O.C. Schools' Report Card / GRADE 11

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 11

California

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Statewide 37 36 46 48 12.2 48.3

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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 43 41 56 57 18.8 50.8

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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 31 30 44 48 22.8 45.7 Anaheim High 19 18 31 33 46.0 39.4 Cypress High 49 46 64 66 6.3 53.3 Gilbert High 16 17 20 22 34.0 37.1 Katella High 31 30 48 49 27.0 45.3 Kennedy High 36 46 58 73 4.0 52.2 Loara High 35 26 47 45 24.0 45.9 Magnolia High 27 25 39 44 34.7 43.2 Polaris High 26 27 25 26 15.6 43.4 Savanna High 34 31 43 49 20.0 46.5 Trident Contin. High -- -- 57.2 Western High 27 25 39 44 14.7 43.3

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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 50 53 70 67 7.8 56.2 Brea Canyon High 23 31 23 33 -- 45.5 Brea-Olinda High 52 55 73 70 8.6 57.2

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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 62 57 69 67 6.3 56.3 Aliso Niguel High 66 54 75 68 4.6 56.4 Capistrano Valley High 59 54 68 68 6.6 55.7 Dana Hills High 66 62 70 70 6.3 57.7 San Clemente High 59 57 64 63 7.9 55.7 Serra High 39 34 --

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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 43 44 57 59 14.4 52.4 Buena Park High 24 25 37 35 19.5 43.9 Fullerton High 33 31 42 46 18.3 46.9 La Habra High 36 40 48 49 14.8 50.4 La Vista High 21 15 19 20 4.2 35.4 Sonora High 39 39 48 48 11.4 50.0 Sunny Hills High 59 60 81 81 9.5 59.8 Troy High 66 70 80 85 17.4 62.1

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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 30 30 49 51 36.6 46.1 Bolsa Grande High 24 24 49 51 50.4 43.6 Garden Grove High 40 41 53 54 27.6 50.2 La Quinta High 31 34 60 66 31.1 48.5 Lake High 17 17 24 23 23.9 34.9 Lincoln Education Center - Continuation 16 7 15 18 56.3 30.8 Los Amigos High 30 26 48 50 49.9 44.2 Pacifica High 52 47 63 64 7.6 53.5 Rancho Alamitos High 29 25 46 43 39.6 43.9 Santiago High 18 20 34 42 52.1 42.4

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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 44 43 59 61 16.0 51.7 Edison High 52 48 66 65 2.5 54.6 Fountain Valley High 51 49 68 72 8.4 55.1 Huntington Beach Alternative High 44 37 34 26 4.8 47.2 Huntington Beach High 51 50 63 65 6.3 53.7 Marina High 52 52 62 69 7.5 55.3 Ocean View High 41 38 52 54 28.2 48.3 Valley Vista High 11 19 22 24 14.3 Westminster High 25 23 50 51 48.7 42.1

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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 61 58 79 78 11.1 58.3 Irvine High 63 54 77 74 9.4 57.7 S.E.L.F. Alternate High 23 23 22 31 7.8 39.7 San Joaquin High 47 38 37 42 2.3 48.3 University High 65 67 88 89 12.9 62.3 Woodbridge High 60 56 78 74 12.6 56.2

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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 68 63 71 72 0.6 60.4 Laguna Beach High 68 63 71 72 0.6 60.4

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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 58 45 65 64 3.0 54.1 Laurel High 25 20 24 19 5.3 40.7 Los Alamitos High 62 47 69 67 2.9 54.9

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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 51 47 60 15.5 54.6 Back Bay High 13 6 16 19 53.9 28.3 Corona Del Mar High 63 66 59 74 2.5 61.1 Costa Mesa High 37 44 45 57 18.6 52.2 Estancia High 23 32 34 43 37.2 46.0 Monte Vista High 48 30 38 36 -- 43.8 Newport Harbor High 47 60 53 66 9.4 58.3 Orange Coast Middle -- 49 -- 52 5.6 53.0

