The Edison Language Academy in Santa Monica has been selected by the California Business for Education Excellence as one of 871 public schools in the state to be named a 2012 Honor Roll Star School.
Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time.
Schools receiving this distinction from the California business community have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations, according to CBEE.
“We are so proud that Edison Language Academy has been recognized by California’s business community as an Honor Roll Star School for the third consecutive year,” said Sandra Lyon, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District superintendent.
“Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement and to continuously improving our practices. This hard work and dedication is paying off for all of our students, no matter their background.”
Edison Language Academy is a dual immersion school that fosters bilingual education in English and Spanish for all students.
Now in its 26th year as an immersion school, Edison is one of three schools in the district’s Language Academy, providing a 90-10 dual immersion program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
“Honor roll schools are overcoming challenges and obstacles every day for all students and are especially succeeding with kids who have been historically underserved. Our goal is to highlight their results, and provide a voice to these outstanding educators so that their success can be emulated in other places,” said Jim Lanich, CBEE president.