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Blog: MHS Reaches API Goal Set 5 Years Ago

MHS Celebrates an Academic Milestone

Monrovia High School received great news from the state department of education on Wednesday. The Academic Performance Index (API) score which is a measure of how students are meeting state mandated standards in English, Math, Science, and Social Science was released to the public. The No Child Left Behind Act, passed in 2001, required all schools to reach a score of 800 by the 2013-2014 school year. In 2007 all stakeholders in the MHS community made a commitment to reach this goal within five years. As of Wednesday, the Wildcat family can officially celebrate the attainment of this goal as the 800 threshold was passed and their API score was announced. 802! This a true achievement of the entire school community and a reflection of the commitment of all stakeholders to the pursuit of academic excellence. Congratulations to our scholars and champions!

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Gayle M. Montgomery October 16, 2012 at 08:38 PM
This is great news indeed! Congratulations to the students, their parents, teachers, and administrators. Always great to hear when a school district is on track, especially if it's in your back yard.
Marg October 18, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Mr Jackson rocks! To those snobs in Arcadia who think Monrovia isn't as good....now we have NUMBERS to prove it. Of course, we always beat them in football, too.
Concerned Student October 21, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Congratulations MHS on reaching your goal, but let's not forget that this was a MINIMUM goal set by the state. There is still lots of work to do, and considering the fact that in order to meet this goal, Monrovia sent over 100 kids with consistently low tests scores to Canyon, who as a continuation school is not required to meet the 800 goal, in a way even reaching this goal required cheating. I don't know if it's fair to call Arcadia snobs because they have proved to be a better school academically. They work harder at what they do and reached an API score of 897 with only 10 kids in continuation. Your numbers still do not compare to Arcadia High School, and I feel like Monrovia has proved to be far more elitist than Arcadia has. Try again when you reach the top 100 public school in the nation list. Congratulations on your football team though...
Erin Thorn October 24, 2012 at 05:11 AM
First of all, the comment from Marg was ignorant and needn't have been posted here. That being said, I'm curious where you got your facts/information on the 100 students with consistently low test scores being sent to Canyon. I do know that students who are struggling to meet minimum graduation requirements are sent to Canyon so that they can get the individual attention they need to meet those requirements. I was under the impression that it was more for the students' benefit than MHS's benefit. Also, Canyon now has a 6 year(maximum) WASC accreditation score and if you look at the growth in test scores there you will see that Canyon HS is doing very well. In fact, I know of students who were doing just fine at MHS yet chose to go to Canyon to get that individual attention. Canyon has won awards for being an exemplary continuation high school and students go there to turn themselves around. This is not the topic or place for football rivalry.
Randor October 30, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Haters gonna hate. Historically, the main difference between the two towns is that Monrovia was unwilling to sell it's soul to a race track. Enjoy your hideous McMansions, inflated property values, and higher car insurance premiums.

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