Peres and Coronado elementary schools in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood have both seen significant jumps in standardized test scores in recent years. Both exceeded 800, the state benchmark for proficiency, in the Academic Performance Index in 2011 and 2012. Here's a breakdown of the schools' scores since 2006.

Peres API scores

2012: 808

2011: 816

2010: 775

2009: 754

2008: 750

2007: 693

2006: 663

Coronado API scores

2012: 807

2011: 826

2010: 788

2009: 826

2008: 804

2007: 755

2006: 759