School Details

Serrano High School

9292 Sheep Creek Road, Phelan, CA 92329
(760) 868-3222
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2559 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
  • Snowline Joint Unified 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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  • Snowline Joint Unified 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
  • Snowline Joint Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Serrano High School is a public high school in Phelan. The principal of Serrano High School is Sharon Schlegel, who can be contacted at sharon_schlegel@snowlineschools.com. 2,559 students attend Serrano High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Serrano High School students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 2,559 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Serrano High School is 23:1. Eagle Summit Community Day 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
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 55%
Asian 4% 2%
Hispanic 34% 34%
Unspecified 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.7%
Filipino 0.5% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 8289%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 46%
Limited English proficiency 4% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is okay. I like it because they have a variety of clubs and classes to take that focus on your future for going to college. Also they really try to encourage students to try and be successful which is one of my big goals in life. One of the things that bothers me though are the teachers. Some of my teachers seem to have already given up on us and they treat us like we're dum or something. My math teacher is always in a bad mood and it seems like he thinks teaching us is pointless and that he shouldn't be wasting his time. Well some kids like me actually want to learn and it's not fair that you choose to be this way. Lastly there is a lot of racism at this school that I have witnessed with students and one of my teachers. Students think its okay to use slur words thinking oh well everyone says it so its no big deal. And also some kids just treat you differently than they would treat others by your race. I'm not saying everyone is like this but this is what I've witnessed since the past four months of being at this school. It's also sort of annoying when my teacher makes hidden code racists remarks to students in a playful teasing matter that he gets away with.

  • (1 year ago)

    The last comment I saw opened with. This is a great s hoop depending on the student. Don't agree with the great school part. I do agree that your experience depends on the student. If you don't fit into some stereo typical mold of kid. You are chastised bullied picked on and made to feel so low that you no longer enjoy school. The schools approach to our particular situation was to quickly sign the student out of the school and forget it happened. There are cameras and monitors. Nothing is picked up. And in a school where popularity seems to be key. As well as an immediate fear of being put down as well. Students witness and do nothing. Bullying is a major issue in American schools. In the adult world tripping someone and throwing things at them while taunting can be a jailable offense. People choose to ignore instead of getting involved. We r losing our kids. I for one am tired of it. Our kids deserve to go to school unafraid. They should embrace it. Not fear it. Harsher laws should implemented for bullies. It is no longer a matter of kids are kids. We all go through it.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a great school depending on the student. If you try to succeed and work with the staff they are amazing and will really go out of their way to help you. If you don't really care and just don't try because it's more fun to mess around the staff just doesn't like to put more attention on you because there are students who actually want to learn. I am a student who wants to learn and succeed. I take a lot of advanced classes but also a couple of regular classes. In both the teachers are more than willing to help.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this school for 3 years I graduated last year and I am currently in college. The school is very good and the teachers do their best to educate the students. The only downside I noted was some students doing drugs some graffiti and one or two fights. Other than that I loved the school and I miss being there with my friends.

  • (2 years ago)

    i dont know what everyone is talking about sayin serrano sucks. serrano is amazing with grades and sports especially football. we are number 3 in california and we have respectful teachers. this school by far is the best one in the inland empire and the high desert.

  • (2 years ago)

    A wonderful school....no complaints. Love the principal. Awesome kids and staff. I love the way they make the kids read daily. <3

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is safe and have some very good teachers but not enough great teachers. Some of them get pregnant or sick and we don't learn ANYTHING. And for example after a teacher was absent for 2 weeks they expect us to know the material that she DIDN'T teach and she gives us a test on it. What the heck? There's also a little bit or racism that goes on occasionally.

  • (3 years ago)

    i hate this school so much the least motavated school ever the kids do things that should not be done we had drug dogs come in every classroom and check all of our backpacks its a scary school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is very well secured by the staff and I say keep up the good work.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended school in the Snowline school district since fourth grade. It went from ok to really bad before we managed to move to Temecula area where he now see's just what a poor education he was receiving. The teachers don't really seem to care to teach since their attitude seems to be that 'these kids' won't be going anywhere anyway. My son got great grades and was the top of his class in all subjects. But when we relocated he was way behind his new classmates. It's a shame the area of the High Desert has been given over to the crime and low education expectations of it's relocated residents!

  • (5 years ago)

    I had the best time of my life at Serrano when I was there from 03-07. It was a blast and obviously I got the best education in the high desert. I am at a four year university and I know that the experiences classes and teachers that I went through and had all made this possible. They care at this high school which in some high schools is not the case. They push their students to strive for the best and help to make that happen. The faculty is a really big reason why I will always carry this pride of graduating from Serrano and calling it my high school. The faculty may be young but they definitely are not inexperienced. I am so fortunate to have been able to attend this high school and I will never forget why I love it so much!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Serrano is a good school with many dedicated teachers. They encourage the students to go to college and take them through the steps of getting into college. Yes they show the students using the application process and class registration process of the local junior college but it is a good program that gets students in the right frame of mind for applying to colleges. I should know I was a student there and guess what I am now attending a 4-yr university. Serrano's programs encourage students to be involved in the community and to pursue further education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Serrano is very slow to interate students into mainstream America. They want all there students to go to junior colleges and they show lack of leadership in pushing a student to their potential. I believe every student should know and seek their options as to why they are attending high school. To make a better life beyond Phelan.

  • (6 years ago)

    It doesn't look like a high school but a big overgrown elementary campus. The teachers seem young and inexperienced. I think there is alot of nepitism here.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm the parent one of student in this school and older son graduated this school 10 years ago.Which I'm very proud of them because of this scool achievement enthusiasm and restriction for the childrens behavior.of course made their opportunity to reach thire goal any desired university.As my son mentioned M.I.T. last week and I think so too It's because Serrano graduated kids will make happen!

  • (6 years ago)

    serrano high school is the BEST school I have ever been to and I ahve only been there for about one month! the teachers and students are amazing!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a current student and I love Serrano. Like every school we have our problems but we have a lot of programs to help those problems. Compared to many schools I think our student chemistry is strong. We have high scores and achieving sports. What more could you ask for.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is safer tham most in the High Desert but woe if you are a minority student. There is a lot of racism on this campus by both students and staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    We may be over crowded but the teachers are great and most of them actually care about the students. I don't think there are problems with the school or adminstration I think there are problems with the students. Our high school is great if you want it to be!

  • (7 years ago)

    Serrano High School is an excellent school with very committed teachers and the best leadership. It is safe clean and the kids are friendly. The academics are the best and the kids get a great education.

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