Hercules High School

  • Hercules High School serves 996 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Hercules High School's student population of 996 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students996 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hercules High School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hercules High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#3425 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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Asian
44%
11%
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Hispanic
21%
54%
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Black
27%
6%
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White
7%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hercules High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.690.41
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Graduation Rate
95%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Contra Costa Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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