School Details

Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School

451 McClatchy Way, Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 264-3262
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 475 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 state average

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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 state average

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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
  • Sacramento City Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School is a public high school in Sacramento. The principal of Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School is Ann Curtis, who can be contacted at ann-curtis@sac-city.k12.ca.us. 475 students go to Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School and are mostly Asian, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 14% of the Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 67% of the 475 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School is 20:1. The Met School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 20%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 40% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 21%
Filipino 2% 1%
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 47559%
White, non-Hispanic 17% 21%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 65%
Limited English proficiency 14% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    As a graduating senior this year I have seen this school go from the good and the bad. This school is great for the kind of student that requires the kind of attention that a 500+ student campus needs. The classes are challenging enough to keep the average student entertained while at the same time students who require higher levels of instructional material will be wanting more. Thankfully we are allowed to take classes at the local community college for free (with books) after sophomore year. The teachers are great and they know when to look after the students. Although the school is lacking in school pride student organizations are looking to increase it. Over all HPHS is a great school with a bit of diversity. Students have been known to come from all over the Sacramento region and focus in their learning. GO CLASS OF 2011!

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated Health Profession High School (HPHS) in 2009. When I attended the school we had a great variety of students and teachers. As an inaugural class member I can only speak on the experiences I have seen at HPHS as a pioneering student. I had many opportunities to excel academically and prospectively. As students our opinion were heard and implemented. Great school at the time but as my class graduated many good teachers and administrators were leaving; the academic progression at this school was coming to halt and we were loosing credibility as a specialized small high school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am currently a Senior at AABHPHS but unlike the other reviews mine isn't a good one....back in 2009 it was a great school i love our school til we started having issues with everything else. last year is when everything change....including our school hours and our schedule which everyone love and if you were already used to the schedule and system it really messed everything up...at first the school can seem like the right place especially since the teachers are so nice but the school it self sucks along with its management. And they seem to have a special fondness of allowing the students no freedom. I am more then glad to graduate from this school just so I never have to see it again.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been a student at Health Professions since her freshman and is currently a junior. The faculty members are excellent and above my daughter is doing very well in school. She plans to become and Registred Nurse and with the way things are going I am confident she will succeed!

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a junior class of '11! mr perry needs to stay permanitt with ms. Clayton. Without them this school is out of control and nothing!

  • (5 years ago)

    well i currently a 9th grader at hphs. in the beginning of the school year i didnt want to be here at all but now i know this is the right school for me. if i had gone to a bigger high school i know i wouldnt have been focused on my work and i would be distracted by boys and drama. hphs is a small safe and nice high school. it is the right place for you even is you are not interested in the medical field.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son goes to this school I see it has a wonderful campus and staff. His teachers have a lot of hands on activities and stays in touch with parents! Love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a Sophomore at HPHS (2011 graduation year) and am unsure of this school. It seems to me that most of the population does not want to be there and many people of the africvan american population in the school resorts to pulling the 'racist card' to get what they want. I love the teachers and the hands'on learning but there is an extreem amount of drama. I have personally been verbally attacked IN CLASS by a fellow student for asking her to be quiet because i could not here the teacher (she was gossiping very loudly with her friend on the other side of me) and the teacher did nothing. Also the variety of classes is not what is needed and the staff does not allow the students to take charge of their own education. Also there isn't much school spirit.

  • (6 years ago)

    i hate this school. its horrible especially if your different from other students. theres a lot of fights off school capus because students ride rt. the majority of the fights are due to the high female population. the location is also not very good for students that walk to school. the curriculum is also very limited. for some pupils the small school is appreciated but for others its easier to spread rumore. all the students know one another and rumors spread quickly. i do love the hands on learning and the medical/health classes but i wouldnt recomend attending this school if you cant handle the drama.

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to health profissions high and i am now going to become a sophmore of the year 08-09 and the overall quality of the school is outstanding.. the teachers are great and the activities and labs are at their maximum....

  • (8 years ago)

    Two months in to the year my impression is that this is a terrific school. The teachers are extremely dedicated and are available to the kids before and after school and at lunch the campus is beautiful administration has strict rules for dress and behavior but is caring and dedicated to keeping the kids safe and respected. My daughter who was previously at a Catholic school is having a wonderful experience.

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