Six Marin schools were honored by the Department of Education today.
The schools – Anthony G. Bacich Elementary School in Kentfield, Bel Aire Elementary School and Reed Elementary School in the Reed Union School District, Old Mill School in Mill Valley, West Marin-Inverness Elementary School in the Shoreline Unified School District and Willow Creek Academy in the Sausalito Marin City School District – are some of the 484 of the state’s 5,764 elementary schools to receive the distinction.
The Distinguished Schools program honors elementary schools based on their Academic Performance Index and Adequate Yearly Progress results. The program also honors schools that have worked to narrow a perceived “achievement gap” between higher- and lower-performing students.
Marin County has received 89 Distinguished School awards since the program began in 1986; 2010 marks the second consecutive year the county has received a record total of six distinctions. Marin’s six Distinguished Schools will be honored during an awards ceremony and dinner at the Disneyland Hotel on June 4.
2010 Distinguished Schools [Department of Education]