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Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta is one of six National Blue Ribbon Schools in L.A. County for 2010-11.
by Christina Elston
Among the 24 schools in California named by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as national Blue Ribbon Schools for 2010-11, six are in Los Angeles County.
The program honors public and private elementary and high schools whose students are high achieving or have made significant academic progress, and that have succeeded in closing achievement gaps among disadvantaged and minority students. Schools are nominated by Chief State School officers in each state.
Exemplary high-performing schools have placed among the highest-performing schools in the state on assessments of reading and mathematics. Exemplary improving schools have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and have improved studenet performance in language arts and mathematics.
National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2010-11 in L.A. County are:
• Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta
• Arma J. Shull Elementary School in San Dimas
• Baldwin Stocker Elementary School in Arcadia
• Clover Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles
• Joe A. Gonsalves Elementary School in Cerritos
• Stevenson Ranch Elementary School in Stevenson Ranch
The schools will be honored at a national awards ceremony Nov. 12-13 in Washington, D.C. “I congratulate these dedicated schools for receiving such a prestigious national honor,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in releasing the news. “This recognition was made possible by motivated teachers, administrators and staff supported by involved parents who worked together to provide their students a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning.”
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