O.C. Schools' Report Card / GRADE 10

UNDERSTANDING THE NUMBERS / READING THE TABLES

In California, almost 4.2 million public school students in grades 2 through 11 took the Stanford 9 standardized tests this spring, for the second year in a row. All of them were tested in reading, math and writing. Students through grade 8 also took a spelling test, and students in higher grades took exams in science and history/social science.

On Thursday, the state Department of Education released scores for each school. The Times today presents scores from selected testing subjects.

Readers who want to know how a school in Orange County is doing can use these scores as a gauge, keeping in mind that not all subjects are represented.

Results for all grades, schools and districts in all categories will be available on the Internet at a state Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov.

To find your school's scores:

* Look first for the grade level.

* Then, search down the column to find your school district. Individual schools are listed underneath, in alphabetical order.

* The scores appear to the right of your school's name. The columns report 1998 and 1999 testing data in the "Reading" and "Math" categories. Use the guide at the top of each column of numbers to determine which category the score is in.

For each test, the chart shows the national percentile rank achieved by students in each school, in both years. (See below: "How to Interpret the Percentile Rank.")

(Note: State officials warn that strict comparisons of a school's 1998 and 1999 scores may be misleading. One reason is that Proposition 227 has brought major changes in instruction for students not fluent in English, and the Stanford 9 test is designed to measure achievement by students who are fluent.)

* The chart also has a category labeled "%LEP Tested." This column of numbers shows the percentage of students who took the test at the school who were classified as "limited English proficient." Schools with a higher percentage of such students will tend to have lower scores, in part because these students may have had difficulty understanding the questions, which were all in English.

* The far right column, labeled "Std. 99," shows student performance on questions reflecting California's standards in language arts. The score is the average number of questions answered correctly by students in that grade. (Students in the grades listed here answered 90 such questions.) Because this is the first year for such questions, there is as yet no definition of what is "good" or "bad."

Note: An asterisk (*) means the number of students tested was 10 or fewer. A dash (--) means data were unavailable.

* HOW TO INTERPRET THE PERCENTILE RANK

Even among experts, there is no one view on what a percentile rank tells about school performance. But a rank of 50 means that, taken together, the school's students were right at the national median when measured against a sample of their peers across the country--even though some students at the school may be doing quite well and others poorly.

A percentile rank of 25 or less suggests that many of the students are doing poorly when measured against the national sample. A rank of 75 or above shows that a high percentage of students are doing well. Scores for grades or schools in which few children were tested may appear abnormally high or low, and should be interpreted cautiously.

Comparing the individual scores sent to your home with those of the school will help you gauge where your child ranks against classmates.

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* ORANGE COUNTY GRADE 10

California

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Statewide 32 32 43 45 14.1 50.2

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Orange County

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Orange County 37 37 52 55 21.0 52.7

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Anaheim Union High

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Anaheim Union High 26 26 42 44 25.6 47.9 Anaheim High 13 16 25 33 51.2 42.9 Cypress High 45 42 61 60 4.7 55.1 Gilbert High 14 13 18 17 37.8 36.6 Katella High 26 29 44 51 31.1 48.4 Kennedy High 40 41 62 64 4.6 54.7 Loara High 28 25 41 42 29.6 48.0 Magnolia High 19 19 36 35 30.7 42.8 Polaris High 18 20 23 20 14.4 40.1 Savanna High 27 28 43 45 20.8 49.3 Trident Continuation High * * 50.0 Western High 23 22 40 43 22.9 45.1

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Brea-Olinda Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Brea-Olinda Unified 52 49 67 63 8.7 58.2 Brea Canyon High 31 20 37 30 -- 40.9 Brea-Olinda High 54 51 69 65 9.3 59.3

