The California Department of Education honored two Glendora Unified elementary schools for achievements in standards-based activities, projects, strategies and practices.
Stanton Elementary and Cullen Elementary School were announced as 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools in April. District administrators accepted the Gold Ribbon Schools flag and plaque at a ceremony May 24.
The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize state schools that made gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the CDE.
“This award reflects each school’s success in leadership, staff, teaching practices and creating a positive learning atmosphere for students. Such success is a direct result of dedicated, creative, and talented staff, and a supportive school community,” said Glendora Unified Superintendent Robert Voors in a written statement.
“I am incredibly proud of Cullen and Stanton Elementary Schools for being selected,” said Glendora Unified School Board member Cory Ellenson. “I agree these two schools exemplify outstanding public education.”
Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice each school adopted that includes the above-mentioned categories, which can be replicated by other local educational agencies, the CDE said in a written statement.
“These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “California teachers are developing an education model for the nation, training the students of today to be the problem-solvers, inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow.”
Stanton and Cullen were two out of the 780 schools honored as Gold Ribbon schools in the state.