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State releases Alameda’s 2009 API rankings

Submitted by on 1, May 14, 2010 – 4:55 amNo Comment

Alameda’s public schools did … okay when compared against other schools across the state, new rankings released by the California Department of Education show.

Academic Performance Index scores at three Island elementary schools – Amelia Earhart, Bay Farm and Edison – placed the in the top 10 percent of schools statewide, the new rankings show. Lincoln Middle School and the Alameda Science and Technology Institute also ranked in the top 10 percent of schools statewide, with scores that surpassed 800 points. Each school boasted scores over 900 on a 1,000-point scale.

Alameda’s schools did less well, though, when compared to similar schools. While Earhart and Encinal High School’s students scored better on standardized tests than students at 90 percent of similar schools in the rankings, students at Chipman and Wood middle schools did better than only 30 percent of those at similar schools and Alameda High School, 20 percent.

Edison, Franklin and Ruby Bridges elementary schools scored better than 80 percent of similar schools they were compared to, while Otis and Washington did better than only 40 percent of similar schools.

The report was the first of several academic achievement reports that will be released by the state this year. They’re available on the CDE’s website.

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