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					                                                                                       Garden Grove Unified
                                                                                             School District

2007-08 School Accountability Report Card
                                                                                                                 Louise Milner
10372 McFadden Avenue                                                                                                 Principal
Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: (714) 663-6315                                                                                 Laura Schwalm, Ph.D.
Website: www.ggusd.us                                                                                         Superintendent

  School Description
  La Quinta High School is a school having grades 9-12; it is one of 70 schools in the       Our Mission
  GGUSD and serves students from the cities of Westminster, Garden Grove, Fountain
                                                                                             The Board of Education of the
  Valley, and Santa Ana.
                                                                                             Garden Grove Unified School
                                                                                             District is committed to provid-
                                                                                             ing an educational program
  Parental Involvement                                                                       focusing on student achieve-
                                                                                             ment, high standards, and
  There are many opportunities in the district for parental involvement through partici-     opportunities for all students
  pation in parent support organizations, booster clubs, school site councils, and dis-      to acquire the knowledge and
  trict-level advisory committees.                                                           skills necessary to live a pro-
                                                                                             ductive life. To meet this com-
  Parents at the school participate in such activities as Open House, Back-to-School         mitment, students will partici-
  Night, Freshmen Orientation, Eighth-Grade Parent Night, English Learner Advisory           pate in a comprehensive cur-
  Committee meetings, athletic and cheerleading booster groups, the Friends of Music,        riculum designed to achieve
  the Parent Teacher Student Staff Organization (PTSSO), monthly meetings with the           the identified goals.
  principal, Grad Night planning, the School Site Council, and WASC self-study commit-
                                                                                             Our Goal
  Please contact the school principal at (714) 663-6315 for specific information regard-
  ing such activities as Parent Talk, the 10 Education Commandments for Parents              It is the goal of the district to
  classes, financial aid workshops, and College Night.                                       ensure that all students have
                                                                                             the opportunity upon leaving
                                                                                             high school to choose from a
                                                                                             wide variety of options includ-
                                                                                             ing four-year colleges and uni-
  School Leadership and Support Personnel                                                    versities, technical education,
  Strong leadership is essential in a quality school and is provided at La Quinta High       or a skilled career. The oppor-
  School by Louise Milner, the principal, a professional educator for 15 years. She was      tunity to choose among these
  appointed principal of La Quinta High School in 2005.                                      paths requires that students
                                                                                             achieve proficiency as defined
  Along with the principal, the school’s leadership team is composed of Thomas Duggan,       by state standards in core aca-
  Lisa Kohne, and Erin Lara, the assistant principals; counselors; department chairs;        demic subjects and achieve
  the AVID coordinator, and the Title I coordinator. Among its responsibilities, the lead-   proficiency in the use of the
  ership team advises on academic and extra-curricular programs.                             English language. These profi-
                                                                                             ciencies will make it possible
  In addition to administrators, teachers, and classified staff, specially trained support   for students to access rigorous
  personnel are also available to students. They include:                                    high school courses and enable
                                                                                             them to graduate ready for
  •   Psychologist                            •   Instructional Aides                        college and skilled careers.
  •   Speech/Language Pathologist             •   Community Outreach Specialist
  •   Nurse                                   •   Instrumental Music Teacher
  •   Librarian/Library Aide                  •   Vocal Music Teacher
  •   Community Liaison Workers               •   Computer Resource Assistants
  •   Campus Safety Assistants                •   Resource Specialist Teacher
  •   Counselor(s)                            •   Special Day Class Teacher
  •   Adapted P.E. Teacher                    •   School Testing Clerk
School Programs and Instruction
The district receives additional funds for a number of special services and programs.         Quality, Currency,
Among the special programs offered at the school are the following:
                                                                                              and Availability of
•   GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)                                                      Textbooks and
•   Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention Education                                                  Instructional Materials
•   Programs for English Language Learners
            Economic Impact Aid                                                               District K-8 textbooks in the
            Title III                                                                         subjects of English-language
•   Special Education                                                                         arts, mathematics, history-social
•   School Library Improvement Program                                                        science, health, foreign lan-
•   ROP                                                                                       guage, visual-performing arts,
•   TASC: Teacher & Student Connection                                                        and science have been adopted
•   Title I                                                                                   from those approved by the
            Link Crew                                                                         state Board of Education. The
            Back-on-Track                                                                     Garden Grove Unified School
•   Extended Day and Year Programs                                                            District Board of Education has
            After School Intervention Classes                                                 adopted district 9-12 textbooks
            After School English Language Development Classes                                 in the subjects listed above.
            Summer School                                                                     K-12 textbooks for mathemat-
            Credit Recovery                                                                   ics, history-social science, sci-
•   Library Grant                                                                             ence, English-language arts
                                                                                              including reading, and foreign
The GGUSD strives to ensure all students have equal access to a quality, standards-
                                                                                              language are aligned with state
based educational program. School staff and parents in the district are involved in deci-
                                                                                              adopted content standards and
sion-making through such organizations as school site councils, parent-teacher organiza-
                                                                                              state or national frameworks
tions, the district English Learner Advisory Committee, grade level or department chair
                                                                                              following the state adoption
meetings, and other parent or school advisory committees. At the high schools, parents
and staff also participate in various booster clubs.
                                                                                              All GGUSD students, including
For a comprehensive profile of individual student performance, CAT6 (seventh-grade),          all English learners, have text-
California Standards Tests, and district benchmark assessment results are combined            books and instructional materi-
with other achievement measures including teacher and publisher-made tests, home-             als, including science laboratory
work, writing assignments, portfolios, classroom observation, special projects and re-        equipment at the 9-12 level,
ports, and class participation. The CELDT (California English Language Development            that are current and in good
Test) is given to all English Learners.                                                       condition in accordance with
                                                                                              Education Code requirements.
Four progress reports and four report cards are sent home during the year in district         All textbooks and instructional
intermediate and high schools.                                                                materials are provided in suffi-
                                                                                              cient quantities for each student
                                                                                              for use in class and to take

