Hercules High School

  • Hercules High School serves 935 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Hercules High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

Hercules High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Hercules High School's student population of 935 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students935 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hercules High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hercules High School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#4035 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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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Diversity Score0.670.64
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Graduation Rate
94%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Contra Costa Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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