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California High School

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Posted October 1, 2009

California High School is a great small town school where almost everyone knows everyone else. I like that it has great extracurricular activities, ranging from athletics to academic clubs. Activities like these help keep kids busy and out of trouble. Most teachers are nice and really care about teaching the students. It is a good school for those who have trouble understanding what the teacher wants because the classes are smaller so teachers can dedicate more time individually to each student. Also, I really like that this school has a great agriculture program, such as Ag mechanics and construction where I get to work with my hands either rebuilding a motor or building a trailer. Students who are in Ag will get the chance to travel different places either on contest teams or for conventions. It is a peaceful school for learning, and the recent addition provides more classrooms and space for students. Along with the classrooms, the new library is big and is up to date with all the equipment like computers and projectors. This makes it easier to do presentations and projects. Overall this is a great small town high school with an awesome learning program.
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Posted December 19, 2008

the right hand never knows what the left hand is doing. in other words no communication between faculty


Posted April 30, 2003

I believe that California High School is a great school because it provides students with so many oppurtunities. The principal knows how to be a leader. His leadership qualities are excellent. There are many extracurricular activites that provide a wide range of choices.


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
62%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
83%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
59%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students65%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students32%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students48%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Free or reduced-price lunch35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 74%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Black 1% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1501 West Buchanan St
California, MO 65018
Phone: (573) 796-4911

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