School Details

Orestimba High School

707 Hardin Road, Newman, CA 95360
(209) 862-2916
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 738 students 20 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.
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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
  • Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orestimba High School is a public high school in Newman. The principal of Orestimba High School is Jessie Ceja and can be contacted at jceja@nclusd.k12.ca.us. 738 students go to Orestimba High School and identify as Hispanic; Unspecified; and White, non-Hispanic. 25% of the Orestimba High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 68% of the 738 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Orestimba High School is 20:1. West Side Valley High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 68% 67%
Unspecified 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 1% 0.6%
Filipino 0.5% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 2274%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 64%
Limited English proficiency 25% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Terrible school principal and staff have an aleatist attitude and will not work with parents or students to resolve an issue.. The mentality is to treat the high school as if it is an institution or correctional facility herding the masses in one door and out the other just because it is easier for them. If the student did not learn anything here it is the students own fault In my opinion that is not what teaching is all about. When I voiced my opinion with the principal and a counselor about their teaching practices and attitude twoards the students the pricipal did not want to hear it so he restricted me from the campus for one year. My son graduates this year. Their policy is Omit rather than Commit and Exclude rather than Include. Like I said "Terrible School".

  • (2 years ago)

    Terrible School. I attended Orestimba for three years after a freshman year at Patterson. Since I've graduated I have been around the country meeting people who have had much better of an experience in their native public education system. Their arts sports and other extracurricular programs exceeded Orestimba's in every way. The standard academic challenges are short of others. Good grades are far to easy to get at this school. I honestly believe the better universities do acknowledge students here because they are not given the opportunity to prove themselves more acceptable than other and much finer schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    There are still so many programs available for our kids! driver's ed a terrific music and art program zand every teacher loves!!! their job! unfortunately we have had to mve several times and my children have been enrolled in many schools in California Orestimba is by far! the greatest school in California. This year the school built a farm to house FFA projects. There are goats sheep and pigs this year! A wonderful school that prepars your child for college and your kids will love learning here!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a former alumni of orestimba high school. I graduated in 2007. It used to be a great school but it just seems to be going downhill in all of there programs including music and sports.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently a junior at Orestimba High School and I must say that Orestimba is not of the best schools around in my opion. The past few years have been very fun don't get me wrong but some of the classes are a joke. A number of teachers do not enforce any rules in the classroom therefore their students don't succeed. The student will pass the class but when confronted with that subject in future year it will be hard to deal with. There is a few upsides to Orestimba as well. The honors and AP program there is phenomenal. The honors and AP teachers really know what they are doing and try their best to ready their students for college. Another very good area at Orestimba is Chemistry. That class is great becasue the teacher treats her students as she would treat a college class.

  • (6 years ago)

    I Love Orestimba High School. I think it is a great place to raise kids because it is small and there is not much to do. The teachers are very friendly and great. Since being at Orestimba I have learned everything I need to know to be ready for college

  • (7 years ago)

    Im a freshman @ OHS. I like this school but I wish there were more honors classes. The staff is nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is fantastic! My son and daughter have straight A's! I love the teachers and the learning enviornment! I'm going to make sure my grandchildren attend here! GO WARRIORS!

  • (7 years ago)

    As a fromer student and now college graduate I must say that OHS was a real lousy institution. Coarses were not challenging very limited extracurricular activities and there are only a couple of good instructors there.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a junior at ohs and I must say this school rocks!

  • (9 years ago)

    OHS has some real deficiencies both in the courses offered and who those courses are offered to. There is a long standing resistance to provide the best possible education for the most needy of students. The newest teachers are often placed in the most challenging classroom environments while the most experienced teachers (and in turn those teachers with the best training) often stay away from these challenging teaching assignments.

  • (10 years ago)

    Three of our children attended OHS; I'm afraid that we have found it lacking in some areas. 1) the dress code is not properly enforced specifically regarding young ladies 2) there are very few incentives to encourage students to succeed 3) the majority of the staff seems disinterested in putting in time/effort for student related activities. This has been discouraging to many students who often comment that other high schools offer much more for their students. The few existing clubs on campus simply do not meet the needs of certain students. Also there seems to be a lack of effective classroom management in several classrooms which has led to ineffective teaching and learning. Notwithstanding there are some good teachers at OHS who have demonstrated that they have the students' interest in mind but these are few and far between and they should not be expected to carry the full load alone.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a great school for all types of students. At Orestimba you can enjoy all the great activities whether you are into music sports student council FFA HYLC Interact or other activities OHS is the place for you. OHS has a great environment and truly cares about helping your child succeed. At OHS the students learn things that they might not get elsewhere. They learn things that are actually useful to their future life; learning how to interview and compile a portfolio (which are required to graduate) are among these great experiences. OHS is a great school and located in a great community.

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