                                                                                              The current core subject text-
                                                                                              books used at the school and
Public Internet Access                                                                        the year adopted:

Individuals without home Internet access can use computers with Internet connections                                         Year
at public libraries within the Garden Grove Unified School District to download and view                                  Adopted
School Accountability Report Cards. See below for library contact information for your
community.                                                                                    English-Language
Anaheim Public Library                                                                        Math                         2000-01
 Tel: (714) 765-1880
 Internet: www2.anaheim.net/custom.cfm?name=welcome_library.cfm                               History-Social
Orange County Public Library
 Tel: (714) 566-3000                                                                          Science                      2007-08
 Internet: www.ocpl.org                                                                       Visual-Performing
    Serving the following cities within the GGUSD:                                            Arts
     • Cypress
     • Garden Grove                                                                           Foreign Language             1999-00
     • Fountain Valley                                                                        Health                       2007-08
     • Stanton
     • Westminster                                                                            * This data was collected and verified
                                                                                                by the district in November 2007.
Santa Ana Public Library
 Tel: (714) 647-5250
 Internet: www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/library/

                                  Garden Grove USD    La Quinta High School   2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card           Page 2
School Enrollment and Demographics
The total enrollment at La Quinta High School is 1,876 students for the 2007-08 school

                                             White      Indian/Alaskan
                                             9.1%            0.1%




        Pacific Islander


                                                                                                          School Safety
                                                                                                          Maintaining a safe and orderly
                                                                                                          environment is essential to
                                                                                                          learning. All schools in the dis-
Class Size by Subject                                                                                     trict are closed campuses, and
                                                                                                          visitors must immediately regis-
The three-year data for average class size is displayed below.                                            ter in the school office before
                                                                                                          entering the campus. School
                                                                  04-05     05-06           06-07         access is monitored by adminis-
                                                                                                          trators, teachers, counselors,
                                                                                                          and campus safety assistants.

                                                                                                          All schools operate employee
          32                                           32    32                      32                   safety committees and maintain
                             31    31    31                        31          31                         comprehensive school safety
     30         30
                                                                                                          plans that are reviewed and
                                                                                                          updated annually at the begin-
                                                                                                          ning of the school year. The
                                                                                                          safety plans include such ele-
                                                                                                          ments as emergency plans and
                                                                                                          procedures, homeland security
                                                                                                          alert precautions, school rules,
  English-Language           Mathematics                Science           History-Social Science          and school dress codes.
                                                                                                          School safety committees, con-
                                                                                                          sisting of certificated and classi-
               Class Size Distribution — Number of Classrooms by Size                                     fied staff, meet to address
                                                                                                          safety issues for students and
                            2004-05                    2005-06                  2006-07                   employees. Earthquake safety
                                                                                                          brochures are distributed to all
Subject              1-22   23-32       33+     1-22    23-32      33+    1-22 23-32          33+         students at the beginning of the
                                                                                                          school year. Fire drills are con-
English-                                                                                                  ducted monthly at each elemen-
                      3       43        13       4          18      37     7         34        25         tary school, not fewer than four
Language Arts
                                                                                                          times per year at each interme-
Mathematics                   33        17       5          23      26     8         18        28         diate school, and not fewer than
                                                                                                          twice a year at each high
                                                                                                          school. Drop drills (earthquake
Science               1       16        22       3          12      24     4         21        21         and emergency) are held quar-
                                                                                                          terly at each elementary school
History-                                                                                                  and at least once each semester
                      1       23        16       3          17      21     1         11        28
Social Science                                                                                            at intermediate and high

