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 Hillside Junior/Senior 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.
Hillside Junior/Senior High School had an API growth score of 566 in 2011. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Hillside Junior/Senior High School's 2011 base score was 550 and the school did meet its 2011 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Hillside Junior/Senior High School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Hillside Junior/Senior High School Reviews
I am not pleased with this school, my grandson STILL has not gotten his diploma, we reregistered my grandson and we were told he has the credits needed and then they dropped him. He has completed all requirements but the diploma is still a hostage. This makes it hard for my grandson to go forward or even want to, he needs the diploma to enlist in the Army or Navy or anything else.
Other than this issue I do think many students have gotten what they need outside mainstream schooling and this is great but I still wonder about the reasons to hold a diploma hostage.