Four CVESD Schools Win National Honor

The National Center for Urban School Transformation named four CVESD schools as winners of the 2012 NCUST Excellence in Urban Education Awards! J. Calvin Lauderbach, John J. Montgomery and Otay schools each won in the elementary category, and Robert L. Mueller Charter won in the middle school division. Nationally, there were only 14 award-winning schools total. So to have four of the winners come from CVESD is particularly impressive. The principals of the winning schools will present interactive breakout sessions at the NCUST Excellence in Urban Education National Symposium in San Diego, May 23-25, 2012.

Through the Excellence in Urban Education Award program, NCUST identifies, awards and celebrates America’s best urban schools!

The goals of the NCUST Excellence in Urban Education Awards program are to:

  • Recognize the talent, dedication, and hard work of urban school educators and students;
  • Educate the public about the accomplishments and potential of urban schools;
  • Provide a benchmark of excellence that motivates the reform efforts of urban schools and districts; and
  • Deepen the knowledge base of best practices for promoting urban school transformation.

“If every school in America served diverse populations of students as well as the National Excellence in Urban Education Award schools, achievement gaps would be eliminated,” said Dr. Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Executive Director of the National Center for Urban School Transformation at the San Diego State University College of Education, in announcing the winners.

Elementary Winners

1. C.E. Rose Elementary, Tucson Unified School District, AZ 2. Lauderbach Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary School District, CA 3. Montgomery Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary School District, CA 4. Otay Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary School District, CA 5. Columbus Elementary, Glendale Unified School District, CA 6. Jim Thorpe Fundamental School, Santa Ana Unified School District, CA 7. R.N. Harris Integrated Arts, Durham Public Schools, NC

Middle School Winners

8. Mueller Charter, Chula Vista Elementary School District, CA 9. National City Middle, Sweetwater Unified High School District, CA 10. William Dandy Middle, Broward County Schools, FL 11. William Bryant Middle, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, OH

 –Information Courtesy of NCUST

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