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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 54 14 35 19 -- 34.1 Juvenile Hall/Community -- 14 -- 19 -- 33.9 Special Education * 24 * 47 -- 45.0

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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 47 49 54 61 13.7 53.3 Canyon High 59 60 67 71 3.2 56.8 El Modena High 48 54 56 62 12.1 56.3 Orange High 27 34 28 44 30.6 46.9 Richland Continuation High 22 16 23 26 27.5 35.9 Villa Park High 60 58 73 72 6.0 57.8

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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 54 52 65 66 9.0 55.1 El Camino Real Continuation High 33 32 27 26 4.5 45.1 El Dorado High 63 60 71 69 2.3 58.2 Esperanza High 59 60 73 74 3.6 57.9 La Entrada High 59 43 48 32 -- 50.1 Valencia High 39 33 51 51 28.0 47.5

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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 54 69 68 5.9 55.9 El Toro High 55 56 72 72 6.1 57.4 Laguna Hills High 51 54 75 75 8.1 55.9 Mira Monte High 46 54 47 62 1.9 55.5 Mission Viejo High 61 57 71 66 5.0 57.3 Silverado High 26 26 27 29 5.4 39.1 Trabuco Hills High 53 51 68 66 4.9 55.6

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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 21 22 32 37 53.6 41.4 Century High 23 21 36 37 49.1 41.2 Chavez Alternative High 13 16 16 23 37.5 35.7 Middle College High -- 38 -- 51 30.1 48.9 Mountain View High 14 16 17 21 49.0 36.2 Saddleback High 25 27 40 42 47.6 44.2 Santa Ana High 17 19 29 36 67.9 39.6 Valley High 20 21 29 37 55.6 41.6

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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 35 43 48 56 13.6 51.8 Foothill High 40 54 57 68 9.5 55.9 Hillview High 14 20 19 19 5.9 41.8 Sycamore High * * -- Tustin High 33 35 45 48 19.8 49.0

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* Orange County Grade 11

California

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Read Read Math Math % LEP Std. Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Statewide 37 36 46 48 12.2 48.3

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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 43 41 56 57 18.8 50.8

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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 31 30 44 48 22.8 45.7 Anaheim High 19 18 31 33 46.0 39.4 Cypress High 49 46 64 66 6.3 53.3 Gilbert High 16 17 20 22 34.0 37.1 Katella High 31 30 48 49 27.0 45.3 Kennedy High 36 46 58 73 4.0 52.2 Loara High 35 26 47 45 24.0 45.9 Magnolia High 27 25 39 44 34.7 43.2 Polaris High 26 27 25 26 15.6 43.4 Savanna High 34 31 43 49 20.0 46.5 Trident Contin. High -- -- 57.2 Western High 27 25 39 44 14.7 43.3

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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 50 53 70 67 7.8 56.2 Brea Canyon High 23 31 23 33 -- 45.5 Brea-Olinda High 52 55 73 70 8.6 57.2

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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 62 57 69 67 6.3 56.3 Aliso Niguel High 66 54 75 68 4.6 56.4 Capistrano Valley High 59 54 68 68 6.6 55.7 Dana Hills High 66 62 70 70 6.3 57.7 San Clemente High 59 57 64 63 7.9 55.7 Serra High 39 34 --

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Fullerton Joint Union High

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Name 98 99 98 99 Tested 99 Fullerton Joint Union High 43 44 57 59 14.4 52.4 Buena Park High 24 25 37 35 19.5 43.9 Fullerton High 33 31 42 46 18.3 46.9 La Habra High 36 40 48 49 14.8 50.4 La Vista High 21 15 19 20 4.2 35.4 Sonora High 39 39 48 48 11.4 50.0 Sunny Hills High 59 60 81 81 9.5 59.8 Troy High 66 70 80 85 17.4 62.1

