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On March 13, 2014, the State Board of Education (SBE) approved not to calculate the API for local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools for the 2014 and 2015 academic years. As a result, the 2014, 2015, and 2016 API reports will not be produced.

The SBE and the California Department of Education (CDE) are in the process of developing a new accountability system to replace the API to better measure our State’s educational goals.


The API ranking is changing every year. School boundaries are different from city boundaries. Though the school is located in City of Cupertino, some of the San Jose zip codes residents may attend the school. Value of 2 homes across a street which belongs to 2 different school boundaries can result in significant price differences. And also school boundaries are constantly changing. For accurate result you should always confirm directly with school to ensure your kids can attend the desire school of your choice before finalizing the purchase of the home. Home purchase decision can be overwhelming; however, you can get help from our expert consultant team: Contact Us to get customized advice on balancing School Rankings/ Home Prices & Convenient Office Commute. We will Listen to you Analyze your family’s needs & Pre-scribe the solution both on Real Estate & Finances. To find which area is more affordable for your family please see: Area Prices & Real Estate Market Overview.

How does the API work?

The purpose of the Academic Performance Index (API) is to measure the year-over-year growth in academic performance for California schools. The API summarizes a school’s standardized test scores into a single number, which ranges from 200 to 1000. The statewide API goal is 800 for all schools; higher numbers generally indicate better performance on the tests. The 2007 Base API was calculated using each school’s test results from the state’s Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program and the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) taken during the 2006-2007 school year. The Base API is used to measure academic improvement from one year to the next by comparing it to the Growth API.


Saratoga High School is located in the city of Saratoga. The houses in Saratoga are mostly older on large lots. Home price starts over $1.4 million.


Monta Vista High School is located in the city of Cupertino, where the average home size of 2000 sq.ft. worth well over $1.2 million.


Cupertino High School is located in the city of Cupertino.


Henry M Gunn High School is located in the city of Palo Alto.


Palo Alto High School   is located in the city of Palo Alto.


Los Altos High School is located in the city of Los Altos. Tested OK.


Homestead Hight School is located in the city of Sunnyvale.


Lynbrook High is located in the city of San Jose bordering Cupertino, Campbell, and Saratoga. Therefore, it serves the students from all four cities.


Leigh High School is Located in the city of San Jose.


Leland High School is Located in San Jose.


Evergreen Valley High School is Located in the city of San Jose.


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