2017 Support Music Merit Award - Roosevelt MIE Program:
Roosevelt Elementary School joins 1 percent of schools across the United States to earn a 2017 Support Music Merit Award for bolstering young learners’ education with comprehensive music instruction that complements core curriculum.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognized Roosevelt’s Music Immersion Experience (MIE) program, which ensures access to music instruction to all of its students for free.
“Over the course of the year, we’ve watched our students become more confident in their abilities and engaged in the classroom because of their involvement in MIE,” MIE Coordinator Samantha Theisen said. “We’re forever thankful to the District for its support of MIE and honored to be recognized for our music education efforts.”
California Gold Ribbon School - Gabrielino:
Gabrielino High School has been named a 2017 California Gold Ribbon School for its efforts to increase English learner graduation rates and improve college eligibility for Hispanic students.
The Gold Ribbon, California’s highest academic designation, was created as a substitute for the California Distinguished Schools Program while the state transitions to a new academic accountability tool. The designation is reserved for middle and high schools this year.
“This honor validates the work of the school faculty and administration," Gabrielino Principal Sharron Heinrich said. “It recognizes our efforts to offer innovative, practical and data-driven programs that ensure all of our students are succeeding.”
Campaign for Business and Education Excellence - Coolidge, McKinley, Washington, Wilson and Jefferson:
Five San Gabriel Unified schools were named to the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) 2016 Honor Roll for narrowing the achievement gap and for performing strongly on California standardized tests.
Every San Gabriel Unified Star School showed strong improvements in English language arts scores for English learners and socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
Four of the five schools also showed increased math scores among both student populations, with English language arts score improvements topping 20 percent among English learners.