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156th Street Elementary is proud to have received some of the most distinguished school awards.

Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

IMG_0117.JPGBlue Ribbon School of Excellence, is a not-for-profit organization established for the primary purpose of improving academic excellence for all children. This is accomplished through the identification of successful programs in schools across the nation, the creation of an online Best Practices Database to share these best practices free of charge, and to assist in the implementation of successful practices in targeted schools.

California Distinguished School Award

1345278887578_w220.jpgThe California Distinguished School Award program honors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. This prestigious award is considered the state's predominant recognition of a school's total educational program

Title 1 Academic Achievement Award

title 1 200x200.jpgThe Title 1 Academic Achievement Award honors Title I schools that have demonstrated success in significantly closing the achievement gap between high and low-performing students.

To meet the criteria for this distinction, the school must demonstrate that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California's academic content standards. Additionally, the school's socioeconomically disadvantaged students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them to two consecutive years.

California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll School

cbee_logo.pngCalifornia Business for Education Excellence recognizes 2,108 Outstanding Public Schools and Districts throughout California for Closing Achievement Gaps and Increasing College-Readiness.