School Details

Hanford High School

120 East Grangeville Boulevard, Hanford, CA 93230
(559) 583-5902
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1503 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Hanford Joint Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hanford Joint Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Hanford Joint Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hanford High School is a public high school in Hanford. The principal of Hanford High School is Scott Pickle, whose e-mail is spickle@hjuhsd.k12.ca.us. 1,503 children attend Hanford High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Hanford High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 54% of the 1,503 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hanford High School is 20:1. Earl F. Johnson High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Hispanic 59% 52%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 34%
Unspecified 2% 3%
Asian 0.8% 2%
Filipino 0.7% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 40%
Limited English proficiency 10% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has amazing leadership and teachers. They are striving to build a community of learners as demonstrated by thier increased test scores being the top in their district. We are proud to send our children there.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a terrible school with very low scores. Parents beware.

  • (11 years ago)

    A great school that is working very hard to improve the education of all students.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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