                                    Garden Grove USD         La Quinta High School        2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card     Page 3
School Facility Conditions – Results of Inspection and
The table below summarizes the findings of the most recent inspection of the school to
determine the condition of the grounds, buildings, and restrooms. A form known as the
Facilities Inspection Tool (FIT) is used to document whether the inspection elements listed
in the table below are determined to be in “good repair” at the school. Additional                     School Facility
information about the condition of the school’s facilities may be obtained by speaking with            Conditions – General
the principal.
                      School Facility Conditions and Improvements                                      The GGUSD prides itself on
                                                                                                       maintaining quality facilities
Item Inspected                                                                  Repair Status          conducive to teaching and
                                                                                                       learning. School custodial and
                                                                           Good     Fair     Poor
                                                                                                       district maintenance staff oper-
Gas Leaks                                                                                              ate an inspection system to
                                                                                                       ensure all sites are clean, safe,
Mechanical Systems                                                                                     well maintained, and in good
                                                                                                       repair. All classrooms, play-
Windows/Doors/Gates (interior and exterior)                                                            ground areas, and working
                                                                                                       space for staff satisfy building
Interior Surfaces (walls, floors, and ceilings)                                                        capacity requirements of the
                                                                                                       Education Code.
Hazardous Materials (interior and exterior)
                                                                                                       The Board of Education has
Structural Damage
                                                                                                       adopted a five-year mainte-
Fire Safety                                                                                            nance program for the improve-
                                                                                                       ment of school sites, and major
Electrical (interior and exterior)                                                                     site improvement projects are
                                                                                                       approved annually as needed. A
Pest/Vermin Infestation                                                                                district graffiti removal team
                                                                                                       helps to keep schools looking
Drinking Fountains (inside and outside)                                                                attractive.

Restrooms                                                                                              La Quinta High School first
                                                                                                       opened in 1964. The school has
Sewer                                                                                                  64 permanent classrooms and
                                                                                                       three portable classrooms in use
Playground/School Grounds
                                                                                                       on the campus. The school also
                                                                                                       has a gymnasium, two swim-
                                                                                                       ming pools, weight rooms, six
Overall Cleanliness                                                                                    computer labs, and athletic fa-
                             Overall Summary of Facility Condition
                                                                                                       Projects recently completed at
Item Inspected                     Exemplary           Good              Fair              Poor        the school include replacement
                                                                                                       of the air-handling system, new
Overall Summary                                                                                        flooring, science lab expansion,
                                                                                                       the addition of a new chemistry
School inspection and the FIT completion date: December 2007                                           lab, the installation of three new
                                                                                                       portable classrooms, new grass
                                                                                                       and benches for the interior
                                                                                                       Quad area, and replacement
                                                                                                       computers and printers.
Academic Counselors
           Number of Academic                                  Ratio of Students Per
            Counselors (FTE)                                   Academic Counselor

                       4.0                                             469.0

Supplemental Counselors
The district has added 11 supplemental counselors at secondary schools to provide
intensive support for students who have failed or are at risk of failing the High School
Exit Exam, as well as for students who are at risk of not graduating due to insufficient

                                      Garden Grove USD         La Quinta High School   2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card    Page 4
Suspensions and Expulsions
                              Suspension and Expulsion Rates                                               Suspensions and
                                       School                                 District
                                                                                                           The adjacent table displays the
                         2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2004-05 2005-06                           2006-07         rate of suspensions and expul-
                                                                                                           sions at the school and district
Suspension Rate             0.085       0.069        0.056        0.138        0.147         0.137         levels for the most recent three-
                                                                                                           year period.
Expulsion Rate              0.003       0.003        0.000        0.002        0.003         0.002

California Standards Tests                                                                                 California
          Percentage of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced Levels
                                                                                                           Standards Tests
                                                                                                           The California Standards Tests
                             School                      District                   California
                                                                                                           (CST) are administered only to
                                                                                                           students in California public
  Year Tested       04-05 05-06 06-07 04-05 05-06 06-07 04-05 05-06 06-07                                  schools. These tests determine
                                                                                                           students’ achievement of the
                      53%      61%      65%       40%      43%       45%      40%      42%       43%       California Academic Content
Language Arts
                                                                                                           Standards and provide feedback
Mathematics           44%      45%      47%       47%      49%       47%      38%      40%       40%       on their success given what
                                                                                                           they are expected to know in
                                                                                                           each grade level and subject.
Science               51%      65%      66%       30%      41%       46%      27%      35%       38%
                                                                                                           Because tests are meant to
History-Social                                                                                             measure how well students
                      57%      63%      64%       40%      43%       46%      32%      33%       33%
Science                                                                                                    achieve standards rather than
                                                                                                           how well they do compared to
                                                                                                           other students, the results are
                                                                                                           reported as performance levels.
CST Subgroup Results: English-Language Arts,                                                               The five performance levels are:
Mathematics, Science, and History-Social Science
                                                                                                           • Advanced (exceeds
          Percentage of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced Levels                                    state standards)
                                                                                                           • Proficient (meets standards)
                                                          Spring 2007 Results                              • Basic
                                                                                                           • Below basic
                                          English-                                         History-
                                                                                                           • Far below basic
Subgroup                                 Language       Mathematics         Science         Social
                                            Arts                                           Science         Students scoring at the profi-
                                                                                                           cient or advanced level meet
Male                                         62%              45%              67%           66%           state standards in that content
Female                                       68%              49%              65%           63%
                                                                                                           The tables at left show the per-
Economically Disadvantaged                   60%              46%              63%           61%           centage of students that scored
                                                                                                           at proficient or advanced levels
English Learners                             29%              29%              35%           31%           in English-language arts,
                                                                                                           mathematics, science, and his-
Students with Disabilities                   11%              3%               9%            17%
                                                                                                           tory-social science. For a com-
Migrant Education Services                                                                                 plete report on all subgroups
                                                                                                           and their scores by grade level,
African American                                                                                           please visit http://
American Indian or
Alaska Native

