El Dorado County Ranks Best in Regional Schools
Twenty-seven Sacramento-area elementary schools were honored Wednesday by the California Department of Education for improving student achievement.
The state named 424 California Distinguished Schools based on overall academic achievement, as well as progress in reducing the achievement gap among disadvantaged students, among other criteria. Schools apply for the honor with an application that outlines the practices that have made them successful.
... El Dorado County had 10 schools earning the designation, while Placer County had seven, Sacramento County six and Yolo County four.
... Here are the local winners:
El Dorado County: Northside, Oak Meadow, Silva Valley, William Brooks, Pinewood, Jackson, Lake Forest, Lakeview and Rescue elementaries, as well as Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet...
This just in from EDCOE:
Dina Gentry, Communications Director
El Dorado County home to ten
2014 California Distinguished Schools
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday, April 30, that ten schools in El Dorado County have been selected as California Distinguished Schools. The award highlights exemplary schools that use innovative approaches to improving academic achievement for all students, regardless of their background, condition or “This honor is a defining moment for schools and acknowledges our shared commitment to narrowing the achievement gap in our diverse community and across California,” said El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers. “I am incredibly proud of all educators who provide excellence in education to the children of El Dorado County – these awards belong
El Dorado County 2014 California Distinguished Schools:
• Northside Elementary, Black Oak Mine Unified School District
• Oak Meadow Elementary, Buckeye Union School District
• Silva Valley Elementary, Buckeye Union School District
• William Brooks Elementary, Buckeye Union School District
• Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet, Lake Tahoe Unified School District
• Pinewood Elementary, Pollock Pines Elementary School District
• Jackson Elementary, Rescue Union School District
• Lake Forest Elementary, Rescue Union School District
• Lakeview Elementary, Rescue Union School District
• Rescue Union Elementary, Rescue Union School District
The application process was intensive. Schools were required to demonstrate eligibility to certain criteria including accountability to federal and state measures based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Academic Performance Index requirements. Applications also required comprehensive descriptions of two successful signature practices used by individual schools to maximize student success. Under the direction of the California Department of Education, teams of educators from across the state screened applications and visited each selected site to confirm full signature practice implementation.
Superintendent Torlakson will present the awards at regional ceremonies funded by donations from prominent corporations and educational organizations in California.
The El Dorado County Office of Education supports the 15 school districts in addition to the alternative instructional and post-secondary programs of El Dorado County and endeavors to deliver educational excellence through responsible, cost-effective centralized services to meet regulatory and educational standards in a safe, successful educational environment for all of our children… our most precious asset.