According to data released Wednesday from the California Department of Education, South San Francisco Unified School District had a range of Academic Performance Index growth and slippage since last year.
Parkway Heights Middle School's API improved 29 points, which was higher than any other school in the district. The only other school over 20 points was Monte Verde Elementary, at 23.
South San Francisco High saw the largest drop in API, going down 19 points since the 2011 year. The district overall crept up 2 points.
Despite its gains, Parkway has still not reached its target growth.
Schools across the state receive scores of 200 to 1000 based on results of state-wise testing. A good goal score is 800, a number surpassed by most South City schools.
Buri Buri Elementary
Junipero Serra Elementary
Los Cerritos Elementary
Monte Verde Elementary
Sunshine Gardens Elementary
Alta Loma Middle
Parkway Heights Middle
El Camino High
South San Francisco High
Baden High (Continuation)
SSF Unified School District
The California Department of Education launched on Thursday a user-friendly webpage that self-generates charts and graphs to help visualize how any given school compares to its district and to state averages.
The visualizations include performance in each subject, SAT scores, physical fitness, and API by subgroups. Just type in your school's name here.
More information about the new API scores can be found on the California Department of Education's website.