Marshall Fundamental and Pasadena High School Named 2018 Silver Medalists by US News and World Report

Don Benito, Hamilton, Pasadena High School and Willard Named CBEE Honor Roll Schools

Published : Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 3:04 PM

From Top Clockwise: Marshall Fundamental School, Pasadena High School, Willard Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School, Don Benito Elementary School

Six Pasadena Unified School District schools have been awarded national and state honors: two high schools won U.S. News & World Report silver medals and are named among the top high schools in the country; another four have been named Honor Roll schools by a California alliance of business and education leaders.

Marshall Fundamental Secondary School and Pasadena High School have once again earned U.S. News & World Report silver medals as part of the magazine’s 2018 Best High Schools annual ranking that highlights the country’s top public schools. Rankings are based on student achievement and college readiness data, including Advanced Placement test participation and passage rates.

Don Benito Fundamental, Hamilton Elementary, Pasadena High, and Willard Elementary have been named California Honor Roll Schools by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and its Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), an alliance of California business and academic leaders. Schools receiving the honor roll distinction have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For high schools, the honor roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

“Congratulations to students, faculty and staff, and families of Don Benito, Hamilton, Willard, Marshall and Pasadena High School!” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “These awards demonstrate that our schools are delivering excellent educational opportunities that are preparing students to succeed in college and the workplace.”

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 20,500 public high schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, graduation rates, and how well they prepare students for college. For more information about the U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools, visit








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