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Los Gatos Schools Score High in API Report

All town schools surpassed the state's 800 benchmark, the majority scoring in the 900s.

Los Gatos Schools Score High in API Report

The California Academic Performance Index base report was released this week showing Los Gatos and Santa Clara County schools did well.

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.

Lakeside Joint School District's surpassed its state benchmark, raising its API score from 963 to 968, a five-point gain. 

The Santa Clara County Office of Education said results also show a trend of higher performance among a broad range of schools for tests taken 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.

School

2009

2010

2011

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Lakeside Elementary 935 963 968 +5

The raised its overall API score from 921 to 930, a nine-point gain. All of its schools hit the state benchmark.

The district's highest scoring school was , with an API score of 953. The school with the highest gains was with an 18-point improvement.

School

2009

2010

2011

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Blossom Hill Elementary 954 956 953 -3 920 913 918 +5 * * 906 921 931 938 +7Raymond J. Fisher Middle School918909927+18

*This school (or the district) has certified to the California Department of Education that an irregularity in testing procedure occurred during the spring 2010 testing. Therefore, a 2010 Base API will not be reported for this school.

The saw gains in one of its two schools. Both schools hit the state benchmark.

saw a three-point gain, raising its API score to 928 while saw a 16-point drop, bringing its API score down to 931.

School

2009

2010

2011

+/-

Loma Prieta Elementary 930 947 931 -16 C.T. English Middle School 914 925 928 +3

The raised its overall API score from 898 to 904, a six-point gain. Both schools hit the state benchmark.

saw an 11-point gain, raising its API from 873 to 884 while saw no change to its score.

School

2009

2010

2011

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Los Gatos High School 873 873 884 +11 Saratoga High School 932 933 933 0

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

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