In 2013, all the schools in the Milpitas Unified School District dropped in Academic Performance Index (API) except for John Sinnott Elementary and Milpitas High.
John Sinnott Elementary rose from a 2012 Base API of 915 to a 2013 Base API of 928.
Milpitas High rose from a 2012 Base API of 825 to a 2013 Base API of 830.
Aside from these two bright spots, the rest of the schools in the Milpitas Unified School District dropped in API. The biggest drops in API were from Calaveras Hills Continuation High School (dropped a whopping 121 points from API=626 in 2012 to API=505 in 2013), Robert Randall Elementary (dropped 42 points from API=795 in 2012 to API=753 in 2013), and William Burnett Elementary (dropped 39 points from API=894 in 2012 to API=855 in 2013). The next biggest drops were the two middle schools. Rancho Milpitas Middle dropped 24 points from API=881 to API=857. Thomas Russell Middle dropped 18pts from API=889 to API=871. It's hard to say why 10 of the 12 schools dropped in API.
The drop in API scores might be due to the district diverting more resources toward implementation of the Common Core State Standards for the 2014-15 school year.