Eight Schools in L.A. Unified Awarded for Achievement

LOS ANGELES – Seven schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and one
independent charter were lauded this week for their sustained academic improvement
among low-income students, according to the California Department of Education.

The Title I Academic Achievement Award recognizes high performance among schools
receiving Title I funds. These funds are supplemental resources for educating the socioeconomically
disadvantaged to ensure students meet or exceed California’s challenging
academic standards.

“These schools exemplify the best efforts in our district for helping disadvantaged
students,” said Superintendent John Deasy. “In setting a high standard, these awards
are well-deserved.”

The winning schools were:

• Charles White Elementary
• Orthopedic Hospital
• Daniel Pearl Journalism and Communications
• Broadway Elementary
• Chapman Elementary
• 156th Street Elementary
• Vintage Math/Science/Technology Magnet
• N.E.W. Academy of Science and Arts (an independent charter in the district)

The schools finished among the top 1 percent statewide. The winners – numbering 56
in all – came from more than 6,000 eligible Title I schools in California.

Qualifying for the award has grown more rigorous in recent years. Schools must
demonstrate that low-income students have made significant academic gains. What’s
more, schools must have doubled their achievement goals for two consecutive years.

Please click here to learn more about the awards.

Contact: Daryl Strickland (213) 241-6766