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More Schools Climb Higher on State API

The state’s latest Academic Performance Index calculations show that 35 percent of schools in the Long Beach Unified School District improved their statewide rankings compared to last year. About 59 percent remained at their rankings while only 6 percent declined. Released with the rankings were API growth targets for 2005 along with similar school rankings comparing schools that have similar demographics. Several schools made strong gains. Lindbergh Middle School recently achieved the greatest gains on the API of any school in LBUSD, improving by 57 points. In the most recent report, Lindbergh’s statewide ranking jumped from 3 to 5 in one year, and the school is one of many throughout the district that now rank 10 out of 10 compared to schools with similar student populations. Most schools here continue to meet and exceed state and national targets for growth and achievement.