September 23, 2005
With the latest state test results for both traditional and year-round schools now in, the Long Beach Unified School District continues to exceed both the academic growth of Los Angeles County and the State of California.
According to the California Department of Education, the school district’s overall Academic Performance Index (API) continued to place LBUSD in the milestone "700 Club." The ultimate state target is 800. LBUSD increased its district API to 713, up 19 points over last year. In comparison, the average score for L.A. County schools is 693. The statewide average is 709.
More local schools are entering the 700 range on the API each year. When the state first implemented the index in 1999, only 21 percent of schools in the district scored 700 or better. Today, 75 percent of local schools have scored 700 or above.