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-
wide All Student Groups Both Schoolwide
and Student Groups
LAKE ELSINORE UNIFIED 798 791 D 7
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