Re: Wilcox High School Ranks As Top Bay Area School – Letter to the Editor

I am mystified by your recent article touting Wilcox as an “A” level school.  It is a grave mistake to rate a school by relying on a web site like Niche.  To get the truth we should look at CA assessment scores.  The data is terrifying.  In 2018 just 63.49% of Wilcox 11th graders met CA English standards down from 75.05% in 2017.  Even scarier, in 2018 just 43.86% of Wilcox 11th graders met CA Math standards down from 47.07% in 2017.  This is not “A” level performance.   The facts prove Wilcox is failing a significant portion of our children and is actually getting worse.  Far too many students graduating from Wilcox do not have even minimum level English or Math skills.  As parents and taxpayers we need to demand much more from our public schools.