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A Message from the Superintendent 

September 13, 2010



Mt. Diablo USD News Update


Where Kids Come First

 

API Update

 

We wanted to celebrate the good news with you that 37 of our schools met their API growth targets, and as a district our API grew by 11.  Though many of our elementary schools showed significant gains, Ayers, Ygnacio Valley, and Holbrook all had gains of 50 points or more.  At the middle school level, El Dorado, Pleasant Hill, Riverview all gained 26 or more points.  At the high school level, Mt. Diablo gained 29 points, while College Park gained 17 and broke the 800 pt barrier.  The gains at all our schools were due to our teachers', support staff members', and administrators' hard work, continual focus on reviewing student achievement data, analyzing and sharing best instructional practices, and supporting students who do not master a skill after the initial instruction.  Attached to the bottom of this news update are the API scores for all of our non-special program schools.

 

We know that we need to continue to work collaboratively to analyze student achievement data and review best instructional practices to ensure that we are meeting all of our students' learning needs.  Currently, we need 56% of our students demonstrating that they are proficient or advanced on the English-Language Arts (ELA) portion of the STAR test and 56.4% on the mathematics STAR Test.  District-wide 58.8% of our students were proficient or advanced in ELA and 58.5% were proficient or advanced in math.  However, several of our subgroups including socioeconomically disadvantaged, English Learners, Hispanic/Latino, and African American did not meet the performance targets.  Our District Goals and Objectives are critical to help continue to move forward allowing our district to meet the upcoming academic targets  Not only do the District Goals and Objectives provide clear growth expectations on multiple critical measures, the document also provides strategies that we will be implementing district-wide to support every school to meet the learning needs of all our children. 

 

If you have questions about your child(ren)s' school's API, I recommend that you contact the principal and discuss the school's Single Plan for Student Achievement.  If you would like to participate in the dialogue around your child's schools plan to move forward I suggest that you join your school's School Site Council.

 

In these difficult financial times, we are extremely proud of our teachers', support staff members', and administrators' commitment to continually challenge ourselves to improve the learning opportunities for all our children.

 

 

 
2010 Growth 2009 Base Growth Target Actual Growth
Mt. Diablo District 784 773 11
Elementary Schools
Ayers 834 777 5 57
Bancroft 892 903 -11
Bel Air 646 660 7 -14
Cambridge 727 686 6 41
Delta View 825 830 -5
Eagle Peak 893 873 20
El Monte 754 748 5 6
Fair Oaks 731 695 5 36
Gregory Gardens 818 848 -30
Hidden Valley 851 843 8
Highlands 856 845   11
Holbrook 777 727 5 50
Meadow Homes 648 655 7 -7
Monte Gardens 918 898 20
Mountain View 809 797 3 12
Mt. Diablo   915 911 4
Pleasant Hill 898 901 -3
Rio Vista 669 671 6 -2
Sequoia 921 917 4
Shore Acres 659 620 9 39
Silverwood 828 805 23
Standwood 917 905 12
Sun Terrace 780 759 5 21
Valhalla 878 870 8
Valle Verde 930 927 3
Walnut Acres 936 934 2
Westwood 810 805 5
Woodside 869 863 6
Wren 765 754 5 11
Ygnacio Valley 753 697 5 56
Middle Schools
Diablo View 857 858 -1
El Dorado 708 682 6 26
Foothill 900 881 19
Glenbrook 660 643 8 17
Oak Grove 646 627 9 19
Pine Hollow 788 771 5 17
Pleasant Hill 825 799 1 26
Riverview 672 645 8 27
Sequoia 867 871 -4
Valley View 828 831 -3
High School
Clayton Valley 776 771 5 5
College Park 804 787 5 17
Concord High 723 743 5 -20
Mt. Diablo 651 622 9 29
Northgate 864 855 9
Ygnacio Valley 666 677 6 -11