Reaching Higher: California Business for Education Excellence Names C-VUSD Schools to the 2012 Honor Roll
Posted on 04/23/2013

On April 18, 2013, California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE), a prominent group of business leaders in California dedicated to informing, influencing and improving public education systems, announced their 2012 honor roll for elementary, middle, and high schools.  Six of Covina-Valley’s schools were recognized as STAR Schools “for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction inachievement gaps.”  High school acknowledgement also included a highlighted focal point in C-VUSD: increasing college-readiness.  Covina High School, Merwin, and Mesa Elementary Schools are representing our district for the first time on this distinguished list while Barranca, Grovecenter, and Rowland Elementary Schools earned top rankings for continuous excellence. Barranca has previously accepted this celebrated notation in 2009, Rowland in 2011, and Grovecenter Elementary has proven prior outstanding achievement in 2009, 2010, and 2011!


 Additional accolades go to Grovecenter Elementary as they have also been designated as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and/or math) school for achieving exceptional achievement in math and science.  They rank as one of the top 100 STAR Schools in these two subject areas.


The achievement of winning this honor is to be truly commended as the selection process of CBEE is stringent. CBEE employs several factors to indicate exceptionally successful schools and districts worthy of Honor Roll status in California. Utilizing student achievement outcomes, CBEE criteria includes “high expectations for all students; on going collaboration among teachers to improve practice; targeted use of data to pinpoint challenges and monitor progress; continual intervention for struggling students; and master of content knowledge and pedagogical practices.”  Schools on the CBEE Honor Roll are leaders and models in the use of best practices with the goal of increased student achievement.

Congratulations to our award winning schools for their interminable dedication and for their use of education innovation to reach higher to serve our children, our future.

January 18, 2013

  “Honor Roll Schools are overcoming challenges and obstacles every day for all students and are especially succeeding with kids who have been historically underserved. Our goal is to highlight their results, and provide a voice to these outstanding educators so that their success can be emulated in other places.”


 Jim Lanich, CBEE president.