Asian                                        73%              56%              74%           70%

Filipino                                     55%              45%

Hispanic or Latino                           38%              17%              35%           39%

Pacific Islander

White                                        62%              34%              55%           64%

    Scores are not shown when the number of students tested is 10 or less, either because the number of
students tested in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

                                       Garden Grove USD        La Quinta High School       2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card   Page 5
Adequate Yearly Progress (2006-07)
                             Adequate Yearly Progress Criteria                                                  Adequate Yearly
                                          School                                   District
                                                                                                                The federal NCLB Act requires
Met Overall AYP                             Yes                                       No                        that all schools and districts
                                                                                                                meet Adequate Yearly Progress
                                                                                                                (AYP) requirements. To meet
                                                                                                                these standards, California
                              English-                                  English-                                public schools and districts must
AYP Criteria                 Language           Mathematics            Language            Mathematics          meet or exceed criteria in four
                                Arts                                      Arts                                  target areas:
Participation Rate               Yes                  Yes                    Yes                Yes              1. Participation rate on
                                                                                                                    statewide assessments
Percent Proficient               Yes                  Yes                    No                 Yes
                                                                                                                 2. Percent of students scoring
                                                                                                                    proficient on statewide
API                                         Yes                                       Yes
                                                                                                                 3. API scores

Graduation Rate                             Yes                                       Yes                        4. Graduation rate for high
                                                                                                                For a detailed report on Adequate
                                                                                                                Yearly Progress, please visit
Academic Performance Index

                            API Ranks — Three Year Comparison
                                          2003-04                 2004-05                   2005-06             Performance
Statewide API Rank                             9                       9                       10
                                                                                                                The Academic Performance
Similar Schools API Rank                       8                      10                       10               Index (API) is an annual
                                                                                                                measure of the academic
                                                                                                                performance and progress of
                                                                                                                schools in California. The API is
              API Growth by Student Group — Three Year Comparison                                               a score on a scale of 200 to
                                                                                                                1,000, with 800 set as the
                                                             Actual API Change             2006-07              statewide target. Schools are
Group                                                                                        API                ranked in 10 categories of equal
                                                    2004-05        2005-06         2006-07  Score               size from 1 (lowest) to 10
                                                                                                                (highest). A similar schools API
All Students at the School                              52             19             13            840         rank reflects how a school
                                                                                                                compares to 100 statistically
African American                                                                                                matched “similar schools.” The
                                                                                                                tables at left show the school’s
                                                                                                                three-year data for API rank
American Indian or Alaska Native
                                                                                                                and API growth. For more
                                                                                                                detailed information, please visit
Asian                                                   33             31             10            873

Hispanic or Latino                                      90             -18            21            716

Pacific Islander                                                                                                Testing Note: Assessment data
                                                                                                                are reported only for numerically
White                                                   85              3              3            819         significant subgroups. Data may
                                                                                                                not appear if ethnic/racial, socio-
                                                                                                                economically disadvantaged, or other
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged                         58             16              8            822
                                                                                                                subgroups (1) contain less than 100
                                                                                                                students with valid test scores OR (2)
English Learners                                                       49              4            807         comprise less than 15% of the school
                                                                                                                population tested and contain less
Students with Disabilities                                                                                      than 50 students with valid scores.

  API scores for English learners and students with disabilities were first reported in the 05-06 API cycle.
  Data are reported only for numerically significant subgroups.

