About This School
Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Century High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Century High School had an API growth score of 595 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Century High School's 2012 base score was 529 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Century High School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Students Per Teacher (2010)
Subsidized Lunch (2011)
District Spending (2010)
In 2010, the Alhambra Unified School District spent $9,176 per student. In 2010 the district spent 58% on instruction, 38% on support services, and 4% on other services.
All Grades Biology Performance
Century High School Reviews
Love this school and everyone that went there
I had just graduated around May of this year,and I have to say that this was the only school that I felt accepted in.I was having a difficult time life problems and school related as well.I previously went to another continuation school called Rose City in Pasadena for a while and might I add not the best school.Some of the teachers there were not that supportive or encouraging,and one of the teachers that use to work as a algebra teacher was always absent throughout the entire school year.The students there were very disrespectful and some of them just tried to start trouble for no reason.I seriously hated that school and after awhile I just stopped showing up period not caring about me graduating at all.After a while my mother and i moved to Alhambra and that's when I started going to Century :)I had no problems when attending that school!The other students were cool,the teachers were actually teaching,the counselors were informative,and the other staff members were really nice.I never thought I was going to graduate,but this school changed that.I seriously miss Century :')
I was going to San Gabriel High School, and it was a nightmare. I asked to go to Century on my own, and it was the best school i ever went to. Not only did I complete my credits a year early, but I stayed for my senior year and I had the best year ever... photography, animal husbandry, writing, poetry, screen printing, lithographs, all kinds of art classes... this is what high school should be, small and personal... where it's about the students and not about the dollar. I just wish they had a high school like this for my kids... the best days of my teenage life.
I asked to go to Century on my own. I was attending San Gabriel High School, where I was one of too many, but at century I was one of a few who were taught by great teachers. I not only graduated early, but I enjoyed subjects like: art, jewelry making, photography, writing. It's a great school, I just wished they would have gave me this as an option first, instead of wasting my time at San Gabriel High School.
This school is by far the best schools i have ever been to. The teachers in Century High School give you the attention and help you need. This is why i came to Century High School to get my credits and Graduate!
About the CSTWhat is it?
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
About the CAHSEEWhat is it?
The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) is used to measure student mastery of specific skills as determined by the state. Students must pass both sections of the exam in order to graduate from high school.Which Grades and Subjects?
Each student is assessed in grade 10 in English language arts and math. Students can retake the exam up to five times after grade 10.How is it Scored?
The CAHSEE is an untimed pass/fail test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
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High Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|First Presbyterian School 0.4 miles||n/a|
|Alhambra High School 0.8 miles|
|Leeway School 1.3 miles||n/a|
|Ramona Convent Secondary School 1.4 miles||n/a|
|South Pasadena Senior High School 1.4 miles|