Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: Coastline Pilot HomeCollectionsTest Scores
IN THE NEWS

Test Scores

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
April 22, 2005
The Laguna Beach Unified School District had disappointing news about its Academic Performance Index scores for 2004. The statewide scores -- based on tests that all public school students are supposed to take -- measure overall student performance and are intended to be a yardstick for each school. Education is of great concern to voters, and education officials have responded by imposing across-the-board testing in an effort to hold schools accountable.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | March 16, 2007
Laguna Beach High staff and students have been in a tizzy this week, preparing the school for a visit by a group representing the California Distinguished School award program. The site visit is considered a perfunctory final step in the meticulous award process, in which the top 5% of the state's public schools considered to be most "exemplary and inspiring" are honored. It's been more than 10 years since Laguna Beach High was given the award. In that golden year, 1996, it also held the coveted national Blue Ribbon school designation.
NEWS
By Liyna Anwar | August 28, 2009
Laguna Beach Unified School District continues to receive high scores on the annual Standardized Testing and Reporting test, according to an official report released this month by State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O?Connell. Overall, the district has shown steady growth in the percentage of students scoring at or above the proficient level in English-language arts, mathematics and history compared to last year?s results. Sixth-grade mathematics and 10th-grade summative mathematics showed the greatest improvement, with a 14- and 18-percentage point increase, respectively, compared to last year in the amount of students testing at or above the proficient level.
NEWS
April 1, 2005
Suzie Harrison Though Laguna Beach Unified schools received high 2004 Academic Performance Index scores, performance was down compared with 2003 results at all of the schools except El Morro Elementary School. The statewide performance target for all schools is 800, with growth measured based on that number. The Laguna Beach Unified District, as a whole, scored 835 in 2003 and 820 in 2004. "What we see is that in the statewide ranking we continue to be in the nines and tens, or in the top 10 percentile," Asst.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | February 14, 2008
The principals of Laguna’s two public elementary schools received a surprise gift in the mail Tuesday. Top of the World and El Morro each received notice from State Superintendent of Schools Jack McConnell that they were selected to be state Distinguished Schools. The award, which is valid for four years, is given to the top 5% of schools each year. This is the first time both campuses have received the award simultaneously, and the first time in several years either has been bestowed the distinction.
NEWS
By: Annie Sadler | September 23, 2005
The first flag salute last Friday introduced Top of the World's academic campaign for the upcoming year. Principal Ron LaMotte, along with mascot Chipper, praised the students and staff for the outstanding state test scores and set a goal of hitting 900 by the end of 2006. "On Top of the World and Taking it to the Next Level" is the theme for the year. Chipper, who was wearing his new helmet, reminded the children to always wear their helmets when riding skateboards and bikes.
NEWS
September 5, 2003
Funny, it seems like we can still hear the faded strains of "Pomp and Circumstance," a cap tossed in the air and a valedictorian speaking of the virtues of hard work and charity. So it's hard to believe it's been a couple of months since we celebrated the achievements of the class of 2003 and kicked off a summer of surf and sun. But it's true. And now, the first week of school is upon us, as are all the hopes, dreams and aspirations of a new set of students who will graduate in 2004 and beyond.
NEWS
September 1, 2011
The following is from Tuesday's Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education meeting. * School officials discuss goals Supt. Sherine Smith led a discussion on the year ahead, with principals from the four school sites sharing their individualized goals. Smith talked about the growing importance of college readiness. She mentioned "College Knowledge" author David Conley, who said that if schools could make one change to boost a child's college preparedness, it would be to increase the amount and quality of writing in school curriculum.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | September 13, 2007
Students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District have a lot to be proud of. Test scores released in recent weeks show students at all grade levels surpassed county and state averages by substantial margins in standardized tests. In the state’s Academic Performance Index (API), the state and county average scores were 721 and 773, respectively, out of a possible 1,000. The district’s average was 846, and no single school scored below the state or county average. Every school in the district had scores higher than 800 points, with Top of the World Elementary topping the list at 903. El Morro Elementary was next at 871, Thurston Middle School had 852 and Laguna Beach High School had a score of 811. “All in all, a very nice picture,” Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Nancy Hubbell said.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
Suzie Harrison Supt. Theresa Daem exuded enthusiasm in anticipation of the school year in the Laguna Beach Unified School District after attending the back-to-school breakfast Sept. 8. She said the district has been looking into improving its effort to meet the needs of its students. One new method was the creation of SEED, Social Emotional Education Development, a subcommittee of Quest for Excellence. SEED's goal is to strengthen the emotional well-being of students.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Liyna Anwar | August 28, 2009
Laguna Beach Unified School District continues to receive high scores on the annual Standardized Testing and Reporting test, according to an official report released this month by State Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O?Connell. Overall, the district has shown steady growth in the percentage of students scoring at or above the proficient level in English-language arts, mathematics and history compared to last year?s results. Sixth-grade mathematics and 10th-grade summative mathematics showed the greatest improvement, with a 14- and 18-percentage point increase, respectively, compared to last year in the amount of students testing at or above the proficient level.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Candice Baker | March 16, 2007
Laguna Beach High staff and students have been in a tizzy this week, preparing the school for a visit by a group representing the California Distinguished School award program. The site visit is considered a perfunctory final step in the meticulous award process, in which the top 5% of the state's public schools considered to be most "exemplary and inspiring" are honored. It's been more than 10 years since Laguna Beach High was given the award. In that golden year, 1996, it also held the coveted national Blue Ribbon school designation.
NEWS
April 22, 2005
The Laguna Beach Unified School District had disappointing news about its Academic Performance Index scores for 2004. The statewide scores -- based on tests that all public school students are supposed to take -- measure overall student performance and are intended to be a yardstick for each school. Education is of great concern to voters, and education officials have responded by imposing across-the-board testing in an effort to hold schools accountable.
NEWS
April 1, 2005
Suzie Harrison Though Laguna Beach Unified schools received high 2004 Academic Performance Index scores, performance was down compared with 2003 results at all of the schools except El Morro Elementary School. The statewide performance target for all schools is 800, with growth measured based on that number. The Laguna Beach Unified District, as a whole, scored 835 in 2003 and 820 in 2004. "What we see is that in the statewide ranking we continue to be in the nines and tens, or in the top 10 percentile," Asst.
Coastline Pilot Articles Coastline Pilot Articles
|