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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 30 30 49 51 36.6 46.1 Bolsa Grande High 24 24 49 51 50.4 43.6 Garden Grove High 40 41 53 54 27.6 50.2 La Quinta High 31 34 60 66 31.1 48.5 Lake High 17 17 24 23 23.9 34.9 Lincoln Education Center - Continuation 16 7 15 18 56.3 30.8 Los Amigos High 30 26 48 50 49.9 44.2 Pacifica High 52 47 63 64 7.6 53.5 Rancho Alamitos High 29 25 46 43 39.6 43.9 Santiago High 18 20 34 42 52.1 42.4

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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 44 43 59 61 16.0 51.7 Edison High 52 48 66 65 2.5 54.6 Fountain Valley High 51 49 68 72 8.4 55.1 Huntington Beach Alternative High 44 37 34 26 4.8 47.2 Huntington Beach High 51 50 63 65 6.3 53.7 Marina High 52 52 62 69 7.5 55.3 Ocean View High 41 38 52 54 28.2 48.3 Valley Vista High 11 19 22 24 14.3 Westminster High 25 23 50 51 48.7 42.1

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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 61 58 79 78 11.1 58.3 Irvine High 63 54 77 74 9.4 57.7 S.E.L.F. Alternate High 23 23 22 31 7.8 39.7 San Joaquin High 47 38 37 42 2.3 48.3 University High 65 67 88 89 12.9 62.3 Woodbridge High 60 56 78 74 12.6 56.2

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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 68 63 71 72 0.6 60.4 Laguna Beach High 68 63 71 72 0.6 60.4

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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 58 45 65 64 3.0 54.1 Laurel High 25 20 24 19 5.3 40.7 Los Alamitos High 62 47 69 67 2.9 54.9

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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 51 47 60 15.5 54.6 Back Bay High 13 6 16 19 53.9 28.3 Corona Del Mar High 63 66 59 74 2.5 61.1 Costa Mesa High 37 44 45 57 18.6 52.2 Estancia High 23 32 34 43 37.2 46.0 Monte Vista High 48 30 38 36 -- 43.8 Newport Harbor High 47 60 53 66 9.4 58.3 Orange Coast Middle -- 49 -- 52 5.6 53.0

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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 54 14 35 19 -- 34.1 Juvenile Hall/Community -- 14 -- 19 -- 33.9 Special Education * 24 * 47 -- 45.0

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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 47 49 54 61 13.7 53.3 Canyon High 59 60 67 71 3.2 56.8 El Modena High 48 54 56 62 12.1 56.3 Orange High 27 34 28 44 30.6 46.9 Richland Continuation High 22 16 23 26 27.5 35.9 Villa Park High 60 58 73 72 6.0 57.8

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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 54 52 65 66 9.0 55.1 El Camino Real Continuation High 33 32 27 26 4.5 45.1 El Dorado High 63 60 71 69 2.3 58.2 Esperanza High 59 60 73 74 3.6 57.9 La Entrada High 59 43 48 32 -- 50.1 Valencia High 39 33 51 51 28.0 47.5

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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 54 69 68 5.9 55.9 El Toro High 55 56 72 72 6.1 57.4 Laguna Hills High 51 54 75 75 8.1 55.9 Mira Monte High 46 54 47 62 1.9 55.5 Mission Viejo High 61 57 71 66 5.0 57.3 Silverado High 26 26 27 29 5.4 39.1 Trabuco Hills High 53 51 68 66 4.9 55.6

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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 21 22 32 37 53.6 41.4 Century High 23 21 36 37 49.1 41.2 Chavez Alternative High 13 16 16 23 37.5 35.7 Middle College High -- 38 -- 51 30.1 48.9 Mountain View High 14 16 17 21 49.0 36.2 Saddleback High 25 27 40 42 47.6 44.2 Santa Ana High 17 19 29 36 67.9 39.6 Valley High 20 21 29 37 55.6 41.6

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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 35 43 48 56 13.6 51.8 Foothill High 40 54 57 68 9.5 55.9 Hillview High 14 20 19 19 5.9 41.8 Sycamore High * * -- Tustin High 33 35 45 48 19.8 49.0

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