                                        Garden Grove USD          La Quinta High School         2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card        Page 6
California High School Exit Exam Results
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is primarily used as a graduation re-
quirement in California; but the results of this exam are also used to determine AYP for
high schools, as required by the federal NCLB law. The CAHSEE has an English-language
arts section and a math section and, for purposes of calculating AYP, three performance                    Placement Courses
levels were set: Advanced, Proficient, and Not Proficient. Please note the score a student                 (2006-07)
must achieve to be considered Proficient is different than the passing score for the
graduation requirement. The table below displays the percentage of students scoring at                     The following is a list of ad-
Proficient or Advanced levels for the most recent three-year period.                                       vanced placement courses of-
                                                                                                           fered by subject at the school.
          Percentage of Students Scoring at Proficient or Advanced Levels                                  At our school, 5.7% of the
                                                                                                           school’s students were enrolled
                                  English-Language Arts                      Mathematics                   in a total of 11 AP courses of-
                                                                                                           fered. Detailed information
                                 04-05       05-06       06-07       04-05       05-06       06-07         about student enrollment in AP
                                                                                                           courses can be found at http://
School                           69.9%       68.3%       67.3%       75.1%       75.0%       80.9%         dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/.

District                         53.0%       53.4%       51.1%       55.0%       57.4%       61.4%                                # of AP
                                                                                                           Placement Course
California                       49.0%       51.1%       48.6%       45.2%       46.8%       49.9%                                Offered
                                                                                                           Computer Science          0
                                                                                                           English                   2
                                                                                                           Fine and Performing
CAHSEE Results by Student Group:                                                                           Foreign Language          1
English-Language Arts (2006-07)
                                                                                                           Mathematics               3
This table below displays the percentage of students, by group, achieving at each perform-
                                                                                                           Science                   3
ance level in English-language arts for the most recent testing period.
                                                                                                           Social Science            2
            Percentage of Students Achieving At Each Performance Level
                                                                                                           All Courses               11
                                                            English-Language Arts

Subgroup                                        Not Proficient        Proficient         Advanced

All Students                                         32.7%               26.4%             40.9%

Male                                                 38.7%               25.6%             35.7%

Female                                               27.1%               27.1%             45.8%

Socioeconomically Disadvantaged                      37.2%               25.2%             37.6%

English Learners                                     54.9%               28.6%             16.6%

Students with Disabilities                           90.9%                9.1%               0%

Migrant Education Services

African American

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian                                                28.5%               25.2%             46.4%


Hispanic or Latino                                   52.4%               36.5%             11.1%

Pacific Islander

White                                                34.9%               18.6%             46.5%
    Scores are not shown when the number of students tested is 10 or less, either because the number of
students tested in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

                                       Garden Grove USD        La Quinta High School       2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card    Page 7
CAHSEE Results by Student Group:
Mathematics (2006-07)
This table displays the percent of students, by group, achieving at each performance
level in mathematics for the most recent testing period.
                                                                                                           California Physical
           uPercentage of Students Achieving At Each Performance Level                                     Fitness Test
                                                                  Mathematics                              Each spring, all students in
                                                                                                           grades 5, 7, and 9 are required
Subgroup                                        Not Proficient         Proficient        Advanced          to participate in the California
                                                                                                           Physical Fitness Test (PFT).
All Students                                         19.1%                 31%             49.9%           The test measures six key
                                                                                                           fitness areas:
Male                                                 21.1%               32.7%             46.2%

Female                                               17.3%               29.4%             53.3%           1.   Aerobic Capacity
                                                                                                           2.   Body Composition
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged                      21.1%               33.1%             45.9%           3.   Abdominal Strength
                                                                                                           4.   Trunk Extension Strength
English Learners                                       28%               39.4%             32.6%           5.   Upper Body Strength
                                                                                                           6.   Flexibility
Students with Disabilities                           81.8%               18.2%               0%

Migrant Education Services                                                                                 To meet fitness standards,
                                                                                                           students must score in the
African American                                                                                           Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ)
                                                                                                           on all six fitness tests. For
American Indian or Alaska Native                                                                           2006-07, 68.0% of students
                                                                                                           in the ninth-grade from this
Asian                                                11.3%               29.8%             58.9%
                                                                                                           school scored in the HFZ.
Filipino                                                                                                   For more information on the
                                                                                                           California PFT, please visit
Hispanic or Latino                                     46%               42.9%             11.1%           www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/pf/.

