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California’s schools, ranked again

By Katy Murphy
Thursday, May 13th, 2010 at 1:23 pm in test scores.

Test prep. File photo by Cindi Christi, Bay Area News Group

In case you’re not already having dreams (or nightmares) about No. 2 pencils and bubbles, I’m here to bring you data on last year’s state tests. Hey, don’t blame the timing on me! The state settled on the release date.

The California Department of Education sorted schools of each type, statewide, and gave them a rank from 1 (low) to 10 (high). Those whose API scores were in the lowest 10 percent (of all elementary schools, for example, or of all high schools) are ranked 1; those in the highest 10 percent are ranked 10. About 77 percent of Oakland’s public schools, including charters, fell in the bottom half, receiving ranks of 1-5.

Then there’s a “similar schools” rank, which is less reliable, but interesting nonetheless. It compares sets of 100 schools that supposedly have similar student demographics. Because those pools change, and the pools themselves are so small, these ranks tend to fluctuate from year to year. One similar schools ranking that jumped out at me was Joaquin Miller, a high-performing school that received a statewide rank of 9, but a similar schools rank of 1.

I made a spreadsheet on Oakland’s 134 ranked schools just for you. You can find it here. Want to look at other districts? Just click on the CDE’s API website.

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  • Katy Murphy

    I’m heading to a conference for education reporters — the National Education Writers Association meeting’s in San Francisco this year — so if your comment languishes in moderationland for longer than usual, I’m sorry.

  • CHauncey

    I see closed after some charters-what about district schools. The day needs to come when they close for academic reasons and not just fiscal reasons!

    Unions of the world unite-change is coming! Isint that what Obama promised to all?

    Bout time the monopoly game ends in public education-Liberals church!

  • Cranky Teacher

    Robeson and BEST are both closing, two of Oakland’s high schools, CHauncey.

  • Cranky Teacher

    Oh, and several middle schools, too. All for academic and related enrollment issues. What were you talking about, CHauncey?

    Wasting our time.

  • Chauncey

    Charter have five years to perform or close. Which five schools are closing? For academic reasons? Hell if that was the case Claremont, Program Improvement Infinity , where my nephew goes, whould have been closed a long while ago! A terrible school among million dollar homes (well that as value a few years back) and would be even higher if the school was good.

    Let me tell you something crank, I went to OUSD schools and know the excuses people like you have made. Your union protects you, who protects the genrations of miseducated students crank?

    Robeson and Best are strictly money man- what will they do;expand another school in the same campus with the same results.

    But, ultimately, your school system style must change to the demands.

    Wste of time? Hell , waste of life is what OUSD parents are worried about.

  • Cranky Teacher

    Just remember, folks — these APIs for the most part are just a measure of what children are bringing with them from home and the community.

    My guess: Maybe 80% who the students are already, 10% test prep over the year and 5% test-day planning. The rest, is actual difference in quality of education.

    Statistically, especially over just a year, they are almost useless as a measure of a school’s improvement or lack thereof.

    They are very good, however, at telling you want the economic status is of the children there…which I guess is what a lot of a parents want to know.

  • Cranky Teacher

    CHauncy, I feel your frustration. Went to crappy public schools myself.

    Those schools are being closed because of a lack of performance, however — at least three middle and two high schools, that I saw.

    Did you know that Charters nationwide are not outpeforming non-Charters?

    If charters are the solution, more power to them. However, if you look at this list, some are actually underpeforming compared to “similar schools” (which is based on demographics). For example, Jerry Brown’s pet project, the Arts charter gets a lowly “1″ in terms of similar schools.

    Now, for all I now, that is a terrific school which focuses on, hey, the arts — and not test prep. But by this standard, they are a failing school.

  • Nextset

    Facinating Scores.

    What exactly is the story at American Indian? How are they keeping their scores so high?

    My take on all of this, It is NOT the teachers that determine the scoring. It is the STUDENTS. It always has been. NCLB pretends otherwise and penalizes the teachers & schools who have the black/brown students. Until no one will have them.

    I don’t agree with tying teacher pay to scores. I might agree with offering bonuses for score improvements beyond what is predictable by race and SES. You cannot logically tie pay for what would happen regardless of what the teacher may do. And what what is likely to happen regardless of what a teacher does. Otherwise we would just be paying teachers to chase the Asian and White kids while avoiding the black and brown kids. Now is that what is really going on with AI School and the other high scoring schools?

