The Chula Vista Elementary School District has been selected as a California Exemplary Districts Awardee for its commitment to student success and innovative implementation of model practices that have a positive impact on student outcomes.
The new award, presented by the California Department of Education and sponsored by California Casualty, recognizes districts that have at least one school that meets the eligibility criteria to be a California Distinguished Schools Awardee for 2018. For the 2017-2018 school year, the district has had three school make the Distinguished Schools Eligibility List: Hazel Goes Cook Elementary School, Loma Verde Elementary, and Veterans Elementary.
The California Distinguished Schools Program honors exemplary students, teachers, classified employees, and schools for outstanding educational programs and excellence in education.
The CDE use a multiple measures accountability system to select the school that are eligible for the prestigious award. based on their performance and progress on the state indicators as specified on the California School Dashboard.
In addition to promoting a positive environment that encourages academic growth and increased engagement, each district must also show that it has made exceptional strides to implement the performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education and measured higher student achievement.
For the California Distinguished Schools Award, schools are selected within three categories: Outstanding Student Performance, Outstanding Student Performance with High Poverty Rate, and Outstanding Improvement and Equity Across Student Groups.
About the Chula Vista Elementary School District
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) is the largest K-6th grade elementary school district in the state of California. It is located in the southern San Diego County and enrolls approximately 30,000 students within 46 schools. The district serves diverse communities and provides each student with an equal opportunity to excel within a rigorous learning environment that nurtures imagination, intellect, and a sense of inquiry.