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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2016-17)
Last updated: 1/26/2017
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2016-17)
The mission of Somerset High School is to provide an environment that is engaging, collaborative, and most appropriate in meeting the needs of continuation high school students. Students learn at their own speed and ability level in a teaching environment that is positive and supportive. All staff members have the belief and expectations that students enrolled at Somerset are here to learn and complete the requirements for graduation.
Somerset High School is the continuation school for the Bellflower Unified School District and is located in the City of Bellflower. Somerset High School serves 320 students in grades ten through twelve. The minimum age for enrollment is sixteen. Students are referred from Bellflower and Mayfair High Schools and students from each school account for approximately one half the school population. The most frequent reasons for referral are lack of attendance and deficient in credits earned. Somerset High School also has an Infant Care Center so teen parents can continue their education. The school operates on a four-week BLOC system with new students attending an orientation program to improve classroom success before being scheduled into regular classes.
In addition to the teaching and support staff, there are services available through various community agencies such as Caring Connections, CALAPS, and community counseling agencies such as Community Family Guidance, Providence, and HelpLine Youth Counseling. The school is further assisted by the support of a school-based probation officer and a orientation counselors.
The staffing ratio at Somerset High School is 1:25 with 13 regular education teachers, one resource specialist for special education support, one principal, a program administrator and one guidance counselor. The school also has a health attendant on campus three hours daily, a school psychologist available one-half day a week, and the availability of district resources for speech and language disabilities. All teachers meet the credential requirements of the State of California. Teachers and students are further supported by a classified staff made up of one secretary, two clerical assistant II, a campus security person, a technology technician, a day custodian and a night custodian, three instructional aides, and one infant care aide.
Career Technical Education Programs
Somerset High School (SHS) offers career technical education (CTE) classes that help prepare students to compete in a global society by providing real-world, hands-on training and equipping them with skills to meet the needs and expectations of employers. Local business and industry partners help support our program by providing guest speakers, field trips, and on site demonstrations. CTE classes are offered in a sequential manner which creates career pathways. At SHS students may take classes in the pathway of Advertising Design. Classes are articulated with local post-secondary institutions so that students can easily transition into college.
Last updated: 1/25/2017
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2015-16)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/18/2017
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2015-16)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||19.7 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.4 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||66.1 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||1.7 %|
|Two or More Races||2.6 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||79.0 %|
|English Learners||24.0 %|
|Students with Disabilities||14.2 %|
|Foster Youth||1.3 %|
Last updated: 1/18/2017