Hercules High School

1900 Refugio Valley Rd, Hercules, CA 94547 | (510) 231-1429
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,008
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1900 Refugio Valley Rd., Hercules, CA 94547
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,008
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 49.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 20.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 526 (52.2%)
  • Females: 482 (47.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 88 (8.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 238 (23.6%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 326 (32.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Hercules High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.4%
Black28528.3%
Asian42041.7%
Hispanic18318.2%
White10910.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Hercules High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade25725.5%
10th Grade25024.8%
11th Grade27026.8%
12th Grade23122.9%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
82.1%
District:
74.2%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
11.5%
District:
25.4%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
24.6%
District:
11.2%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 7.7%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 82.7%
Number of Certificated Staff: 61.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 12.3
Average Age
School:
45.6
District:
49.4
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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3 reviews for Hercules High School

  • Reviewed by Student on May 01, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Overall, I think a student's experience is what they make it. I honestly cannot say that Hercules High is a great school - or that I am proud to be a Titan, but I worked with what I had. I am one of those higher testing students, but that is because I have had enough initiative to take advantage of the few resources available. A FEW of my teachers seemed to care if I passed or failed, and I worked most closely with those teachers. Yes drugs and bullies certainly have their place, but it is possible to escape them and their influence. I wouldn't say any one thing dominates at Hercules High. Administrators will say that education does, most teachers will be unavailable or unable to answer, and the student's response depends entirely on the student and what they put into the school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 29, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • whoever wrote this review was obliously unlucky. This school is a really great school. If you look at the test scores, you will see that they have some of the highest in the county. Fights are a rarity, drugs, like anywhere else, are a problem, but dont run the school, and parties, ha. There are occasional dances celebrating occasions but they are rare as well.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 10, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This high school was a total let down to me and my 2 kids. The full time Police officers on duty and NAACP down stairs should have given us a hint that they have major problems far beyond education alone. Drugs galore, Bullies, fights and parties. That is what your child will learn here in Hercules Schools. Time to move good luck to anyone who chooses Hercules.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Hercules High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST Algebra I
  • CST Algebra II
  • CST Biology
  • CST Chemistry
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No
ELA AYP Met: No
Math AYP Met: No
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 15.9%
Average Combined Score: 23.4
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 63.0%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 54.8%
Average Combined Score: 1,444.0
Critical Reading Average: 478.7
Math Average: 484.0
Writing Average: 481.3
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 40.9%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201010.0%6.0%22.0%
20091.0%5.0%21.0%
20086.0%4.0%18.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201038.0%31.0%55.0%
200936.0%31.0%51.0%
200842.0%35.0%52.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201056.0%39.0%54.0%
200945.0%36.0%50.0%
200852.0%36.0%49.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201019.0%22.0%46.0%
200920.0%19.0%47.0%
200832.0%21.0%43.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
200831.0%34.0%66.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20102.0%3.0%12.0%
20091.0%2.0%11.0%
20082.0%1.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201012.0%8.0%40.0%
200921.0%13.0%37.0%
200826.0%17.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201014.0%16.0%38.0%
200926.0%20.0%34.0%
200825.0%15.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201033.0%14.0%47.0%
200942.0%20.0%44.0%
200831.0%22.0%41.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201043.0%30.0%45.0%
200948.0%31.0%44.0%
200844.0%28.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20105.0%4.0%14.0%
20091.0%3.0%14.0%
20084.0%4.0%12.0%
 
CST Science Test
201039.0%27.0%46.0%
200937.0%29.0%44.0%
200833.0%24.0%40.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201085.0%46.0%75.0%
200953.0%59.0%71.0%
200863.0%66.0%68.0%
 
CST World History Test
201033.0%22.0%42.0%
200930.0%21.0%38.0%
200832.0%20.0%33.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra II Test
20101.0%2.0%14.0%
2009---
20084.0%3.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201020.0%19.0%46.0%
200934.0%24.0%41.0%
200859.0%33.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201010.0%13.0%30.0%
200914.0%9.0%27.0%
200811.0%7.0%25.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201040.0%29.0%42.0%
200949.0%28.0%40.0%
200844.0%28.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20102.0%1.0%6.0%
20092.0%1.0%7.0%
20082.0%2.0%6.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201050.0%41.0%53.0%
200941.0%45.0%50.0%
200858.0%57.0%47.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201037.0%28.0%50.0%
200945.0%28.0%47.0%
200832.0%26.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201038.0%28.0%45.0%
200942.0%27.0%44.0%
200835.0%26.0%38.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20107.0%11.0%31.0%
20091.0%9.0%28.0%
20085.0%10.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
20109.0%6.0%31.0%
200913.0%8.0%28.0%
200815.0%11.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201028.0%24.0%46.0%
200933.0%26.0%42.0%
200842.0%27.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201023.0%13.0%38.0%
200932.0%13.0%36.0%
200823.0%14.0%32.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201010.0%11.0%27.0%
20098.0%8.0%26.0%
200813.0%9.0%24.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201050.0%40.0%49.0%
200943.0%40.0%46.0%
200858.0%46.0%43.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201046.0%31.0%54.0%
200947.0%33.0%50.0%
200836.0%31.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201033.0%21.0%41.0%
200930.0%22.0%38.0%
200832.0%18.0%33.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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