Schools Selected by California Business for Education Excellence for Prestigious Honor Roll

Posted by: Jeffrey Felix 3 years, 10 months ago

Schools Selected by California Business for Education Excellence for Prestigious Honor Roll

Coronado Unified School District announced today that three schools have been selected by California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) as three of 2,099 public schools in California to receive the title of 2013 Honor Roll school. Coronado Middle School, Village Elementary, and Silver Strand Elementary were each recognized as an Honor Roll school.

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.

The CBEE Honor Roll is comprised of “Star Schools” Award (1022 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 be recognized by California’s business community as an Honor Roll school,” said Dr. Jay Marquand, principal of Coronado Middle School. “Our teachers and staff work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement and continuous improvement of our practices. This hard work and dedication is paying off for all of our students, regardless of their backgrounds.”

“Having high standards, effective instruction, and staying focused on student academic achievement has paid off for us,” said Whitney DeSantis, principal of Village Elementary.

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.

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.