Santa Clara County High School Rankings

by vbrasil on April 17, 2009

I was searching the web for high school rankings in Santa Clara County. I found a site, http://schooldigger.com, that published statewide high school rankings not based on API. They combite the CST schools in math and english, also they have other metrics such as school size and teacher to student ratios. I compiled the state ranks for the high schools of the West Valley area, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Cupertino, West San Jose, Los Gatos, Los Altos, Mountain View, and Palo Alto. This is a different way of looking at schools other than just API scores.  The results are not too surprising but they differ from the API scores.  Top schools is Palo Alto High in the Palo Alto School District.  Followed by Saratoga, Lynbrook, then the highly touted Monta Vista high of Cupertino.  Homestead did not fare too well as did Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools.

State Rank
School
District
Students
Student/ Teacher Ratio (2008)
% Recv free/disc lunch
CST, avg Algebra I score (2008)
CST, avg English- score (2008)
API 2008 Growth
6
Palo Alto High
Palo Alto Unified
1690
16.5
4.4
380.43
406.6
900
8
Saratoga High
Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High
1346
20.4
0.2
359.73
410.8
928
9
Lynbrook High
Fremont Union High
1931
24.3
2
360.2
410.1
920
25
Monta Vista High
Fremont Union High
2570
25.6
1.1
325.13
409.2
923
33
Gunn High
Palo Alto Unified
1849
16
4.2
318.8
410.7
904
104
Cupertion High
Fremont Union High
1546
22.5
3.7
316.13
376.6
840
130
Los Gatos High
Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High
1805
22.7
0.8
301.57
383.5
846
137
Homestead High
Fremont Union High
2270
25.2
5.5
302.32
381
846
256
Leigh High
Campbell Union High
1730
22
1.7
294.98
367.4
805
310
Prospect High
Campbell Union High
1420
23
26.2
301.88
353.3
755
360
Los Altos High
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
1714
20.2
12.8
278.2
371.6
795
388
Montain View High
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
1772
21.8
8.4
255.9
390.7
854
460
Westmont High
Campbell Union High
1671
22.8
11.6
283.58
355.3
746
476
Santa Clara High
Santa Clara Unified
1788
25
35.2
295.95
341.6
739
555
Fremont High
Fremont Union High
1878
23.9
16.9
283.38
347
739
560
Wilcox High
Santa Clara Unified
1871
24.2
35.2
282.42
347.6
726
* Rank is determined by adding each school’s average CST Algebra I score with the average CST English-Language Arts Standards score to form a combined average score. The school with the highest combined score is ranked #1. Rank is provided by School Digger.
** The values used in the CST columns are Mean Scaled Score.

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