June 16, 1998 |
Nostalgia descends on most school campuses about this time of year as teachers watch children fly out the door for summer, bound for another grade in another classroom come September. But the sentiment will run especially thick when the last bell before vacation rings this afternoon at Wagon Wheel Elementary School in the outlying canyons of southeastern Orange County. There, both a community and its students have come of age during the past school year.
May 27, 1993
Nine Southeast-area elementary schools have received the state's highest academic achievement award for student performance or exemplary educational programs. The institutions were among 206 California elementary schools to receive the California Distinguished School Award. It is the first year since 1989, when the state Department of Education halted the program because of budget cuts, that schools have been honored.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1988
Four South Bay schools are among 250 from throughout the state that have been nominated for 1988-89 California Distinguished Elementary Schools Awards. They are Lincoln and Alta Vista in the Redondo Beach City Elementary School District and Anza and Walteria in the Torrance Unified School District. The nominees were picked from among nearly 4,600 schools statewide on the basis of such factors as test scores, program improvements and percentages of students enrolled in basic academic courses.
October 7, 1988 |
State Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig said today that three additional Southern California elementary schools were among the 16 statewide that tampered with student answers on the 1986-87 California Assessment Program Test of academic skills. The state found too many wrong answers changed to right ones on test booklets from Lincoln Elementary in Compton Unified, Liberty Elementary in Riverside Unified and Rancho San Diego Elementary in Cajon Valley Union school districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2001
Five area middle schools are among California's best for 2001, the state Department of Education said this week, and two area elementary schools have been nominated for national recognition. Castaic Middle School, Eleanor J. Toll in Glendale, New Vista in Lancaster, George Ellery Hale in Woodland Hills and Walter Reed in North Hollywood are among the state education department's 157 California Distinguished Schools for 2001.
May 19, 1988
Four Ventura County schools have been named California Distinguished Schools for 1988. The local schools were among 124 statewide chosen by the California Department of Education for high performance or significant improvement on California Assessment Program tests and other measures. Named earlier this month by State Supt.