Del Mar Union School District kids academically, physically fit

By Karen Billing
Staff Writer

Del Mar Union School District has the highest elementary school district APIs in the county, with a district-wide score of 956 (out of 1,000).

“We’re doing a lot of good things with a lot of really advanced kids,” said Holly McClurg, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instructional services.

Within the subgroups (100 or more students with valid scores), all of the scores remained steady or saw improvements over a three-year period from 2008-11. All of the groups are way ahead of the state API. Asian students improved by 10 points to receive an API of 995 this year and English learners have jumped 40 points from 880 to an API of 920. Hispanic students remained steady with a score of 873 and white students scored 948.

The only groups that saw a drop were students with disabilities who dropped two points to 835 and socioeconomically-disadvantaged students who dropped nine points to 815, but still remain above the state API of 662 and 716 respectively.

DMUSD is also tops at two areas that are not included in the API scores: writing and physical fitness.

In the fifth grade PE test, 94 percent met at least four of the six standards for PE, including aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal strength, trunk extension and upper body strength.

In the fourth grade writing test, 89 percent scored a six or an eight, the highest possible scores.

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