San Marino Unified Schools Recognized by California Business Community for High Achievement

Published : Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 2:22 AM

San Marino Unified School District is proud to announce that Carver Elementary, Valentine Elementary, Huntington Middle and San Marino High Schools have been selected by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as 2014 Honor Roll recipients. Schools receiving this distinction have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

CBEE serves as the business community’s voice in education in California. The mission of CBEE is to use the power of data to learn what works to improve public education. The organization conducts an extensive analysis for every public school in California, and schools that have been honored with this award stand well above the rest. “Many of our high performing schools are not getting the recognition they deserve. These schools that succeed in reducing the achievement gap and preparing their students for college and careers should be celebrated,” said Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman and past CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “There are schools all over California that are leaders in ensuring their students are getting the best quality of education. Those schools need to be recognized.”

The annual Honor Roll award is made possible with support from numerous businesses and organizations, including State Farm, Macy’s Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the California Business Roundtable, and several private foundations.

“This recognition by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence affirms the hard work of students, teachers, administrators, and families in creating schools where students master challenging content,” said Dr. Alex Cherniss, Superintendent of San Marino Unified School District. “We are honored to receive these awards for high academic achievement and thank the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence for their efforts and recognition.”

The Honor Roll list grew from 261 schools when the program began in 2005 to the current 1,851 for 2014. A full list of the Honor Roll schools can be found at: http://www.cbeefoundation.org.

 

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