School Details

Saugus High School

21900 Centurion Way, Saugus, CA 91350
(661) 297-3900
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2352 students 23 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
  • William S. Hart Union High average
  • California state average

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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.
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  • 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
  • William S. Hart Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Saugus High School is a public high school. The principal of Saugus High School is William Bolde, whose e-mail is wbolde@hartdistrict.org. 2,352 students go to Saugus High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Multiracial. 4% of the Saugus High School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 2,352 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Saugus High School is 23:1. Hart Rop 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
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 53%
Filipino 4% 4%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% 7%
Hispanic 28% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Unspecified 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.04% %
Pacific Islander 0.04% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 11%
Limited English proficiency 4% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    I had the best teachers and learned so much. I felt really prepared for college and did very well once I got there. I was not very involved in clubs or sports but there is literally a club for every interest and if you want to start a new club-easy as pie. I found the greatest friends in high school that I still keep in touch with all these years later. My teachers were awesome. They all inspired me (without them even knowing it) to pursue teaching as a career. Mr. Bolde is actually a really great principal who cares about the school. Saugus was a safe place. I was not popular I was shy but I never encountered bullying nor did my friends. I know it existed but it's at every school and I've seen it be definitely more prevalent in other schools. If you are a motivated student you will do well at Saugus and maybe be lucky enough to figure out your life goals and passions along the way like I did. If you have the choice choose Saugus!!

  • (4 months ago)

    If you don't have to don't send your kids to this school. They politics at this school are ridiculous. The promote teachers that shouldn't even be teaching they get rid of teachers that are great and relate to the students. Two of my children went here one I had to have moved to Bowman due to bullying. The other was kicked out and was able to return as a senior but was put through hell. The Principal Vice Principal Deputy and several teachers don't play fair nor do they practice what they preach. My last child will not be attending this school.

  • (5 months ago)

    I had a very bad expierence with this school there was so much bullying i never woke up and looked forward into going to school. I mean you should always look forward to. People were so mean they would call you names while your walking making you look bad. They would throw milk and me out of milk cartons. Until i went to the principals office and they dont do anything just make you write it on a piece of paper. I dont recommend your child that wont fit in to come to this school if you want them to have scars for the rest of there lifes. I left this school after freshman yr because i didnt like it. And went to golden valley it was a great school. But i still needed recovery and went to opportunities for learning i love ofl its so fun and such a great expierence you go to fun field trip everything is free they take you on a plane to colorado on a ranch for 11 days so fun. And ofl is also to get recovery and graduate faster you still have prom and graduation. Its so fun so if your having problems go to ofl ) .

  • (5 months ago)

    My daughter thrived at Saugus High School. She was very busy taking honors and AP classes and participating in sports (cross country volleyball swimming and track). There was always lots of homework (too much maybe) but she worked hard and did well. She became quite close to several teachers and coaches one of which she keeps in contact with even now as a sophomore in college. Highlights were Mr. Klipfel's U.S. History class cross country and swimming and the many friends she met through sports and other activities. I believe that unlike several other high schools in this valley the teachers and staff are down-to-earth good people. There is little pretense and pressure to keep up with the Joneses. There were some girls who exhibited some back-biting which is unfortunate but not uncommon. Overall it was a good high school experience!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son did horrible in Saugus High. I blame it on all the budget cuts and seniority and politics. They should be able to fire bad teachers and keep the ones that truely love to teach. My son had the worst teachers that truely seemed bipolar or sick. One teacher actually threatened my son and his friends. He told another assistant student that if it was the last day in the world that he would punch all these kids in the face. My son told me this after the fact and his friend did call his mom and said the teacher is crazy. If i had known this the day it happened I would have brouught everyone together in the office. I just felt safer to take him out and he is getting C's and above in classes he just failed in Saugus. Saugus also steals your money for sports and doesnt let your kid play unless he is a movie star player. FYI you dont need to pay for public school sports it should be free and donation. As long as they have parents paying for it they will keep charging outrageous prices. One more thing more and more kids left Saugus last year to go to Charter schools and other schools and I think that says alot about a school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter graduated 4 years ago and my son will graduate this year. I have seen this school grow and become better year after year. The teachers care for the students and provide a challenging environment. The principal is very active motivating students and teachers and encouraging parent involvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    I cannot say enough great things about the majority of teachers and administrative and counseling staff at Saugus High school. I have one student who determined NOT to graduate on time and with the help of a very dedicated group of resources staff and the cooperation of admin and teachers my son graduated on time! This school bears the Blue Ribbon of Academic excellence for many years. Their CA standardized academic index testing ranks them among the highest in the state. They have a program or club for EVERY student! Their athletic programs are fantastic (minus a Volleyball coach and his stumpy sidekick) and I could just go on and on.... We bought our home in this neighborhood so the remaining 5 of our children could attend. To me the proof is in the pudding- go to the school website and navigate through the news about test scores and athletic championships.

