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Elementary Schools Achieve STAR Status

The Board of Education recently recognized 18 elementary schools with STAR Awards for significant gains in student achievement. More elementary schools than ever qualified for the awards this year. Two schools received the STAR award for the fourth time: Naples and Tucker. Four schools were honored for the third time: Garfield, Keller, Signal Hill and Whittier. Nine schools were two-year recipients: Alvarado, Barton, Buffum, Edison, Gompers, Holmes, Kettering, Longfellow and Muir. Three schools received the award for the first time: Carver, Lee and Prisk. To receive the STAR (Student Success Terrific Teaching Academic Results) Award, a school must • triple its API and each sub-group growth target, • show English Learner positive growth toward proficiency on the California Standards Tests (CST), and • have more students reach grade level proficiency in their reading benchmark and math facts than the year before.