1. Where did the data come from?
Data are aggregated from most up-to-date publicly available data sources including Department of Education and universities’ databases, research publications, and online sources.
While we make the best attempt to keep the data accurate and up to date, we are not responsible for any error, inaccuracy, or omissions.
2. Do the data include private schools?
The dataset for California includes public, charter and private schools, but for Texas we only have the data for public and charter high schools.
3. Will you be adding more states?
Yes, we are in the process of adding more states. You are invite to vote for the next state you’d like us to add through the app.
4. Why are some schools not included?
Only private high school with more than 70 graduates and public high school with more than 150 graduates are displayed. Some schools are not required to supply data to the Department Education, in those cases, we will only display data that are available.
5. What’s the definition of the rank filters?
% of Senior Percentage of graduating seniors that are admitted to the university.
3 yr Admit Total number of seniors admitted to the university in a 3 yr period.
3 yr Graduate In a 3 yr period, the total number of students from the high school received bachelor degree within 6 years. Available for CA public universities only.
6. Why is the SAT score for Texas schools much higher than California schools?
SAT score for CA schools includes Writing exam and is based on 2400 scale.
SAT score for TX schools DOES NOT includes Writing test score and is based on 1600 scale.
7. What’s the definition of some of the terms?
API Academic Performance Index, ranges from 200 to 1000, calculated from standardized test results. Based API is used, not the growth target API.
Rank California DoE ranks all schools from 1 to 10 according to their Base API. A rank of 9 means school’s API fell into the TOP 20% of all schools.
Similar School Rank A school with a low API but high Similar Schools Rank may be more effective than a school with low ranks all around. California DoE calculated the Similar Schools Rank by comparing each school to 100 schools with similar demographic factors, including parent education levels and the percent of students receiving a free or reduced-price lunch.
College-Level readiness Percent of Texas graduates who scored at or above the criterion score on the TAKS, SAT, or ACT tests.