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Arcadia Unified Sails Over State API Target

Every school in the district scored higher than the state target API score of 800.

The Arcadia Unified School District raised its Academic Performance Index score from 925 to 929 — well above the state target score of 800. The California Department of Education released API scores Thursday.

Only four schools in the district did not meet their API growth targets, and no school had a score lower than 800*.

In contrast, only 59 percent of elementary schools, 49 percent of middle schools and 30 percent of high schools met or surpassed the state API target of 800.

"We are committed to adding value to each and every one of our students. Our schools' Academic Performance Index scores continue to stand out as one indicator that we are achieving our value added goal," Superintendent Joel Shawn said. "I am especially proud of our teachers and students. They are the ones whose work results in these remarkably high scores. Our community can be confident in the school district's ability to provide their students with the highest quality education one can receive in California."

Foothills Middle School boasts the highest API score in the district. Its score jumped 9 points from 972 last year to 981, which also makes Foothills the most improved elementary or middle school.

Arcadia High School also improved it significantly, raising its API score 10 points to 885.

Highland Oaks, Holly Avenue, Hugo Reid and Longely Way elementary schools saw a dip in their API scores, but each still maintained scores above 900.

For more information or to check your child's school's API scores, visit the California Department of Education and click on School and District Reports

* Patch did not include Rancho Learning Center in this report, as APIs based on small numbers of students are less reliable.

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