PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Anne Silavs, Superintendent
714.220.6910
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 16, 2018
Cypress Schools Recognized for High Achievement and Student Success!
 
The Cypress School District is pleased to announce that A.E. Arnold, Clara J. King, Steve Luther, Juliet Morris, and Frank Vessels Elementary Schools have been named to the 2017/18 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for high levels of achievement and student success.
 
Sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence, the Honor Roll program is part of a national effort to identify high performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving this distinction have consistently demonstrated high levels of student academic achievement over time and have reduced the achievement gap among student groups.
 
"It's our mission in the Cypress School District to inspire and empower every student, every moment, for every opportunity. Our teachers and staff are committed to meeting our students where they are, nurturing their gifts and talents, and helping them achieve success. We are extremely proud of all our schools, and we are honored to have their accomplishments and good work recognized by the business community," said Anne Silavs, Superintendent.
 
The Campaign for Business and Education Excellence utilizes data from the Educational Results Partnership to identify Honor Roll schools. The Educational Results Partnership is a nonprofit organization that maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify high performing schools.
 
Through national research, the Educational Results Partnership has identified a common set of success factors in high performing Honor Roll schools. These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness; evidence-based instructional practices; a system-wide mission of promoting college and career readiness for all students; data and assessment systems to monitor student performance; and the distribution of resources to support student success.
 
“Educational success must be data-informed,” said Greg Jones, Educational Results Partnership and Campaign for Business and Education Excellence Board Chairman. “These Honor Roll schools are improving student achievement, and we have the data to prove it. It’s critical that the business community support and promote educational success as today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”
 
The annual Honor Roll award is made possible by support from numerous businesses and organizations, including Chevron Corporation, State Farm, the Automobile Club of Southern California, Macy's, Wells Fargo, Enterprise Holdings, and several private foundations.