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Del Sur schools achieve high marks on state standards tests
All three Del Sur neighborhood schools – Del Sur Elementary, Oak Valley Middle and Del Norte High – are at the top of their class, scoring perfect 10s in statewide ranking according to the Growth Academic Performance Index (API).
Here’s how Del Sur schools stack up:
• Del Sur Elementary School scored 954 on the API, tying the highest score for all Poway Unified School District elementary schools.
Del Sur Elementary also achieved a 10/10 overall ranking. This 10/10 score is derived from the API score, which places them at the top 10 percent of the state, and the school’s 10 out of 10 in its similar schools ranking (how Del Sur Elementary compares with 100 other schools that have comparable characteristics)
Only one other Poway elementary school scored as high on the API as Del Sur Elementary, and just two other Poway elementary schools earned the 10/10 ranking. Neither of the other 10/10 schools scored API scores as high as Del Sur Elementary.
“We are extremely proud of Del Sur Elementary School, the No. 1 elementary school in the highly ranked Poway Unified School District,” said Bill Ostrem, president and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch, developers of Del Sur.
• Oak Valley Middle School scored 915 in the API, another 10 in statewide rankings for API. The school’s score this year improved by 20 points over last year’s score, and the school had jumped 20 points the year before as well. Only one other Poway Unified middle school scored higher on the API.
• Del Norte High School received its first API score this year, achieving a district-high 856 and a 10 in statewide rankings. Poway High School tied Del Norte’s top 856 score, but no other high school in the district scored as high.
With scores ranging from 200 to 1,000, API measures academic growth based on student performance on the California Standards Test (STAR) given last spring to students in grades two through 11.
Located within walking distance of many Del Sur homes or within a short bike ride or drive, Del Sur Elementary, Oak Valley Middle and Del Norte High are within the prestigious Poway Unified School District, one of the highest-ranking districts in the county and state. All PUSD comprehensive high schools, middle and elementary schools exceeded the state API target of 800, a goal the state set for all schools to reach by 2014.
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