Thirty-nine elementary schools in Los Angeles Unified School District were named California Distinguished Schools, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced on Dec. 18.
They include Melrose Avenue Elementary near Detroit Street and Melrose Avenue, Charles H. Kim Elementary on Oxford Avenue in Koreatown and Cheremoya Avenue Elementary on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood.
The schools are among 323 throughout the state being honored for having outstanding education programs and practices, closing the achievement gap and achieving exceptional overall student performance.
“I am delighted to see the state recognize the progress being made at so many of our schools where extraordinary things are happening,” LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “We are grateful for the hard work of the administrators, educators and staff for helping our students get a great education.”
The 39 elementary schools are located in all six local districts and all seven board districts.
“Congratulations to all the schools recognized for their great work improving student outcomes for our kids,” LAUSD Board Member Nick Melvoin said. “We will continue working to replicate success and expand access to outstanding programs so that every student has the opportunity to succeed in Los Angeles Unified.”
A component of the California School Recognition Program, the Distinguished Schools program recognizes schools based on performance and progress on state indicators including test scores, suspension rates, conditions and climate. Elementary schools and middle and high schools are recognized in alternate years. Every year, two of California’s Distinguished Schools Awardees are also eligible to be recognized as a National Elementary and Secondary Education Distinguished Schools Awardee. Those schools will be announced at a later date.
For information, visit cde.ca.gov.
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