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Business Group Lauds 14 Schools

Fourteen schools in the Long Beach Unified School District are listed on the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence Honor Roll for academic excellence and reducing achievement gaps among student populations.

“The American education system has a secret.  Many schools are doing well and the Honor Roll proves it.” said Jim Lanich, president and CEO of Educational Results Partnership, which partnered with CBEE to analyze student achievement data.  “Students are achieving at higher levels than anyone admits and more students than ever are succeeding when given the opportunity.  All schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success.  Leadership from the business community is critical to ensuring successes for all students.”

The recently released honor roll consists of three parts, the first being “Star Schools,” or those with significant populations of disadvantaged students who have shown high achievement.  Making this list was the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, along with Alvarado, Bancroft, Bixby, Gompers, Kettering, Longfellow, Los Cerritos, Madison, Renaissance, Signal Hill, Tincher and Twain schools.

Another tier of recognition is “Scholar Schools,” or those that show significant levels of academic achievement without a significant population of disadvantaged students.  Naples Elementary School made this list.

The business group also recognized a subset of the honor roll that has both high percentages of low-income students and high levels of math and science achievement.  Among these schools were CAMS and Kettering Elementary School.

This year’s honor roll included 1,714 schools in California.  View the full list of schools at edresults.org.