Thirteen West Contra Costa Unified elementary schools are among 772 of nearly 6,000 schools in California to acquire the Gold Ribbon Schools Award, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday.
The award recognizes the schools who have implemented the state-adopted academic content and satisfaction standards in subjects for instance English, mathematics and science.
Award winners include Coronado, Fairmont, Hanna Ranch, Harding, Kensington, Madera, Montalvin, Olinda, Peres, Riverside, Sheldon, Valley View, and Washington elementary schools.
Peres received the award because of its Efficacy Model, which emphasizes a “think you may, work tirelessly, get smart” mindset as a student, staff and stakeholders. There is helped to boost API scores within the school from 456 in 2001 to 810 in 2014.
“At Peres, we understand all children can learn at high levels through efficacy and all of our programs are designed to advance the mission of academic proficiency strong character through efforts,” Principal Jawan Eldridge said.
Washington Elementary earned the Gold Ribbon Award for the Dual Language Immersion program, which include participation from parents and teachers and students. Principal Lisa Levi said combined efforts of oldsters, teachers and students are the thing that makes the program profitable.
“The schools which were named Gold Ribbon schools are evidence that we are to normal relating to improving outcomes for young students,” Board President Randy Enos said inside of a district statement.
The award, which recognized middle and high schools recently and aimed at elementary schools this current year, was designed rather than the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems.