Location: Herlong, CA
Are you a student or parent at Herlong High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Herlong High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Herlong High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Herlong High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Herlong High
- Every sports team you can join at Herlong High
Let's get started!
Herlong High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Herlong, CA in Lassen County.
Based on its location, Herlong High is classified as a school in a remote rural area, over 25 miles away from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Herlong High SchoolPo Box 97 Herlong, CA 96113-0097
Phone number: 5308272101
Herlong High School homepage: http://fortsage.org/
Principal: Patrick CondonEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Herlong High School is 68 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 Herlong 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 Herlong 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 Herlong High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Herlong High has increased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
As you can see in the table above, the freshman class is 4 students larger than the senior class. This suggests that the school is growing in size and taking on more students.
There are a few reasons this could be happening. The city of Herlong could be growing in population, thus sending more students into Herlong High. Alternatively, Herlong High could be relaxing its student policies and taking in more students.
Are there more boys or girls at Herlong High School?
From our statistics, Herlong High has a 50:50 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
Herlong High has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Lassen County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that Herlong High doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at Herlong High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Herlong 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 Herlong High does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.
The majority of students at Herlong 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 Herlong High is one of hundreds of schools in the state that have a majority of white students.
|American Indian/Alaska Native
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
|Two or more races
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Herlong. 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 Herlong High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Herlong 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 Herlong High, 11.7% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 47.0% qualify for free lunches.
This means Herlong High has a below average level of poverty. With most students not qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, Herlong High is below average among California schools in poverty level. The income level of families in Herlong is thus likely to be relatively high.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Herlong and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Herlong High is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Herlong High is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.
If you have any interests that Herlong High doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.
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How safe is Herlong 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 Herlong 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 Herlong High 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 80 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Fort Sage Unified School District Safety
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|Mt. Lassen Charter
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Herlong High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Herlong High's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Herlong High School 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.
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college-level courses that are an additional academic challenge may give Herlong High School students credit for college.
Here's what we're looking for: high average AP test scores as well as high AP passing rates.
AP Test-Taking Statistics
One way to gauge the quality of a school's AP program is to see how many AP students actually took AP exams at Herlong High School. 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 Herlong High, there is a total enrollment of 5 in AP courses (a student taking more than one AP course counts more than once).
Of AP-taking students, 2 took AP tests for ALL AP courses. 2 students took AP tests for SOME AP Courses, and 2 took AP courses but took NO tests.
This is good test participation. Most students at Herlong High School are taking some or all AP exams available to them, and only a minority of students end up taking zero AP tests. This means most students feel well enough prepared to take the nationwide AP tests for their courses.
There's still some room for improvement. Herlong High could reduce the number of AP students who take zero AP exams, and encourage students to take all AP exams available to them. Some students may not feel confident that they'll pass, so they choose not to take the test. By building a better AP program Herlong High could improve their AP exam participation.
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 Herlong High School, 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 Herlong 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 Herlong 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 Herlong High.
At Herlong High School, 11% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts Herlong High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Herlong High 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 Herlong High will likely increase. But it still reflects Herlong High'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 Herlong High School, 11% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Herlong High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Herlong 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.
Finally, we'll cover which sports teams are available at Herlong High School. 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 Herlong High.
By the way, the Herlong High mascot is the Vikings. Go Vikings!
Herlong High School fields 6 teams for girls' sports. This is a low number that puts Herlong High in the bottom 25% of California schools that offer girls' sports. This is understandable - sports teams are expensive to support, and many schools would rather support other programs with their limited resources. If you play a sport that Herlong High doesn't field a team for, consider joining a local non-school team to get practice and compete.
And now for the boys: Herlong High School fields 6 teams for boys' sports. This low number puts Herlong High in the bottom 25% of California schools that offer boys' sports. If you play a sport that Herlong High doesn't field a team for, 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