Business Group Lauds 16 Schools

Sixteen 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.

“We are proud to recognize those schools and school districts who are succeeding in putting their students on a path of productivity that not only leads to success in the classroom, but also prepares them to contribute to and benefit from a more productive economy,” said Greg Jones, ERP and CBEE board chairman. “Leadership from both education and the business community is critical to linking success from one system to the next, and ensuring that students have the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a college degree and the financial security of a living wage job.”

The recently released honor roll recognizes “Star Schools,” or those with significant populations of disadvantaged students who have shown high achievement.  Making this list was LBUSD’s California Academy of Mathematics and Science, along with Bancroft, Cabrillo, Cleveland, Hughes, Keller, Kettering, Madison, Marshall, McBride, Millikan, Poly, Renaissance, Stanford, Tincher and Wilson schools.

The business group also recognized a subset of the honor roll that has both high percentages of low-income students and high levels of math and science achievement.  Among these schools were CAMS and Keller.

“The Honor Roll proves that many schools are doing well, even those with high numbers of historically disadvantaged students,” said Jim Lanich, ERP President and CEO.  “These schools are clearly doing something right and all schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success.”

The honor roll is sponsored by numerous businesses and private foundations.

View the full list of schools at edresults.org.