School Details

San Gabriel High School

801 Ramona Street, San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 943-6810
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2383 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

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
  • Alhambra 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 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
  • Alhambra 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 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
  • Alhambra Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

San Gabriel High School is a public high school in Alhambra. The principal of San Gabriel High School is James Schofield and can be contacted at schofield_jim@ausd.us. 2,383 children attend San Gabriel High School and identify as Asian, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 29% of the San Gabriel High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 2,383 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at San Gabriel High School is 21:1. San Gabriel Mission High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 59% 52%
Hispanic 38% 40%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Unspecified 0.8% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 4%
Filipino 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.04% %
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.04% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 67%
Limited English proficiency 29% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    San Gabriel High School is one of the best school I have ever been. T

  • (2 years ago)

    My son attended San Gabriel High School and graduated in May 2013. This is a great school. Everyone is committed to helping your child succeed from the students that help one another to the principal Mr. Schofield who stands in front of the school each morning telling the students to "hurry up & don't be late".

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent school. The teachers are very committed to the student's future. As a student in San Gabriel I learned much more than in San Gabriel than the other neighboring High Schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    Being a student at San Gabriel High School has been a life-changing experience. The teachers love what they teach and are always willing to help students to succeed in both their personal and academic lives. The educators here are willing to sacrifice their personal time to help motivated student. In my four years here all the teachers faculty and administration have been approachable. I have been able to develop good relationships with these people. San Gabriel's principal Jim Schofield makes himself accessible to the student body and is very responsive to our input. The student body is very accepting of racial cultural and personal differences. The student body is primarily Asian and Hispanic but interracial friendships and school activities are prominent. I have to admit there are some ignorant disrespectful students here but that is to be expected at any high school and easily avoid this kind of crowd here at San Gabriel. The Class of 2011 has been very successful in terms of college admissions. For example a handful of our students have been accepted to Stanford and Harvard and a over 20 have been accepted by UCLA including myself.

  • (5 years ago)

    This wonder and greates school ever and there great teacher great student great staff and everyone is equl to other

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school everyone is so nice to you and so friendly. The teachers are great and they treat everyone equally.

  • (6 years ago)

    SGMHS is a 'diamond in the rough'. It is a small school with a 'family-like' feel that encourages academic excellence community service and assists in the develoment of fine young women who go on to succeed in life. The Principal teachers and staff are super dedicated and go out of their way to help the students excel. The Principal is extremely approachable and open to suggestions. He has done a tremendous job in improving the appearance of the school. The whole interior has been repainted the restrooms and sports field have been completely redone; the auditorium floor has been replaced AND the school even has smart boards! There are additional improvements in the works and I believe we will continue to see SGMHS as a 'shining star'

  • (6 years ago)

    I m very happy to have my daughter at San Gabriel Mission High School for two years because they have excellent Staff and Teachers. Teachers plan and prepare lessons using classroom presentations or individual instruction to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science mathematics or English. Teachers also grade papers prepare report cards and meet with parents and school staff to discuss a student s academic progress or personal problems. Mission is a Family Catholic School dedicated to opening young minds to the powerful combination of spirituality and academics. Hector Guerrero

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school! great teachers

  • (7 years ago)

    San Gabriel High School is a great school I am a Senior and at time the school may have it's ups and downs the teacher are always there to interact with the students. And that is very hard to find in a school because most school focus on grades this and grade that. San Gabriel focus on grades and making friends all at the same time

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at SGHS and I am a freshman and also in the basketball team. At first you think that SG is a bad school but you get to know the people there. The atmosphere is good and now these days it is way to crowded to get into a fight at lunch and plus the staff is good there.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think it's a wonderful school. It has more honors and AP classes than most in the area. It's campus is beautiful and newer. It may have a bad reputation but I don't see why. It is an overall great school. I reccomend it.

  • (7 years ago)

    You see I am a student at SG and I think that it's a great school! No matter what other people think. If the students think that it is good then it is good! Parents do not go to SG so they don't know what it is like. So maybe their children aren't doing so well that's their fault. Don't blame it on the school just because your kid is not that smart. I for one am doing very well that's because I actually set my mind to it

  • (7 years ago)

    SG is a great place to study. The teachers work really hard. The main problem with the school is the lack of parent involvement. They don't do anything and rarely push their kids outside of school. All the 'good schools' in the area have students who go to prep classes after regular hours.

  • (8 years ago)

    Though this school was once considered one of the worst schools in the neighborhood it is becoming better. However students are split by two very separate mediums the extreme overachievers and the mediocre I-don't-really-care students. It is because of this large split that test scores are lower than they should be. There are many programs for those who are not on track but not many for those who are on track and beyond to become better. However students here have the ability to attend Ivy League colleges and UCs and is a decent place to get your education. Ignore the reputation San Gabriel holds. It offers more Advanced Placement and Honors classes than most schools in the area and most teachers are great. Extracurriculars are abundent but the school lacks parent involvement. If a student wants to learn it houses all the facilities needed for that student to succeed.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school. Nice teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academics at this school are the poorest in the neighbourhood. When I hear that a child attend San Gabriel High I know that (despite his or her grades) he or she will have substandard English and Math skills.

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