|For immediate release
April 16, 2012
Larry Slonaker, SCCOE |
Phone: (408) 453-6662
Four County Schools Earn
Title I Academic Achievement Award
SAN JOSE, CA – Four schools from Santa Clara County have been selected for the 2011-12 Title I Academic Achievement Awards, the California Department of Education announced Wednesday.
The Title I Academic Achievement Award is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds. These funds assist schools in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line. Of the more than 9,000 schools in California, more than 6,000 of them participate in the Title I program.
To earn the distinction, the school must demonstrate that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California's academic content standards. Additionally, the school's socioeconomically disadvantaged students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them for two consecutive years.
The Santa Clara County schools and their districts are:
- Donald J. Meyer Elementary (Alum Rock Union Elementary)
- Laneview Elementary (Berryessa Union Elementary)
- KIPP San Jose Collegiate (East Side Union High)
- Franklin Elementary (Franklin-McKinley Elementary)
The Title I Achieving Schools will join the 2012 California Distinguished Schools and the 2010-11 National Blue Ribbon Schools at award ceremonies hosted by the Santa Clara County Office of Education on May 30 at the Santa Clara Marriott. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Weis are scheduled to appear at the event.
A list of all schools earning the award can be found at www.cde.ca.gov.
Date last updated: April 11, 2012