OPINION: Del Mar schools rock

Del Mar Union School District can be proud of our great API test scores. We did great. API scores are scores assigned by the State of California Department of Education based on school demographics and the scores our students earn on the spring standardized test (commonly called the STAR test by parents). The state “requires” all schools to score 800 (out of 1000) as “passing” and our schools all scored over 900 (923-983 to be exact).

We should be proud of our great schools, because they show how well our district is fulfilling its duty to educate students. This is especially true because we do not “teach to the test.” We offer a full education with arts, science, technology, core academics, character building and physical activity. We teach in diverse manners that are able to reach our diverse learners. I know this both as a school board member and as a parent of a student in our district!

When things go right, it is time to congratulate everyone in the school community who shares this pride – from our students and parents, to school staff including teachers, district administration on up to the school board. All together we continue to shine and I am not afraid to say I am proud of our test scores in Del Mar.

Katherine White

Del Mar Union School District parent and school board trustee

   
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