Cinnabar School has once again been recognized for the 2nd consecutive year by california business community for high student academic achievement and closing achievement gaps
Schools Selected by California Business for Education Excellence for Prestigious Honor Roll
(Petaluma) –It was announced today that Cinnabar School has been selected by California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) as one of 2,099 public schools in California to receive the title of 2013 Honor Roll school.
Schools receiving this distinction from the California business community have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.
The CBEE Honor Roll is comprised of “Star Schools” Award (1022 schools) and “Scholar Schools” Award (1,077) schools. CBEE Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. CBEE Scholar Schools are schools that show significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.
“We are so proud to be recognized by California’s business community as an Honor Roll school,” said Chuck Bush, school district superintendent. “Our teachers work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and academic achievement. This commitment and dedication is paying off for all of our students, regardless of their backgrounds. This awards shows that when the expectations are high, and the teachers are tuned into the needs of the students, there is no limit to the success students can achieve. Receiving this honor two years in a row tells us that our programs continue to improve and that our dedication to high levels of achievement for all students is making a real difference in the lives of the students we serve.”
“Having high standards, effective school leadership, and staying focused on student academic achievement has paid off for these Honor Roll Schools,” said Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman and past CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “These schools are an inspiration”
Over time, CBEE has identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools and districts. These include high expectations for all students; ongoing collaboration among teachers to improve practice; targeted use of data to pinpoint challenges and monitor progress; continual intervention for struggling students; and mastery of content knowledge and pedagogical practices.
“Our goal is to highlight these amazing schools who have been succeeding with our kids. Their practices can be replicated but only if those looking know where the status quo is unacceptable and where success and myth busting is taking place,” said Jim Lanich, CBEE president. “All schools--no matter what zip code they are in-- can achieve this kind of success.”