COLUMBUS SCHOOL IS ONE OF THE 2016 GOLD
RIBBON AWARD RECIPIENTS IN CALIFORNIAState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 780 elementary schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program
"These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers," Torlakson said. "California teachers are developing an education model for the nation, training the students of today to be the problem-solvers, inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow."
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. Nearly 6,000 elementary schools were eligible to apply this year.
Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The award recognized middle and high schools last year.
The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
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COLUMBUS HAS BEEN NAMED TO THE EDUCATION EXCELLENCE HONOR ROLL IN 2015!Through the Honor Roll School program, the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) identifies and recognizes higher performing schools in the state, particularly higher poverty schools that are closing achievement gaps and those with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) proficiency. The CBEE Honor Roll utilizes student achievement outcomes as the criteria and a is growing resource for schools to learn about best practices that increase student achievement.
Columbus, for the third year in a row, was one of the elementary schools in our district, named CBEE Star Schools. Star Schools represent schools that have 33% or more of their students categorized as socio-economically disadvantaged and rank in the top 20% of schools based on achievement in ELA, Math and Science, improvement in scale scores over a three-year period, and equity measured by the reduction of achievement gaps for all sub-groups.