Just Enter the property address in the search field below and see the schools associated with the property by hovering over the school icons.
This is a really cool resource for school locator for a given property address across the bay area. I like the API scores better than the GreatSchool.Net ranking of 1-10. I have seen discrepancies in the Great Schools ranking system, where similar API schools were ranked anywhere from 5-8 range. Also, remember that the API system was discontinued in 2013 ad is supposed to be back up in 2016. The California Department of Education (CDE) is developing new indicators to include in the high school API.
Home buyers use the API scores to understand the desirability of the neighborhood from the kids education standpoint.
A reconstituted API will resume in 2015-16, incorporating results from the Smarter Balanced assessments, the new Common Core tests for English language arts and math that will be given to students in grades 3 to 8 and grade 11.
California is doing a Smarter Balanced field or practice test this year and formally launching the operational Smarter Balanced test in spring 2015. That test will provide the base API. Results from the 2016 test will provide the growth API, a basis for comparison and calculation of a school’s three-digit API number.
The old API (Academic Performance Index) seems more like the “Affluent Parent Index,” showing the neighborhoods with higher home values having better API scores. The API is evolving and based on the new state law, championed by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, requires that at least 40 percent of the API incorporate other measures, such as high school graduation rates or perhaps indicators of college and career readiness, starting in 2015-16. The Local Control Funding Formula de-emphasizes the API and standardized tests by including it as only one of eight priorities of school and student achievement that districts must address.