    Time pressure testing functions as IQ tests – they measure calculation speed of brain function. What is happening here is that the testing is assessing what the students are and scoring as such. I suspect what we see here is that schools such as AI have somehow managed to select who they will work with. And then they do work them well. So is what we are seeing the results of just great teaching or actually the results of great deselection of students?

    On the other hand I do believe the black and brown students are being coddled and babied by the public schools and their families so that they are not going to score as it their lives depended on it. That is an old argument with me. I believe schools such as OUSD are mainly interested in the black/brown students & families not complaining about anything rather than working them like hamsters on a wheel.

    So I’m not surprised or particularly concerned about the scores. All the players are busy sorting themselves into the castes they intend to live under.

    Brave New World!

  • Cranky Teacher

    http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/14/the-push-back-on-charter-schools/

    “Stanford University researchers, backed by pro-charter school funders, found that nationally, only 17 percent of charter schools outperform comparable public schools, and 37 percent underperform. Much smaller studies, most notably Caroline Hoxby’s analysis of New York City public schools, have found positive results, but her study has been criticized as methodologically flawed. . . .

    Teachers have also soured on charter schools. Education Secretary Arne Duncan correctly notes that the late teacher union leader Albert Shanker was an early supporter of charters. But as I outline in my biography of Shanker, he envisioned charters as a vehicle for enhancing the teacher’s voice and grew disillusioned as they became a vehicle for bypassing union representation. Lacking voice, charter school teachers are 132 percent more likely to leave the profession than teachers in regular public schools.

    Civil rights groups are also increasingly concerned given new evidence that charters are even more racially isolated than regular public schools. Charter school supporters respond that today providing a good education advances civil rights, whatever the racial makeup of the school, but that retort ignores the fact that charters rarely provide a superior education.

    Indeed, the disappointing academic record of charters is surely linked to longstanding research finding that racially and economically separate schools are rarely equal.”

  • La Mar

    just because charters have not been a success nationwide, as in the nytimes article, doesn’t mean the concept is a bad one. operating outside of the system, as a charter does, is better. when you look at a system like a CA school district, you see an organization bogged down by by entitlements like the virtual job ownership where teachers get tenure after TWO years on the job. what is CA thinking? teachers are saints and are incredible people. let’s find and develop the best ones possible, give them more cash, and get rid of the bad ones so we can start getting some real results.

    job rights and worker entitlement are good for grownups but bad for kids.

    it’s just like corporate welfare, the military industrial complex and other entitlements–when we fund these things, we’re hooking up the lobbyist or the shareholder, or some powerful micro-constituency. it is good for the individual or small group but bad for the system and the public.

    also, oakland’s top secondary schools are all charters.

    what does that say about us locally?

  • oakey

    So among elementary schools, Montclair beat out Hillcrest. By a point. No biggie, but good competition. Look at Lincoln, right up there in the middle of the 10′s. Doesn’t it have a population that is among the lowest economic conditions? Sure isn’t the economic condition that determines how well students do, does it?

    And at the Middle schools, my favorite: Claremont Middle. Scores a whopping 2. Certainly is consistent with my observation of these alleged “students” terrorizing the Rockridge neighborhood. No wonder no one in Rockridge would consider sending their own children there. I really hope it’s on the list of schools to close. It is an eyesore and scourge of the neighborhood.

    Among middle schools, also note the predominance of Charters at the top end (only 3 middle schools scored a 10, and all were Charter). Look at all those 3′s, 2′s and 1′s. A disgrace. I’m surprised KIPP only scored a 7. The predominance of Charters among the top scorers must really burn all those …. you know who you are. BTW, I don’t know anyone who supports the existence of charters as an alternative to the union dominated system schools would claim they are always better performers. To claim that is a red herring. But we do believe parents ought to have the choice, which the teacher unions definitely do not.

    Among the High Schools, the top 7 are all charters, and all the schools scoring above 3 are charters.

    Above 3. OMG. The non-charter high school kids in Oakland are the bizarro version of Lake Wobegon kids.

