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.
Bessie Carmichael Elementary School had an API growth score of 794 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Bessie Carmichael Elementary School's 2012 base score was 750 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Bessie Carmichael Elementary 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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Bessie Carmichael Elementary School Reviews
This school is close to my work and it's very important to me to be able to get to my child quickly in the event of an emergency. I have two children at this school and like the small community that it is. I have been able to communicate and keep abreast of my children's progress. It's been easy for me to keep in touch with the teacher to see if they need anything for the classroom and if its in my budget - I try to get what they need be it extra boxes of kleenex, a box of snack, or art supply. In this city, it is difficult to get into the top rated schools - but seeing my children growing and learning in this environment has me pleased.