Location: Exeter, CA
Are you a student or parent at Kaweah High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Kaweah High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Kaweah High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Kaweah High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Kaweah High
- Every sports team you can join at Kaweah High
Let's get started!
Kaweah High School is a public magnet school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Exeter, CA in Tulare County.
Based on its location, Kaweah High is classified as a school in a rural fringe area, near an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Kaweah High School21215 Ave. 300 Exeter, CA 93221-9731
Phone number: 5595924420
Kaweah High School homepage: http://www.exeter.k12.ca.us/khs/
Principal: Darin PaceEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Kaweah High School is 48 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 Kaweah 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 Kaweah 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 Kaweah High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Kaweah 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 22 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Kaweah High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Exeter could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Kaweah High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Kaweah High School?
From our statistics, Kaweah High has a 73:27 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at Kaweah High, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Tulare 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 Kaweah High. 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 Kaweah High.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Kaweah High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 5595924420.
What's the racial diversity at Kaweah High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Kaweah High has a somewhat homogenous student body, with the majority of students identifying as one ethnicity, but not representing over 70% of the student body. Most schools in California fit this profile, so Kaweah High isn't out of the ordinary. Most students attending class with you will be of the predominant ethnicity, but there will be meaningful diversity from other races.
The majority of students at Kaweah High are Hispanic. In California, Hispanic students make up the majority of all students at 51.5%, and are thus the most common ethnicity. Predominantly Hispanic schools are the most common type of homogenous school, and Kaweah High fits within this category.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.0%||0|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||0.0%||0|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Exeter. 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 Kaweah High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Kaweah 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 Kaweah High, 0.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 54.1% qualify for free lunches.
This means Kaweah High has a below average level of poverty. With most students not qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, Kaweah High is below average among California schools in poverty level. The income level of families in Exeter is thus likely to be relatively high.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||22||45.8%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Exeter and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Kaweah 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. Kaweah 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 Kaweah 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 Kaweah 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 Kaweah 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 Kaweah 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 53 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:
Exeter Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Exeter Independent Study (alternative)||0||0||20|
|Exeter Community Day||2||2||14|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Kaweah High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Kaweah High's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Kaweah High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Kaweah 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 Kaweah 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 Kaweah High.
At Kaweah High School, 6% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts Kaweah High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Kaweah 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 Kaweah High will likely increase. But it still reflects Kaweah 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 Kaweah High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Kaweah High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Kaweah 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