California Business for Education Excellence has named 52 San Diego Unified schools and seven of its charter schools as high-performing public schools and a spot on its 2013 Honor Roll.
organization named 2,099 Honor Roll schools overall, including 1,022
higher poverty schools that are increasing academic performance and
closing the achievement gap, and 100 STEM schools that excel in science
The Star Schools for 2013 are Adams, Alcott, Angier, Barnard, Bay
Park, Benchley/Weinberger, Cadman, Chesterton, Chollas/Mead, Crown
Point, Doyle, Encanto, Fletcher, Green, Hickman, Holmes, McKinley, Oak
Park, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Sandburg, Sherman, Toler, Vista Grande
elementary schools. K-8: Grant, Longfellow. Middle schools: Challenger,
Correia, Lewis, Pacific Beach, Standley. High Schools: Kearny Digital
Media and Design, San Diego High International Studies, San Diego SCPA.
Charter schools: Harriet Tubman Village Charter, Health Sciences High,
King-Chavez Primary Academy, Preuss UCSD, San Diego Global Vision
Academy. Star schools are high poverty, high performing, achievement-gap-closing schools.
Honor Roll schools are Bird Rock, Curie, Dailiard, Dingeman,
Hearst, Kumeyaay, La Jolla, Miramar Ranch, Scripps, Sessions, Silver
Gate, Sunset View, Torrey Pines elementary schools; Marshall, Muirlands
middle schools; La Jolla, Scripps Ranch high schools; and Einstein
Academy, Old Town Academy K-8 Charter, Urban Discovery Academy Charter
schools. Honor roll schools are high performing schools without
significant levels of low-income students.
STEM schools are Alcott, Benchley/Weinberger, Green, Holms, Sandburg
and Vista Grande elementary schools. These schools were recognized for
having Honor Roll schools with higher poverty and higher performance in
math and science.
In a letter to Superintendent Cindy Marten, Dr. James S. Lanich,
President and Chief Executive Officer of California Business for
Education Excellence, said this year's was one of the largest ever and
shows great improvement in California's schools.
"Our heartfelt congratulations and thanks to you and your schools for
a job well done," he said. "After an extensive analysis of student
achievement data for every public school in California, these schools
stood well above the rest in raising their students to grade-level
proficiency and beyond."
Schools receiving this distinction from
the California business community have demonstrated consistently high
levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement
levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student
populations. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes
measures of college readiness.
Over time, CBEE has
identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor
Roll schools and districts. These include high expectations for all
students; ongoing collaboration among teachers to improve practice;
targeted use of data to pinpoint challenges and monitor progress;
continual intervention for struggling students; and mastery of content
knowledge and pedagogical practices.
Visit the California Business for Education Excellence website for more on the program.