The California Department of Education just released the new APIs for California schools. For the most part, San Carlos schools continue to improve on their already stellar reputation. As has been noted in the past on this site, APIs give a very broad idea of the performance level of schools. However, APIs do not tell the full story. Interested parties should survey families with children already at the schools, the PTA, teachers, facilities, etc. The reason I post the APIs on this site is that, whether it is fair or not, many buyers view APIs as the end-all, be-all of a schools performance and a number that will be directly related to the re-sale of their prospective property.
All San Carlos Schools saw an increase from their 2007 Base API Score to their 2008 Growth API Score. The only exceptions were Heather School, which had a somewhat noticeable drop from 850 to 816. Arundel also dropped, but only by a negligible amount from 897 to 892.
White Oaks School: 2007 Base API: 901 2008 Growth API: 904 Difference: +4
Brittan Acres 2007: Base API: 879 2008 Growth API: 893 Difference +14
Arundel School: 2007 Base API: 897 2008 Growth API: 892 Difference -5
Heather School: 2007 Base API: 850 2008 Growth API: 816 Difference -34
San Carlos Charter: 2007 Base API: 888 2008 Growth API: 893 Difference: +5
Clifford School: 2007 Base API: 804 2008 Growth API: 807 Difference: +3
Central Middle School: 2007 Base API: 842 2008 Growth API: 867 Difference: +25
Tierra Linda: 2007 Base API: 895 2008 Growth API: 908 Difference: +13
Sequoia High School: 2007 Base API: 699 2008 Growth API: 710 Difference: +11
Carlmont High School: 2007 Base API: 800 2008 Growth API: 800 Difference: 0