As Usual, Great Scores

As usual, Foster City is richly blessed with fantastic schools. The new API scores are out and, no big surprise, all of FC’s schools are WAY above average. Congratulations to everyone for making this happen. Here’s the total numbers for all the schools in the district. That includes the San Mateo schools as well:   Albion […]

New API’s

  API   Met Growth Target   2011 Growth 2010 Base 2010-11 Growth Target 2010-11 Growth   School- wide All Subgroups Both Schoolwide and Subgroups     SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY 840 839 D 1           Elementary Schools   Albion H. Horrall Elementary 730 724 5 6   Yes No No   Audubon Elementary […]

What Else Is New?

  API   Met Growth Target   2010 Growth 2009 Base 2009-10 Growth Target 2009-10 Growth   School- wide All Subgroups Both Schoolwide and Subgroups     SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY 846 836 D 10           Elementary Schools   Albion H. Horrall Elementary 731 729 5 2   No No No     Audubon […]

As Usual…Great Scores

  Number of Students Included in the 2009 API 2009 Base API   2009 Statewide Rank 2009 Similar Schools Rank   2009-10 Growth Target 2010 API Target         San Mateo-Foster City Elementa 7,398 836   B B   B B   Elementary Schools   Albion H. Horrall Elementary 261 729   2 4 […]

So Far, So Good

District School # of students incl. in 2008 API 2008 API (base) 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 […]

Better Grades

They’re at it again! The state of California has just released their 2008 Academic Performance Index (API) which bases how a school performs on a variety of tests. A score of 800 is considered excellent. In addition, the federal No Child Left Behind Act ranks schools by a different measure called the Adequate Yearly Progress. […]

Good Grades

Whenever I hear Realtors in the Mid Peninsula talk about property values and the current market sooner or later the subject of schools will enter the conversation and one of the most often repeated mantras is the excellence of the schools in San Carlos, Burlingame and Baywood School in San Mateo. Honestly, it’s rare for […]

API’s for Foster City Schools

In September when the California Department of Education released the results of it’s STAR testing program several local schools measured very well on the scale called the Academic Performance Index(API). The API’s are a useful way to measure success in a given school and Foster City did extraordinarily well. I think it’s important to note […]