Oraze Named 2016 Gold Ribbon School Award Recipient

April 19, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Congratulations Oraze Students and Staff!!!

The California Department of Education announced the recipients of the 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award.   Oraze Elementary was one of the 21 Clovis Elementary Schools who earned the award!

Congratulations, Bearcats!  We are so proud of all of our Bearcat students and staff!!!!

The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
Out of the 65 school districts that had schools honored with the Gold Ribbon Schools Award, Clovis Unified received the most awards in the state!

The following is the Press Release Re:  California Gold Ribbon School Award

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 
2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award 

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 772 elementary schools are being honored under the Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program

The list of recognized schools is attached at the end of this press release.

"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," Torlakson said. "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."

The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. Nearly 6,000 elementary schools were eligible to apply this year.

Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The award recognized middle and high schools last year


The entire press release is located at http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr16/yr16rel27.asp