The California Business for Educational Excellence, or CBEE, officials recently revealed their 2012 Honor Roll list, a list of public schools with above-average performance.
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The 2012 Honor Roll recognizes public schools for demonstrating high levels of student achievement, increases in achievement and decrease in gaps between achievement.
“These schools represent every school in Newhall,” said Marc Winger, superintendent of the district. “Our teachers and principals have all attributes that CBEE looks for and they collaborate for student success. Everybody is interested in student success.”
Five schools in the Newhall School District were named “Scholar Schools.” Scholar Schools are schools with high performance without large numbers of low income students.
The five schools named as Scholar Schools are Meadows, Oak Hills, Pico Canyon, Stevenson Ranch, and Valencia Elementary Schools.
There were two school that were named “Star Schools.” Star Schools are schools that have a high number of students living in poverty. Despite that, they continue to perform well in the classroom, closing the learning gap between groups of students.
Dr. J. Michael McGrath and Wiley Canyon Elementary were the two school named “Start Schools.”
“We always look forward to the CBEE’s annual list of outstanding schools because at one time or another every school in Newhall has appeared on the Honor Roll,” said Phil Ellis, president of the governing board for the Newhall School District.
The CBEE has recognized a number of factors that contribute to the high success of schools and districts.
These factors involve high expectations for students; collaboration between teachers; the use of data to monitor progress; assistance for struggling students; and mastery of content knowledge.
For more information, visit www.cbee.org/programs 
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