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Middle, K-8 Achievement Honored by District

Sixteen local middle and K-8 schools have earned awards from the Long Beach Unified School District for significant growth in academic achievement. The district’s Office of Middle and K-8 Schools recognized each of the winners at a recent Board of Education meeting. The Pyramid Awards, recognizing the cooperative efforts of parents, school staff, the principal and students, went to schools that demonstrated significant gains on state tests and other measurements. Nine of the schools were recognized for more than tripling their schoolwide growth target on the state Academic Performance Index (API) or for maintaining the state’s ultimate target for all schools, an API of 800 or above. These schools met state and national achievement goals in English and math, and closed achievement gaps by meeting growth targets for all subgroups of children. The schools are Bancroft, Cubberley, Hill, Hudson, Hughes, Newcomb, Rogers, Stanford and Tincher. Seven other schools were recognized for demonstrating growth toward meeting multiple criteria for student performance. Those schools are Avalon, Hoover, Lindbergh, Monroe, Powell, Robinson and Sutter.