Location: Fremont, CA
Are you a student or parent at California School for the Deaf-Fremont? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to CSD Fremont available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe CSD Fremont is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by CSD Fremont students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at CSD Fremont
- Every sports team you can join at CSD Fremont
Let's get started!
California School for the Deaf-Fremont is a public school, supporting grades 0 to 12 . It's located in Fremont, CA in Alameda County.
Based on its location, CSD Fremont is classified as a school in a large suburb. Here's the location on a map:
California School for the Deaf-Fremont39350 Gallaudet Dr. Fremont, CA 94538-2308
Phone number: 5107943666
California School for the Deaf-Fremont homepage: http://www.csdf.k12.ca.us/
Principal: Laura PetersonEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at California School for the Deaf-Fremont is 404 students, making it a somewhat large high school, in the top half of all California high schools by size.
As a mid-sized high school, CSD Fremont strikes the balance between size and comfort. There will be enough students to provide a diversity of experiences, like clubs and sports, for you to join. But it'll be small enough that you'll likely get to know most people in your class.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is California School for the Deaf-Fremont growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at CSD Fremont has decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 32 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that CSD Fremont is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Fremont could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into CSD Fremont. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at California School for the Deaf-Fremont?
From our statistics, CSD Fremont has a 57:43 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at CSD Fremont, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Alameda County. As a result, it'll feel like there are a lot more girls than boys in your classes.
Sometimes this imbalance can result from random chance and may not suggest anything about CSD Fremont. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for males. For example, in our data we find that continuation high schools unfortunately seem to be male-dominated. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract female students, drawing them away from CSD Fremont.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting CSD Fremont administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 5107943666.
What's the racial diversity at California School for the Deaf-Fremont? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, CSD Fremont has a diverse student body. No single ethnicity composes more than 50% of all students, which means you'll be surrounded by a diverse set of students in class. Only a third of California schools show this much diversity.
The most common ethnicity at CSD Fremont is Hispanic. In California, 51.5% of all students are Hispanic, making it the most common ethnicity. Even though CSD Fremont is relatively diverse, students of Hispanic descent are the most common ethnicity here.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.4%||2|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.4%||2|
|Two or more races||4.4%||18|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Fremont. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of CSD Fremont Families
What are the family incomes of students at California School for the Deaf-Fremont? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At CSD Fremont, 0.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 99.2% qualify for free lunches.
This means CSD Fremont has a high percentage of students at or near poverty. Almost a third of all schools in California show this level of poverty, and by National Center for Education Statistics standards, CSD Fremont can be classified as a high poverty school. The income level of families in Fremont is thus likely to be low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||3||0.7%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Fremont and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Unfortunately, schools in areas of lower income levels are likely to be more poorly funded. As a result, they might feature less advanced coursework like AP/IB classes, and you may not have a full range of sports and extracurriculars to draw from. Because CSD Fremont is an especially high poverty-level school, it might not have the resources you need to meet your full potential.
You definitely don't have control over the city, the school, or other families, but you can structure your own learning to be more productive. If you'd like to open yourself to more opportunities, you can look into whether it's possible to transfer to a nearby school with higher income levels.
If not, don't be alarmed - it's possible that CSD Fremont has all that you need for your ambition. And you can definitely be proactive about learning outside of your school, looking to your community or to the Internet to find more resources.
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How safe is California School for the Deaf-Fremont to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?
To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at CSD Fremont: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.
These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other CSD Fremont students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 445 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at California School for the Deaf-Fremont? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about CSD Fremont's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for California School for the Deaf-Fremont students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
Let’s start by taking a look at the data for nationally administered standardized tests.
In California, the ACT is less popular than the SAT. Fewer students take the ACT, and typically these students are more motivated and academically prepared for college. Therefore, it's harder to compare California School for the Deaf-Fremont ACT scores with the rest of the country.
At CSD Fremont, the average ACT composite score was 14, compared to the nationwide average of 20. Each year, roughly 23 out of 220 total students take the ACT.
Unfortunately, this is well below average performance, putting CSD Fremont in the bottom 25% of high schools in California. Most students who take the ACT here are well below the national average.
Since the ACT tests what you learn in school, this may be a warning sign that the quality of education you'll receive at CSD Fremont may be lacking compared to other schools.
Here are the average English, Math, Reading, and Science scores for CSD Fremont compared to California and the US:
Average ACT Scores
Scores provided are for the 2013-14 school year.
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Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses that are an additional academic challenge may give California School for the Deaf-Fremont students credit for college.
Here's what we're looking for: high average AP test scores as well as high AP passing rates.
Every year, roughly 2 students in grades 9-12 at CSD Fremont take 0 AP exams. It's important to understand how students score on the AP - earning a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP test means passing the test and often earning college credit.
The average score of all AP exams taken at CSD Fremont is out of 5.
Compared to schools across California, this score puts CSD Fremont at below average performance. On AP tests, the passing score is considered a 3, and unfortunately the number of students who don't pass is greater than the number of do. This performance places California School for the Deaf-Fremont in the bottom 25 % of schools for AP tests.
