The 2016 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. For high schools including Ukiah High School, Honor Roll recognition includes high college readiness in students. This year, the California Honor Roll recognized 1,866 higher performing, higher poverty schools that are distinguished for their academic achievement and for closing achievement gaps.
UUSD Superintendent Deb Kubin said, “It’s great to have the hardworking staff and students at Ukiah High School receive the recognition they deserve.”
Some of the factors that make these schools successful include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices; establishing a district-wide goal of college and career readiness for all students; investing in human capital; maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and deploying resources and guidance to support schools’ efforts to prepare all students for college and career.
Greg Jones, ERP and CBEE Board Chairman, said, “We are proud to recognize those schools and school districts who are succeeding in putting their students on a path of productivity that not only leads to success in the classroom, but also prepares them to contribute to and benefit from a more productive economy.”