Please click on the link below to check out the Academic Performance Index (API) for any public school in the state of California. The report was released in mid May. This index is used as the cornerstone of the state’s Public School Accountability Act of 1999. It is a gauge for public schools based on standardized test results. The index assigns a score for each campus, ranging from a low 200 to a high of 1,000, with 800 as the long-term performance target. This is a good tool for perspective buyers with school age children to use when searching for a home. Areas such as Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica tend to have schools that are coveted by parents which helps keep property values higher. The gap in sales price can easily be seen in areas of the Los Angeles Unified School District that provide top performing elementary schools compared to neighboring cities that do not have high performing elementary schools.
Manhattan Beach checks in with the best performance from top to bottom (elementary through high school) in comparison to other Westside/South Bay cities.
Please click here for access to the API index.
A great site that provides more in-depth analysis is www.greatschools.net.
For your convenience, here are some API scores for Westside/ Manhattan Beach schools:
Manhattan Beach: Aurelia 966; Grand View 955; Meadows 948; Opal 965; Pacific 963; Manhattan Beach Elementary 935; Mira Costa High 872
Santa Monica: Franklin 943; Grant 873; McKinley 864; Point Dume 943; Roosevelt 928; Will Rogers 814; Edison 843; John Adams Middle School 813; Lincoln Middle School 877; Samo 779; Malibu High 819
Culver City: El Marino 909; El Rincon 836; Farragut 858; Howe 804; La Ballona 820; Culver Middle 807; Culver High 775
El Segundo: Center Street 893; Richmond Street 909; El Segundo Middle 883; El Segundo High 861
Selected Elementary schools in LAUSD: Clover Avenue (Mar Vista/Palms) 948; Mar Vista 925; Beethoven (Mar Vista) 878; Walgrove (Mar Vista) 737; Kenter (Brentwood) 947; Marquez (Pacific Palisades) 906