API Scores Show Growth in SD Schools

Scores released Thursday also show some did not score well

By Elena Gomez, Rory Devine and Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, Oct 11, 2012  |  Updated 7:54 PM PDT
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API Scores Show Growth in SD Schools

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API Scores Show Growth in SD Schools

California has set the target for academic achievement, and San Diego schools performed higher than expected.
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New numbers released Thursday show San Diego schools met the state's academic performance index with a 6-point growth.

California's Superintendent announced today that for the first time, a majority of California's public schools met or surpassed the statewide target for academics.

San Diego schools met the state index by 56 percent throughout the district.

The Del Mar and Solana Beach Elementary School Districts passed in all areas. Here are some other highlights from the results:

  • Hamilton Elementary: up 78 percent to 792 out of 1,000
  • Baker Elementary: up 77 percent to 820 out of 1,000
  • Smythe Elementary: up 65 percent to 817 out of 1,000
  • O’Farrell Community Center for Advanced up 69 percent to 805 out of 1,000
  • Julian High up 47 percent to 808 out of 1,000

 

Scripps Ranch High School was the only high school in the San Diego Unified School District to score 900 out of 1,000.

Escondido elementary schools and Grossmont high schools did not fare as well.

Click here to see results for other schools.

The API measures academic performance and growth of schools across the state.

Across California, African American students improved by 14 percent. Hispanic students improved by 11 percent. White students improved by 8 percent.

Still, an achievement gap exists with white and Asian students continuing to have significantly higher scores.

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