California School Exceeds Academic Performance Index Targets for Two Straight Years

Yucca Loma Elementary School, Apple Valley, California (CA)


DETAILS: School Profile: 830 students in grades K-5; Demographics: Rural, Title I, Mobility: 34%, Limited English proficiency: 7%, Free/reduced lunch: 75%: Race/Ethnicity: White: 49%, Hispanic or Latino: 30% , Black/African American: 18%, Asian or Pacific Islander: 3%.

RESULTS: After implementing Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math with best practices, the school far exceeded its Academic Performance Index (API) growth target, and discipline incidences were reduced by half.

REPORTING EDUCATORS: Paul Swick, principal; Donnie Vick, Title I teacher; Julie Vick, computer lab technician.

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