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Wildomar Elementary Schools Make Big Test Score Gains

API scores were released this week and Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural Arts saw the biggest gain.

Wildomar Elementary Schools Make Big Test Score Gains

Some Lake Elsinore Unified School District schools once again are at the top of the pack when it comes to test scores.

On Thursday, the California 2012 Accountability Progress Report for schools statewide was released. The report shows the 2011-2012 Academic Performance Index (API) scores.

Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural Arts -- the only charter school in the LEUSD -- was recognized by Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young as being in the top five elementary schools in the county for 2011-2012 API change: The school achieved a 47 point gain over last year's score.

, and Sycamore Academy Principal Barbara Hale attributed the API increase to collaboration.

"We are very proud of our learning community and the growth that our students have demonstrated can be directly attributed to the collaborative efforts of our students, families, faculty, staff, the community of Wildomar and the continued support of our authorizing agency, Lake Elsinore Unified School District," she said.

Other schools that saw 20-plus point gains in API scores as compared to last year included Donald Graham Elementary School in Wildomar (+21); William Collier Elementary School in Wildomar (+23); and Canyon Lake Middle School in Lake Elsinore (+20).

Ronald Reagan Elementary in Wildomar nearly reached the 20-plus mark with a 19 point improvement.

Below are the test results for all LEUSD schools as published by the California Department of Education:

  API   Met Growth Target   2012 Growth 2011 Base 2011-12 Growth Target 2011-12 Growth   School-
All Student Groups Both Schoolwide
and Student Groups


Elementary Schools   Cottonwood Canyon Elementary893 885 A 8   Yes Yes Yes
   Donald Graham Elementary866 845 A 21   Yes Yes Yes
   Earl Warren Elementary879 876 A 3   Yes Yes Yes
   Elsinore Elementary794 788 5 6   Yes No No
   Lakeland Village738 752 5 -14   No No No
   Luiseno873 869 A 4   Yes Yes Yes
   Machado Elementary789 778 5 11   Yes No No
   Railroad Canyon Elementary821 803 A 18   Yes Yes Yes
   Rice Canyon Elementary887 892 A -5   Yes Yes Yes
   Ronald Reagan Elementary866 847 A 19   Yes Yes Yes
   Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural831 784 5 47   Yes Yes Yes
   Tuscany Hills Elementary914 919 A -5   Yes Yes Yes
   Wildomar Elementary821 834 A -13   Yes No No
   William Collier Elementary839 816 A 23   Yes No No
   Withrow Elementary847 847 A 0   Yes Yes Yes
Middle Schools   Canyon Lake Middle814 794 5 20   Yes No No
   David A. Brown Middle787 783 5 4   No No No
   Elsinore Middle781 776 5 5   Yes No No
   Terra Cotta Middle803 799 1 4   Yes No No
High Schools   Elsinore High761 760 5 1   No No No
   Lakeside High762 751 5 11   Yes Yes Yes
   Southern California Online Academy708 B B B  

   Temescal Canyon High759 749 5 10   Yes No No
Small Schools   Keith McCarthy Academy594* 626* 9 -32   No Yes No
ASAM Schools   Ortega High612* 628* 9 -16   No Yes No

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