Arcata High School

1720 M St, Arcata, CA 95521 | (707) 825-2400
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 834
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1720 M St., Arcata, CA 95521
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 834
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 50.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 406 (48.7%)
  • Females: 428 (51.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: - (-)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 370 (44.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 370 (44.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Arcata High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian566.7%
Black253.0%
Asian313.7%
Hispanic718.5%
White62875.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Arcata High School
  Number Percent
8th Grade60.7%
9th Grade22627.1%
10th Grade20124.1%
11th Grade19223.0%
12th Grade20925.1%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
93.7%
District:
91.5%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree: 15.8%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree: 10.5%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 97.7%
Number of Certificated Staff: 57.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 14.0
Average Age
School:
43.2
District:
51.0
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Arcata High School performed on average better 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 Earth Science
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Yes
ELA AYP Met: Yes
Math AYP Met: Yes
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 25.3%
Average Combined Score: 24.6
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 82.0%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 36.9%
Average Combined Score: 1,660.8
Critical Reading Average: 558.8
Math Average: 562.3
Writing Average: 539.7
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 69.9%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201042.0%39.0%22.0%
200937.0%35.0%21.0%
200823.0%37.0%18.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201092.0%86.0%69.0%
200950.0%36.0%65.0%
200869.0%64.0%66.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201082.0%71.0%55.0%
200980.0%73.0%51.0%
200874.0%73.0%52.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201044.0%48.0%35.0%
200969.0%66.0%29.0%
200861.0%55.0%31.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201082.0%71.0%54.0%
200973.0%66.0%50.0%
200871.0%67.0%49.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
20107.0%10.0%17.0%
2009---
200831.0%33.0%18.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201065.0%59.0%46.0%
200960.0%54.0%47.0%
200871.0%64.0%43.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201028.0%31.0%12.0%
200944.0%30.0%11.0%
200831.0%24.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201030.0%25.0%40.0%
200943.0%41.0%37.0%
200837.0%38.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201063.0%59.0%38.0%
200956.0%55.0%34.0%
200858.0%64.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201074.0%74.0%47.0%
200971.0%65.0%44.0%
200853.0%45.0%41.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201067.0%39.0%29.0%
200967.0%54.0%23.0%
200872.0%64.0%23.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201068.0%56.0%45.0%
200966.0%60.0%44.0%
200868.0%57.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201028.0%24.0%14.0%
200920.0%27.0%14.0%
200835.0%23.0%12.0%
 
CST Science Test
201058.0%52.0%46.0%
200961.0%55.0%44.0%
200860.0%50.0%40.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201071.0%63.0%75.0%
200971.0%71.0%71.0%
200867.0%60.0%68.0%
 
CST World History Test
201048.0%45.0%42.0%
200958.0%53.0%38.0%
200854.0%50.0%33.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201018.0%31.0%8.0%
20094.0%14.0%8.0%
200811.0%17.0%5.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201012.0%11.0%14.0%
200917.0%11.0%12.0%
200823.0%16.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201088.0%73.0%46.0%
200969.0%58.0%41.0%
200872.0%65.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201039.0%47.0%30.0%
200956.0%51.0%27.0%
200868.0%41.0%25.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201027.0%35.0%32.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201064.0%57.0%42.0%
200964.0%55.0%40.0%
200844.0%40.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20108.0%9.0%6.0%
200934.0%22.0%7.0%
200819.0%9.0%6.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201076.0%79.0%53.0%
200960.0%68.0%50.0%
200888.0%84.0%47.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201068.0%62.0%50.0%
200950.0%52.0%47.0%
200840.0%43.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201068.0%56.0%45.0%
200965.0%56.0%44.0%
200849.0%41.0%38.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201037.0%36.0%31.0%
200933.0%30.0%28.0%
200823.0%28.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201030.0%23.0%31.0%
200935.0%29.0%28.0%
200841.0%35.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201074.0%66.0%46.0%
200967.0%62.0%42.0%
200867.0%68.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201059.0%57.0%38.0%
200965.0%57.0%36.0%
200857.0%44.0%32.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
201044.0%40.0%33.0%
200970.0%60.0%28.0%
200862.0%54.0%28.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
20107.0%10.0%27.0%
2009---
200831.0%33.0%27.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201042.0%39.0%27.0%
200943.0%39.0%26.0%
200850.0%39.0%24.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201075.0%78.0%49.0%
200961.0%68.0%46.0%
200889.0%79.0%43.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201070.0%64.0%54.0%
200958.0%58.0%50.0%
200850.0%49.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201048.0%45.0%41.0%
200956.0%52.0%38.0%
200852.0%48.0%33.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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