School Details

Santana High School

9915 North Magnolia Avenue, Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-0211
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 1488 students 19 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Grossmont Union High 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.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Grossmont Union High 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
  • Grossmont Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Santana High School is a public high school in Santee. The principal of Santana High School is Tim Schwuchow, who can be contacted at tschwuchow@guhsd.net. 1,488 children attend Santana High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Unspecified. 3% of the Santana High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 1,488 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Santana High School is 19:1. Fred Finch-Oakland Hills Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 49%
Multiracial 7% %
Unspecified 4% 9%
Filipino 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 17% 28%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 23570%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 34%
Limited English proficiency 3% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Santana High School's faculty is part of my inspiration to get both a Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Arts in Literature. In fact my history teacher inspired me to look at literature through a historical lens by making us interact with it through hands-on applications. Unfortunately there are bad apples everywhere and many people don't know how to differentiate using logical sequences.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both of our daughters attended Santana High School. Even though given the choice between Santana and West Hills we overwelmingly selected Santana and advise others in the neighborhood not to be swayed buy the fact that West Hills is a newer campus. Santana has teachers that are dedicated to the students following their educational progress throughout their 4 years with an emphasis on "which" college to attend NOT "whether" they will attend college. Our daughters completed 4 years at Santana and went on to graduate from UC schools. Many teachers volunteer alot of their time to student activities that have been cut due to budget constraints. This creates a well rounded education. I feel this is why the children graduating from Santana are successful. Caring Teachers. It would be nice for the Staff to be compensated for the extra time and effort they put into each student. Despite the tragedy on March 5 2001 in which we lost 2 wonderful students the faculty at Santana has united this community.

  • (2 years ago)

    WOW Santana High School has feels like a college. They have brought in an engineering program that links up with SDSU. When looking at what school my child should attend I was impressed with their test scores and the small size of the student population compared to other schools it feels like a private school that you should be paying big bucks for. The campus has new classrooms athletic areas and future construction projects are being paid for by two bonds that have already been passed.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school doesn't offer as many acedemic classes as I would like and doesn't seem to challenge me.

  • (4 years ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE I WENT THERE MY FRESHMAN YEAR..... DONT EVER GO THERE OR SEND YOUR CHILDREN THERE!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the best in all round school activities!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Santana has many great benefits. The teachers seem to truly care about the students success. It offers more sports than any other school in the district. Class sizes are small. Location is great. One thing that makes this school so awesome is it's smaller therefore the teachers can give more attention to the students that need it and the staff gets to know the students by name. Unfortunately because it's so small the school does not get the funding. I believe that the students and parents would feel they made a good choice in attending Santana High.

  • (6 years ago)

    Santana is a great school. The teachers are great especially the English teacher Mrs. Smith. If you are thinking about going to West Hills don't it is right by the dump. Go Sultans!!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I attends Santana and I am going to be a sophmore. I could not be happier. I love all the extracurricular activities the students the teachers and I even made varsity cheerleading. Santana is the best school I could have hoped for and I recommend everyone to go there.

  • (7 years ago)

    Santana is moving in the right direction and is showing a real commitment to students and parents.I have on many occasions received feedback on my son progress and sometimes lack of progress.I have also receive positive unsolicited feedback on his behavior class participation.Santana campus is open to parents and if you choose to stop by call or set up an appointment the staff is very helpful and happy to have interaction from parents of their students.

  • (8 years ago)

    This high school had the best special education department I've had 2 children gothru theyre speical education program but suceeded behond what the teachers thought at first. One had graduated with honors. Santana way to go. YOur number 1 in my book. Parents if your chikldren need that extra help Santana is the way to go. Rhonda Castro Lakeside ca

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from Santana in 2000. Now my Son is a sophmore he really enjoyed the school when it was the block system of 3 classes a day. On tuesday twice a month they have half a day where they only spend 30 minutes in period which there are 6 periods in this day. The kids can not learn anything and it is not fair to the teachers. All in all Santana has been a good school. I think they need to review this year compared to the past years.

  • (10 years ago)

    I enjoyed going here during the 1993-1997 school years. I was on the swim team and the teachers were great. There was peer mediation available. They don't have a diverse population but are able to help the minorities fit in.

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