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Capistrano Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Capistrano Unified 57 54 66 65 8.0 58.3 Aliso Niguel High 59 56 69 66 7.3 59.7 Capistrano Valley High 55 48 65 63 7.2 56.6 Dana Hills High 61 58 70 66 11.3 59.3 San Clemente High 54 55 64 62 5.8 57.8 Serra High 39 38 --

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Fullerton Joint Union High

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Fullerton Joint Union High 39 40 59 58 14.6 53.7 Buena Park High 20 19 39 33 12.8 43.9 Fullerton High 27 27 43 39 18.3 49.1 La Habra High 33 39 51 48 15.8 52.1 La Vista High 8 16 16 22 -- 40.6 Sonora High 38 37 53 51 20.6 52.1 Sunny Hills High 54 49 78 76 11.5 57.7 Troy High 63 65 81 83 11.1 63.9

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Garden Grove Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Garden Grove Unified 26 26 47 49 39.2 48.7 Bolsa Grande High 19 20 47 50 50.4 45.6 Garden Grove High 36 35 51 53 29.9 52.6 La Quinta High 32 27 63 59 39.9 50.0 Lake High 15 14 22 23 25.1 38.2 Lincoln Education Center - Continuation 17 24 66.7 Los Amigos High 22 21 45 44 52.2 46.5 Pacifica High 44 47 57 62 6.3 56.5 Rancho Alamitos High 22 24 39 45 39.3 46.6 Santiago High 15 18 37 38 56.1 43.9

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Huntington Beach Union High

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Huntington Beach Union High 40 41 59 62 18.3 54.3 Edison High 50 50 63 62 8.2 58.6 Fountain Valley High 48 48 67 73 10.6 57.8 Huntington Beach Alternative High 39 39 39 37 5.8 50.9 Huntington Beach High 48 47 65 63 5.0 57.3 Marina High 48 48 65 65 7.1 56.8 Ocean View High 30 38 47 58 27.2 51.8 Valley Vista High 10 17 26 21 6.2 Westminster High 21 21 48 53 52.1 44.6

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Irvine Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Irvine Unified 59 61 73 77 10.0 62.5 Irvine High 57 61 66 74 6.3 63.7 S.E.L.F. Alternate High 17 27 22 40 7.1 42.6 San Joaquin High 39 31 35 39 -- 49.0 University High 69 67 86 86 14.5 64.1 Woodbridge High 54 59 68 75 10.7 60.6

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Laguna Beach Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Laguna Beach Unified 62 66 61 72 -- 63.9 Laguna Beach High 62 66 61 72 -- 63.9

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Los Alamitos Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Los Alamitos Unified 55 52 65 63 1.9 60.0 Laurel High 22 33 26 29 -- 51.5 Los Alamitos High 57 53 67 65 2.0 60.4

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Newport-Mesa Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Newport-Mesa Unified 42 41 48 53 18.3 54.6 Back Bay High 12 11 18 18 33.4 36.3 Corona Del Mar High 54 61 64 71 1.6 62.7 Costa Mesa High 38 32 42 47 24.7 51.3 Estancia High 25 22 35 37 41.1 46.0 Monte Vista High 41 37 33 30 4.6 47.4 Newport Harbor High 50 50 54 57 11.0 58.4

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Orange County Office of Education

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Orange County Office of Education 15 11 20 18 -- 34.1 Juvenile Hall/Community 14 11 19 18 -- 34.0 Special Education * 17 * 32 -- 38.8

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Orange Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Orange Unified 44 44 52 59 16.4 55.4 Canyon High 57 52 67 68 5.5 58.7 El Modena High 46 44 54 57 19.9 56.1 Orange High 26 26 28 42 32.9 47.3 Richland Continuation High 18 15 22 24 19.9 38.3 Villa Park High 54 61 64 74 7.2 61.9

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Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified 50 45 60 58 11.4 55.7 El Camino Real Continuation High 23 23 27 22 9.4 42.1 El Dorado High 58 54 65 64 2.8 60.2 Esperanza High 57 57 68 69 3.2 60.3 La Entrada High 46 40 45 34 3.6 49.7 Valencia High 31 24 42 43 33.2 47.1

