School Details

Pierce High School

960 Wildwood Road, Arbuckle, CA 95912
(530) 476-2277
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 373 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pierce Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Pierce Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pierce Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pierce High School is a public high school in Arbuckle. The principal of Pierce High School is Ed Changus, who can be contacted at echangus@pierce.k12.ca.us. 373 children attend Pierce High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Pierce High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 373 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pierce High School is 16:1. Arbuckle Alternative High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 70% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 26%
Unspecified 2% 1%
Asian 1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 1321%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
Filipino 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 64%
Limited English proficiency 12% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel that our principal does a awesome job the school overall is a great school our school i do not feel that the board handled the budget cuts very well I feel that they should not be making cuts to AG classes/FFA/shop classes/ these are classes that the kids enjoy and that they need in everyday life.

  • (9 years ago)

    Pierce High School has been education my children since 1997. Although the level of education is good for most classes the amount of classes offered especially in the field of language is lacking. To only offer one foreign language is not fair to students who do not want to take Spanish. I have been told by several students (including mine) that if more than one language was offered they would take it. I have also been told that coming this next year (2005-2006) that block scheduling will not be available. Why? This was a fantastic way of keeping students on track. For mine especially. Her grades went up and she was more focused. Please consider keeping the block scheduling and not going back to 7 period classes. Consider also offering a more diverse choice of classes. Kudo's on your teachers though for the outstanding job they have doen so far.

  • (9 years ago)

    education is extremely behind. english learners have priority. not the best for special education. many students are passed along as long as they show up.

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