* based on state rankings
Students who did not sleep through their science classes know that what goes up must come down, for every action there is an opposite reaction and if the California Department of Education releases Academic Performance Index rankings that can be used to list the top 10 schools based on statewide test scores, another list will be presented of the bottom 10 in the API.
We shared the top 10 schools in Orange County earlier What follows after the jump are the bottom 10 (in descending order) . . .
9.) (tie) Katella, Anaheim (699)
Loara, Anaheim U (699)
8.) Anaheim High (698)
7.) Orange High (687)
6.) Savanah, Anaheim U. (679)
5.) Magnolia, Anaheim U (677)
4.) Santa Ana High (591)
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3.) Saddleback, Santa Ana (616)
2.) Century, Santa Ana (591)
1.) Valley, Santa Ana (565)
Disclaimer: The rankings for Junipero Serra (568), Polaris (617), Coast (686) and La Entrada (670) were low enough to make this list. However, the state warned that because they are small and/or alternative schools, the student sampling was so low that one should be wary comparing their scores to larger schools like those shown here.