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Middle Schools Earn Achievement Honors

Fifteen local middle and K-8 schools have earned awards from the Long Beach Unified School District for excellence in leadership and academic results. The district’s Office of Middle and K-8 Schools recognized the winners at a recent Board of Education meeting. The Pyramid Awards, recognizing the cooperative efforts of parents, school staff, the principal and students, went to schools that demonstrated significant gains on state tests and other measurements. Ten of the schools were recognized for more than tripling their schoolwide growth target on the state Academic Performance Index, for meeting state and national achievement goals in English and Math, and for closing the achievement gap by meeting growth targets for all subgroups of children or by becoming a Title I Achieving School. Those schools are Bancroft, Robinson, Hoover, Hughes, Cubberley, Stanford, Tincher, Hudson, Newcomb and Hill. Five other schools were recognized for demonstrating growth toward meeting multiple criteria, including state and national achievement goals for English and math performance. Those schools are Lindbergh, Rogers, Sutter, Monroe and Avalon.