Two local schools earn CDS awards

Two local schools earn CDS awards

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that Jerabek Elementary School and Miramar Ranch Elementary School were among 287 elementary schools being honored under the 2018 California Distinguished Schools Program.

The program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

This program has returned after a three-year break and replaces the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program.

“These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential and put them on the path to achieve their dreams,” Torlakson said. “Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.”

Schools that applied were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates and English learner progress. These award winners represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning and collaborating, but also highly successful school climate efforts, ranging from real time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.

The California Exemplary Districts, the Distinguished Schools, National Title I Distinguished Schools, Green Ribbon Schools, Civic Learning Award Schools and National Blue Ribbon Schools from 2017 will be honored in May during a ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The following day, educators from these schools will share their expertise and resources during a professional development day.

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