Schools will be doing a bit of bragging or head scratching as the state has released the API scores for 2012. You might have to be a bit creative to find some of the smaller academies. Magnets are not broken out. But before you head out to tour prospective magnets, look at the schools’ overall API, and ask the magnet coordinators for the magnet’s specific API scores. Scores aren’t everything, but it’s good to know if they’re making their targets and whether they are going up…or down. Nobel Middle School very well might be the first middle school with a 900+ API at 902.