Skip to comments.State: Majority of LAUSD schools among state's lowest performing campuses
Posted on 05/14/2010 11:14:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
Even as more local schools are reaching state targets on benchmark tests, nearly three-quarters of Los Angeles Unified schools fall among the state's lowest performing campuses, according to data released today by the California Department of Education.
Today's release of the state's base Academic Performance Index, or API, ranks schools based on their statewide test scores and how they perform compared to schools with similar demographics. API scores range from 200 to 1,000 points with the target being 800 points.
In the last year, 158 Los Angeles Unified schools reached or exceeded the state's target API score of 800, up from 141 the year before.
However, 72 percent of the district's campuses scored in the lower half of the state's ranking.
That's slightly worse than the district's ranking five years ago, when just under 70 percent were ranked in the bottom half of the state's schools.
The district's performance was much better when ranked against schools with similar demographics - 51 percent of LAUSD schools scored in the top half of that ranking.
Leading the way were local charter campuses. Nearly 40 percent of the publicly funded but independently run alternative campuses ranked in the state's top 10 percent of schools with similar demographics.
And LA is worried about boycotting AZ. I don’t suppose the low ranking in LA schools has anything to do with illegals, though.
This is what one should expect when educating Mexico’s children.
Not surprising when you have racists like Ron Gochez teaching there
Some Inland schools fare well in new state rankings
State posts school rankings online
California Department of Education
API Reports - Printable state, county, district, and school level reports for the Academic Performance Index (API).
Los Angeles students spend more time out in the streets-stopping trafic & protesting because their Hispanic heritage isn’t glorified.
Maybe if they kept their wide butts in the classroom seats & actually learned something, they could be valuable to their own country when we send them all back south of the border.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California. It is the second-largest in the United States. Only the New York City Department of Education has a larger student population. During the 2007-2008 school year, LAUSD served 694,288 students, and had 45,473 teachers and 38,494 other employees. It is the second largest employer in Los Angeles County, after the county government. The total school district budget for 2008-2009 was $13,645,600,000 US dollars. In enrollment breakdown by ethnic group, 73% of its students were of Hispanic origin and 11% of its students were African American. Caucasian students comprise 9% of the student population, while Asian students comprise 4%; students of Filipino origin form 2% of the student population. American Indian and Pacific Islanders together are less than 1%
The school district consists of Los Angeles and all or portions of several adjoining Southern California cities. LAUSD has its own police force, the Los Angeles School Police Department, which was established in 1948 to provide police services for LAUSD schools. The LAUSD enrolls a third of the preschoolers in Los Angeles County, and operates almost as many buses as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The LAUSD school construction program rivals the Big Dig in terms of expenditures, and LAUSD cafeterias serve about 500,000 meals a day, rivaling the output of local McDonald’s restaurants.
The LAUSD has a reputation for extremely crowded schools, high drop-out and expulsion rates, low academic performance in many schools, poor maintenance and incompetent administration. It also has many caring teachers that do the best they can with what they have. Bond issues and ambitious renovation programs have not uniformly eased these conditions. As part of its school-construction project, LAUSD opened two high schools (Santee Education Complex and South East) in 2005 and four high schools (Arleta, Contreras Learning Complex, Panorama, and East Valley) in 2006.
In 2007, LAUSD’s dropout rate was 26 percent for grades 9 through 12.
People from Los Angeles and it doesn’t matter the color tend to be kind of how shall I say “special”.
I like the ones from San Diego,not that it matters what I like,because there is a feeling of depth and dare I say honor in them.
I got a feeling that this place could have been a new San Diego given time.