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Business Group Lauds 25 Schools

Twenty-five 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.

“Educational success must be data-informed,” ERP and CBEE Board Chairman Greg Jones said.  “These Honor Roll schools and districts are improving student achievement, and we have the data to prove it.  It’s critical that the business community support and promote educational success, as today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”

ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and uses the data to identify higher-performing schools and districts.  School districts that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistently high levels of academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.  For districts with high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

Of the 25 LBUSD schools recognized, 24 earned the “Star School” designation for high performance while serving significant populations of high poverty students.  Those winning schools are Alvarado, Bancroft, Bryant, Burcham, California Academy Of Mathematics and Science, Chavez, McBride, Keller, Holmes, Hoover, Hughes, Nelson, Kettering, Los Cerritos, Macarthur, Madison, Marshall, Millikan, Muir, Renaissance, 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.

“These bright spot schools and districts are implementing programs and practices that are improving educational equity and accelerating student success,” ERP President and CEO James Lanich said.  “We need to shine a spotlight on their work and encourage others to replicate it.”

The honor roll is sponsored by numerous businesses and private foundations.  This year, the California Honor Roll recognized 1,798 higher performing schools.  View the full list of schools at edresults.org.