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Saddleback Valley Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Saddleback Valley Unified 54 55 63 65 5.4 60.2 El Toro High 53 56 64 66 8.6 60.5 Laguna Hills High 58 54 70 66 6.6 60.4 Mira Monte High 58 62 62 47 -- 62.0 Mission Viejo High 54 60 59 66 3.6 62.5 Silverado High 17 20 21 32 -- 38.3 Trabuco Hills High 54 53 63 65 3.8 59.3

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Santa Ana Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Santa Ana Unified 15 16 32 39 57.3 41.6 Century High 16 16 37 39 62.3 41.5 Chavez Alternative High 11 12 28 23 61.6 34.6 Middle College High 38 31 46 47 30.3 50.8 Mountain View High 12 14 20 29 57.2 36.9 Saddleback High 18 21 37 44 48.5 44.3 Santa Ana High 11 14 28 39 66.8 39.7 Valley High 15 14 30 38 55.5 40.9

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Tustin Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Tustin Unified 37 36 51 50 17.2 52.7 Foothill High 46 41 61 57 14.1 54.7 Hillview High 14 15 21 19 2.6 37.9 Sycamore High * * -- Tustin High 30 33 45 46 21.9 52.1

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* Orange County Grade 10

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Statewide 32 32 43 45 14.1 50.2

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Orange County

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Orange County 37 37 52 55 21.0 52.7

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Anaheim Union High

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Anaheim Union High 26 26 42 44 25.6 47.9 Anaheim High 13 16 25 33 51.2 42.9 Cypress High 45 42 61 60 4.7 55.1 Gilbert High 14 13 18 17 37.8 36.6 Katella High 26 29 44 51 31.1 48.4 Kennedy High 40 41 62 64 4.6 54.7 Loara High 28 25 41 42 29.6 48.0 Magnolia High 19 19 36 35 30.7 42.8 Polaris High 18 20 23 20 14.4 40.1 Savanna High 27 28 43 45 20.8 49.3 Trident Continuation High * * 50.0 Western High 23 22 40 43 22.9 45.1

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Brea-Olinda Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Brea-Olinda Unified 52 49 67 63 8.7 58.2 Brea Canyon High 31 20 37 30 -- 40.9 Brea-Olinda High 54 51 69 65 9.3 59.3

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Capistrano Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Capistrano Unified 57 54 66 65 8.0 58.3 Aliso Niguel High 59 56 69 66 7.3 59.7 Capistrano Valley High 55 48 65 63 7.2 56.6 Dana Hills High 61 58 70 66 11.3 59.3 San Clemente High 54 55 64 62 5.8 57.8 Serra High 39 38 --

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Fullerton Joint Union High

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Fullerton Joint Union High 39 40 59 58 14.6 53.7 Buena Park High 20 19 39 33 12.8 43.9 Fullerton High 27 27 43 39 18.3 49.1 La Habra High 33 39 51 48 15.8 52.1 La Vista High 8 16 16 22 -- 40.6 Sonora High 38 37 53 51 20.6 52.1 Sunny Hills High 54 49 78 76 11.5 57.7 Troy High 63 65 81 83 11.1 63.9

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Garden Grove Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Garden Grove Unified 26 26 47 49 39.2 48.7 Bolsa Grande High 19 20 47 50 50.4 45.6 Garden Grove High 36 35 51 53 29.9 52.6 La Quinta High 32 27 63 59 39.9 50.0 Lake High 15 14 22 23 25.1 38.2 Lincoln Education Center - Continuation 17 24 66.7 Los Amigos High 22 21 45 44 52.2 46.5 Pacifica High 44 47 57 62 6.3 56.5 Rancho Alamitos High 22 24 39 45 39.3 46.6 Santiago High 15 18 37 38 56.1 43.9

