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Pleasanton Weekly

News - October 12, 2012

PUSD performance continues to climb, API shows

Subgroups slated for improvement make big gains

by Glenn Wohltmann

Pleasanton schools continue to perform well above the state standards, according to data released by the California Department of Education.

Out of a possible 1,000 points, the district's score on the state Adademic Performance Index was up nine points this year, with 12 of 15 schools surpassing a score of 900.

"Last year, we were at 906. This year, we jumped to 915," said district Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi. "Some of our schools made tremendous gains -- our middle schools jumped at least 10 points."

Ahmadi also said many of the subgroups targeted for improvement by the district and the state made big gains. A detailed discussion of the API is set for the next school board meeting on Oct. 23.

API scores include assessment result from the California Standards Tests in subjects of English, history and social science, math and science, as well as the California High School Exit Exam.

2012 API results

The following data shows the school, 2012 API score and change from the previous year:

PUSD: 915, +9

Alisal Elementary: 896, -3

Donlon Elementary: 918, +2

Fairlands Elementary: 946, -3

Henry P. Mohr Elementary: 965, +8

Lydiksen Elementary: 905, +12

Phoebe Apperson Hearst Elementary: 953, +8

Valley View Elementary: 898, -1

Vintage Hills Elementary: 927, -1

Walnut Grove Elementary: 937, +6

Harvest Park Middle: 943, +18

Pleasanton Middle: 942, +20

Thomas S. Hart Middle: 920, +13

Amador Valley High: 900, +10

Foothill High: 887, +3

Village High: 619, -5

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