Thomas Olaeta School second grader Ava Smith, 7, ponders a math problem during her class with second grade teacher Teresa Apodaca Thursday (8-29-13) at the Atwater school. Thomas Olaeta School scored 871 on the state API rankings.
Thomas Olaeta School second grader Ava Smith, 7, ponders a math problem during her class with second grade teacher Teresa Apodaca Thursday (8-29-13) at the Atwater school. Thomas Olaeta School scored 871 on the state API rankings. bahbeck@mercedsunstar.com
Thomas Olaeta School second grader Ava Smith, 7, ponders a math problem during her class with second grade teacher Teresa Apodaca Thursday (8-29-13) at the Atwater school. Thomas Olaeta School scored 871 on the state API rankings. bahbeck@mercedsunstar.com

Many Merced County schools lose ground on API scores, results show

August 29, 2013 12:42 PM

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