  • Oakland Educator

    Charters have the ability to cherry-pick students; public schools don’t. Neither should have the ability as it is unequal and unethical. A lot of charters have no special ed or only mild special ed, basically students who would be fully mainstreamed in general ed classes. Charters can kick kids out; public schools have to go through futile DHP hearings that rarely result in expulsion, and expulsion only means transfer to another OUSD school. These scores are a great impetus to compare apples to oranges, to pretend there is a magic pill other than improving funding priorities and giving more resources to the most underserved schools.

  • Cranky Teacher

    Oakey, you are not even reading the chart right.

    Claremont got a “2″ compared to all schools in California, but a “5″ for similar schools. That means that, actually, for serving the demographics it is enrolling (economic, ethnicity), it is right in the middle of the pack.

    Now, considering how you feel about those students, that may not reassure you about the future of California, lol, but they are not a failing school by the terms of the testing.

    As for charters, especially AIM, I’ll give you an anecdote: A Chinese boy we had transferred to our school. Socially awkward yet brilliant and thoughtful, he and his parents conveyed a terrifying story: The boy had been held in dentention for WEEKS at a time for simply not being able to do socially appropriate things like look people in the eyes when talking to him, and for having bad handwriting. He was called a ch**k and hit in the head by the bigshot founder. Eventually, his cowed parents pulled him out.

    I had this student for a year. He never gave any problems, did excellent work and is clearly heading to success at a four-year college.

    I have no doubt that AIM and Oakland Charter are drumming out anybody who gives them the slightest hassle. In a sense, they are a cross between an old-school mitary academy and a magnet school.

    So, yes, Nextset — you would like them, they fit your solution.

  • Cranky Teacher

    OOps, I said “AIM” — I meant American Indian Charter School. That’s where the boy came from; his experiences there were in middle school.

  • Chris

    Cranky teacher said it all. If these scores do not matter so much, then why is he so quick to point out that parents and the community are the problem? Are you saying that black and brown kids are the reason the scores are so low? This has nothing to do with the patehetic politically correct marxist teachers in OUSD?

    This is american schools need a change. Whats wrong with a school being tough, demanding and a parent deciding thats not the environment for them? Sounds like there should be more choice for the parents which would transfer into more rigidity from the schools.

    CK a typical OUSD teacher blaming others instead of his own. Does the OEA use these tactics? You Bet! And this is what parents blindly support OUSD teachers for with a strike.

    Poor Oakland city residents (not the hills though) you are being duped and dont even know what duped means.

  • J.R.

    Chris,
    Amen to that.

  • peter

    Any explanation as to why some scores have been adjusted downward since the start of the year? Westlake went from a 716 in August to a 692. Tough to be held accountable to scores that keep mysteriously changing!

  • Cranky Teacher

    Chris, if I understood what you were saying or thought you were even trying to have an honest coversation, I would respond.

    As it is, I see nothing but smearing somebody you don’t know and stereotyping thousands of teachers as “pathetic politically correct Marxist teachers.”

    As clear as I can tell, whether because of rage or to make a point, you are purposely twisting my words to mean things they don’t. For example, that I am blaming “black and brown” kids for low test scores.

    You’ll notice I didn’t even say AICS should be denied public school funding for racist, abusive tactics that discriminate against special ed kids. That wasn’t the topic. But I do think it is ridiculous to compare test scores between those who can drive out or deny access to anybody and those that have to take everybody — which is what folks on here were doing.

    But keep ranting against those bad “Marxist” teachers! You’re making Glenn Beck proud.

  • Cranky Teacher

    La Mar wrote:

    “just because charters have not been a success nationwide, as in the nytimes article, doesn’t mean the concept is a bad one. operating outside of the system, as a charter does, is better.”

    So, in theory charters are better but we don’t need any evidence to back this up? That is silly.

    “when you look at a system like a CA school district, you see an organization bogged down by by entitlements like the virtual job ownership where teachers get tenure after TWO years on the job.”

    Teachers don’t have “tenure” after two years. After two years, you have to show they are not doing a good job and document it. This is not like a university professor where they have to practically kill somebody to lose the job. In K-12, crap teachers are not pushed out of high-poverty schools in districts because a) there is a shortage of qualified applicants for the jobs and b) nobody has the time/wherewithal to even go watch them teach.

    “what is CA thinking? teachers are saints and are incredible people. let’s find and develop the best ones possible, give them more cash, and get rid of the bad ones so we can start getting some real results.”

