Everest Public High School

455 Fifth Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 366-1050
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 9-12 400 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • SBE - Everest Public High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • SBE - Everest Public High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • SBE - Everest Public High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Everest Public High School is a charter high school in Redwood City. The principal of Everest Public High School is Jonathan Deane and can be contacted at jdeane@everestphs.org. 400 children attend Everest Public High School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 19% of the Everest Public High School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 400 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Central Community is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% %
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 29% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Filipino 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% %
Unspecified 0.5% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 0%
Limited English proficiency 19% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Our daughter joined ?Everest this year and is halfway through 9th grade. So far the new project-based personalized learning system has worked very well for her. We understand the concerns of previous classes where kids needed to change from a classic lecture environment midway through their high school experience. That must have been hard for some and so I understand the negative responses. In our case Everest and the self directed approach has been a very good match. The projects have allowed her to link traditional subjects to real world scenarios. Examples include creating a stock prospectus to understand trends in Math and a bioremediation project for Biology which involved exposure of plants to environmental factors and presentation of the results as team. Parent involvement matters a lot -- we discuss her progress weekly and have the tools to do so. I don't know if this school and approach is a match for all but suggest it is worth checking out and taking a tour to decide. The small class sizes involvement of a mentor through all 4 years and motivated talented teachers could make the school a good option for many other kids.

  • (9 months ago)

    Everest don't care about their students. The system was implied to favor Summit Public School and in no way in interest of its students. Summit Public School only did it for the money.

  • (12 months ago)

    Everest with this new system is horrible!! I will be straight forward. I am a sophomore now but I transferred out of Everest due to the fact I didn't feel like I was taught anything. I thought a small school was good for me but it wasn't so I decided to transfer out to M-A. Everest would be an amazing school if they went back to textbooks and actual tests. I do not believe a system with Chromebooks is correct. So many students cheat and so many students don't have plans to going to college like I do. Any parent please reconsider putting your child there. Everest will just make your child suffer!! Your other public schools offer a lot more variety from clubs to electives to challenging classes!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is for students who are motivated to learn and take the initiative. The teachers are there to teach the students but not spoon feed them. The students who seek knowledge and are inquisitive will succeed in this environment. There was a lot of complaining about the new style. Many students hoped this would get the admin to switch back to the old system. It took some time to get used to the new learning environment. The learning curve was longer than I would have liked. I do think too much time was spent learning the PLP (Personalized Learning Plan). The system was not fully vetted at the beginning of school. Once we got it it worked very well for our student. There has been too much turnover. We will have 3 directors in 4 years. The people leaving have moved to new positions within Summit Public Schools. This needs to stop or slow down. I suspect the parent involvement is like most schools a small percentage of the parents are very involved some are sort of involved and some never get involved - EVEN though it is a charter school. 30 volunteer hours per student is required. We are looking forward to a great senior year without all the drama of last year.

  • (1 year ago)

    A great fit for my child. He never excelled in traditional learning environments (teacher gives content kids absorb content kids go home practice content return with demonstrations of knowledge that are turned in for credit/grades). Emphasis at Everest is more on learning and not busy work or rote memorization. The changes recently ("flipped learning" chromebooks) have inspired him to be more self-directed proactive and embracing of change. For the first time he could use school time to learn and get work done. He finished his junior year at Everest with his highest grades ever and a feeling that HE is in charge of his academics. Everest is not for every kid (no school is) but it's an excellent fit for some and I'm so grateful it exists as a public option.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible! This school was super great in Freshman year but ever since this new system has been implemented there have been a numerous of set backs. The teachers are a concern as they no longer teach and are helpful but rather feel the need to point us back to our Chromebooks. Even if my grades are considered outstanding I feel as if I have learned nothing. One other thing would be the spirit in this school. It has a very toxic atmosphere. As a student I have had personal conflicts with other students and even teachers! This is ridicolous. I no longer plan to attend.

