Location: Oakhurst, CA
Are you a student or parent at Evergreen High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Evergreen High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Evergreen High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Evergreen High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Evergreen High
- Every sports team you can join at Evergreen High
Let's get started!
Evergreen High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Oakhurst, CA in Madera County.
Based on its location, Evergreen High is classified as a school in a rural fringe area, near an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Evergreen High School50200 Rd. 427 Oakhurst, CA 93644-9506
Phone number: 5596834667
Evergreen High School homepage: http://www.yosemiteusd.com/
Principal: Randal HaggardEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Evergreen High School is 32 students, making it a small high school, in the bottom 25% of all California high schools by size.
With at most a few dozen students in your class, you'll get to know most other Evergreen High students well. But the small student body size may mean that you won't get access to the full range of activities and classes that other high schools offer.
If you find that your interests aren't well served by Evergreen High, consider transferring to a larger high school if possible, or find ways to supplement your interests in your community or on the Internet.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Evergreen High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Evergreen High has steadily 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 13 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Evergreen High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Oakhurst could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Evergreen High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Evergreen High School?
From our statistics, Evergreen High has a 44:56 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large female majority at Evergreen High, and the imbalance is greater than you would expect from the general population in Madera 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 Evergreen High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for females (if it has its own admissions criteria), or parents with female kids might prefer to send them to Evergreen High. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract male students, drawing them away from Evergreen High.
If this gender imbalance is a concern for you, we suggest contacting Evergreen High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a female majority. Their phone number is 5596834667.
What's the racial diversity at Evergreen High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Evergreen High has a homogenous student body, with the overwhelming majority of students identifying as one ethnicity. Only a third of California schools show as little diversity as Evergreen High does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.
The majority of students at Evergreen High are white. In California, white students make up 26.3% of all California students, and are the second most common ethnicity after Hispanic students. Thus Evergreen High is one of hundreds of schools in the state that have a majority of white students.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||6.2%||2|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||3.1%||1|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Oakhurst. 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 Evergreen High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Evergreen High School? 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 Evergreen High, 3.1% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 31.2% qualify for free lunches.
This means Evergreen High has a low poverty level. The overwhelming majority of students at Evergreen High don't qualify for free or reduced price lunches. Oakhurst is thus likely to be an affluent community, with quite high family incomes.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||21||65.6%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Oakhurst and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Because Evergreen High is in the top quartile of schools by family income, it's likely to be well-funded relative to other high schools in California. This means you'll likely have access to advanced coursework like AP/IB classes and better-funded extracurriculars and sports.
It's still up to you, though, to take advantage of the resources Evergreen High has to offer. If you work hard and spend your time effectively, you'll likely be well positioned to succeed in college and beyond.
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How safe is Evergreen High School 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 Evergreen High: 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 Evergreen High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 2 referrals to law enforcement (2 male, 0 female), and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 38 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 5.2 Evergreen High has minor safety issues. For every 100 students, there were just 5.2 law-enforcement related actions, but this is still higher than 75% of California schools.
With this record, is Evergreen High School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Evergreen High has an especially bad record, or it could be that the local area shows a pattern.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Yosemite Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Mountain View High (continuation)||0||0||0|
|Raymond Granite High||0||0||2|
|Foothill High (alternative)||2||0||13|
|Glacier High School Charter||0||0||99|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Evergreen High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Evergreen High's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Evergreen High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Evergreen High School 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 Evergreen High 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 Evergreen High.
At Evergreen High School, 35% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered below average and puts Evergreen High in the bottom 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The majority of Evergreen High students do not pass state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This specific percentage isn't much cause for concern - because the Common Core is new, the pass rate at Evergreen High will likely rise over time. But it still reflects Evergreen High's below average 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 Evergreen High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Evergreen High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Evergreen High 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.
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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