Bollinger Canyon Elementary School, Coyote Creek Elementary School, and Rancho Romero Elementary School have earned statewide distinction as 2018 California Distinguished Schools, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced on Monday, April 2. San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) three school honorees were among just four schools recognized in Contra Costa County.
“This distinction is a testament to the excellent education provided by our teachers, the leadership of our site administrators, the dedication of our students and the support of our parent community,” SRVUSD Superintendent Rick Schmitt said. “I congratulate our schools on their well-deserved achievement.”
These three schools were previously honored in 2014 as Distinguished Schools and in 2016, Bollinger Canyon and Rancho Romero were recognized as California Gold Ribbon Schools. In order to apply for the Distinguished Schools distinction, schools must first meet the eligibility requirements. California uses the multiple measures accountability system to identify eligible schools based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as specified on the California School Dashboard (Dashboard). Information regarding the Dashboard is provided on the California Department of Education (CDE) California Accountability Model and School Dashboard web page.
The 2018 California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Schools were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates, and English learner progress.
All three SRVUSD elementary schools will be honored during a ceremony in May in Anaheim, California.