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Del Sur Schools Among Top Performers in Poway Unified School District on State Tests

Friday, November 02, 2012 / Del Sur

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 24, 2012) - 2012 Growth Academic Performance Index (API) scores are in and Del Sur neighborhood schools – Del Sur Elementary, Oak Valley Middle and Del Norte High – are top-performing schools within the Poway Unified School District (PUSD). The high-achieving district’s API scores have continually increased since the inception of the district-wide API in 2003.


“We’re extraordinarily proud that Del Sur’s schools are not only part of PUSD, but that they there are top-performing schools in the district,” said Bill Ostrem, president and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch LLC, developer of Del Sur. “The diversified programs and outstanding academic leaders, including teachers at Del Sur Elementary and Oak Valley Middle who were named Teacher of the Year in 2011 and 2012, are what make these schools so successful.”


Here’s how Del Sur schools are performing:


•  Del Norte High School earned 865, and was the only high school in PUSD to successfully meet its 2011-12 growth target. Its score placed it third among high schools in PUSD, and in the top 10 of all San Diego public high schools. The state-of-the-art high school is equipped for success with sciences labs, athletic facilities including a pool and tennis courts, a performing arts center and more.



•  Oak Valley Middle School scored 923 on the API, placing it second among all middle schools in PUSD. Oak Valley gained 14 points this year to reach 923, and was one of only two middle schools in PUSD to successfully meet its 2011-12 growth target. Also this fall, the middle school is celebrating Martin Reisert, its sixth-grade science teacher who was named 2012 PUSD Teacher of the Year.


•  Del Sur Elementary School scored 960, tying with one other elementary school for the highest API score in the entire district. Del Sur gained 15 points this year to reach 960.

Del Sur Elementary is the first school in PUSD history to have a grade level (fourth-grade) with 100 percent proficient testing on state exams. 90 percent of Del Sur Elementary’s fourth-grade students are advanced.


“Del Sur Elementary School is unique in that we offer broad-based educational experiences, such as an engineering class, art class, and even a program called Business Town where students get to act as working professionals for a day,“ said Doug Johnson, principal of Del Sur Elementary School. “Our wonderful PTA and Foundation fund additional programs and teachers, also extending the learning experience for our students.”


With scores ranging from 200 to 1,000, API measures year-to-year academic performance and growth in schools and in districts across the state.  The API is based upon student results on the California Standards Tests given to students in grades 2-11 in the spring of each year.  For high schools, the results of the California High School Exit Exam are factored into the student performance scores.


Located within or nearby master-planned community Del Sur, Del Sur Elementary, Oak Valley Middle and Del Norte High are part of the Poway Unified School District, one of the highest-ranking districts in the county and state. The award-winning district oversees 25 elementary schools, six middle schools and five high schools.


All PUSD comprehensive high schools, middle and elementary schools exceeded the state API target of 800, a goal the state set for all schools to reach by 2014. The most recent results show 22 PUSD schools with API scores of 900+.


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Published by : April Harter
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