School Details

Junipero Serra High School

31422 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 489-7216
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 192 students 11 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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  • Capistrano 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 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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Junipero Serra High School is a public high school in San Juan Capistrano. The principal of Junipero Serra High School is Rich Bellante and can be contacted at rbellante@capousd.org. 192 children attend Junipero Serra High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Junipero Serra High School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 192 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Junipero Serra High School is 11:1. Capistrano-Laguna Beach Rop School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 57% 19%
Asian 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 65%
Unspecified 3% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 52468%
Filipino 0.6% 2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 19%
Limited English proficiency 43% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Counselors and a very few of the administrative staff need much to be desired. It was a GREAT thing that Ms.. ...... retired. Until contact with her my children and family previously experienced competant engaged energetic motivated reliable knowledgeable experieces with other school administration and personnel with other schools. That counselor consistently poorly represented Serra High and represented the students even worse than she did the school; however it seemed she was heavily protected by the administration. WHAT AN OVERALL DISAPPOINTMENT..

  • (2 years ago)

    It is unfair to compare Junipero Serra High School to other high schools. Kids go here who have been unsuccessful in a regular high school setting. The classes are limited but the teachers are dedicated to assuring these kids get a strong basic education so they can move forward with their lives. Some kids like my son complete missed units in a year then return to regular schools. Othercomplete high school here and go on to work community college or vocational training. The principal is fantastically successful because each kid knows he expects him or her to succeed. Most kids here would have dropped out of high school without this place. It gets my vehement support. I teach at an academically challenging local independent school. As a professional educator I take off my hat to Junipero Serra's dedicated teachers and administrators. Their students may not hit the highest scores on the standardized tests but rest assured that they are far more successful human beings than they would have been without it.

  • (3 years ago)

    JSerra has been an amazing school for my son. He gets personal attention and extra help from all of his teachers whenever he asks. They truly take an interest in how well he's doing and are proactive about his education not reactive. The sports he's played so far have been rewarding and the coaches have all been outstanding. The kids have a ton of school spirit and having worked at the dances I'm pleased to see how many students attend. We host an international student as well. What a great program and we'll do it again!

  • (5 years ago)

    Disappointing. Strict to the point of being militant. Poor attendance at dances and school events with little or no school spirit. So many better options in the area.

  • (5 years ago)

    Little or no individual attention given to students. Classes increase considerably every year with very poor extracurricular & sports program.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school is wonderful. The class sizes are small and personal attention can be given to each student. Because it is a new school some of the extra curriculars are limited but that should be growing and changing with each year.

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