School Details

Carpinteria Senior High School

4810 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4107
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 721 students 18 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
  • Carpinteria Unified School District 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
  • Carpinteria Unified School District 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
  • Carpinteria Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carpinteria Senior High School is a public high school in Carpinteria. The principal of Carpinteria Senior High School is Gerardo Cornejo and can be contacted at gcornejo@cusd.net. 721 students attend Carpinteria Senior High School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 29% of the Carpinteria Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 721 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Carpinteria Senior High School is 18:1. Foothill Alternative High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 70% 69%
Asian 3% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 24%
Unspecified 1% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Filipino 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 2337%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 60%
Limited English proficiency 29% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    The great thing about Carpinteria High School is that it is a small traditional High School. The small size is an advantage in that it is difficult for students to fall through the cracks. The faculty staff administration and counselors know the students. Having two students with completely different interests attend CHS I can say that there is something offered for everyone. There are an abundance of sports teams a very active Future Farmers of America opportunities for performing and fine arts as well as clubs such as Junior Statesmen of America where students are encouraged to take on leadership roles. Under the direction of Superintendent Cordeiro and Principal Cornejo the school is improving in the right direction adding new and more interesting classes to engage students. One suggestion that I have for the administration is to communicate even more with the parents so they can support the educational process.

  • (7 years ago)

    The new administration has greatly improved school morale. It's a shame the school will be losing good faculty to retirement over the next few years. The teachers are the glue of the school that has kept it together in spite of administration problems. There still needs to be a true sharing of parent teacher school board and faculty with regard to priorities of the school.Decisions tend to be top down and geared toward creating the impression that the school can offer more course selection than is possible while not always supplying the necessary materials for existing courses. Compared to other schools in the area the classes are small and students receive grade checks every six weeks.

  • (8 years ago)

    New Administrators (as of August 2006) have brought about a more professional personal and positive environment at the school. Faculty and students are happier. Classes are challenging to all levels of student achievment. We are very happy to have two students attending this high school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Carpinteria High School has had a huge turnover in principals. There are some very good teachers but pay in the district is very low. Football is big at the school. Academics take a back seat in the community to football.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is poor so it does not have as great programs as it could have. It is pretty much an average high school with average students and average classes. I rated the principal leadership very low because that man does not do anything; the vice principal is the guy in charge and everyone knows that. We have had 4 principals in the last 6 years. There are some really bad and really good teachers; they are almost all white even though the school is mostly Hispanic which I think is a problem. The school is pretty safe; you're not going to get jumped or anything but there are quite a lot of drugs on campus and when kids act out in class it is not usually enforced.

  • (8 years ago)

    Administration does not communicate with staff treatment of students are poor. Principal is not doing a good job staff and administration are behind in the times. More Vocational programs needed.

  • (10 years ago)

    Not a big school in size but a big school in spirit. Has no major problems and a relatively safe environment. Enjoy specially the science faculty.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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