About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Ralph A. Gates Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.
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.
Ralph A. Gates Elementary School had an API growth score of 838 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Ralph A. Gates Elementary School's 2012 base score was 828 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Ralph A. Gates Elementary School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.