School Details

Sierra Vista High (Alternative) School

9401 S. Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90605
(562) 698-8121
NR

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 415 students 34 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

3%
34%
25%
12%
68%
62%

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
  • Whittier Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

15%
54%
52%
18%
53%
54%

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.
58%
85%
83%
43%
88%
84%

CA00019

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  • This school in 2013
  • Whittier Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
55%
51%
9%
32%
37%
8%
43%
48%
10%
51%
50%
7%
8%
19%

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
  • Whittier Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sierra Vista High (Alternative) School is a public high school in Whittier. The principal of Sierra Vista High (Alternative) School is Nicki Buchholz, whose e-mail is nicki.buchholz@wuhsd.org. 415 students go to Sierra Vista High (Alternative) School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 12% of the Sierra Vista High (Alternative) School students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 415 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sierra Vista High (Alternative) School is 34:1. Frontier High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 87% 83%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Filipino 0.9% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.9% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.4%
Asian 0.5% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 13487%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 46%
Limited English proficiency 12% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a student at Sierra Vista and I have to say that the whole staff is awesome. Because of my teacher I am 2 years ahead in credits so Im really happy that I attend Sierra. The teachers are all friendly and dedicated to helping students; it's very inspiring.

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