State report: PUSD schools continue to exceed state target score
By Steve Dreyer
Seventeen Poway Unified School District schools scored within the top 10 percent of all schools in student performance tests taken in early 2011, according to results released Thursday by the California Department of Education.
See chart for all PUSD results.
The state also ranks schools academically on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 representing the top 10 percent, to determine a school’s standing compared with other schools statewide. The rankings are based on the school’s base Academic Performance Index, which is calculated for elementary, middle and high schools based on results of the spring 2011 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program and California High School Exit Exam.
PUSD schools ranked among the top 10 percent in the state include: Adobe Bluffs, Canyon View, Chaparral, Creekside, Deer Canyon, Del Sur, Los Peñasquitos, Monterey Ridge, Painted Rock, Park Village, Rolling Hills, Stone Ranch, Sundance and Willow Grove elementary schools; Mesa Verde and Oak Valley middle schools; and Del Norte High School.
Schools were also ranked according to how they compared to schools with similar demographic characteristics, including percentage of college-educated parents and students who speak English as a second language. Schools within the top 10 percent of this sub-category are known as “10/10” schools.
In the PUSD there were three such schools: Del Sur, Los Peñasquitos, and Rolling Hills elementary schools. Los Peñasquitos has achieved 10/10 status eight times in the last nine years. Rolling Hills has achieved 10/10 status five years in the last six. This is the second year Del Sur has achieved 10/10 status.
Thirty-three out of the 36 PUSD schools earned rankings placing them in the top 80 percent when compared to similar schools.
The district’s overall API score was 887.
PUSD students took a new round of standardized tests last month. Preliminary results should be available in August, according to district officials.
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