Schools Earn STAR Status for Results

Fifteen elementary schools were honored at a recent Board of Education meeting for attaining STAR School status. (Student success, Terrific teaching, Academic Results) The schools had to attain several measures of academic success to earn the distinction conferred by the Elementary Office: • Most growth on combined district performance assessments--reading, above grade level in grades K-3; math, proficient or advanced proficient on math facts; and writing, 4+ in conventions/rhetorical. • Most growth on Academic Performance Index 1998 to 1999. • Highest ranking (9 or 10) on Similar Schools Comparison. STAR Schools include Addams, Birney, Burbank, Burroughs, Fremont, Harte, Lafayette, Los Cerritos, Lowell, Madison, Roosevelt, Signal Hill, Stevenson, Sutter and Willard elementary schools.