School Details

Yosemite High School

50200 Road 427, Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4667
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 944 students 22 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
  • Yosemite 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
  • Yosemite 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
  • Yosemite Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Yosemite High School is a public high school in Oakhurst. The principal of Yosemite High School is Randall M. Seals, who can be contacted at rseals@yosemituesd.com. 944 children attend Yosemite High School and identify mostly as Unspecified; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.1% of the Yosemite High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 47% of the 944 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Yosemite High School is 22:1. Campbell High Community Day School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 72% 76%
Multiracial 7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 6%
Hispanic 16% 8%
Asian 1% 0.9%
Filipino 0.6% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.08%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2207%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 28%
Limited English proficiency 0.1% 0.3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Excellent. Much better academically than the nearby school that is stealing students from YHS. I went there for a year and spent the year surfing the internet and watch Youtube. And I made straight A's. YHS has great teachers great arts and a fun environment. I am ready to go to a UC college next year.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm proud that my child goes to YHS. It's an academically strong school and the new principal has high expectations for growth and excellence. The teachers are equipped and challenging the students. As a parent its very important to have my child be ready for college and that means there will be homework to further the learning. There seems to be a renewal of pride in our community for the Badgers but we need to support our youth the teachers and staff. We do have another choice but we chose YHS because of the long history of outstanding education.

  • (1 year ago)

    This schools offers many programs and excellent academics for the motivated student. It just hired a new principal and he seems much stronger than the previous weak one they had. I think it's a good school and headed in a better direction.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Yosemite High school and I have a child that is a Senior at Yosemite High and truly want to say that this school has really gone down hill throughout the years. In 4 years of my child going to Yosemite I have NEVER gotten one phone call from any teacher staff or Counselor from the school to touch base or see how she is doing. The staff is truly poor. The one meeting that I did personally schedule with her counselor the counselor didn't know that he even had my daughter on his list of students. My child gets up in the morning at 5 30 to catch a bus at 6 30am so she can get to school at 7 30 am to start school at 8am. When she played sports she would not get home from Oakhurst until almost 6pm at night. Then she had 2 hours of homework a night. It is a horrible situation. Now they are denying parents to transfer their children to another school that is within 7 minutes from their residence because they need the money from this District. Truly a dissapointing school. It has really gone downhill. And I would not recommend this school to anyone moving into the area. But you may not have a choice.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because it is located int he beautiful sierra mountains.The teachers always had such a fun spirit about teaching and life. Being located in such a snmall town extra funds would be so pleasing to all the current students and faculty!

  • (5 years ago)

    We transferred our freshman boy from Clovis West High School where he was having severe emotional problems and an inability to mesh in that overly competitive atmosphere that gave preference to athletes over others. Immediately we saw a 180 degree change in his emotions attitude grades improved and he was just a happy kid. Counselors are genuinely concerned for students; we bumped into our sons counselor at the grocery store and she could recite chapter and verse how he was doing and was able to discuss his progress at length. That's real caring!! I cannot say enough good about Yosemite High School and the staff and faculty. Tops! The best kept secret in California education.

  • (6 years ago)

    This high school needs to embrace the parents of its students and allow for parental interaction and support. The administration and staff need to recognize that students of today learn differently than 10 years ago even 5 years ago. They learn from various modes and interactively. Look at YHS test scores...over half of the student body is not performing on grade level. Something needs to change!

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