DOWNEY – “Newsweek” and the Daily Beast have ranked Warren High School on its breakout list of one of the “Most Transformative High Schools in the Country.” The list highlights high schools that best prepare students for postsecondary education.
The Transformative High School List was determined by the Daily Beast via multiplying each school’s “Newsweek” score by the percentage of students who are eligible for free- or reduced-price lunches, a leading indicator of economic standing.
The overall ranking for each school is based on the graduation rate, college-bound rate, AP participation and API (Academic Performance Index) placement.
Warren High principal Laura Rivas also stated that Warren’s API has increased 100 points in the last decade, increasing dramatically since 2004. A school’s placement on the API is designed to be an indicator of a school’s performance level and was, until 2013, calculated annually by the California Department of Education.
Downey Unified School District’s API score as a whole, for the 2012-13 school year, topped at 801, which surpassed the statewide API average score of 788 in exams conducted in 2013.
Published: Sept. 25, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 24