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Tulare County schools make national honor roll

Tulare County schools make national honor roll

Harmony Magnet in Strathmore, Sequoia Charter in Lemon Cove among a dozen Tulare County schools to be named to Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll

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TULARE COUNTY – Harmony Magnet Academy in Strathmore and Sequoia Elementary Charter in Lemon Cove were among a dozen schools in Tulare County who made an honor roll list nationwide. 

The schools were named to the 2017 – 2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll on May 16 for high achievement and student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. A total of 1,798 public schools in California are to be recognized.

Other Tulare County schools recognized include Buena Vista Elementary, Mission Valley Elementary and Liberty Elementary in Tulare; Columbine Elementary in Delano; Sycamore Valley Academy, University Preparatory High School in Visalia, El Diamante High School, Linwood Elementary, Manuel F. Hernandez, Mt. Whitney High School, Redwood High School, Shannon Ranch Elementary, all in Visalia.

The 2017 – 2018 Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.  For high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

“Educational success must be data-informed,” said Greg Jones, ERP and CBEE board chairman. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are improving student achievement and we have the data to prove it. It’s critical that the business community support and promote educational success as today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”

“At ERP we are committed to closing achievement gaps and removing educational obstacles for historically disadvantaged students,” said James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO.  “These bright spot schools and districts are implementing programs and practices that are improving educational equity and accelerating student success.  We need to shine a spotlight on their work and encourage others to replicate it.”

In California, the ERP Honor Roll is supported by numerous businesses and organizations, including Automobile Club of Southern California, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Chevron Corporation and Enterprise Holdings

To access the ERP Honor Roll, visit www.edresults.org.

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