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Mountain Views-News Saturday, September 3, 2016 


Alverno High School

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 Head of School: Ann M. Gillick 

E-mail address:

Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 Head of School: Ethan Williamson

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Principal: Dr. William Walner

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809 

Co-Principals Nancy Lopez and Diane Kieffaber

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Interim Head of School, Merrily Dunlap 


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle High School

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Principal Bro. Christopher Brady, FSC

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Roberto Hernandez


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal Joan Harabedian (626) 355-9028 


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 Principal: Esther Salinas

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

rcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 Website:

Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010

(626)599-5000 Website:



Arcadia Unified students continue to score among the highest 
in Southern California, and far exceeded the state average, 
according to new statewide test results released by the California 
Department of Education on August 24, 2016. Arcadia scored 
40% higher than the state average for math, and 26% higher in 
English language arts/literacy (ELA). 

 The results for the rigorous California Assessment of Student 
Performance and Progress (CAASPP) showed that the statewide 
average for students meeting or exceeding the math standard 
was 37%. Arcadia Unified students met or exceeded the math 
standard at a rate of 77%. The statewide average for ELA was 
higher at 49%, and once again Arcadia Unified students far 
surpassed the average at 77%. Arcadia Unified students also 
showed improvement in math scoring 2% higher than last year’s 
baseline test, while remaining steady at 77% in ELA. 

 “We are very pleased with the scores, and greatly appreciate 
the impressive work by our students, teachers, and we can’t forget 
our parents, as we have all taken on the new California Standards 
curriculum and these new standardized tests the past few years,” 
said Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent Dr. David 
Vannasdall. “These results are just one of many indicators that 
we will use to help ensure our students are receiving the highest 
quality and most well-rounded education possible.” 

Percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards 2016: 

 California Average: English 49% Math 37%

 Arcadia Unified: English 77% Math 77% 

 (2% increase from 2015)

 The CAASPP, first introduced in 2014-2015, includes a number 
of different assessments, but the most widely administered are the 
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in math and English. 
These measure depth of understanding, writing, research and 
problem-solving skills. The online tests, based on California’s 
challenging academic standards, ask students to write clearly, 
think critically, and solve complex problems, just as they will 
need to do in college and on the job. Students in grades 3-8 and 
11 were tested. 

 Last year’s scores of the new test were used as a baseline, with 
this year providing the first comparable data set. However, the 
California Department of Education has stressed that multiple 
years of data will be needed to get a more accurate assessment of 
gains and improvement. 

 Arcadia Unified School District parents should be receiving 
their individual student assessment scores in the mail soon if 
they haven’t already received them. For a more comprehensive 
analysis of the assessment scores, you can visit the California 
Department of Education website.




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