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Department of Education Releases API Scores, Weho Schools See Improvement

Two West Hollywood schools saw an increase in their API scores from 2011.

The California Department of Education Thursday released Academic Performance Index scores for 2012, and two West Hollywood schools saw a significant improvement in comparison to their 2011 scores. 

West Hollywood Elementary School scored 932 in 2012, a 25-point improvement from its score of 907 in 2011. West Hollywood Day School tallied a score of 628, a huge improvement from its score of 545 in 2011.

Weho Elementary enrolls students from kindergarten to sixth grade, and Weho Day School enrolls students from seventh to twelfth grade that may have behavior issues.

West Hollywood's third public school, Larchmont Charter School, which enrolls students from kindergarten to sixth grade, saw its API score drop to 925 in 2012. In 2011, Larchmont achieved an API score of 942. 

API scores are meant to measure the academic performance of schools across the state in numerous school subjects. The state target for schools is a score of 800, with 1,000 representing the highest possible score. 

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