October 23, 2012
LPS' API Scores On the Rise
Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is thrilled to announce news of its Academic Performance Index (API) scores for the 2011-12 school year, recently released by the California Department of Education.
With an astounding score of 800 for LPS Richmond and a remarkable jump of 90 points for LPS College Park, the LPS Network-wide achievement has reached an all-time high. LPS Hayward achieved a score of 861, maintaining its distinction as one of the highest performing high schools serving low-income students in California.
"The sustained growth pattern of LPS over the last 4 years demonstrates the power and promise of the LPS model," LPS Superintendent & CEO Dr. Louise Bay Waters said of the scores. "While API scores are just one way of many ways we measure student achievement at LPS, they are an important accountability metric for parents, educators, and funders. And as proud as we are of these scores, we are setting the bar even higher for 2012-13."
Select highlights in 2011-12 API achievement at LPS include:
- LPS Richmond is the highest performing very high-poverty high school (grades 9-12) in northern California
- LPS Richmond is one of only four very high-poverty high schools (grades 9-12) in California to achieve an API of 800
- LPS Hayward ranks in the top 2% of high schools in California serving majority low-income students
- LPS College Park achieved the greatest API growth of any very high-poverty high school in California
Congratulations to all our LPS staff, students, and supporters for this extraordinary achievement!