School Details

King City High School

720 Broadway Street, King City, CA 93930
(831) 385-5461
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 889 students 23 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
  • South Monterey County 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 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
  • South Monterey County 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 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
  • South Monterey County Joint Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

King City High School is a public high school in King City. The principal of King City High School is Janet Sanchez Matos, whose e-mail is jmatos@kingcity.k12.ca.us. 889 children attend King City High School and identify primarily as Hispanic, Unspecified, and Multiracial. 24% of the King City High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 889 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at King City High School is 23:1. Portola-Butler Continuation High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 86%
Unspecified 5% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% 9%
Asian 1.0% 0.4%
Filipino 0.5% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 1877%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.09%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 56%
Limited English proficiency 24% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school!!! I currently go here as a freshman and I love it!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    King City High School lost its accreditation at the end of the 2006/2007 school year. Though they do have a good teaching staff they lack the neccesarry leadership of a good school district.

  • (8 years ago)

    Ghetto School but good athletics departments. Many kids from farming backgrounds

  • (9 years ago)

    Some good teachers(mostly older ones who don't just teach to tests) poor administration with new principals every few years. My children got a good education because I knew which teacher's classes to get them into.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is a sophomore at King City High school and has grown up in this humble town. Insofar as King City is a small town there is much community involvement in the school. Our teachers are also our neighbors and therefore have a personal interest in our children's education. The programs meet high standards especially in the areas of math and social studies. The teachers in these two departments are expert in their respective curricula. However the English department does not concentrate on literature or writing the way I would like. Novels that I would like to see taught here are taught in other school districts. The writing assignments are sparse and mediocre not adequately preparing a student for the rigors of college.

  • (9 years ago)

    King City High School has a lot of great opportunities for many students but with the issue of gangs and violence it has become an issue for most students to learn and the continue with extra caricular activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel this school needs more ap programs accessible to the students. there is only ap courses in english history and calculus. there needs to be more. Other than that. they have wonderful music ahtletic teachers and community activities. Parents get involved in the mustang bench and other activities. its overall and average school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Although there are some truly wonderful caring teachers at this school overall the faculty administration and district do not seem committed to student excellence preferring to focus instead on petty squabbles and ineffective minor projects. Until real leadership is taken the ineffective teachers are called to task so the truly excellent ones can shine and everyone decides to work together instead of against each other this school just won't have what it takes to lead students into the changing world.

  • (10 years ago)

    Academic programs very limited. Very few college-prep electives only a few challenging classes (honors classes) and even some of those are not challenging. For students to really get challenged they need to go to the local junior college and take classes concurrently--there just isn't enough challenge offered at what is primarily a remedial high school. Music programs are fair--no marching band but the band instructor is phenomenal but unfortunately close to retirement. Strong drama program yet controversial. Lots of parent and community involvement in sports some strong sports programs but very few teacher-coaches. Overall level of parent involvement varies. The Anglo parents tend to get very involved to the point of it being bad in some ways. The Hispanic parents don't get involved and they're the majority of the school. There should be a lot more parental involvement than there is.

  • (11 years ago)

    King City home of the Mustangs! This high school is an excellent place for your child to get a great education..the math level reaches out to Caculus and there is also art music welding mechanics and leadership classes to participate in. TAke a visit King City is great

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