Congratulations to Manzanita Elementary, Turtle Bay and Stellar Charter Schools for being selected as Honor Roll schools for the 2016 California Honor Roll presented by Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence. After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, these three schools in our district were clear leaders in getting students to grade level and beyond.

The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time and reduction in achievement gaps.

National research has identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools, school districts. These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices; establishing system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students; investing in human capital; maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and deploying resources and guidance to support schools’ efforts to prepare all students for college and career.

Congratulations to these schools for a job well done!