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 Hallmark Charter 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.
Hallmark Charter School had an API growth score of 839 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Hallmark Charter School's 2012 base score was 811 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Hallmark Charter School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Hallmark Charter School Reviews
Every school has it's pros and cons. The flexibility in learning allows my son to learn in an environment best suited to his needs. He's held accountable for learning and turning in work so he isn't missing out on any educational standards. The down side to Hallmark is that for more difficult subjects like Spanish or Chemistry, students need more teacher instruction time than is offered. Therefore students struggle a bit more in these areas. Overall, I'd recommend Hallmark to anyone looking for an alternative to traditional school or who is already homeschooling and needs the support and accountability Hallmark offers. And may I add that the staff and teachers at Hallmark are friendly, supportive and interested in teaching each child to their full potential.