Even in an economic downturn, local schools are making record profits … in learning.
The Los Alamitos Unified School District announced that their Academic Performance Index, which the California Department of Education uses to measure a school's success, has gone up eight points, from 911 to 919.
“In Los Al, we are proud to announce that we continue to blaze a trail of excellence in student learning as, once again, we see an increase in overall test scores in the four content areas tested, something we should all take pride in and celebrate,” wrote Mark Johnson, district assistant superintendent, in the district’s newsletter.
The state considers a school or district with a score of 800 or more to be well performing. To give a comparison, Los Angeles Unified School District had an API of 729 last year and improved to 745 in 2012.
The Los Al district is one of a number of Orange County school districts that saw improvements from 2011 to 2012. As far as individual schools go, Los Alamitos Elementary made the most improvement, jumping 19 points from 918 to 937.
Hopkinson Elementary stayed the same at 957, and the rest of the schools went up three points or more.
API Rankings for All Los Al District Schools
2011 Base API
2012 Growth API
Change in API
Los Alamitos Unified School District
Los Alamitos Elementary
McAuliffe Middle School
Oak Middle School
Los Alamitos High School
Laurel High School