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californiadepartmentofeducation_cde_logoThe state released Thursday its API scores for all schools and districts in California, which are a means for the state to keep schools accountable to the state’s curriculum.

“The API, based solely on test scores, is one indicator of school quality, but it is not the only indicator,” according to a Newhall School District statement. “School quality should also be judged by outstanding student support programs, a high level of parent involvement and satisfaction and programs, such as visual arts and music classes.”

These types of programs play a major role in academic enrichment, but aren’t included in the state’s 200-1,000 scoring metric that is derived from the STAR testing results, school officials said.

Districtwide, only Santa Clarita Valley district saw their overall score improve, Sulphur Springs, which notched a four-point increase. Newhall dropped one point, although it remained above the 900 mark, which is a very high-achieving range.

All of the local school districts remained well above the state’s benchmark goal of 800, and while districtwide scores may have dipped slightly, some schools within those districts still saw increases.

The scores for the five elementary school districts in the area are as follows (last year’s score is in parenthesis): Castaic Union, 842 (844); Newhall School District, 905 (906); Saugus Union, 875 (889); Sulphur Springs, 847, (843).


Castaic Union

The Castaic Union School District includes Castaic Elementary, Castaic Middle School, Liveoak Elementary and Northlake Hills Elementary.

Castaic Elementary School earned a score of 842, which was a four-point decrease from last year’s score of 846.

Castaic Middle School notched a score of 840, which was down from 851 the previous year.

Liveoak scored 826, which was a marked improvement from last year’s score of 800

Northlake, which, for the second year in a row, had the highest score in the district at 866, saw its schoolwide score drop two points from the previous year.



Districtwide, the Newhall School District, which is comprised only of elementary schools, had the highest cumulative score of 905, with 4,867 students tested.

It also had the school with the highest score of any in the Santa Clarita Valley, Stevenson Ranch Elementary, which earned a 978. This was a three-point decline from last year’s score.

Pico Canyon Elementary earned a 938, which was a one-point improvement.

Dr. J Michael McGrath scored 889 on the state’s scale, which was a seven-point decline from the previous year.

Oak Hills scored a one-point improvement, notching a 943, which was good for second best in the district.

Newhall Elementary improved by two points over its previous score, earning an 833 this year.

Peachland Elementary scores dipped eight points from the previous year, falling from 856 to 848.

Wiley Canyon scored an 877, but that was three points down from last year’s score of 880.

Old Orchard went from 872 to 859.

Meadows Elementary joined the 900 club, improving 17 points, from 885 to 902.

Valencia Valley also increased its score, from 904 to 905.


Saugus Union

The largest elementary school district in the Santa Clarita Valley had 7,239 students’ scores reported Thursday.

“Saugus Union School District continues to exceed the state expectation for schoolwide and

districtwide API scores,” according to a statement from Saugus Union officials.

“With all schools scoring higher than 800, and six schools above 900, our diverse students are amongst the highest performing in the State of California,” the statement read.

Tesoro del Valle Elementary notched a 915, which was a three-point decline from a 918 the year before, but still a score considered high-achieving.

West Creek Academy scored a 933, which was a six-point decline from last year’s score.

Cedarcreek Elementary scored 801, which was down 23 points from last year’s score.

Rio Vista scored an 813, which was down from last year’s 857.

Rosedell notched an 851, which was a decrease from last year’s 868.

Santa Clarita Elementary saw its schoolwide score dip from 862 to 839.

Skyblue Mesa saw one of the biggest improvements in the district, raising its score from 809 to 823. Highlands dropped 16 points to an 807.

Charles Helmers scored a 917, a six-point drop-off from the previous year.

Plum Canyon scored an 881, which was down from last year’s score, where it missed the 900 mark by one point.

North Park’s score went from 873 to 892.

Bridgeport earned the second highest score in the district, going from 941 to 926.


Sulphur Springs

The second largest elementary school in the Santa Clarita Valley, which is based primarily on the east side, saw a four-point districtwide improvement in its API score.

Golden Oak Community School notched the highest score for the district, breaking the 900 mark with a score of 910, a one-point improvement.

Canyon Springs Community Elementary improved its score by 34 points.

Leona H. Cox Community improved by five points to an 821.

Mint Canyon Community earned a 789, which was down from 814.

Sulphur Springs Community saw a slight dip, going from 879 to 878 this year.

Mitchell Community School’s score went from 859 to 848 for 2013.

Valley View Elementary’s score improved 11 points, from 804 to 815.

Pinetree Community also saw a big increase in its scores, going from 851 to 876.

Fair Oaks Ranch saw a four-point dip, from 855 to 851.

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