ACACIA ELEMENTARY IS NOW A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL!
Dear Parents, Staff and Students,
WOW! I am overwhelmed with joy to share that Acacia Elementary School has been designated an Exemplary High Performing Schools National Blue Ribbon School for 2019. The Department of Education recognizes Exemplary High Performing Schools among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. This national recognition is a result of the collective efforts of our families, staff, and students! It is a testament to the hard work, commitment and relentless dedication we put forth every day on behalf of children. Acacia is one of ONLY thirty schools from California to be recognized in 2019. Here is the news release:
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 30 California schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
“We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. “As a National Blue Ribbon School, your school demonstrates what is possible when committed educators hold all students and staff to high standards and create vibrant, innovative cultures of teaching and learning.”
The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
I am so proud and blessed to be your principal! Acacia teachers are an inspiration to all teachers and I am honored and grateful to them every day. We know we could not do this important work without the endless support of our parents and community and grateful we can count on you to partner with us. We look forward to representing the Acacia School community on November 14 and 15 at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.