Elementary Schools Earn Business Community Honor Roll
Capri, Castlemont, Rosemary and Sherman Oaks earned Star School honors, and Forest Hill, Marshall Lane and Village were named as Scholar Schools on the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) 2014 Honor Roll.
Elementary Schools Named Among High Achievers
Seven of Campbell Union School District’s elementary schools earned top ratings on the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) 2014 Honor Roll. Capri, Castlemont, Rosemary and Sherman Oaks earned Star School honors, and Forest Hill, Marshall Lane and Village were named as Scholar Schools. The 2014 Honor Roll includes public K-8 and high schools that are recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.
Pictured here, Castlemont Elementary School students use colorful floor robots in a game that teaches sequencing, estimation, and problem solving—skills needed for success in school and the workplace. This is just one example of Campbell Union School District’s focus on STEAM education and college and career readiness for all students.
“Many of our higher performing schools are not getting the recognition they deserve. Those schools that succeed in reducing the achievement gap and preparing their students for higher education and careers should be celebrated,” said Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman and past CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
Over time, CBEE has identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools and districts. These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices; establishing system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students; investing in human capital; maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and deploying resources and guidance to support schools’ efforts to prepare all students for college.
“We’re proud to be honored for our work towards closing the achievement gap through equitable practices that support our students’ learning,” said Dr. Eric Andrew, superintendent of the preschool-through-grade-8 school district. “At all of our schools, we are focused on preparing students for college and career success and to be globally competitive in the workplace.”