  • (5 years ago)

    We've been very happy with Saugus. All of the administration teachers parents & students that we've come into contact with over the last two years have been respectful responsible and helpful whenever called upon.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is attending Saugus High school. and the truth is I am very unhappy with school. There are teachers who are just horrible they do not pay any attention to student needs. Overall I just cant wait untill my son will graduate this school. I had some horrible experiences with this school so I would not recommend to anyone to go to this school

  • (6 years ago)

    Love this school children graduated with GPAs well over 4.0.

  • (6 years ago)

    First the good things. The school mirrors many high school experiences of traditional American high schools. Football is big here the dances and events are well put together. The principal cares a lot about a well-rounded experience here. Now the bad. Since the high school experience is so important it overshadows academics. Athletics is more important and other high school experiences are on the same level or more important than academics. There are teachers that stress rigor in each field of study but overall the staff doesn't stress academics and the importance of attending a 4 year university. Most students go to a community college right after graduation and most do not transfer in two years. The math teachers stress academics the most but they can only do so much when everyone else doesn't follow course. This could easily be an 850 API school. Easily.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a student I feel many opportunities have been made available to me. Mr. Bolde is an excellent leader for the school. Many courses are offered especially many AP classes. I'd say teacher quality is about average. I had a few horrible teachers that barely seemed to have a pulse during my freshman year but I also had a few amazing teachers that really impacted me. As sophomore taking the most rigorous schedule available I feel that the counselors are very understanding and caring. Club selection is about the norm pretty much the same stuff that is available at every school. I've always safe in terms of Saugus as a school. I have been individually harassed but that's universal at every school. So all in all Saugus is a great school that just could use more teachers who are passionate and teach class dynamically.

  • (6 years ago)

    We (my son and I) are attending Ty Devoe's Study skills seminar which is very enjoyable and informative. We are getting great tips on how to improve study skills and how to use our time more efficiently. He has an excellent way of explaining the subjects with great communication skills. Thanks Ty and keep up the good work!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently enrolled at saugus high and Ive only been attending 2 years but I have had siblings that went here in the past. it was a great school out of the district I wouldnt recommend any other one to be honest. I have really liked my teachers and classes. I am currently involved in a sport but there are many options to choose from (clubs sports etc). Saugus is a stepping stool for the future to come all of the teachers are trying to provide their aid to get us prepared for whats to come after high school

  • (7 years ago)

    I must say I was very apprehensive about Saugus High prior to my son attending the campus. After getting involved my wife and I are throughly pleased at this time. Many activities are available for all. Our counselor has been incredible. Some teachers send the weekly agenda to parents. I know of all of the school's activities via the internet (pipeline). Very satisfied with the beautiful remodel. I wish they had lights on the atheletic field for evening jogging.

  • (7 years ago)

    Saugus is a really good school I would say that it is one of the best in the district defintely the safest. It looks really nice since it has been remodeled. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities that are easy to get involved in. Saugus is full of very good teachers the only teachers I have liked were two of my math teachers. The rest of the teachers have been very very helpful and genuinely want you to do well in their classes.

  • (8 years ago)

    The counselors were not as responsive as I'd hope they would be. The coaches did not inspire as great role models and I always felt that if you didnt participate or donate enough money my kid was not going to be treated as the others who did donate their time and money.

  • (8 years ago)

    Saugus is a good school. There are very few if any problems especially compared to Valencia High. The teachers are good and there are plenty of extracurriculars offered to student.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school academics is alright but the extracurricular activities safety and discipline and teacher quality is not that great. This school also has some problems that need to be handled. I would not recommend this school unless you have no choice but to go here.

  • (9 years ago)

    Saugus is a decent school all around with a good variety of extracurricular activities and a faculty who genuinely care for their students. Saugus does tend to have issues with communication in the administrative departments however be careful of this.

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