    We already have this system: It’s called the suburbs. See, if you are a good teacher (or at least interview well), you can leave your lower-paid job in flatlands Oakland or outskirts San Francisco and get a bit more and more manageable students by switching over to Piedmont, Walnut Creek, Albany, etc. (Although, the job is still going to kick your butt, with more grading and much higher parent expectations).

    “job rights and worker entitlement are good for grownups but bad for kids.”

    Nicely simplistic but not necessarily true. If you empower good teachers to make classroom decisions, isn’t that an entitlement? If you pay teachers more and decrease turnover in “ghetto” schools, doesn’t that help the kids? If the teachers are depressed and working second jobs, does that help their students?

    “it’s just like corporate welfare, the military industrial complex and other entitlements–when we fund these things, we’re hooking up the lobbyist or the shareholder, or some powerful micro-constituency. it is good for the individual or small group but bad for the system and the public.”

    I think there is a lot of truth to this, and I agree there is too much bureaucratic thinking in education. However, most of it does not come from teachers but from corruptions such as the stranglehold the textbook manufacturers have on curriculum, and the desire of politicians to mandate educational policy they don’t understand … like the rush to charters as a cure-all.

    “also, oakland’s top secondary schools are all charters.”

    This should read, “also, Oakland’s top secondary schools are all schools which can select which students and families they are willing to admit.”

  • Nextset

    Cranky: Your post #13 – yes I approve of AI school. their tactics do fit my Rx. OUSD should adopt those tactics for an academic high school to compete with lowell High. OUSD should have one high school with scoring as high as anywhere in the bay area. That way poor but bright students would have a public school they can be proud to go to.

    And make no mistake, the “academic” school would in no way match the racial demographics of the district. And that is not a problem for me at all. I don’t expect one size to fit all. My idea of equal opportunity doesn’t include affirmative action – only the ability to test with everybody else. The chips fall where they may.

  • http://perimeterprimate.blogspot.com/ Sharon Higgins

    Chauncey said, “Hell if that was the case Claremont, Program Improvement Infinity , where my nephew goes, whould have been closed a long while ago! A terrible school among million dollar homes (well that as value a few years back) and would be even higher if the school was good.”

    Chauncey: There are lots of charters in Oakland for middle school kids. Why isn’t your nephew attending one?

  • Jenna

    Congratulations Redwood Heights – a public school with almost no gap between children of color, socioeconomic status and white students. You’ve done it again!

    Congratulations!

  • Chauncey

    Cranky (AKA Crank)Man its amazing to me how you van post att all time during the day. How many breaks do you have or are you not a teacher? I hope you’re really not cause kids are getting shortchanged!

    I agree with Chris- funny how parents and community dynamics are the first to blame when low scores occur.

    In posting #6 CK said, ” Just remember, folks — these APIs for the most part are just a measure of what children are bringing with them from home and the community.”

    So what you are saying is that the state department of education and the feds created this api system to measure just porr minoirty homes?

    WOW! Typical union talk. Never the teacher, always something else. You see why the system is doomed? Only thing holding it up is the Democratic Party who benefits royaly from the NEA/CTA. But in the long run,

    parents will get smarter about data and that will end all of this crap. Sharon , My nephew doesnt go to charter because his mom is an OUSD teacher who hates them the same way you guys are trained too.

    But at this point, I think she sees the light considering things that she has witnessed at the old union hall!

  • Oakland Teacher

    If the test scores/API are not at least somewhat related to student backgrounds (plus test-taking ability), then how would you explain the different scores between students who have attended the exact same schools with the exact same teachers, but one student is at the top and another far below basic? In any class (including the schools with great reputations), there is going to be variability in the scores when there has not been variability in the education delivered. Children and learning is not the same as growing 2 exactly the same seeds in the same environment = same outcome. Anyone who tries to say it is, will be sorely disappointed.

  • http://perimeterprimate.blogspot.com/ Sharon Higgins

    How come kids who followed an identical school path and had the exact same teachers are having such different outcomes? Why are some students who went to the same elementary, middle, and high schools (Fruitvale, Bret Harte, Skyline) heading to UC Berkeley next fall, while others haven’t been able to manage to graduate from high school?

    How come so many very low-income Asian kids end up doing quite well in Oakland’s “failing” schools? This is worth contemplating, especially because they have never spoken one word of English in their homes and their parents don’t expect the schools to pay special attention to them as a subgroup.

