Miramar Ranch among healthiest schools
Miramar Ranch Elementary School in Scripps Ranch was one of 18 schools in the San Diego Unified School District to have been awarded the distinction as America’s Healthiest Schools for their dedication to supporting the health and well-being of students, staff and families.
“As a district, we are committed to supporting the health and wellness of our school communities,” Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson said. “These awards are a testament to the great work our schools do in this area, ensuring students’ needs are met so they can learn, grow and thrive.”
Presented by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, America’s Healthiest Schools is a prestigious, annual award for schools that have demonstrated remarkable efforts to prioritize the essential health needs of their school community.
This year, schools were recognized in nine categories, including: Strengthening Social-Emotional Health & Learning, Cultivating Staff Well-Being, and Increasing Family & Community Engagement.
All San Diego Unified schools meet district level criteria for the district’s strengths in nutrition and food access, local wellness policy, and school health services. However, the 18 schools that received an award meet or exceed best practice standards in one or more topic areas related to the physical, mental, and social-emotional health of students, teachers and school staff.
The 18 San Diego Unified schools being recognized are among the 406 schools nationwide awarded this year. Healthier Generation’s list of America’s Healthiest Schools remains one of the country’s longest-running, nationwide recognition programs honoring schools for achievements in supporting the whole health of students, teachers and staff.
“As we enter what is predicted to be another challenging school year, we commend the awardees for their resourcefulness and dedication to addressing the acute health and well-being needs of students, staff, and families,” said Kathy Higgins, chief executive officer at Healthier Generation. “This cohort of schools exemplifies the fortitude required to serve current and future generations with empathy and care.”
To view the complete list of awardees, visit HealthierGeneration.org/HealthiestSchools.