Whittier Union High School District Honored by the Board of Supervisors for the Highest Academic Improvement in the County

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe made a presentation today to recognize the Whittier Union High School District for receiving the most improved A.P.I. (Academic Performance Index) Scores in the County.

The A.P.I. was the cornerstone of California’s Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999. It measures the academic performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic measures. The California Department of Education uses it as one of their most useful tools of determining the academic success of a school.

For seven consecutive years, Whittier Union High School District has sustained significant academic achievement gains at all of its high schools, which include: California, La Serna, Pioneer, Santa Fe, and Whittier.

This is an extraordinary accomplishment for Whittier Union, said Supervisor Knabe. I commend the Superintendent, the Board of Trustees, the teachers, the staff, and most of all the students, for their hard work and dedication.

In attendance to receive the scroll was Whittier Union High School District Superintendent Sandra Thorstenson. Along with the superintendent were several members of the School District Board of Trustees including: President Jeff Baird and Clerk Leighton Anderson. Photos of this Board Presentation are available. Any media outlet interested in obtaining copies can call (213) 974-1095.