Luther Bank Elementary School held an Academic Performance Index and Program Improvement Exit celebration Wednesday afternoon.
Students watched as fourth-grade teacher Jeri McCarthy finished during the pie eating contest. Burbank was the only school in the Merced City School District to exit Program Improvement.
The school gained 49 API points, raising their total to 777 points. Principal Gutierrez announced their new API goal of 825.
After the pie eating contest, all the students walked the parade route giving each other high-fives to celebrate school success.