This isn't all bad news for you, though. It's still good that CSD Fremont offers AP classes so you have the opportunity to take courses at a college level. Your school might be new to offering AP courses, and typically teachers get better at preparing students for AP tests over time. Finally, as you'll see below, there are still students who earn a passing grade of 3 or above - and with hard work, you can be one of them.
We have specific data on how many students got a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (out of 5) on AP exams in the chart below:
AP Test-Taking Statistics
Another way to gauge the quality of a school's AP program is to see how many AP students actually took AP exams at California School for the Deaf-Fremont. If a lot of students enroll in AP courses but don't actually take the AP tests, it can be a sign that students don't feel adequately prepared to take the test, or the school isn't encouraging students to take the exams enough.
At CSD Fremont, there is a total enrollment of 13 in AP courses (a student taking more than one AP course counts more than once).
Of AP-taking students, 0 took AP tests for ALL AP courses. 2 students took AP tests for SOME AP Courses, and 13 took AP courses but took NO tests.
It seems that most students at California School for the Deaf-Fremont who take AP courses do not take any AP exams at the end of the year. This is quite unusual, and it's possible that there is a reporting error from the high school to the government (where we got this information). Another possibility is that CSD Fremont offers an AP course to students, but don't expect them to take the actual AP exam.
You may want to ask your school counselor about whether AP course students usually sign up for the test. If not, ask why that is.
Note: The most recent data we have available is from 2012, so the statistics may have changed since then. Most likely, however, the trends are likely to continue - above average schools are likely to stay above average, and below average schools are likely to stay below average.
To find out the passing rates for specific AP courses at California School for the Deaf-Fremont, you'll have to talk to your guidance counselor (who can then help you find that information). For instance, one AP Calculus teacher may have an above-90% passing rate, while another might only have a 50% passing rate. If you can, you'll want to take the class with the teacher who has more students get a 3 or above on the AP exam.
Find out more about the average score for each AP subject here.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending California School for the Deaf-Fremont must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.
If CSD Fremont students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at CSD Fremont.
At California School for the Deaf-Fremont, 2% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts CSD Fremont in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of CSD Fremont students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This low percentage itself isn't much cause for concern - as teachers and students get more familiar with the new Common Core, the pass rate at CSD Fremont will likely increase. But it still reflects CSD Fremont's low standing among California high schools.
English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.
The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.
At California School for the Deaf-Fremont, 2% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts CSD Fremont in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of CSD Fremont students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
Math Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.
In addition to the standard high school curriculum, many high schools like California School for the Deaf-Fremont offer advanced coursework as part of the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.
Brief Intro to AP/IB
AP and IB courses are designed at the difficulty level of college introductory classes. There are several important benefits to taking advanced coursework at CSD Fremont. First, taking more advanced classes shows colleges that you're committed to challenging yourself academically, and that you're one of the more advanced students at CSD Fremont. Taking AP/IB classes also raises your weighted GPA and makes you a stronger college applicant.
Furthermore, many colleges will accept your CSD Fremont AP/IB coursework as college coursework. In some cases, you'll be able to skip introductory-level classes and move to more advanced classes. In other cases, you'll be able to avoid having to take required courses and might even be able to graduate earlier than the standard 4 years. Often this will require you to pass the AP test, getting a score of 3 or above.
So what advanced courses does California School for the Deaf-Fremont offer?
California School for the Deaf-Fremont offers AP courses in 2 subjects.
This is a low number of AP subjects, putting California School for the Deaf-Fremont in the bottom 25% of California schools offering AP courses. You'll be very limited in your ability to explore your interests in math, science, humanities, or social sciences at CSD Fremont.
Take a look at every AP subject offered. If you want to take any AP courses not being offered at CSD Fremont, ask your counselor for ideas on how to cover the gap. If you're a strong student and not feeling adequately challenged, you might consider transferring to another high school to access a more advanced curriculum.
Of course, keep in mind that even though CSD Fremont doesn't offer many AP courses, it might teach the few it does offer quite well. You can see student performance in the AP score analysis section above.
The following AP courses were offered at CSD Fremont during 2015-2016:
|English Language and Composition|
|English Literature and Composition|
Finally, we'll cover which sports teams are available at California School for the Deaf-Fremont. Sports are an integral part of many students' high school experiences. The more sports that are available, and the more levels supported (Frosh, JV, Varsity), the more likely you'll be able to participate in a sport at CSD Fremont.
By the way, the California School For The Deaf-fremont mascot is the Eagles. Go Eagles!
California School for the Deaf-Fremont fields 14 teams for girls' sports. This is a sizable number that puts CSD Fremont in the top 50% of California schools that offer girls' sports. You won't get the full range of sports and levels, but you'll be able to try out for a few options. If you participate in a sport that CSD Fremont doesn't offer, consider looking for a local non-school team that you can join.
And now for the boys: California School for the Deaf-Fremont fields 12 teams for boys' sports. This relatively number puts CSD Fremont in the bottom 50% of California schools that offer boys' sports. Sports teams are expensive to support, and CSD Fremont may not be able to offer the full range of options. If you participate in a sport that CSD Fremont doesn't offer, consider joining a local non-school team to get practice and compete.
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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results
- AP Course Ledger