School Details

Las Lomas High School

1460 South Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 280-3920
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1482 students 18 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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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
  • Acalanes Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Las Lomas High School is a public high school in Walnut Creek. The principal of Las Lomas High School is Matt Campbell, who can be contacted at mcampbell@acalanes.k12.ca.us. 1,482 students go to Las Lomas High School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 6% of the Las Lomas High School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 1,482 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Las Lomas High School is 18:1. Acalanes Center for Independent Study is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 70%
Filipino 4% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 1%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 12% 11%
Unspecified 0.8% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 1%
Limited English proficiency 6% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Las Lomas is a wonderful learning environment safe from bullying or crime. It has very knowledgeable teachers who are enthusiastic about helping their students to learn. There is a plethora of resources including a large library computer lab language lab 2 gyms 3 playing fields a swimming pool and the best French teacher on Earth. In my experience at Las Lomas as a student I have only one piece of advice for the driven student stay away from the counselors.

  • (1 year ago)

    Las Lomas is a very good school. the students are accepting and the teachers are generally great. there are a few teachers that arent the best (especially if you have a learning disability) but i have had a lot of good ones. there are lots of clubs and after school tutoring too. GO KNIGHTS!

  • (1 year ago)

    I think Las Lomas is boring. There's this one rich junior I don't mind though. Otherwise it kinda sucks.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is absolutely perfect. I went here but moved 2 years ago and I thought id give it a review. the school is so accepting and because its small youll never be alone. everybody is very accepting and there is just an overall amazing enviorment. theres a lot of really good electives too which a lot of other schools don't have. Everybody knows everyone and its like being at home.

  • (2 years ago)

    las lomas sucks. the kids there are very rude. im a sophomore girl and i cant seem to find any accepting down to earth people here. ive been begging my dad to let me transfer since i first started. dont listen to the other reviews. yes it offers great electives but it gives wayyyy to much homework and the teachers are very unwilling to help. i switched into independent studies because i hated this school so much and its not only me ive read reviews from different sites where people have the same problem. its in a generally wealthy area so the kids here are expecially stuck up. just trust me on this one.

  • (2 years ago)

    Las Lomas High School is an excellent public high school. Not only does its test scores go up continuously for the last 16 years it also provides a comprehensive extra curricular program for students to explore their talents and make good use of their after school time. The leadership connects with the students and really have the students' best interest in mind regardless of their learning ability and socioeconomic status. I strongly recommend Las Lomas High School for any student who needs a high school education. Ellen Osmundson Parent

  • (2 years ago)

    This school get worse year to year. The new vice principals are terrible and the feeling you get from entering the school is not as great as compared to other schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    Las Lomas is a wonderful school. The campus is very well kept up for being around for so many years and the teachers seem to genuinely care. I feel that my children are getting a very good education and have the opportunity to participate in many different sports and clubs.

  • (5 years ago)

    Do NOT send your child to Las Lomas if he or she has any learning difficulties. The teachers for the most part are unwilling to help. The administration doesn't want to be bothered. Many parents have removed their kids from Las Lomas because their assistance to disabled kids is non-existent. If your kids attended WCI and were successful they CANNOT receive that level of assistance or any at all at Las Lomas.

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have had an excellent experience at Las Lomas both educationally and socially. Teachers and staff believe in open communication--our emails and phone calls are always answered in a timely manner. Students and parents are respected. Everyone is friendly and inclusive. The PTSA here is wonderful--they work very hard for all of our children and do a great job of getting students parents and teachers involved. Las Lomas was also given the US Dept of Education's Blue Ribbon Award this year. I believe these are hard to come by. My children are getting a great education.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful school my son loved this school so much and liked the teachers all the teachers are amazing the counsellors are perfect and everything is perfect in this great school. I highly recommend it to everyone you will love it. Thank God that my son was there now he is at the University of California.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son took the Japanese course and it was great by far it was his favorite class and he learned a lot. The class had several Japaneses students and at parents night several parents where very complimentary of the teacher.

  • (8 years ago)

    Amazing school--there is something here for everyone. The academics are strong the activities well-planned and diverse. With financial support from the community the facilities are excellent. A well-rounded school with teachers who genuinely care about their students and are knowledgeable of their subject-matter (most have MA's or higher).

  • (9 years ago)

    Well above average with respect to extracurricular activities available. Dynamic principal. Most teachers know their stuff and work well with kids but there is some dead weight here and there. Principal and PSTA communicate regularly with community via email.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school and found it to be a great experience. She participated in Sports and was a Cheerleader. I highly recommend this school to parents relocating to the East Bay.

  • (10 years ago)

    The academics are outstanding. Parent and community support keep much needed programs from be cut from the budget. All extracurricular activities are great--although no marching band.

  • (10 years ago)

    I've heard complaints about the Japanese courses; in general it's a good school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Actually I was the student from 1967 to graduating in 1970. Long time ago but in many ways was the best part of my life. I had some wonderful friends that I have kept in touch with. A few great teachers that believed in me. Lessons learned if you yourself don't try you have no one to blame but yourself. Don't be a wall flower ask and you will receive. Jock geek wrong crowd they are in reality just like you. If you make the first move you may find a new life long friend. And finally high school is what you make it. Make the most of it.

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