Jill Tucker | SFExaminer
Nine San Francisco schools landed on the list of California Distinguished Schools Wednesday, a top-dog status.
They were among 424 selected, which sounds like a lot, but it’s out
of 10,300 schools statewide. (The full list of distinguished schools
statewide can be found here.
“I am very proud of these award-winning schools for the incredible work they do every day,” said San Francisco Superintendent Richard A. Carranza.
“Receipt of this recognition represents not only the great learning
that is happening for our students but also the initiative each of these
schools has taken to document and share their practices with others.”
The city’s 2014 California Distinguished Schools are:
Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila
Gordon J. Lau Elementary
Claire Lilienthal (K-8)
West Portal Elementary
The selection process includes the evaluation of test scores as well
as a review of innovative and effective policies and practices.
“I applaud these strong, thriving schools that are making such
impressive strides in preparing their students for continued success,”
said state Superintendent of Education Tom Torlakson.
“This award is well-deserved by these school communities for their
enduring dedication to high standards, hard work, and unwavering