Pacifica Community Charter #2 School is located in Los Angeles, CA and is one of 959 schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. It is a charter school that serves students in grades K-8.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Pacifica Community Charter #2 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.
Pacifica Community Charter #2 School had an API growth score of 705 in 2009. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement.
Pacifica Community Charter #2 School's 2009 base score was 651 and the school did meet its 2009 school-wide growth target.
In 2008, Pacifica Community Charter #2 School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The California Standards Test (CST) is an annual exam used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards. The CST is one of the five components of the STAR Program.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in grades 2 through 11 in English language arts and math, in grades 5, 8 and 10 in science, and in grades 8, 10 and 11 in history/social science. In grades 9 through 11, students may also be assessed in math and science, depending on course enrollment.
How is it Scored?
Students receive one of five ratings: far below basic, below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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