UPDATED with principals’ comments.
Harbor View Elementary School’s state test scores were unchanged from last year, newly released data shows, while Corona del Mar Middle and High schools both saw increased scores from a year ago.
Harbor View’s API (Academic Performance Index) score for 2012 was 936 — the same as in 2011. The score was down from 950 in 2010 and 945 in 2009.
Andersen Elementary School was the top scoring school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, with an API of 961, up from 950 last year. Newport Coast Elementary School’s API this year was 950, up from 946 last year; Lincoln was 938, up from 926, and Eastbluff was 892, down from last year’s API of 900.
Corona del Mar High School rose from 887 to 902, and Corona del Mar Middle School’s API results rose to 932 from 902 last year.
“The District has shown consistent gains and reached 838,” according to a district news release. “For the fourth straight year, N-MUSD has achieved a ‘high performing’ designation from the State for scoring over 800 on the overall API.”
In a statement, Superintendent Frederick Navarro said the test results were “excellent news.”
“Our teachers and administrators have worked diligently in identifying academic areas for improvement as well as targeting individual skills for specific students,” his statement said. “Their hard work can be seen in the growth demonstrated in the 2012 scores.”
In a SchoolLoop blast to parents, High School Principal Tim Bryan and Middle School Principal Guy Olguin wrote, ” Those scores are a direct result of the tremendous hard work and dedication of the entire CdM community. Students, staff and parents should all be proud of Corona del Mar high/middle school and the part each played in achieving these scores. Congratulations all around.”