High Schools Show Impressive Gains With New API Scores

Four schools in the San Mateo Union School District are considered proficient or better, according to new statewide test results released Thursday. The district's continuation high school also saw a significant increase in its API score.

New statewide test results released today show that all San Mateo Union High schools improved from the year before.

Districtwide, the overall Academic Performance Index, the score that rates how proficient is a school according to No Child Left Behind standards, went to 823 in 2012 from 813 in 2011. An API score of 800 or better is considered proficient, and four schools—Aragon High, Burlingame High, Hillsdale High and Mils High—exceeded that figure.

“We are seeing steady increases in our state test results year-by-year,” Andy Parsons, the district's associate superintendent for instruction, said in a statement. “This has come about by creating structures and classes that support all students."

Peninsula High, the district’s continuation school located in San Bruno, rendered one of the most impressive performances, according to the district, because the school's API score rose by 31 points to 618. 

Since 2008, Peninsula’s API score has risen by over 100 points.

School API Score Change from Previous Year (+/-) Aragon High School 849 +10 Burlingame High School 869 +8 Capuchino High School 769 +21 Hillsdale High School 810 +14 Mills High School 870 +7 San Mateo High School 793 +11 Peninsula High School 618 +31


More information about the new API scores can be found on the California Department of Education's website.

Martin Ricard October 13, 2012 at 05:15 PM
San Bruno Park's numbers were impressive as well. I'll be posting something about that later.
JB October 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Wow, thats's great. Proud of our schools


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