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Temecula Valley schools selected for Honor Roll recognition

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Issue 12, Volume 18.

TEMECULA – Thirteen schools in the Temecula Valley Unified School District have been selected by California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) to receive the title of 2013 Honor Roll school.

Abby Reinke Elementary

Alamos Elementary

Crowne Hill Elementary

Erle Stanley Gardner Middle

French Valley Elementary

Great Oak High

Paloma Elementary

Rancho Elementary

Red Hawk Elementary

Temecula Luiseno Elementary

Tony Tobin Elementary

Vail Elementary

Ysabel Barnett Elementary

Schools receiving this distinction from the California business community have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

The CBEE Honor Roll is comprised of "Star Schools" Award (1,022 schools) and "Scholar Schools" Award (1,077) schools. CBEE Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. CBEE Scholar Schools are schools that show significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.

"We are so proud to have 13 schools recognized by California’s business community as an Honor Roll school," said Superintendent Timothy Ritter. "Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on student academic achievement and continuous improvement of our practices."

"Having high standards, effective school leadership, and staying focused on student academic achievement has paid off for these Advertisement
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Honor Roll schools," said Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman and past CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. "These schools are an inspiration."

Over time, CBEE has identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools and districts. These include high expectations for all students; ongoing collaboration among teachers to improve practice; targeted use of data to pinpoint challenges and monitor progress; continual intervention for struggling students; and mastery of content knowledge and pedagogical practices.

"Our goal is to highlight these amazing schools who have been succeeding with our kids. Their practices can be replicated but only if those looking know where the status quo is unacceptable and where success and myth busting is taking place," said Jim Lanich, CBEE president. "All schools – no matter what zip code they are in – can achieve this kind of success."

The Honor Roll list grew from 261 schools in 2005 to the current 2,099 for 2013. A full list of the Honor Roll schools can be found at

The annual Honor Roll award is made possible with support from numerous businesses and organizations including State Farm, Macy’s, Edison International, Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the California Business Roundtable, and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provided specific support in the creation of the STEM Honor Roll.



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