Pacific Islander

White                                                37.2%               20.9%             41.9%
    Scores are not shown when the number of students tested is 10 or less, either because the number of
students tested in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

Completion of High School Graduation Requirements
                                                                                                           Completion of High
                 Completion of High School Graduation Requirements
                                                                                                           School Graduation
                                                               Graduating Class of 2007                    Requirements
                                                                School                 District            Students in California public
                                                                                                           schools must pass both the
All Students                                                    98.0%                   96.1%              English-language arts and
                                                                                                           mathematics portions of the
Economically Disadvantaged                                      97.7%                   95.3%              California High School Exit Ex-
                                                                                                           amination (CAHSEE) to receive
English Learners                                                92.3%                   88.0%
                                                                                                           a high school diploma. For stu-
Students with Disabilities                                                              98.9%              dents who began the 2006-07
                                                                                                           school year in the 12th-grade,
African American                                                                                           the adjacent table displays by
                                                                                                           student group the percent from
American Indian or Alaska Native                                                                           the school who met all state
                                                                                                           and local graduation require-
Asian                                                           97.9%                   96.1%              ments for grade 12 completion,
                                                                                                           including having passed both
                                                                                                           portions of the CAHSEE or re-
Hispanic or Latino                                              96.6%                   95.0%              ceived a local waiver or state
                                                                                                           exemption. For more detailed
Pacific Islander                                                                                           information please visit
White                                                                                   97.7%
    Scores are not shown when the number of students tested is 10 or less, either because the number of
students tested in this category is too small for statistical accuracy or to protect student privacy.

                                       Garden Grove USD        La Quinta High School       2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card     Page 8
UC/CSU Course Completion (2006-07)
                                                                                                           UC/CSU Course
         University of California and California State University Admission
                                                                                                           Completion (2006-07)
                                                                                      This School
                                                                                                           The adjacent table displays for
                                                                                                           the most recent year two meas-
Student Enrollment in Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission                               70.1%            ures related to the school’s
                                                                                                           courses that are required for
Graduates Who Completed All Courses Required for                                                           University of California (UC)
                                                                                          38.6%            and/or California State Univer-
UC/CSU Admission
                                                                                                           sity (CSU) admission. Detailed
                                                                                                           information about student en-
                                                                                                           rollment in and completion of
                                                                                                           courses required for UC/CSU
Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission                                                                      admission can be found at http://
                         Courses Required for UC/CSU Admission

High School              UC Requirements for                        CSU Requirements for
Subject Area             Freshman Admissions                        Freshman Admissions
                                                                                                           Courses Required for
English             4 years of approved courses              4 years of approved courses
                                                                                                           UC/CSU Admission
                    3 years, including algebra,              3 years, including algebra,
Mathematics         geometry, and intermediate               geometry, and intermediate                    The adjacent chart provides
                    algebra (4 years recommended)            algebra                                       information on the minimum
                                                                                                           requirements for University of
                    2 years of history/social science,       2 years, including 1 year of U.S.             California (UC) and California
                    including 1 year of U.S. history or      history or U.S. history and                   State University (CSU)
Social              1/2 year of U.S. history and 1/2         government and 1 year of other                admission. For more
Science             year of civics or American               approved social science                       information, please visit
                    government; and 1 year of world                                                        www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/hs/
                    history, cultures, and geography                                                       hsgrtable.asp.

                    2 years with lab required, chosen        2 years, including 1 year of                  For UC admission, students
Science             from biology, chemistry, and             biological and 1 year of physical             must complete the minimum
                    physics (3 years recommended)            science with lab                              course requirements listed on
                                                                                                           the chart and meet one of three
Foreign             2 years in same language                 2 years in same language                      eligibility standards:
Language            required (3 years recommended)           required
                                                                                                           • Eligibility in the Statewide
                    1 year of visual and performing          1 year of visual and performing                 Context
Visual &
                    arts chosen from the following:          arts chosen from the following:
Performing                                                                                                 • Eligibility in the Local Context
                    dance, drama/theater, music, or          dance, drama/theater, music, or
                    visual art                               visual art                                    • Eligibility by Examination
Electives           1 year*                                  1 year*                                         Alone

                    15 (7 in the last 2 years)               15                                            For CSU admission, students
                                                                                                           must complete the minimum
* Electives must be chosen from approved academic courses in history, English, advanced mathematics, lab   course requirements on the
science, foreign language, social science, or fine arts.                                                   chart, as well as have certain
                                                                                                           grades in specified courses and
                                                                                                           test scores.
                                                                                                           For more detailed information
                                                                                                           on both UC and CSU
Graduation and Dropout Rates                                                                               admission, please visit
The table below displays the one-year dropout rates and graduation rates for the school,                   www.californiacolleges.edu/
district, and state for the most recent three-year period for which data is available.                     admissions/admissions.asp.

