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Campbell Schools Do Well on State API Report; Two Outpace the County and State

Most local schools improved their scores on California Academic Performance Index.

The California Academic Performance Index growth reports were released Wednesday, and overall, Campbell schools showed improvement, some with double-digit gains.

Campbell Union High School District had the biggest jump, of 16 points, in its API score, pushing its score from 761 to 777. The gains, however, were not enough to get the school district to the state benchmark of 800.

Moreland School District still has the highest API score out of the three districts, with a score of 874. Campbell Union School District has a score of 834.

Two out of the three districts outpaced the countywide score of 827, up 9 points from 818 in 2010, and the statewide score of 778.

The API is a tool that the state uses to rate a school's performance on scale of 200 to 1,000. California's benchmark, or expected average, is 800.

The base number is compiled from the total API growth (released Wednesday) and the 2010 base. From there, schools and districts are given an expected growth number, the total for which they should aim.

According to the Santa Clara Office of Education, "The Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999 established the Academic Performance Index (API) as part of a state accountability system.

"The API reflects schoolwide and districtwide performance on tests in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program and the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). The API is also one indicator of the mandated federal accountability system, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)."

The  increased its API score by four points, from 830 in 2009-10 to 834 in 2010-11, and eight out of 12 of its schools reached and/or succeeded the state benchmark.

The highest jump comes from Lynhaven Elementary, raising its API score by 29 points, from 773 to 802. The biggest drop happened at , which lost seven points, dropping its score from 916 to 909.

As far as the , overall the district did well.

African-American students dropped their test scores from 804 to 801, a three-point drop. Latino students raised their test scores from 740 to 750, a 10-point gain. Socio-disadvantaged students raised their scores from 740 to 750, a 10-point gain. English language learners made small gains, raising their scores from 763 to 767, a four-point gain. Students with disabilities dropped slightly, from 631 to 627, a four-point drop.

Campbell Union School District

School

2010

2011

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Blackford Elementary 767 763 -4
872 867 -5
810
824 +14 Forest Hill Elementary 918 931 +13 Lynhaven Elementary 773 802
+29 Marshall Lane Elementary 959 953 -6
760
771 +11 Sherman Oaks 830
845 +15 Village School 933 951 +18 Campbell Middle School 727 737 +10 Monroe Middle School 776 778 +2 916 909 -7

Moreland School District also increased its API score by four points, raising it from 870 in 2009-10 to 874 in 2010-11. All six of its schools are reaching and/or succeeding the state benchmark.

The highest jump this year comes from Country Lane Elementary, raising its API score by nine points, from 941 to 950. The biggest drop happened at Easterbrook Discovery, which lost four points, dropping from 871 to 867.

As far as the achievement gap, the district only had one subgroup of students that did not raise its score.

African-American students raised their API scores from 789 to 795, a six-point gain. Latino students raised their API scores as well, from 762 to 779, a 17-point gain. The socio-disadvantaged students raised their API scores from 761 to 774, a 13-point gain. The English language learners, however, dropped their API score from 820 to 801, a 19-point loss. Students with disabilities raised their API score from 671 to 689, an 18-point gain.

Moreland School District

School

2010

2011

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Country Lane 941 950 +9 Easterbrook Discovery 871 867 -4 876 881 +5 905 903 -2 Anderson Elementary 810 813 +3 Moreland Middle School 843 851 +8

had the highest growth out of the Campbell districts, raising its API score from 761 to 777, a 16-point gain. However, only one out of its five traditional schools is reaching and/or succeeding the state benchmark.

The highest jump comes from , raising its API score from 700 in 2009-110 to 720 in 2010-11, a 20-point gain. None of the high schools had any drops in scores this year.

As far as the achievement gap, the district only had one subgroup of students that did not raise its score.

African-American students raised their API scores from 669 to 700, a 31-point gain. Latino students also raised their API scores from 649 to 671, a 22-point gain. The socio-disadvantaged students raised their scores from 639 to 662, a 23-point gain. English language learners, however, dropped their API score from 646 to 638, an eight-point loss. Students with disabilities raised their API scores from 529 to 546, a 17-point gain.

Cambell Union High School District

School

2010

2011

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Branhamn HS 782 797 +15 Del Mar HS 700 720 +20 Leigh HS 816 822 +6 755 772 +17 778 788 +10

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