School Details

Eureka Senior High School

1915 J Street, Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 441-2508
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Public Grades 8-12 1406 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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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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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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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
  • Eureka City Schools average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Eureka Senior High School is a public high school in Eureka. The principal of Eureka Senior High School is Rick Jordan, whose e-mail is steffenb@eurekacityschools.org. 1,406 children attend Eureka Senior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 7% of the Eureka Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 1,406 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Eureka Senior High School is 20:1. Glen Paul School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 57%
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 7%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian 11% 8%
Unspecified 10% 12%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 3778%
Filipino 0.6% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 59%
Limited English proficiency 7% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Overly simple many teachers do not meet standards. Very few electives and even fewer spare funds.Low income area.

  • (1 year ago)

    Eureka High School offers an excellent band program over 15 AP and honors classes career pathways and a huge variety of art and Career Technical Education programs. Their sports department is also excellent. If you want your son or daughter to succeed in being prepared for college and beyond you won't go wrong with sending them here. The teachers go above and beyond to not only teach the material required to graduate but they teach it in a way that is fun and memorable for the students.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter entered her Freshman year at this school and after 3 weeks of a nightmare we pulled her. We had just relocated with the military to Eureka from another CA location when my daughter was so excited to start her high school years. WOW!! Normally a very lively fun-spirited and gracious young lady with good grades quickly became a sullen depressed and lifeless individual. She gained weight kept to herself and began counseling. After finding another school for her to attend we have our daughter back! There were 342 Freshman last year; however 4 of them landed up transferring to North Coast Learning Academy School in Cutten. Thank you NCLA!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    When I went to Eureka Senior High the teachers were highly committed and respectful toward students. They offered an extensive amount of art music drama literary and science classes.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's saturday and I'm here with my teachers for four hours so far. Theres plenty of help and time given by the teachers and the enviorment is great.

  • (4 years ago)

    Terribad School. Teachers pick favourites hardly helped me with any of my work didn't work with alternate ways to study or teach. It was a 1 way only kind of teaching style. I didn't get help until I went on independent study away from this horrid school. Art language and music programs keep getting cut and the student body is stuck up. The school board let go the GOOD teachers that actually assist in the learning process.

  • (5 years ago)

    Certain counselors and teachers at this school gave me the extra boost needed to rise up despite everything and graduate!! years after graduating I can still walk into the school and find familiar faces and still be recognized by the staff as well

  • (5 years ago)

    Eureka High has the bast teachers that go beond their job requirements!

  • (5 years ago)

    When Bob Stephens left last year he left a void that The new principal Joseph Pawlick has been unsuccessful in filling. Morale is at an all time low and his 're-designation' policy has caused community and family strife and will likely lead to a higher drop out rate due to student disenfranchisement.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a terrible school with extremely poor leadership. Student services are so fragmented that students do not have access to them. There are some quality teachers but the district had to lay off nearly a hundred of them due to budget cuts (administrative staff remains intact however...) In other words school resource allocation is top heavy and very little good trickles down to the students particularly those of lower socioeconomic status.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at Eureka High and I love it here! The teachers help me with everything homework PE cloths you name it everyone cares!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is awesome. most of the teachers are really cool and want to teach as much as they can

  • (9 years ago)

    Quality education. Caring faculty and staff. Good learning environment for kids. Diversity. High academic standards.

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