    One Harvard professor referred to his incoming students as “polished river stones.” Is it realistic to expect schools to be able to do all that “polishing” on their own?

    How much “polishing” can teachers do if the kids don’t want to be polished, and/or their parents don’t take on the task of backing up the efforts of the school?

    Why are so many people being suckered into believing the rhetoric being spouted by the dominant ed reform crowd which declares that every child in our society should be going to college, when the forecast for the U.S. labor market absolutely contradicts the need for that?

  • http://perimeterprimate.blogspot.com/ Sharon Higgins

    Read “Plan B: Skip College” in the NY Times today @ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/16/weekinreview/16steinberg.html?emc=eta1

    Here’s an excerpt:

    College degrees are simply not necessary for many jobs. Of the 30 jobs projected to grow at the fastest rate over the next decade in the United States, only seven typically require a bachelor’s degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Among the top 10 growing job categories, two require college degrees: accounting (a bachelor’s) and postsecondary teachers (a doctorate). But this growth is expected to be dwarfed by the need for registered nurses, home health aides, customer service representatives and store clerks. None of those jobs require a bachelor’s degree.

    Professor Vedder likes to ask why 15 percent of mail carriers have bachelor’s degrees, according to a 1999 federal study.

    “Some of them could have bought a house for what they spent on their education,” he said.

    Professor Lerman, the American University economist, said some high school graduates would be better served by being taught how to behave and communicate in the workplace.

    Such skills are ranked among the most desired — even ahead of educational attainment — in many surveys of employers. In one 2008 survey of more than 2,000 businesses in Washington State, employers said entry-level workers appeared to be most deficient in being able to “solve problems and make decisions,” “resolve conflict and negotiate,” “cooperate with others” and “listen actively.”

  • Gordon Danning

    OF COURSE socioeconomic status (and ELL status) affects school achievement; even Redwood Heights (see post #22)has vastly lower ELL and low income students than the district. See http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/Navigation/fsTwoPanel.asp?bottom=/profile.asp%3Flevel%3D07%26reportNumber%3D16 I’m guessing that there is plenty of research showing that disadvantaged students who go to majority “advantaged” schools tend to emulate their peers’ study habits, etc, and tend to do better than those in schools where most students are “disadvantaged.”

    And OF COURSE standardized tests understate the achievements of ELL students (my AP World History
    students missed a practice question on “coercive labor” because they didnt know that is the same as “forced labor.”)

    THAT BEING SAID, I am sick of that being used as an excuse for mediocrity. There are simply too many teachers in Oakland who do a mediocre job, because I hear complaints from students. There are economics teachers who don’t teach supply and demand (!), and there are art teachers who show “Avatar” in class (and not for a lesson on 3D). There are AP classes in which kids play cards or watch movies for the 4 weeks after the test (and, not even quality movies, or independent or foreign films that might expand kids’ horizons). The school district calls for each senior to complete a senior project that is a “serious research paper or exhibition” — how many schools actually require that? Heck, I hear that Skyline actually canceled their senior project; how can they be allowed to do that, if district policy says otherwise?

    So, yes, adjust the scores for socioeconomic status (which the state already does in its “similar schools” score). But lets spend less time doing that, and more time getting our own house in order

  • Yastrzemski

    @Sharon….

    Registered Nurses DO need a Bachelor’s Degree to work in a hospital, especially in the ICU or the OR…most need a Master’s Degree to even be considered for a supervisory position.
    Home health aides, LVN’s, nurses aides, those are “lesser” degrees, and that is the growing need…with the population aging and longer life expectancies. (I saw a similar article…and there is a difference!)

  • http://www.cpa.com len raphael

    re Claremont, whether the scores show it’s in the middle of the pack for similar demographic schools, or near the bottom of all schools, the school has problems that it did not have under some previous administrators. have heard the words like “out of control” used by current students to describe the school both my kids went to.

  • http://perimeterprimate.blogspot.com/ Sharon Higgins

    Yastrezemski: Registered nurses with only associate degrees (ADN) are working in many hospitals and and other settings across the country. I have a B.S. in Nursing but my R.N. sister does not. As you mention, management positions and the more challenging specialty areas will require higher degrees, but a lot of nursing positions at the RN level don’t require a four-year college degree at all. http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm

  • gee yu

    Hey has anyone gone on the ctc license website and checked out the principals for the failing school ther eare a lot of interns and prelim principals who are learning on the job ( 50 out 0f 100 that I saw)… why ? when I when to Oakland schools we had real principals that had admin creds

  • Gordon Danning

    Gee Yu:

    When Oakland High had a principal vacancy last year, there were something on the order of 4 applicants, but there were 5 vacancies. We were told that OUSD pays its principals pretty poorly (90K or so, I think). Plus, with small schools there are many more principal positions than back in the day.

