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ABC Schools Selected for Honor Roll by Campaign for Business for Education Excellence

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Superintendent of ABC Unified School District, Dr. Mary Sieu is pleased to announce that the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) has named a record number of schools in ABC to the 2014 Honor Roll. The 2014 Honor Roll includes public elementary, middle and high schools recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student achievement, improvement in achievement over time and reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools, Honor Roll recognition includes measures of college readiness.

The Honor Roll Program for 2014 is made possible with support from numerous businesses and organizations including State Farm, Macy’s, Edison International, Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, Enterprise, Chevron, the California Business Roundtable and several private foundations.

The 12 STAR Schools, that include higher number of low income students yet attained higher academic achievement in ABC include the following schools: Artesia HS; Bragg ES; Burbank ES; Carver ES; Elliott ES; Gahr HS; Kennedy ES; Nixon ES; Palms ES; Ross MS; Stowers ES and Tetzlaff MS.

The 7 Scholar Schools include: Carmenita MS, Cerritos ES, Cerritos HS, Gonsalves ES, Leal ES, Whitney HS and Wittmann ES. A total of 19, schools in ABC were recognized on the Honor Roll by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence. This is the largest number of schools recognized in ABC in a single year. Each school will receive an Honor Roll banner from CBEE to display in their school.

According to Dr. Mary Sieu, Superintendent of ABCUSD, “We are very proud to be recognized by California’s business community. Our teachers and administrators work tireless to keep the focus on raising student achievement and to continuously improve our practices. This hard work and dedication is paying off for all our students regardless of their background.

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