(The following is from a press release)
Las Virgenes Unified School District is proud to announce that Willow Elementary, Yerba Buena Elementary and Calabasas High Schools have been selected by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as 2014 Honor Roll recipients. Schools receiving this distinction have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.
“Being recognized by California’s business community confirms that our incredible team of educators are delivering a strong educational foundation to ensure the future success of each student,” said Dr. Daniel Stepenosky, Superintendent of Schools for Las Virgenes Unified School District.
CBEE serves as the business community’s voice in education in California. The mission of CBEE is to use the power of data to learn what works to improve public education. The organization conducts an extensive analysis for every public school in California, and schools that have been honored with this award stand well above the rest. “Many of our high performing schools are not getting the recognition they deserve,”Jim Lanich, CBEE president.
Added Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman and past CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, “These schools that succeed in reducing the achievement gap and preparing their students for college and careers should be celebrated.”
Las Virgenes Unified School District serves approximately 11,100 students from Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and the Los Angeles County portion of Westlake Village. The District encompasses sixteen schools, spanning preschool through high school. LVUSD offers award-winning music, athletics and a multitude of distinctive programs that serve the diverse needs of its student body. The District and its individual schools have received numerous accolades including, most notably, College Board’s AP Honor Roll, California Gold Ribbon Schools Award, California Distinguished Schools Award, National Blue Ribbon Schools Award, U.S. News Best High Schools Award, and named High Performance District in American Institute for Research.