In comparison to other schools in the state, Piedmont schools’ rankings remain stellar. All schools (except Millenium High School, which was not ranked) received a statewide ranking of 10, the highest available.
In rankings released Thursday by the state, schools were given two scores ranging from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest. One ranking shows the comparison with other schools in the state, and the second a comparison only with schools with similar demographics. Schools are only compared with others at the same level — elementary to elementary, middle to middle, and high school to high school.
The newly released rankings are based on the three-digit Academic Performance Index (API) scores released in August which in turn are based on student performance on standardized tests given in 2011.
ranked 10 in its statewide ranking and 7 in its similar-schools ranking (Beach report).
ranked 10 in its statewide ranking and 6 in its similar-schools ranking (Havens report).
ranked 10 in its statewide ranking and 8 in its similar-schools ranking (Wildwood report).
ranked 10 in its statewide ranking and 8 in its similar-schools ranking (PMS report).
ranked 10 in its statewide ranking and 10 in its similar-schools ranking (PHS report).
did not receive an API ranking due to the number of students excused from standardized testing (Millenium report).
Also released were the 2011 Base API and Growth Target. These are ways of representing the school’s 2011 performance and the growth it was expected to make, under the state’s accountability system, in 2012. Once results from the 2012 testing are available, the Base and Growth numbers will be part of the calculation used to determine whether a school met its goal for improvement
More information is availabe on the state's API website.
For PiedmontPatch’s report on Piedmont Unified School district API scores (not rankings) released last fall, see Piedmont Gets Straight A's Again.