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.
Pacific High School had an API growth score of 675 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Pacific High School's 2012 base score was 642 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Pacific High School had 22 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Pacific High School Reviews
Pacific High School is not necessarily a bad school, but I think in areas of test scores, consideration must be given to the following:
If SBUSD would stop having an "open door policy" to permit whoever they want from going to whatever school they want, without some form of minimum grade requirements, or standards, then this would not prevent so many schools from not making the grades in their school district.
People need to stop making excuses for a school to not make the grade based on where it is located, its geographics, etc. and start owning up to acknowledging that kids and parents need to work positively with their schools and be involved in their kid's education and life to keep them out of trouble or needing to utilize a campus child care center!
I had the opportunity to go to an academic recognition presentation for all PHS students that do succeed---I was impressed. I would be even more impressed if more students from anywhere would take their education more seriously, so they don't flip burgers or end up in a dead end job all their life!
My two cents!--PHS parent