                                Graduation and Dropout Rates

                          School                       District                    California
                 03-04 04-05 05-06 03-04 04-05 05-06 03-04 04-05 05-06
Rate             0.5%      0.2%      0.6%      0.7%     0.7%      0.8%      3.2%      3.1%      3.5%

           97.9% 99.2% 96.4% 96.4% 97.2% 95.8% 85.3% 85.0% 83.0%

                                       Garden Grove USD        La Quinta High School       2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card      Page 9
Career Technical Education Programs
Career Technical Education (CTE) in the Garden Grove Unified School District is aligned         Career Technical
to state-adopted standards in which teachers follow CTE requirements by establishing            Advisory Committee
programs of study designed to fortify academic, career, and technical skills of participat-
ing students. CTE and Regional Occupational Program (ROP) teachers at each district             In support of CTE programs, the
high school are establishing one or more career pathways to support the academic pro-           district holds career technical
gress of students and result in a college degree. While classes have a career focus, the        advisory committee meetings
goal is to create opportunities to observe, job shadow, or participate in work-based            with representatives from the
learning experiences that extend beyond high school. The instruction also helps students        following professions and busi-
explore technology by providing computers, computer-assisted drafting, project-based            nesses:
software, and a variety of courses based on digital design and computer-generated
graphic arts.                                                                                   •   Veterinary, pet shop, and
                                                                                                    animal care providers
While participating in CTE and ROP courses, students also have an opportunity to focus          •   Banking and financial
on improving English-language arts, math, and science knowledge through collaboration               service companies
projects between regular education teachers and CTE-ROP instructors — a focus of fed-
                                                                                                •   Floral shops and designers
eral law governing CTE programs. Special populations also are a focus of the law, with
an emphasis on gender equity issues and non-traditional occupations. Female students,           •   Merchandising and
for example, are encouraged to enter high-skill and high-wage occupations once domi-                specialty retailers
nated by male students.                                                                         •   Restaurant managers
                                                                                                    and owners
Global competition requires a highly skilled, highly trained workforce with the ability to
                                                                                                •   Catering
change occupations as business trends develop and job opportunities surface. CTE that
emphasizes rigorous academic content and parallels state academic standards offers              •   Chefs
students a unique opportunity to acquire academic skills through collaborative lesson           •   Global marketing
design and project-based learning which will help them transition to other occupations.             companies
CTE offers another opportunity to give academic support to students by teaching a
                                                                                                •   Customer service
highly technical vocabulary that will help them with reading and English language arts
both now and in the future. Besides creating a highly trained workforce, CTE and ROP
teachers instruct students in critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, ethical behav-    •   Certified public accountants
ior, and personal values through career training.                                               •   Small businesses and
Listed below are the CTE and ROP classes offered at the school:                                 •   Medical service providers
•    Personal Finance                                                                           •   Emergency medical
•    Keyboarding                                                                                    technicians
•    Accounting                                                                                 •   Medical office personnel
•    Computer Applications                                                                      •   Pre-school and child care
•    Introduction to Business                                                                       providers
•    Small Business/Entrepreneurship
•    Foods                                                                                      •   Computer technicians
•    Child Understanding                                                                        •   Network and server
•    Fashion Technology                                                                             technicians
                                                                                                •   Judges
                                                                                                •   Attorneys
                                                                                                •   Air conditioning, heating,
                                                                                                    and refrigeration technicians
Career Technical Education Participation (2006-07)                                              •   Television and video
                                                                                                    production professionals
                     Career Technical Education Data (2006-07)
                                                                                                The district ROP director is the
                                  Measure                                        School         primary representative on this
Number of Pupils in Grades 9-12 Participating in CTE                               714

Number of Grade 12 Completers                                                      10

Percentage of Pupils in Grade 12 Who Complete a CTE
Program and Earn a High School Diploma

Percentage of CTE Courses That Are Sequenced or Articulated
between a School and Institutions of Postsecondary Education

                                 Garden Grove USD      La Quinta High School   2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card     Page 10
Core Academic Classes Taught by No Child Left Behind
Compliant Teachers (06-07)                                                                         Professional
This table displays the percent of classes in core academic subjects taught by No Child            Development
Left Behind (NCLB) compliant and non-NCLB compliant teachers at the school, at all
schools in the district, at high-poverty schools in the district, and at low-poverty schools       The professional development
in the district. More information on teacher qualifications required under NCLB can be             program of the GGUSD focuses
found at the California Department of Education’s website at www.cde.ca.gov/nclb/sr/tq/.           on research-based strategy in-
                                                                                                   struction through a four-part
                                                                                                   series: initial training, demon-
           Core Academic Courses Taught by NCLB Compliant Teachers                                 strations, coaching, and second-
                                                                                                   level training. The use of stu-
                                % of Classes Taught              % of Classes Taught by            dent achievement data also
                                by NCLB Compliant                 Non-NCLB Compliant               assists in providing clear goals
                                     Teachers                           Teachers                   and expectations for planning
                                                                                                   inservices for teachers and
This School                             98.2%                              1.8%
                                                                                                   Five consecutive days of inten-
All Schools in District                 98.1%                              1.9%                    sive workshops are conducted in
                                                                                                   late August to provide teachers
High-Poverty Schools                                                                               with new knowledge and en-
                                        100.0%                             0.0%
in District                                                                                        hanced skills for the upcoming
                                                                                                   school year, while staff develop-
Low-Poverty Schools
                                        98.4%                              1.6%                    ment opportunities are offered
in District
                                                                                                   after school and by release time
                                                                                                   throughout the school year.
                                                                                                   Training in district curriculum,
                                                                                                   technology, and research-based
                                                                                                   strategy instruction are continu-
Teacher Qualifications                                                                             ously offered. Along with these
                                                                                                   inservice opportunities, one
The table below displays the number of teachers assigned to the school with a full cre-
                                                                                                   non-student day is set aside
dential, without a full credential, and those teaching outside of their subject area of
                                                                                                   each year for staff development
competence. Detailed information about teacher qualifications can be found at the Cali-
                                                                                                   involving all high school teach-
fornia Department of Education’s website at http://dq.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/.
                                                                                                   ers in the district.

