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Local Schools Do Well In State Testing

Highs and lows not always tied to socioeconomic status.

UPDATED 5/21 6:51 pm 


Academic Performance Index scores were released today by the California Department of Education and most of the local schools met or exceeded state expectations.

The highest scores in the area came from Stevenson Ranch Elementary School in the Newhall District, which achieved a score of 944, more than 140 points over the 800 point standard.

The lowest scores were found in the Sulphur Springs district, at Mint Canyon Community and Canyon Springs Community, which scored 736 and 739 respectively. Demographic information provided with test scores note that of the 529 students tested at Canyon Springs, 311 are classified as socioeconomically disadvantaged. At Mint Canyon, of a student testing pool of 268, 167 are similarly classified.

Conversely, in the Newhall district, at J. Michael McGrath School, where 298 students of a tested population of 369 were deemed disadvantaged, state officials noted a significant improvement in their scores, which went from 759 in 2006 to 783 in 2007.

In the William S. Hart District, four of the six local junior high schools were over 800, with Sierra Vista scoring 773 and La Mesa scoring 770. Of the local high schools, only one traditional high school scored high, with West Ranch High School with a score of 811. The low score went toHart High School in Newhall, which scored 705. In the small school classification, Academy of the Canyons students scored 846.


2007 Base API Scores

Newhall Elementary District
District average 873

McGrath        783
Meadows        882
Newhall        803
Oak Hills        898
Old Orchard        865
Peachland        876
Pico Canyon        897
Stevenson Ranch    944
Valencia Valley    877
Wiley Canyon        844

Saugus Union School District
District average 848

Bouquet Canyon    846
Bridgeport        872
Cedarcreek        743
Emblem        825
Foster            848
Helmers        905
Highlands        852
Mountainview        891
North Park        884
Plum Canyon        830
Rio Vista        803
Rosedell        860
Santa Clarita        832
Skyblue Mesa        800
Tesoro Del Valle    863

Sulphur Springs Union District
District average 813

Canyon Springs    739
Leona Cox        800
Fair Oaks Ranch    829
Mint Canyon         736
Mitchell        849
Pinetree        840
Sulphur Springs    868
Valley View        806

Castaic Union District
District average 813

Castaic Elementary    844
Live Oak        786
Northlake Hills    841
Castaic Middle    802

William S. Hart High School District
District average 791

Middle Schools
Arroyo Seco        826
La Mesa        770
Placerita         840
Rancho Pico        859
Rio Norte        860
Sierra Vista        773

High Schools

Canyon        769
Golden Valley        705
Hart            779
Saugus            792
Valencia        797
West Ranch        811
Bowman        625

Small Schools
Academy of Canyons    846
Learning Post        774
Sequoia Charter    441

An expanded story with district reaction will be posted on Thursday.

Local Schools Do Well In State Testing

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