About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Palo Verde High School had an API growth score of 627 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Palo Verde High School's 2012 base score was 643 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Palo Verde High School had 29 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Palo Verde High School Reviews
This school is a dump!! They have no clue how to educate children. They allow the students to run the school and a vast majority of the teachers do not care about the school or the kids. It should be shut down and the kids sent somewhere else.
I was born and raised in Blythe, Ca and went to school K-12 there, which included Palo Verde High School. We had our faults back then as students; nobody is perfect, but the accredidation rating back then was much higher. I was actually considering moving back to Blythe because I miss my home town, but I don't know now. If the test rating is a (1 - 10) and the schools are getting a 2 - 4 rating, then I'd say that there is something wrong with the way the students are being taught, and how they are treated. I actually had to leave Blythe to take my son to another school in another town because Blythe Middle School teachers would not follow through and correctly apply the IEP that was created for my son who was on a 504 Plan at the time. It was really awful, and going from bad to worse then (2003). But I never would have thought it would be allowed to get this bad. My suggestion would be for the State School Psychologist and Administrative Director to come unexpectedly and visit the schools in the Palo Verde School District. Audit the performance of children, teachers, staff, and District personnel and see WHAT is happening, and WHAT can be done to make a positive change. BY the way, ISS is a joke. The kids like to go to ISS so that they can get out of class. It is in no way a punishment or disciplinary action of any kind. Another suggestion, make the student and the parents responsible for poor behavior. If the student isn't behaving properly, then on strike 3 they have to be accompanied to school and through the day by a parent or guardian. Parents won't like that, but believe me they will start getting on their children to behave because they can't afford to miss work.
I loved being at Palo Verde High School when I was growing up, but I wouldn't send my daughter to that school right now if my life depended on it. She is a good student, and the rating tells the story: and it's not just the kids, it's the teachers, parents, staff, and administration. It's really too bad too, because it could be a good school.