  • Steven Weinberg

    Peter, scores are revised each year to reflect the new rules for the coming school year. This year the revised (base) scores for middle schools went down because the new APIs will include special education students who took the Modified test. Since last year was the first year the Modified middle school tests were given the state did not have a system in place for deciding how many correct would result in which scores, thus the scores of many special ed students were not included in last year’s APIs for middle schools. A year ago the base APIs in middle schools went up because they refigured the year’s before scores without including the special ed students, since they knew this problem would arise.
    If these test were really criterion-referenced tests, as the state claims, it wouldn’t be neceassary to see how students did on the test before determining what a passing score would be, so this whole procedure just shows how phony the state testing system is.

  • Nextset

    Jenna – re your post #22 –

    Do you really think that the magical teaching of this school or any school obliterated the gap in racial scoring? Do you think it’s that easy to make everybody the same?

    Study the situation a little more. How many “white” students and minority students are involved here? And who are the “black” students – Ethiopians, Nigerians, Mixed marriage Kids, Immigrants?

    And you should know from all the stats, the racial gap between Whites and Asians (As well as Blacks and the other groups) is fixed, durable and measurable when you are dealing with large numbers of people over time. If a school has managed to turn in numbers that are off everybody else’s, start looking at why.

    Do they know something about educating Blacks/Whites/Asians that no one else has learned, Or are the white (baseline) numbers atypical – or what? Or is at a case of small numbers of people. Schools at military bases run different numbers because the student population of every race is preselected for IQ scoring of the parents (dulls excluded from serving).

    Or is this another case where you are trying to use pre-puberty performance as proof that we are all equal? You do know the (cognitive) differences become more pronounced after puberty. You wouldn’t try to pass off childhood stats as evidence of anything, would you?? Is that honest?

    If there is a Silver Bullet for the Gap, we’d all like to know. Any attempt to goose learning and performance results in simultaneous gains in the other groups that keep the Gap (test scoring) fixed and stable.

    Good Luck with your research. It’s been tried before.

  • Skyline Teacher

    Gordon: Skyline didn’t cancel the senior project, many students are still doing it. What they did was make explicit what was true: It is not mandatory for graduation. At the ceremony, students will receive special recognition (a tassel, their name announced), and it will be in the system with their graduation.

    As for AP kids playing cards after the test, that may be bad but it is completely THE NORM at suburban schools. Those kids work insanely hard before the test. If it bothers you so much, lobby the AP national folks to move the tests back to the end of the school year. (disclosure: I have never taught AP).

  • Teacher

    It’s the KIDS and the FAMILIES stupid !

  • charter mom

    hello, i’m a parent of a student that graduated from AIPHS he is a part of the family since he started the 6 grade recently graduated from the school now attending college out of sate. we ourselves live in the ghetto of Oakland. he graduated with GPA of 4.75. with that said ppl stop blaming poverty and parents teachers get paid to TEACH! not to be making excuses for students and what’s worst underestimating their success… kids can handle hw they have enough energy “TEACH them and they will learn” teach them to make excuses for themselves and they will do that for the rest of their lives.

    Example:
    Q: why are u using drugs?
    A: cause my dad never paid attention to me or my parents were always working and didn’t spend time with me.

    excuses are for losers!don’t be afraid to discipline the student, for you are doing him/her a favor she will have a better chance in life.

    I thank OCA, AIPCS, and all the schools that have the strength and desire to make a change with our children and youth, god-bless you for all your hard work and dedication.

    Proud Mexican mom

  • J.R.

    My math may be off but that GPA would have to be 3.75(that’s OK, typo’s happen to everyone).Hats off to you for steering your child in the right direction, you have a right to be pleased.Congratulations to you and your child.

  • rosa rodriguez

    j.r no its not a typo’s he was taking AP clasess (Advance Placement clasess). For his hard work and dedication he was awarded full scholaship to university.

    Thank you,

    Proud Mexican mom