California Department of Education
Policy and Evaluation Division
2003 Academic Performance Index (API) Base Report
School Report
March 2, 2004
School: Morse Senior High
District: San Diego Unified
County: San Diego
List of Similar Schools
CDS Code: 37-68338-3734654
School Type: High
Number of
Students 2003 2003 2003-
Included 2003 State- Similar 2004 2004
in the API wide Schools Growth API
2003 API (Base) Rank Rank Target Target
2115 660 6 9 7 667

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"N/A"  means a number is not applicable or not available due to missing data.
"N/R"  means required enrollment data are not reported.
" * " means this API is calculated for a small school, defined as having between 11 and 99 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) test scores included in the API (valid scores). APIs based on small numbers of students are less reliable and therefore should be carefully interpreted. Similar schools ranks are not calculated for small schools.
"A"  means the school scored at or above the statewide performance target of 800 in 2003.
"I"  means the school has some invalid data and CDE cannot calculate a valid similar schools rank for this school.
For more details about the displayed information, see the Explanatory Notes for the 2003 API Base Report

Subgroups Number 2003-2004 2004
of Pupils 2003 Subgroup Subgroup
Included in Numerically Subgroup Growth API
Ethnic/Racial 2003 API Significant API Base Target Target
 African American (not of Hispanic origin) 380 Yes 570 6 576
 American Indian or Alaska Native 1 No
 Asian 92 No
 Filipino 942 Yes 741 6 747
 Hispanic or Latino 526 Yes 564 6 570
 Pacific Islander 59 No
 White (not of Hispanic origin) 115 Yes 694 6 700
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 735 Yes 601 6 607
"A"    means the school scored at or above the statewide performance target of 800 in 2003.
Note: Data are reported only for numerically significant subgroups. Ethnic/racial and socioeconomically disadvantaged subgroups meeting the following criteria are considered numerically significant: the group (1) contains at least 100 students with test scores included in the API (valid scores) OR (2) comprises at least 15% of the school population tested and contains at least 30 students with valid scores.

School Demographic Characteristics
These data are from the October 2002 California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) data collection, the 2003 Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) student answer document and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA).
Ethnic/racial (STAR) Percent
 African American (not of Hispanic origin) 18
 American Indian or Alaska Native 0
 Asian 4
 Filipino 44
 Hispanic or Latino 25
 Pacific Islander 3
 White (not of Hispanic origin) 5

These percentages may not sum to 100 due to responses of: other, multiple, declined to state, or non-response.

Participants in free or
 reduced price lunch (STAR) 33
  This is also known as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
English learners (STAR) 14
Multi-track year-round school  (CBEDS) No
  School, prior year (STAR) 33
  This is the percentage of students who first attended this school in the current year. Students in the school's lowest grade are excluded. These data may not match numbers on other reports for middle and high schools.
      School, CBEDS date* (STAR) 95
      District, CBEDS date* (STAR) 97
       *This is the percentage of students who were counted as part of the school/district enrollment on the October 2002 CBEDS data collection and who have been continously enrolled since that date.
    Average class size (CBEDS)
     Grades Average
       K-3 N/A
       4-6 N/A
       Core academic courses 33
       in departmentalized programs
    Parent education level (STAR) Percent
       Percent with a response* 69
       Of those with a response:
         Not a high school graduate 10
         High school graduate 21
         Some college 24
         College graduate 42
         Graduate school 4

    *This number is the percentage of student answer documents with stated parent education level information.
    Average parent education level (STAR) 3.09
    The average of all responses where "1" represents "Not a high school graduate" and "5" represents "Graduate school."
    Fully credentialed teachers (CBEDS) 98
    Teachers with emergency credentials 0
    Enrollment in grades 2-11 on first day of testing (STAR) 2230
    Number of students having significant
      disabilities and marked as being assessed
      with the California Alternate
      Performance Assessment (STAR) 13
    Students exempted from STAR  
      testing per parent  
      written request (STAR) 2
    Number of students tested (STAR) 2174
    Number of students actually tested on
      the California Alternate  
      Performance Assessment (CAPA) 10