Want the latest info your local school? There’s now an app for that

Want the latest info your local school? There’s now an app for that

SACRAMENTO — Ever long to look up details on school demographics and academic performance as easily as you search for nearby movie showtimes or map directions on your smart phone?  A new mobile app, launched for the first time by the California Department of Education, will offer detailed contact information and performance data about the state’s 10,000 public schools.

The CA Schools mobile app, which is available for  iOS and Android systems, lets users pinpoint nearby schools based on their current location and easily access a wealth of details, including the schools’ demographics, test scores and its California School Dashboard profile page. It also allows users to look up this data on schools by city, county, school district and ZIP code, as well as search specifically for charter schools and private schools.