State tests: Las Lomitas ranks first in state among K-8 districts; other local districts score high Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on May 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm
Local elementary school districts are among the highest-ranked in the state based on the 2009 Academic Performance Index scores, with the Las Lomitas district topping the list of the state's K-8 districts.
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Posted by Flabbergasted, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on May 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm
But Las Lomitas has portables...
How could Las Lomitas do so well relative to Menlo Park when they have portables that degrade a student's learning, a parent's self-satisfaction, and the health of the students with portable off-gassing (which, as every lemming knows is COMPLETELY absent from new construction) ?
Posted by Luminary, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on May 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm
They built a new gym instead dontcha know. My kid who went there said they didn't need a new gym.
Those teachers classes cram for those tests, spend a lot of class time working on test prep for this kind of thing to get those rankings, which I didn't like since my kid had to spend mucho time on that in class
Posted by David Henig, a resident of the Atherton: West of Alameda neighborhood, on May 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm
Congratulations to the students, teachers, administrators and parents of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District. All the districts in the area did extremely well. We all should be proud to support great public education.
Posted by Patti Price, a resident of the Menlo Park: The Willows neighborhood, on May 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm
Congratulations to some of Menlo Park Schools. Hope that we can figure out a way to bring up the levels of learning at ALL those who live in Menlo Park, including those in the Ravenswood district. Could you print those for comparison?
Posted by Solo, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Nov 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm
CA is ranked 47th in money spent per child, so 1st in api in a state that spends 1/2 to 1/3 of other states is not too impressive. Perhaps to those who were "sold" to great schools, it's justification to pay 20K in taxes a year for TOP schools.....have fun selling and trying to get your dollars back.
Posted by Luminary 2, a resident of the Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks neighborhood, on Nov 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm
It's marketing to get more to donate to the "system". The system loves naive tax dolars and lemmings new to the CA system.
Imagine, you're new the the area and just moved to the Bay Area with a new job. You look for a place to raise the kids w/ good schools. Your result tells to buy buy buy in a "good" school district. Than you later find out you're fresh bait.
Posted by Hawk, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Dec 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm
Top API's scores in a state where over 50% of the students are hispanics who hardly speak english or plan on going to college isn't all that great. How can you compete with other states that spend twice as much per pupil. at 11-12K/child even in you tops CA schools ranks way below the 20-25k/child other top public schools in other states spend.