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Three FV schools earn ‘Distinguished’ status

Three schools in Fountain Valley are among 287 elementary schools in the state that have been honored by the state Distinguished Schools Program.

Roch Courreges and William T. Newland elementary schools in the Fountain Valley School District and Ethan Allen Elementary School in the Garden Grove Unified School District have been honored by the state for making exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the state Board of Education.

“These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams,” said state Superintendent Tom Torlakson. “Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity, and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.”

Schools that applied were eligible based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as described on the California School Dashboard. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates and English learner progress.

This Distinguished Schools Program returns after a three-year break, and replaces the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program.


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