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June 1, 2018
El Morro Elementary School recognized for high achievement in student success
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - El Morro Elementary School was named to the 2017-2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for its 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. El Morro Elementary is one of 1,798 schools in California to be recognized.
The 2017-2018 Honor Roll is developed by the 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.
“El Morro Elementary School is honored to be recognized on the Honor Roll for high achieving schools. This validates the hard work and dedication our staff puts in each day to meet the needs of all of our students,” said El Morro Elementary School Principal Chris Duddy. He continued, “It also confirms that the curriculum and teaching strategies we are implementing are working for our students.”
“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 the Automobile Club of Southern California, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Chevron Corporation and Enterprise Holdings.
A full list of ERP Honor Roll schools and districts can be found at www.edresults.org.