So Far, So Good

District School # of students incl. in 2008 API 2008 API (base)Descending State rank Similar schools rank
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Brewer Island Elementary 376 939 10 6
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Foster City Elementary 466 919 10 3
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Baywood Elementary 312 913 10 8
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Bowditch Middle 927 900 10 5
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Audubon Elementary 335 880 9 2
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Highlands Elementary 241 850 8 1
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Beresford Elementary 149 832 8 10
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Laurel Elementary 220 819 7 3
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Meadow Heights Elementary 192 811 7 3
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa North Shoreview Elementary 174 808 7 7
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Borel Middle 916 795 7 3
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa George Hall Elementary 245 792 6 6
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Abbott Middle 718 789 7 6
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Park Elementary 233 782 6 3
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Sunnybrae Elementary 261 782 6 6
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa College Park Elementary 189 764 5 6
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Parkside Elementary 265 752 4 3
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Albion H. Horrall Elementary 249 748 4 8
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa Fiesta Gardens International Elementary 262 744 4 1
San Mateo-Foster City Elementa THE Bayside S.T.E.M. ACADEMY 532 704 4 6

 

I can’t resist…this makes three posts in the last week about FC schools. It all seems to follow that in the middle of the discussion of local school chaos California released it’s Academic Performance Index (API) and we’re still looking pretty darn good. In fact Brewer Island, Audobon and Bowditch have higher scores than last time this was done and Foster City School remains unchanged. Here’s a link to the last chart:

http://fostercityblog.com/2008/09/better-grades/

While we’re at it, here’s how the SF Chronicle describes these scores:

“California ranks all schools on a 1,000-point scale called the Academic Performance Index (API), which is based on how well schools perform on a variety of tests. A score of 800 is considered excellent. The state also assigns schools a number from 1 to 10, based on how well they do when compared with all schools in the state. For fairness, schools are also compared against those with similar demographics. A school may rank a mere 1 against all schools, but may shine as a 10 when compared only against schools with similar populations of students.”

Comments

  1. Thanks for the number and it can tell us something:
    . there are 376 + 466 + 355 = 1197 students in elementary schools
    . there are 927 students in middle schools
    . there are 22.6% percent less students

    I would bet that the number of students who attend high schools, but live in foster city is much less. Foster city schools are great, but the blankness of the high school almost cut the half value of it.

  2. As of fall 2009 Brewer Island has just under 700 students, Audobon 650, Foster City School’s a bit higher (and half the school is shut down for renovation.)

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