School Details

Seaside High School

2200 Noche Buena Street, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3530
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1038 students 19 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.
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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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% 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
  • Monterey Peninsula Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Seaside High School is a public high school in Monterey. The principal of Seaside High School is Carlos Moran, who can be contacted at jcmoran@mpusd.k12.ca.us. 1,038 students attend Seaside High School and identify as Filipino, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 18% of the Seaside High School students have "limited English proficiency." 71% of the 1,038 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Seaside High School is 19:1. Central Coast High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 7% 4%
Hispanic 58% 43%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 27%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0.4%
Unspecified 0.09% 8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 51%
Limited English proficiency 18% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    The Rating number for this School isn't appropriate. The Score is much lower than a ( 5 ) It maybe better than it was years ago but Test Scores don't lie. And even a rating of ( 5 ) sucks.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are new to the area. A military family. The faculty and staff of SHS made us feel right at home. The students are very accepting of newcomers and my child fit in right away. Great sports pogram

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a proud parent of SHS. Both of my children attend this wonderful school. Seaside High has changed in so many ways. A great principal Mr. Moran and a very caring staff of teachers. The teachers have high expectations for the students yet they care a lot about them.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very happy with Seaside High School. My child has been offered accelerated and AP classes that he loves. The Athletic program is top notch. SHS not only plays to win but also works hard to include and welcome all students to compete. I appreciate the spirit of responsiveness of the teachers and Principals. I have two more children that will be coming to SHS in the next four years.

  • (2 years ago)

    All I can say is......I really love SHS. Today I went to a meeting in order to try to find help for my child and everyone listened to my concerns. The principal school counselor and teacher made me and son feel valued. I was afraid that my son would get lost in the crowed. he is know for who he is.

  • (2 years ago)

    We just moved into town. The Seaside High School staff has been very warm and friendly. My child felt like she fit in right away. The campus us clean and neat. I love the diversity. Everything feel well organized and highly disciplined. Students seem to love their school and have a great spirit about them.

  • (2 years ago)

    Seaside High School has so many uniquely positive qualities to highlight. I was concerned about sending my child to public schools. Seaside has turned out to be the best decision. Teachers are excellent. The principals office staff and students are warm and welcoming. There are a great variety of classes with a balance between academics athletics and the arts.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers at Seaside High School really go the extra mile. My child was out of school for a week with the flu. Every teacher was willing to work with us in in helping her to get her work done and get back on track. Couldn't be more pleased

  • (2 years ago)

    Seaside High School is a fantastic! The principal and teachers 100% there to serve the needs of the community . Test scores are on the rise. AP classes are fantastic. The students are very well behaved . My two children love SHS.

  • (2 years ago)

    Seaside High School is a wonderful place to work! The principal and administrators are very respectful of teachers. We are treated as professionals. The expectations are very high for everyone parents teachers students. Great School. I hope to retire here.

  • (3 years ago)

    i'm a frosh and excited that higher level classes are being offered. I really the ability to try the different classes out before I graduate.

  • (3 years ago)

    Unbelievable changes - Being a part of this school as a teacher and parent is very exciting. Opportunities are vast and interventions are strong. A great place! A community of excellence - every student every day is not just words -- its a commitment!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Seaside High School teachers and staff have an unparalleled commitment to every student every day! I love the A / B block scheduling that lets students take 8 courses and experience more electives and gives teachers time to teach deep and meaningful lessons. This school has made a miraculous turn around and is only getting better each day. Dr. White is an outstanding principal who's leadership is unparalleled and above and beyond anything I've ever seen in my career.

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside High School "A Community of Excellence. Every Student...... Everyday" has emerged as the quintessential leader of a " Turn Around Model School". Excellent leadership and communication by our administrators Dr. White Ms. Kevorkian and Mr. Moran have raised the level of high academic standards and expectations for students teachers and staff. In addition to our academic programs we have numerous student activities/clubs and sports . At Seaside High we celebrate and appreciate our cultural diverse population with the words "Family Pride and Respect". Join us as we continue to improve and build upon what was successful last year. Come and experience the "Spartan Pride".

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside High School is undergoing great changes. We have the best principal there is! We have the most caring and diverse student population on the Monterey Peninsula!

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside High School has changed in both positive and negative ways. For instance the student attendance has greatly improved this past year with the new principal. The district the state cuts and general educative politics have negatively influence all schools in the state of California and Seaside High has not avoided them. Students are either turned off or just go with the motions to get a passing grade. It is rare that I have a student who is in school to learn for learning sake instead of to get the grade. Most of the current teachers push students to achieve high academic standards. As an educator I struggled against the general pressure that "So and so doesn't give as much work as you." or "Why do you make your class so hard?" I have held steady and fast to my belief that if I do not do my utmost best to prepare students for the next course then I have not done my job. Previous students that struggled come back to me and compliment me for having pushed them academically. Seaside is moving in the right direction. Its culture is changing. The students are ultracapable multiethnic and enjoyable to teach.

  • (4 years ago)

    Seaside High is one of the rare jewels of education. Its historical past is somewhat clouded by some unfortunate leaders. However the school is exceeding all expectations and the students are benefiting greatly. Dr. White the principal is a wonder. Her leadership has inspired the facutly the kids want to come to school and they are looking at their college options. What a great place.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended SHS all four years of high school. It does have tremendous pride and athletics are great. Yes it is super diverse and awesome. HOWEVER...none of these things will help academically. If diversity is a big point of pride then what about academics. That is what matters in a school. I almost slipped through the cracks at this school. While i attended UC Davis i struggled my first year. I was not at the level that other kids were at and had to work really hard. My counselor at SHS recommended i go to MPC (monterey peninsula college) instead of Davis. In one instance my teacher assumed id be going to MPC. EVERYONE assumed I was less capable that what I was. It was frustrating. I would never send my kids here. Or monterey high for that matter. mine are going to private school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The new principal has made huge changes for positive over the last semester and now this semester. The leadership is all new and the teacher are all on board and this school is turning around.

  • (5 years ago)

    the school administration is unresponsive to every way you try to contact them. I've been trying to transfer my student to another school and seaside high doesn't respond in giving the new school the withdrawl papers. we've been trying to do this for several months now

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