DOWNEY – Two Downey schools have earned California gold ribbons for demonstrating “exemplary achievements in implementing state standards in priority program areas.” Warren High School and Doty Middle School were two of the 373 California schools to earn gold ribbons in 2015.
The focus of the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award is to recognize California schools that have made tremendous gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students, including English learners.
These include, but are not limited to, the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, California English Language Development Standards, Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Next Generation Science Standards.
A ceremony will be held later this month to recognize the schools selected for this award.
Separated regionally, this event will honor the 2015 Gold Ribbon Middle and High Schools along with the Exemplary Program recipients, Title 1- Academic Achieving Schools, 2015 Green Ribbon Schools, 2015 Civic Learning Award Schools and the National Blue Ribbon Honorees from 2014.
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to have a program focused on honoring schools while the California Distinguished Schools Program is on hiatus.
This interim is due to the period of time required for California to transition to new assessment and accountability systems.
The gold ribbon program, which began in 2014, will recognize middle and high schools this year and elementary schools in 2016.
Published: May 14, 2015 - Volume 14 - Issue 05