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.
John Gill Elementary School had an API growth score of 727 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. John Gill Elementary School's 2012 base score was 755 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, John Gill Elementary School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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John Gill Elementary School Reviews
This school has a community feel and looks like a snapshot of Redwood CIty. However, the staff is teaching to one kind of child-as you know, our town has many types of kids! There is an awful sense of segregation between the multi-age and k-2 classes. It is too bad, because there is a potential for greatness.
The school needs to realize that it isn't teaching the same group of students that it was 10 years ago. They need to adopt state mandated curriculum and start worrying about and changing their test scores. As a new parent, I worry about what will happen in the coming years, when there seems to be no urgency to make change now!