%
Femalesn/a
Males42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability35%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students43%
Females34%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)37%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state39%

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
Not 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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students81%
Females85%
Males77%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner57%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students93%
Females93%
Males93%
Gender Unknownn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to staten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Economic Status Unknownn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Tested with modifications0%
English learner96%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 95%
White 2%
Black 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Asian 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 83%N/AN/A
English language learners 15%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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