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College School District has had some remarkable accomplishment in our efforts to close the achievement gap as mandated by State Superintendent Jack O’Connell. The District growth was some of the best registered in the county, and supports O’Connell’s goals for all students.

The Academic Performance Index (API) Report shows how much a school is improving from year to year based on its API score calculated from the results of students on statewide tests given in the spring of each year. The state has set 800 as the target score for all schools to meet.College School District’s API score in 2010 was 882, some of the most impressive gains in the Santa Ynez Valley. Students at second- through eighth-grade Santa Ynez School improved in all four categories – 72 percent in English-language arts from 61.3 percent last year, 75.6 percent in math from 65.3 percent last year, 87 percent in science from 75.6 percent last year and 86.2 percent in history from 55.2 percent last year – a 31 percent difference.

The Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report was made a federal requirement by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. This report shows how well students are meeting common standards of academic performance. A school makes adequate yearly progress by meeting the following requirements:

By the Spring of 2011

  • 67.6% of students must score at or above the Proficient level in English Language Arts.
  • 68.5% of students must score at or above the Proficient level in Mathematics.
  • 95% of all students enrolled must particpate in the California Standards Test.
  • All statistically significantly subgroups must meet these same criteria.

2010-2011 College District AYP Results – this chart demonstrates College School District surpassed all the criteria to meet the AYP for 2011.

  Percent Proficience or Advanced Percent Proficient or Advanced
Subgroup ELA (Target 67.6%) Mathematics (Target 68.5%)
Hispanic/Latino 70.2% 75.0%
English Learners 66.2% 69.0%
Economically Disadvantaged 70% 72.8%
White (non-Hispanic 86.4% 89.1%
Schoolwide 74.3% 79.2%

The complete College School District Accountability Progress Report can be found at theCalifornia Department of Education website.


Superintendent Dr. James Brown
Executive Assistant to Superintendent | Victoria Pointer
3525 Pine Street, Santa Ynez California 93460


Principal Maurene Donner
Secretary | Mariana Diaz
3325 Pine Street, Santa Ynez California 93460