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Huntington Beach Union High

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Huntington Beach Union High 40 41 59 62 18.3 54.3 Edison High 50 50 63 62 8.2 58.6 Fountain Valley High 48 48 67 73 10.6 57.8 Huntington Beach Alternative High 39 39 39 37 5.8 50.9 Huntington Beach High 48 47 65 63 5.0 57.3 Marina High 48 48 65 65 7.1 56.8 Ocean View High 30 38 47 58 27.2 51.8 Valley Vista High 10 17 26 21 6.2 Westminster High 21 21 48 53 52.1 44.6

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Irvine Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Irvine Unified 59 61 73 77 10.0 62.5 Irvine High 57 61 66 74 6.3 63.7 S.E.L.F. Alternate High 17 27 22 40 7.1 42.6 San Joaquin High 39 31 35 39 -- 49.0 University High 69 67 86 86 14.5 64.1 Woodbridge High 54 59 68 75 10.7 60.6

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Laguna Beach Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Laguna Beach Unified 62 66 61 72 -- 63.9 Laguna Beach High 62 66 61 72 -- 63.9

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Los Alamitos Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Los Alamitos Unified 55 52 65 63 1.9 60.0 Laurel High 22 33 26 29 -- 51.5 Los Alamitos High 57 53 67 65 2.0 60.4

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Newport-Mesa Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Newport-Mesa Unified 42 41 48 53 18.3 54.6 Back Bay High 12 11 18 18 33.4 36.3 Corona Del Mar High 54 61 64 71 1.6 62.7 Costa Mesa High 38 32 42 47 24.7 51.3 Estancia High 25 22 35 37 41.1 46.0 Monte Vista High 41 37 33 30 4.6 47.4 Newport Harbor High 50 50 54 57 11.0 58.4

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Orange County Office of Education

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Orange County Office of Education 15 11 20 18 -- 34.1 Juvenile Hall/Community 14 11 19 18 -- 34.0 Special Education * 17 * 32 -- 38.8

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Orange Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Orange Unified 44 44 52 59 16.4 55.4 Canyon High 57 52 67 68 5.5 58.7 El Modena High 46 44 54 57 19.9 56.1 Orange High 26 26 28 42 32.9 47.3 Richland Continuation High 18 15 22 24 19.9 38.3 Villa Park High 54 61 64 74 7.2 61.9

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Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified 50 45 60 58 11.4 55.7 El Camino Real Continuation High 23 23 27 22 9.4 42.1 El Dorado High 58 54 65 64 2.8 60.2 Esperanza High 57 57 68 69 3.2 60.3 La Entrada High 46 40 45 34 3.6 49.7 Valencia High 31 24 42 43 33.2 47.1

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Saddleback Valley Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Saddleback Vly Unified 54 55 63 65 5.4 60.2 El Toro High 53 56 64 66 8.6 60.5 Laguna Hills High 58 54 70 66 6.6 60.4 Mira Monte High 58 62 62 47 -- 62.0 Mission Viejo High 54 60 59 66 3.6 62.5 Silverado High 17 20 21 32 -- 38.3 Trabuco Hills High 54 53 63 65 3.8 59.3

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Santa Ana Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Santa Ana Unified 15 16 32 39 57.3 41.6 Century High 16 16 37 39 62.3 41.5 Chavez Alternative High 11 12 28 23 61.6 34.6 Middle College High 38 31 46 47 30.3 50.8 Mountain View High 12 14 20 29 57.2 36.9 Saddleback High 18 21 37 44 48.5 44.3 Santa Ana High 11 14 28 39 66.8 39.7 Valley High 15 14 30 38 55.5 40.9

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Tustin Unified

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Tustin Unified 37 36 51 50 17.2 52.7 Foothill High 46 41 61 57 14.1 54.7 Hillview High 14 15 21 19 2.6 37.9 Sycamore High * * -- Tustin High 30 33 45 46 21.9 52.1

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