Students and local business leaders network during a Chamber function.
Students and local business leaders network during a Chamber function.

A number of local Santa Maria schools were recently recognized by the CBEE for their high performance in student education.

Through the Honor Roll School program, CBEE identifies and recognizes higher performing schools in the state, particularly higher poverty schools that are closing achievement gaps and those with a focus on STEM proficiency. The CBEE Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state using only student achievement outcomes as the criteria and is a growing resource for all schools to learn about best practices that increase student achievement. CBEE utilizes data from the non-profit Educational Results Partnership, the largest longitudinally-linked, actionable school data system in the country.

Congratulations to the following local schools, who received recognition this year:

STAR Honor Roll Schools : High performing, achievement gap closing schools

  • Ernest Righetti High
  • Pine Grove Elementary
  • Joe Nightingale Elementary
  • Lakeview Junior High

Scholar Honor Roll Schools: High preforming schools with significant levels of low income students

  • Orcutt Academy Charter

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is a proud supporter of our local teachers, students and educational institutions. Congratulations to all of the local schools for this well-earned recognition!