CVESD Honored by State Business Organization for Achievement

The District and 26 individual schools are selected for respective ‘Honor Roll’ distinctions

The Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) has announced that the Chula Vista Elementary School District is one of only 11 districts in California to be named a 2014 “Honor Roll” district. “Your district stood above the rest in getting your students to grade-level pro2014-HonorRoll-banner_districtficiency and beyond,” said James S. Lanich, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the business organization, in announcing the award.

In addition to the district recognition, 25 of CVESD’s 45 campuses were named “Star Schools.” The Star School award was bestowed upon campuses with a significant population of socio-economically disadvantaged students and that demonstrated consistently high levels of student achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. A 26th campus—Arroyo Vista Charter School—was named a “Scholar School” as it demonstrated a significant level of academic achievement, but does not have a significant size socio-economically disadvantaged student population.

“The honors are a credit to our teachers, administrators and students,” said CVESD Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D. “We are proud to be recognized by California’s business community as an Honor Roll district, and are ecstatic to learn that more than half of our campuses were similarly honored. Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement. It all starts in the home, where our students’ first teachers are their parents. Our entire school community can take pride in these honors.”

Ella B. Allen School received the added distinction of being named a 2014 “STEM Honor Roll” school, because of high math and science achievement. CBEE only recognized 100 schools in the state with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) honor.

“Many high performing schools are not getting the recognition they deserve. These schools that succeed in reducing the achievement gap and preparing their students for college and careers should be celebrated,” said Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman.  “There are schools all over California that are leaders in ensuring their students are getting the best quality of education. Those schools need to be recognized.”

The Honor Roll is a school recognition program that uses only academic achievement data showing improved academic growth over time and a closing of the achievement gap.

“The American education system has a secret. Many schools are doing well… the Honor Roll proves it,” said Lanich, the CBEE president. “Students are achieving at higher levels than anyone admits, and more students than ever are succeeding when given the opportunity.”

The following are the District schools that were honored as “Star Schools”:

Allen

Casillas

Chula Vista

Hills

CVLCC

Clear View

Cook

Eastlake

Feaster Charter

Finney

Halecrest

Hilltop Drive

Kellogg

Lauderbach

Lorna Verde

Mueller Charter

Otay

Palomar

Rice

Rogers

Rosebank

Silver Wing

Sunnyside

Tiffany

Valle Lindo

Valley Vista

A full list of the Honor Roll schools and the STEM Honor Roll can be found at www.ca.edresults.org/HonorRoll or email outreach@cbee.org.

About the Campaign for Business & Education Excellence

The mission of the Campaign for Business & Education Excellence is to use the power of data to learn what works to improve public education and close the achievement gap. Since 1998, CBEE has worked to focus businesses around a common agenda for high performing public schools leading to increased college success and economic productivity. CBEE serves as the business community’s leading voice in education in California.

About the Chula Vista Elementary School District

Students in the Chula Vista Elementary School District experience a rigorous 21st Century learning environment that is rooted in effective teaching practices and high-quality instruction. Our mission is to nurture every child’s imagination, intellect, and sense of inquiry. Working collaboratively, we tap a collective intelligence rich with the spirit and creativity necessary for students to become difference makers. Located in southern San Diego County, the District’s 45 schools serve nearly 30,000 students, primarily in grades K-6.

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