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Echo Park Schools Perform Well on New API

Three schools were above the 800 state goal,and all but one improved.

ECHO PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ABOVE AVERAGE

Echo Park area elementary schools scored largely better than the district average on the latest Academic Performance Index (API).

The State Board of Education released the results Wednesday along with other data about school performance in the 2010-2011 school year.

Read the LA Times coverage of the API results here.

The API measures the academic performance and growth of schools. The state target is 800, though scores can be as high as 1,000 and as low as 200.

For elementary schools, the API is based on the tests administered in May.

LAUSD AVERAGE API IS 728

The overall API average for the Los Angeles Unified School District was 728, a 19-point jump.  All but one of the 8 schools—Micheltorena Elementary School—we surveyed here beat that figure.

Tops was , with a score of 875, up a point from 2010.  The score was the 5-year-old school's highest ever.

Also coming in above 800 were Allessandro Elementary School at 832, up two points, and  at 808, up 5 points.

Schools that score above 800 have done so well that they are not given improvement goals for the coming year.  Many schools in California, however, score above 1,000, according to a spokesperson at the Board of Education.

5 ECHO PARK SCHOOLS STILL BELOW STATE GOAL

Echo Park has five schools that are still working on meeting the 800 goal.

showed the biggest uptick in API performance, going from 756 last year to 784 this year.

Micheltorena Elementary School went from 693 to 712, a rise of 19 points.

went from 791 to 795 this year,  hovering close to the 800 goal.

And rose 17 points, going from 715 to 732.

was the lone school to show a drop, from 774 last year to 756 this year.

DETAILED BREAKDOWNS ON EACH SCHOOL

Here are links to  detailed breakdowns on each school from the DOE database:

Allessandro Elementary School

Betty Plasencia Elementary School

Elysian Heights Elementary

Gabriella Charter School

Logan Street Elementary

Mayberry Street Elementary

Micheltorena

Rosemont Avenue Elementary

You can click here to find your school in the DOE database if we've missed it.

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