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Business Group Lauds 23 Schools

Twenty-three schools in the Long Beach Unified School District are listed on the newest Campaign for Business and Education Excellence Honor Roll for academic excellence and reducing achievement gaps among student populations.

The annual list is compiled by CBEE and the nonprofit Educational Results Partnership.

“These Honor Roll schools and districts are living proof that our students can succeed when schools are committed to removing educational obstacles and accelerating student success,” ERP President and CEO James Lanich said.  “After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school and district in California, these schools have been identified as clear leaders in getting students to grade-level and beyond.”

Of the 23 LBUSD schools recognized, 22 earned the “Star School” designation for high performance while serving significant populations of high poverty students.  Those winning schools are Alvarado, Bancroft, Bixby, Bryant, Burcham, California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Chavez, McBride, Holmes, Hoover, Hughes, Nelson, Kettering, Longfellow, Los Cerritos, MacArthur, Madison, Marshall, Riley, Signal Hill, Stanford and Tincher.  Naples Elementary School earned the “Scholar School” honor for high performance and closing achievement gaps, without significant levels of low-income students.

The 2018-19 Honor Roll recognizes schools and school districts that have demonstrated consistently high levels of academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.  For districts with high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.  This year, the California Honor Roll recognized 1,831 higher-performing schools.

Through national research, reviewers identified a common set of success factors in higher-performing Honor Roll schools and districts.  These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, evidence-based instructional practices, a defined system-wide mission of college and career readiness, an investment in human capital and maintenance of data systems to monitor school and student performance.

The Honor Roll is sponsored by numerous businesses and private foundations.  View the full list of schools at edresults.org.