                           Teacher Credential Information                                          New teachers are provided an
                                                                                                   extensive BTSA-Induction train-
                                                                                                   ing program. Classroom man-
                                         District                       School
                                                                                                   agement, the district’s base
                                                                                                   program, report cards, parent-
             Teachers                    2006-07         2004-05        2005-06    2006-07         teacher conferences, and re-
                                                                                                   search-based strategy instruc-
With Full Credential                       2,161            71             69            69        tion are just a few of the sub-
                                                                                                   jects of training for new teach-
Without Full Credential                     41               0             0             1         ers.

Teaching Outside Subject Area of Competence                  9             14            10

                                                                                                   and Vacant
                                                                                                   Teacher Positions
Teacher Misassignments and Vacant Teacher Positions                                                This table displays the number
                                                                                                   of teacher misassignments
              Teacher Misassignments and Vacant Teacher Positions                                  (teachers assigned without
                                                                                                   proper legal authorization) and
                                             2005-06             2006-07          2007-08          the number of vacant teacher
                                                                                                   positions (not filled by a single
Misassignments of Teachers of                                                                      designated teacher assigned to
                                                   12               8                3
English Learners                                                                                   teach the entire course at the
                                                                                                   beginning of the school year or
Total Teacher Misassignments                       12               9                3             semester) at the school. Total
                                                                                                   teacher misassignments include
                                                                                                   the number of misassignments
Vacant Teacher Positions                           0                0                0             of teachers of English learners.

                                 Garden Grove USD       La Quinta High School     2007-2008 School Accountability Report Card   Page 11
Federal Intervention Program
                                Federal Intervention Program                                              Federal Intervention
                                                              School                District
                                                                                                          Schools that receive Title I
                                                                                                          funding can enter Program Im-
Program Improvement Status                                Not in PI                 Not in PI
                                                                                                          provement (PI) if they do not
                                                                                                          reach Adequate Yearly Progress
First Year of Program Improvement
                                                                                                          over two consecutive years in
                                                                                                          the same content area (English-
Year in Program Improvement                                                                               language arts or mathematics)
                                                                                                          or on the same indicator (API or
Number of Schools Identified for Program Improvement                                    5                 graduation rate). The level of
                                                                                                          intervention increases with each
Percent of Schools Identified for Program Improvement                                7.5%                 additional year a school fails to
   n/a Not applicable. This school is not a Program Improvement School.                                   meet the AYP target. For more
                                                                                                          information, please visit

2005-06 District Salary Information*
                                  District Salary Information

                                                                                    Similar Sized
Range                                                                  District

Beginning Teacher Salary                                               $44,747          $38,937

Mid-Range Teacher Salary                                               $72,246          $61,080

Highest Teacher Salary                                                 $87,410          $76,443

Average Principal Salary                                               $122,561         $112,983

Superintendent Salary                                                  $220,004         $195,054

% of Budget for Teacher Salaries                                        43.6%            40.1%

% of Budget for Administrative Salaries                                 4.1%             5.4%
* The most recent fiscal information provided by the state.

2005-06 Financial Information*
                                      School Financial Data

                                                                          Expenditures Per Pupil
           Total                      Expenditures Per Pupil
                                                                            from Unrestricted
   Expenditures Per Pupil            from Restricted Sources

              $7,170                             $1,981                           $5,189

                                   Financial Comparison Data

                                      Expenditures Per Pupil
                                        from Unrestricted                 Average Teacher Salary
                                                                                                          SARC: For additional information on
School                                           $5,189                           $70,160
                                                                                                          facts about California schools and
                                                                                                          districts, please visit DataQuest at
District                                         $4,970                           $69,861                 http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest.
                                                                                                          DataQuest is an online resource that
State                                            $4,943                           $60,032                 provides reports for accountability,
                                                                                                          test data, enrollment, graduates,
% Difference between                                                                                      dropouts, course enrollments, staffing
                                                 4.22%                            0.43%
School and District                                                                                       and data regarding English Learners.
% Difference between
                                                 4.73%                            14.44%                  All data accurate as of: January 2008.
School and State
* The most recent fiscal information provided by the state.

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