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Achievement Up At Middle, K-8 Schools

Fourteen 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. Of the 14 schools honored, seven were recognized for Highest Honors, which means that they at least doubled their schoolwide growth target for the state Academic Performance Index. These schools also met state and national achievement goals in English and math, and closed achievement gaps by meeting growth targets for all subgroups of children. Earning Highest Honors were Gompers, Hughes, Tincher, Cubberley, Rogers, Stanford and Newcomb schools. Seven other schools earned Honors for demonstrating significant growth in student achievement, based on multiple criteria. Honor schools included Bancroft, Hill, Hoover, Hudson, Lindsey, Powell and Robinson.