49 Placer County Schools Receive Honor Roll Distinction

49 Placer County public schools were included in the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) 2012 Honor Roll list. This program awards schools showing a dedication to more than just their overall academic achievement. The CBEE wants to honor the schools that are "getting it right for all students," says Greg Jones, CBEE Chairman. The award has its eye on the variance between a school's highest achievers and its lowest. The smaller that gap is, the better the school is at helping all of its students succeed.

What's the Goal of the CBEE and the Honor Roll distinction?

Beyond just recognizing the schools that are reaching the greatest number of their students the CBEE wants to use these schools as role models for schools that didn't make the grade. "To ensure more of our schools succeed," says Jones, "we must change the conversation from being about fixing failing schools to one that focuses on replicating the success of schools like those on the Honor Roll."

Since the program started in 2005, the number of schools tapped for this honor has increased nearly 10 fold, from 261 schools to 2,108 schools in 2012. This means that, according to the CBEE, nearly 1900 California Public Schools have noticeably improved their academic performance amongst all their students in less than a decade.

News of Great Schools in Placer County is Nothing New

Granite Bay High School in Placer County

In the 8 years since the program began a number of Placer County public schools have consistently made the grade. Granite Bay High and Rocklin's Valley View Elementary have been honored a total of 6 times, and Rocklin Academy in the Rocklin Unified School District has the distinction as the only Placer County school to receive the honor every year since the program's inception.

Awards such as this are nothing new for many Placer County schools, particularly those in Roseville, Rocklin, and Granite Bay. These communities have shown a strong commitment to education. The Eureka Schools Foundation, a community driven organization that finds private donations to help fund the areas public schools, is an example of that commitment.

The 2012 Placer County Schools on the CBEE Honor Roll

School Name

School District

Antelope Meadows Elementary

Dry Creek Joint Elementary

Coyote Ridge Elementary

Dry Creek Joint Elementary

Heritage Oak Elementary

Dry Creek Joint Elementary

Quail Glen Elementary

Dry Creek Joint Elementary

Greenhills Elementary

Eureka Union

Maidu Elementary

Eureka Union

Oakhills Elementary

Eureka Union

Olympus Junior High

Eureka Union

Ridgeview Elementary

Eureka Union

Willma Cavitt Junior High

Eureka Union

Franklin Elementary

Loomis Union Elementary

Loomis Basin Charter

Loomis Union Elementary

Loomis Elementary

Loomis Union Elementary

Ophir Elementary

Loomis Union Elementary

Placer Elementary

Loomis Union Elementary

Newcastle Charter

Newcastle Elementary

Newcastle Elementary

Newcastle Elementary

Weimar Hills

Placer Hills Union Elementary

Colfax High

Placer Union High

Del Oro High

Placer Union High

Antelope Creek Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Breen Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Cobblestone Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Granite Oaks Middle

Rocklin Unified

Rock Creek Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Rocklin Academy

Rocklin Unified

Rocklin Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Rocklin High

Rocklin Unified

Ruhkala Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Sierra Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Spring View Middle

Rocklin Unified

Twin Oaks Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Valley View Elementary

Rocklin Unified

Whitney High

Rocklin Unified

Blue Oaks Elementary

Roseville City Elementary

Catheryn Gates Elementary

Roseville City Elementary

Crestmont Elementary

Roseville City Elementary

Diamond Creek Elementary

Roseville City Elementary

Junction Elementary

Roseville City Elementary

Robert C. Cooley Middle

Roseville City Elementary

Stoneridge Elementary

Roseville City Elementary

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Roseville City Elementary

Warren T. Eich Intermediate

Roseville City Elementary

Antelope High

Roseville Joint Union High

Granite Bay High

Roseville Joint Union High

Woodcreek High

Roseville Joint Union High

Western Sierra Collegiate Academy

SBE - Western Sierra Collegiate Academy

Twelve Bridges Elementary

Western Placer Unified

Twelve Bridges Middle

Western Placer Unified

 

Mary Pizzimenti, California Realtor ®

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