School Details

Artesia High School

12108 East Del Amo Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90715
(562) 926-5566
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1688 students 21 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
  • Abc 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
  • Abc 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
  • Abc Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Artesia High School is a public high school in Lakewood. The principal of Artesia High School is Sergio Garcia, who can be contacted at sergio.garcia@abcusd.k12.ca.us. 1,688 students attend Artesia High School and are mostly Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 20% of the Artesia High School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 1,688 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Artesia High School is 21:1. Southeast Rop 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
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 39%
Filipino 6% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Unspecified 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 10%
Asian 13% 29%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 20684%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 41%
Limited English proficiency 20% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    very disappointed just went to the graduation and was horrible I had my son graduating and their stupid restrictions are simply ridiculous they are all about the school and not the graduating students that gave it their all all about making money!!..saw many parents upset I will not have my younger child go to this school and have one of the most important days of her life ruined I attended two HS graduations in different areas and were nothing like that students and families had their moment and followed the usual tradition for a graduation just the way it should be VERY DISAPPOINTED my kid deserved better than that.

  • (1 year ago)

    Although great work still needs to be done I believe Artesia High School has the potential to be the Success School that it strives to be. Many doubt this school mainly for its bad press in the past years but coming from a recent Graduate there from 2011 I have seen worse from other schools. When students from Whitney get caught with any type of drug they get a slap on the wrist and possibly a suspension while in a similar situation in Artesia; bag checks drug-sniffing dog brigade longer suspension if not expulsion and also collateral damage to other students reputation. Or when a fight breaks out at Ghar it will just be another "kids and their hormones!" but when it comes to Artesia we get labeled as "The Dangerous School". What the point I'm trying to make here is that yes Artesia needs some work but it should be apparent to all parents and transfer students that if you look at these past recent years Artesia has made some great if not tremendous progress from the "Dangerous School" reputation it had before. Slowly but surely if the staff and parents come together there's no limit to what Artesia High School can achieve. I love this school GO PIONEERS!

  • (3 years ago)

    With the exception of a select few the staff needs an overhaul. Many seem too bombarded with compliance to maintain funding to effectively prioritize the education of our chldren. In addition the administration is often unresponsive to parental input unless cornered. As the principal goes I do believe that his overall intentions are good but his shortcomings come to a disadvantage for AHS students. There is an obvious disconnect between faculty and students and an even greater lack of responsibility. It's disheartening to know that these are the individuals that our children are left to look up to in our absence of 8 to 10 hrs. of each school day. Both parents and students are extremely frustrated with the school's inconsistent approach to achieving academic greatness. Students must be measured by more than test scores and in doing so should be taught to learn not to test.

  • (3 years ago)

    This was the poorest school my daughter has attended. We thought that because it was in a relatively good area that the school would be equally as exceptional. We were completely wrong. She lasted a week here before being attacked. The classrooms and horribly disruptive and the teachers are too passive. If you want your child to be challenged in school this is not the one to send them too. They could not control their students and she was enrolled in all honors classes. Many kids cursed in class and the teacher did nothing. She came home crying every day. The principle was rude passive and unwilling to help. Many kids come from a continuation school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Artesia has shown great improvement over the past few years. The teachers are doing a much better job of reaching the kids. The principle also does what is best for the school but has failed to work with and peak an interest from the parents. Most of the parents are from a culture that work is more important than an education. Parents need to get involved for this school to reach the next level of success.

  • (4 years ago)

    Not a good school. School is very violent so therefore there is now a campus police.

  • (5 years ago)

    I do not agree the principal is the best thing at Artesia. He is always there for the students and parents! He has changed this school in the last 4 years

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is not very good the principle is rude and not very helping

  • (6 years ago)

    Artesia High is a wonderful school. The entire staff really tries their best with what is given to them. Its not easy to teach at a school where many of the kids come from homes where education is not important or stressed. The campus always looks good and from I here Brian Cota is back at the school. He really turned the appearance of the school around when he was there before and I am sure he will make a difference at the school again. The entire staff makes a school but from what I understand from my child he makes the staff just that more special. I can't wait to see ehat happens next.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a Senior and will be graduating in June 08. I am very happy with the administration. I respect the discipline that Mr. Woodward and Mr. Garcia put on the students. it is a tough world in the Adult world and Artesia is preparing our kids to enter that world. I also thank the Sheriff's Dept for the security they provide to keep our children safe. I am proud to be part of the Pioneer family. Compliments also to Ms. Feenstra. She is Artesia high.

  • (6 years ago)

    In my opinion Artesia High School is a great school. It is often underestimated by some people because of its testing scores. But those scores are just numbers; one can't see the good things Artesia high school has to offer if one keeps judging it by the numbers. Artesia High School has numerous great teachers counselors administrators and students. I don't think it is nice for some students to say that teachers at AHS are not that good and that they give a lot of homework. Part of being a student means that you have to do your work. You can't blame it all to the teachers if YOU are the one who procastinate and not do your work as a student. If some teachers lack expectations from the student then fine do your best and show them that you are worthy of their expectations.

  • (7 years ago)

    Artesia students fall behin academically mainly because they lack motivation from family and friends. If given strong support and encouragement from outside sources then Artesia High School would be one of the great schools in the ABC Unified School District. Also students and several faculty members need to improve on their school spirit and activism. Participation in school activities and caring about the school's purpose (not just a place to socialize) and campus (keeping it clean!) is something the student body lacks. AP Classes are challenging if not harder than those offered at other ABC high schools. However the college prep courses lack high expectations from students.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a current student at Artesia High and I absolutely hate this school! It lacks great academic programs however it's athletic programs are okay. The teachers are very poor and many horrible teachers but the principal is a great leader. Also the tardy sweeps is terrible for students who are determined to learn! One of the poorest high schools in the district. If you want to put your child in Artesia I would not recommend it at all!

  • (8 years ago)

    Administration is so much better now. However some of that pro-active attitude is falling through the cracks. I thinks its a case of taking on too much - too fast with a need for better support staff.

  • (8 years ago)

    Making good strives. However we miss the 2 great couselors who transferred to middle schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    The administration lead by a great new principal has changed for the best. There is more focus on academics and on teaching methods. Overall the 'cleaning up of house' has been a positive for AHS. Next Title IX compliance!

  • (9 years ago)

    Some of the changes for the new 05/06 year are good however the tardy sweep one should be reconsidered. A child shouldn't miss an entire class for a few minutes of tardiness. It puts them behind. Being late on occasion is something every one of us has experienced.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school was very good last year but I think this year they are goin too strict on the kids by doing tardy sweeps which means they get swept into a whole different room and then miss out on an entire lesson juss because they were a few seconds or minutes late.

  • (9 years ago)

    Hard working teachers and Guidance Counselors. Parent participation very poor.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school that many parents have been unsure about because of past events but now Artesia is in my opinion one of the top schools in Southern California.

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