September is the time of the year when the California Department of Education releases its yearly Academic Performance Index (API) scores. Here are the 2009 Growth API Scores for Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.
We see an overall steady increase in scores compared to last year's growth API scores.
A few notables in the following Silicon Valley Santa Clara County school districts:
Berryessa Union Elementary School District: Ruskin Elementary School continues to lead the pack and breaks the 900 barrier with a general improvement in most of the schools in the district
Cupertino Union School District: Continues to have a plethora of high achieving schools (Murdock-Portal and William Faria Elementary School and Joaquin Miller Middle School)
Fremont Union High School District: Monta Vista High increase it's lead over Lynbrook High School from four to nine points.
Los Gatos Union Elementary: Significant increase across the board for most elementary schools
Moreland Elementary School: Leroy Anderson Elementary takes one of the largest increases in scores by an increase of 136 points to 810
Palo Alto Unified: Herbert Hoover and Duveneck Elementary Schools continue to lead the way
Santa Clara Unified: Overall Santa Clara schools had good improvement with notable Rivermark's Don Callejon as well as Westwood and Briarwood Elementary jumping nearly 40 points.
Sunnyvale School District: Cherry Chase increases 28 points to an impressive while Cumberland drops 26 points to 905
Check out our previous post to find out what's the difference between Growth and Base API scores and how they are calculated.