  • (1 year ago)

    The 5 star reviews are likely freshman who get a fresh start to this new system. However for the rest of the school Everest is like a science lab where the faculty are the scientists and the students are like Experiments. I am a current Junior at EPHS. The teachers are grumpier this year refusing to help me citing that "I did not look it up on my Chromebook". I do not feel confident in taking my AP History Exam this year because of the poor teaching done by my AP History Teacher. Every time I ask her about something I do not feel confident that she knows the answer. She misguided me on several interpretations of Historical Documents. I can also name several kids who were Straight A students prior to August of 2013 (When this new program started) who are now struggling to pass their Junior Year. Bottom Line If you want your kid to severely struggle in High School (I am confident even more so than they will in college) go to this school. Otherwise go to Woodside. You will not regret it. Dont make the mistake that 300 students did!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Everest!! Is definitely an awesome school the teachers are amazing! and they are always willing to help you and always expect the best from you. They are always pushing you to do good but also to be responsible I'm really happy to be part of this community! )

  • (1 year ago)

    Everest (and Summit Schools in general) started out great. Engaged students and engaged teachers made for a great learning environment. Then Diane Tavenner CEO of Summit Public Schools screwed the whole thing up with "blended learning" and "self directed learning" where the teachers oversee students working on their own. Students work on Chromebooks accessing learning materials on line. Teachers are not lecturing and students and parents are frustrated. Only about 20% of the senior class is on track to graduate. Students feel lost and are unmotivated. High turnover rate in the resource dep't if your child has special needs be prepared to bring a new person up to speed often. The new educational model has numerous flaws for example after a student takes a test on line they are given their score. They are not however being told what questions they answered incorrectly thus unable to know what they don't know. I expect a big drop in the number of returning students and possibly many teachers. The administration is useless. Avoid Summit Public Schools at all costs. We would have left at the end of last year had they told us of the 180 degree change in format.

  • (1 year ago)

    Beware. This was a good school that went off the deep end. We started out as big fans -- the teachers are young well-educated hard-working and enthusiastic and it was a very engaging atmosphere. But sad to say the teachers no longer teach. They coach projects in the classroom and leave it up to the students to learn the grade-level content independently on computerized modules. In other words students learn what they need to know to pass a test and immediately forget whatever it was. Gone are the lively and intellectual classroom discussions and if students aren't completely on top of the computer all the time and extremely organized they will fail.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a current student at Everest. This is my Senior year and I fear it may not be my last. I have been here since my Freshman year and I absolutely loved it. This year I dread the thought of waking up to go. The school changed their format without notifying parents and students over the summer. The school now uses an online/computer approach to "teach" and the teachers feel that means that they don't have to teach anymore. Since the new format I feel I may not graduate. Many students since the beginning of the year have left. If you consider sending your children here please reconsider. This is not a school if your child needs instruction and guidelines the rules and work policies are very loose and arbitrary. I have spoken to other students they hate it here and younger students feel that if they leave they will have to repeat their grade because they feel behind. Do not go to this school your child will not be ready for college they will not get the education they deserve and they will struggle and fall behind like me. Everest Summit Rainer and Tahoma avoid these schools.

  • (1 year ago)

    Everest Public High School is an amazing school if you take advantage of the opportunities available. The teachers are incredibly gifted although some are stronger than others in communicating and teaching students. Office hours are available two times a week and other support systems are in place.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers at this school know their subject and are passionate about teaching . . . though I suspect too many are more passionate about taking the fast-track to having a school of their own given the explosion of growth at Summit. The administration on the other hand has tanked this school. Each year a new program is introduced. An inordinate amount of time is spent making the decision leaving precious little time to thoughtfully implement new programs or tell students or parents. The worst example is this year with the sudden implementation of a brand new program which shifts virtually 100% of the content learning to the students via Chrome books on Fridays leaving the "common core" instruction to the teachers to accomplish Mon-Thurs. The program is so poorly executed they had to announce full year grades (rather than semester) because so many students couldn't possibly complete enough work to have acceptable grades. This was just announced a few weeks ago. Bottom line - there's a reason there are so many openings for the spring semester. BEWARE!

  • (1 year ago)

    There are now over 400 students at this school and it is a real gem. It's litter-based as it is a charter school in the Sequoia High School District and it is college prep only (no tracking). But the teachers are exceptional and caring the classes are small and you could not ask for a more nurturing environment.

  • (2 years ago)

    A truly amazing place. Just overhearing these talented passionate devoted teachers honestly makes me want to return to high school. Such motivation catalysts are rare. If only our government and it's education planners woud take some notes and advice from this school the challenges of educating America's children would be largely resolved!

  • (3 years ago)

    Everest Public High School has a highly professional dedicated staff of teachers and administrators who are very successful providing a quality education to their students instilling the core values of the school and preparing students for college.

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