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Latest LB Schools Academic Performance Report/Scores From CA Dept. of Education

Nearly all of LB's schools fail to meet interim state performance target

(October 4) Nearly all of LB schools failed to meet California's interim statewide performance target in the latest "Academic Performance Index" report released by the CA Dept. of Education. LB's schools posted mixed improvement results over 1999 levels with some failing to show minimal expected improvement while others exceeded expectations.

You can view your neighborhood school's performance below. has downloaded and posted LB's data as well as methodology and explanatory notes from the CA Dept. of Education web site.

Last year, the State Board of Education approved a methodology for calculating the 1999 Academic Performance Index (API) on a scale of 200 to 1000, defined an annual five-percent API growth target and established an interim statewide API performance target of 800.

In the CA Dept. of Education's newly released 2000 report, no LBUSD school scored 800 or above with the exception of three elementary schools and a regional "magnet" High School, the CA Academy of Mathematics and Science, on the CSU Dominguez Hills campus.

Among regular LBUSD High Schools, the highest scoring was Polytechnic (661). Others LB High Schools scored significantly lower: Jordan (484) and Cabrillo (434). Jordan and Cabrillo also failed to meet minimal expected improvement standards. ELB's Millikan High scored 595 also failed to meet minimal expected improvement standards.

Three LB Elementary schools scored above 800: Gant (843, but declined 8 pts. since 1999), Lowell (832, declined 3 pts. since 1999) and Twain (814, improved 31 pts.) Three other Elementary Schools came close to meeting the state's interim performance target: Fremont (799), Newcomb (798) and Naples (791).

Scores for LB Middle Schools were generally lower than Elementary Schools, with the highest ranking LB Middle Schools only reaching the 700 range: Bancroft (723, but fell 19 pts. from '99 report), Stanford (731, 37 pt. increase) Hughes (737) and Rogers (741, 22 pt. increase).

Methodology and explanatory notes for the scores are posted at Methodology.

Although the methodology may make some comparisons between different school districts difficult or problematic, has for reference posted performance results from the "ABC" (Cerritos area) school district. (Click here to view "ABC" school district performance)

The pages' hyperlinks below should work if viewed while on line. However, if you wish to access the pertinent CA Dept. of Education web site directly, it can be found at