About This School
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 North Woods Discovery 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.
North Woods Discovery School had an API growth score of 770 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. North Woods Discovery School's 2012 base score was 797 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, North Woods Discovery School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.