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Overall, Campbell Schools Raise Test Scores

Campbell Union School District's Lynhaven Elementary saw the biggest jump in scores this year.

The California Academic Performance Index base report was released June 14 and overall, Santa Clara County schools, including Campbell did very well.

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

had eight schools out of its 12 schools hit this statewide benchmark, with Lynhaven Elementary being the newest to this group.

The county office said the results also show a trend of higher performance among a broad range of schools in the county, for tests that were taken by students last spring. About 62 percent of county schools met or exceeded the statewide performance target of 800 for the 2011 Base API. That compares with 45 percent statewide.

The base number is compiled between the total API growth (released in September 2012) and the 2011 base. From there, schools and districts are given an expected growth number, the total they should aim for.

Campbell Union School District overall raised its API score by 3 points, from 831 to 834. The highest API score goes to Marshall Lane Elementary, with a score of 953 and the lowest API score goes to , with a score of 737.

The biggest jump goes to Lynhaven Elementary, which raised its API score from 773 to 801--a 28-point jump. The biggest drop happened at Rolling Hills Middle School, whose API score fell from 917 to 909--an 8-point drop.

 

School

2009

2010

2011

+/-

Blackford Elementary

714 767 763 -4 831 872 867 -5 795 810 824 +14 Forest Hill Elementary 909 918 931 +13 Lynhaven Elementary 791 773 801 +28 Marshall Lane Elementary 928 959 953 -6 734 760 772 +12 Sherman Oaks 742 830 845 +15 Village School 919 933 951 +18 Campbell Middle School 727 728 737 +9 Monroe Middle School 736 778 779 +1 902 917 909 -8

In Moreland School District, four out of six schools raised their total API. All schools within this district hit the statewide benchmark.

The district overall raised its API by 4 points, from 870 to 874. The highest API score goes to Country Lane School, with a score of 950 and the lowest API score goes to Anderson Elementary, with a score of 816.

The biggest jump goes to Country Lane, which raised its API from 941 to 950--a 9-point jump.

School

2009

2010

2011

+/-

Country Lane

918 941 950 +9 Easterbrook Discovery 849 871 867 -4 818 876 882 +6 901 905 904 -1 Anderson Elementary 810 810 816 +6 Moreland Middle School 768 843 850 +7

In , all schools raised their total API but only Leigh High School made the state benchmark.

The district overall raised its API by 11 points, from 761 to 772. The highest API score goes to Leigh High School, with a score of 822 and the lowest API score goes to , with a score of 718.

The biggest jump goes to Del Mar, which raised its API from 701 to 718--a 17-point jump.

School

2009

2010

2011

+/-

Branhamn HS

774

781 797 +16 Del Mar HS 680 701 718 +17 Leigh HS 801 817 822 +5 739 755 771 +16 763 778

787

 

+9

*All API score information gathered from the California Department of Education's website.

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