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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Eastside API high school scores improve but still fall short

Eastern Group News took a closer look at the 2009 Academic Performance Index or API scores for several high schools serving Eastside students and found some interesting results:

* The API for Roosevelt High in Boyle Heights came in at 577 while arch rival Garfield High in East Los Angeles posted a score of 594. Garfield ended up on a list of troubled schools that L.A. Unified will make available to outside operators. The district's list of schools available for takeover included those with API scores that had fallen or failed to show any increase. Despite scoring higher than Roosevelt, Garfield's API actually fell 3 points from the previous year while Roosevelt's API climbed 28 points.

* Belmont High, which serves Echo Park and Silver Lake, showed the biggest increase among Eastside schools, with its API jumping 78 points to 618.

* Eagle Rock High came in with the highest API score in the area, 717.

* None of the Eastside high schools came close to reaching the statewide API target score of 800.

Read more about the results at EGP News.

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