LNMS Enters the 2012 "API 800 Club" and Scores "Perfect 10" on Similar Schools Ranking for 3rd Consecutive year

The Los Nietos School District Congratulates the Los Nietos Middle School for Receiving a 2012 Similar School Rank of "10" for the third straight year on May 24, 2013
The Los Nietos School District Board of Trustees extended congratulations to Principal Jacqueline Cardenas and the staff of the Los Nietos Middle School as the California Department of Education released the 2012 State and Similar School Rankings on May 24, 2013. For the third year in a row, the Los Nietos Middle School received a Similar School Ranking of “10”. In addition, the Los Nietos Middle School’s Academic Performance Index (API) rose to a new score of 812! The Los Nietos Middle School in addition to being one of the only middle schools in the area not in Program Improvement, is also the only middle school in the Whittier, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, and Norwalk-La Mirada area to receive a 2012 State or Similar rank of “10”.

A school's statewide rank is based on the school's Base API and is calculated separately for three types of schools: elementary, middle, and high schools. Ranks are established by deciles. Each decile contains 10 percent of all schools of each type. It is important to note that there will always be schools ranked 1 and schools ranked 10 because of the nature of the decile system. Ten percent of schools will always be in each decile.

The similar schools rank is similar to the statewide rank, except that each school is ranked relative to a group of 100 schools determined to be similar to the comparison school based on certain school, student, and teacher characteristics. The school's similar schools rank is the decile where that school's Base API falls compared with the Base APIs of the 100 other similar schools in the comparison group.

For the first time in the history of the Los Nietos School District there are two schools with API’s of 800 or higher at the same time (Aeolian and Los Nietos Middle School). With a new Los Nietos School District API Base of 799, the Los Nietos School District is anxiously awaiting the 2013 CST test results to determine if 2013 is the year that all of our schools plus the District join the elusive 800 API club at the same time.