The test scores are in and the results look good: La Cañada Unified School District continues to hold second place among districts in the state, according to data released Wednesday by the California Department of Education.
With a Growth Academic Performance Index score of 942 for the 2010-11 school year — a boost of nine points over the previous year — the La Cañada district finds itself just 13 points behind the state’s No.1-ranked unified school district, San Marino, which was given a score of 955.
LCUSD has held onto the No. 2 ranking behind San Marino since 2008, but has improved at a faster rate than San Marino during the last three years. It has also widened the lead between itself and the third-ranked district, Manhattan Beach, which earned a score of 932.