California School Shows Growth on API Four Years in a Row

Palm Elementary School, Orosi, California (CA)


DETAILS: School Profile: 763 students in grades K-6; Demographics: Rural, Title I, Free /reduced lunch: 95%, Limited English proficient: 80%, Migrant students: 16%; Race/Ethnicity: Black/African American: 0.13%, White: 2.69%, Asian or Pacific Islander: 4.98%, Hispanic or Latino: 92.19%.

RESULTS: This elementary school met or exceeded Academic Performance Index (API) growth implementing Accelerated Reader and best classroom practices for 5 years in a row.

REPORTING EDUCATORS: Roy Woods, principal; Cathy Merchant, ELD resource teacher.

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