Wednesday, April 11, 2012

NEWS RELEASE -- Five District Schools, One Charter, Cited for Academic Achievement

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, April 11, 2012


SAN DIEGO -- Five San Diego Unified schools and one district charter have
been named Title I Academic Achievement Schools by the state Department of

The schools are: Angier Elementary in the Serra Mesa neighborhood;
Garfield Elementary, North Park; Hardy Elementary, College area; School of
International Studies at San Diego High, downtown; Vista Grande
Elementary, Tierrasanta; and King/Chavez Primary Academy Charter, Stockton.

"I congratulate each of these schools, their principals, teachers and
staff, students and parents, as well as the schools' network of partners,
volunteers and supporters," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "It takes a
daily effort by each individual involved to create the climate of
educational excellence recognized by this honor."

Only schools receiving federal Title I funds are eligible to receive the
award. The program provides funding and other assistance to schools
serving students whose families are at or below the poverty line. To
receive the award, low income students need to make significant
improvement on meeting California's academic standards, doubling
achievement targets for two consecutive years.

In making the announcement, state Superintendent Tom Torlakson lauded the
schools for continuing to make progress in tough budget times.

³Their accomplishments prove the value of investing in our schools," he
said, "and I thank the hardworking parents, teachers, administrators and
school employees at these campuses for their efforts.²

For San Diego Unified Title I Academic Achievement Award winners through
the years, go to For more on the state
program, go to

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Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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