Sequoia, Carlmont Post Gains.
Last week I posted the 2010 API scores for the San Carlos School District, and a very insightful discussion ensued about the value and emphasis being placed on API scores, and whether a single score tells the whole story about the relative quality of a school. Well, get you debating shoes on, because below is the list of the 2010 API scores for the local high schools in the Sequoia Union High School District. The two schools that serve San Carlos, Sequoia High School and Carlmont High School, both posted gains from the prior year. Sequoia had the most significant jump at 35 points, or about 4.7%. Carlmont increased by 8 points, or about 1% from 2009.
Sequoia High School, which serves a much larger percentage of San Carlos neighborhoods than Carlmont, has seen a surge in enrollment in the past few years. This year, the student body has swelled to about 1,933 students — an increase of 5.5% from just last year. It wasn’t too long ago that the enrollment was closer to 1,500. Great things are happening at Sequoia, and they’re now drawing new students from all over the Peninsula, not just San Carlos.
Despite the fact that San Carlos no longer has its own high school, the residents of San Carlos still have not one, but two great options for high school. We need to get past that outdated mindset that the great San Carlos education experience ends at the 8th grade.
So without further ado, here are the latest scores:
|SEQUOIA UNION HIGH||780||770||D||10|
|Summit Preparatory Charter High||828||826||A||2||Yes||No||No|
|Aspire East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy||791*||674*||6||117||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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