Burbank Schools Show a 13 Point Gain in the 2012 Academic Performance Index

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Burbank schools continue to show marked gains in the Academic Performance Index (API). The API is part of the California accountability system that measures the academic achievement of districts and individual schools. The state target is 800 on a scale of 200 to 1,000 and the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) has all of its regular program schools well above that mark for the second year in a row.

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The latest release of the API on October 11, 2012 demonstrates that the BUSD continues to show growth, both as a District and at individual school sites. Nine schools posted double-digit gains, and the District as a whole now stands at 846, a remarkable accomplishment.  Although there are many positives in the data, as shown in the chart below, a couple of schools stand out. The first is Miller Elementary School, which increased 24 points over last year and is now at 873. The second noteworthy accomplishment is the gain shown by Muir Middle School. They posted a 23 point increase, which now puts them at 888, just 12 points from 900 and an extraordinary accomplishment for a middle school. In addition, both high schools deserve recognition for making double digit gains, which is more difficult to do at the high school level. Overall, the performance of the District and individual school sites was outstanding.

  API Information, 2007-2012

School

2008

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Growth API

2009

Growth API

2010

Growth

API

2011

Growth

API

 

*2011

Base

API

2012

Growth

API

Change

11-12

Burbank USD

797

817

832

834

833

846

+13

Disney

783

835

850

840

840

857

+17

Edison

814

831

860

867

867

876

+9

Emerson

853

881

882

882

882

875

-7

Harte

830

845

852

850

850

871

+21

Jefferson

861

868

874

873

873

894

+21

McKinley

779

808

818

834

833

835

+2

Miller

816

826

836

850

849

873

+24

Providencia

773

821

851

870

870

859

-11

Roosevelt

858

863

865

873

873

881

+8

Stevenson

830

877

885

895

895

892

-3

Washington

782

792

797

821

821

827

+6

Luther MS

779

816

826

845

845

855

+10

Jordan MS

805

818

838

827

827

835

+8

Muir MS

840

830

862

865

865

888

+23

Burbank HS

758

806

817

820

818

831

+13

Burroughs HS

785

803

819

809

808

825

+17

* Reflects recalibration of Growth API.

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