School Details

North Salinas High School

55 Kip Drive, Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 796-7500
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 2047 students 22 student/teacher

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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  • Salinas Union High average
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% 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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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
  • Salinas Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Salinas High School is a public high school in Salinas. The principal of North Salinas High School is August Caresani and can be contacted at august.caresani@salinasuhsd.org. 2,047 students go to North Salinas High School and identify mostly as Filipino; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 24% of the North Salinas High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 61% of the 2,047 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Salinas High School is 22:1. Wellington M. Smith, Jr School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 8% 4%
Hispanic 76% 80%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 10% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 13475%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.5% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 63%
Limited English proficiency 24% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    NSHS is a great high school. I am a 2009 grad and could not be happier with the education I gained at North High. I took many of the GATE Honors and AP courses and was fully prepared for college. I now attend a highly rated academic university and I completely feel that NSHS over prepared me if anything for college. I was never scared or afraid of gang violence and the majority of teachers really do care about their students. North High does it right!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a part of the Class of 2006 i loved this school. I was very active in the school and had no problems. There were some gang people but hey its salinas gangs are at every school. The gangsters did not bother anyone.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a Leadership student and have been since my Freshman Year (c/o 2010) and I enjoy being at the School because I have more fun there than at home! I am and will be an active person when it comes to the School. Once I Graduate I do plan on go to their games and being a Spectator

  • (5 years ago)

    Decent school with decent programs. Following classes are highly recommended. Bio 3 4 AP Gov AP Physics AP Calculus Great instructors.

  • (7 years ago)

    Don't believe a word the other comments said. I'm currently a sophmore at this school. You do see people dressing in the 'gansta' style so to speak but no one does anything gang realated. Plus there are awesome teachers and awesome classes there like Physics (really fun class might I add) drama and hard classes for those who like to challenge themselves. And I've never felt bored at that school once! Unlike most schools this school doesn't suffer from cliques and you can find a great group of friends that are loads of fun. The teachers are really nice and they are really funny cool and nice. The othere comments are way to old to be accurate. NSHS is a shadow of what it used to be!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a few comments. The relationships between most students and staff is tensive and not on a trust basis. So many times the staff treats the children as if they are nothing let alone that some of these kids get treated that way at home anyway.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a bit of a disappointment the atmoshpere is heavy. Some teachers are not to involved in the academics and have the kids just read text books all block long. I know because I am a former student.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school does not have as many resources as other schools but has some solid programs.

  • (10 years ago)

    I had a lot of problems with safety form this school low amount of campus security high amount of fights and gangs definitely glad I got out.

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