Orange Unified Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success by a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders

Orange, CA – May 18, 2018 – Orange Unified School District announced today that it has been named to the 2017 - 2018 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll. Six District schools were recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.

El Modena High School and Palmyra Elementary were named Star Schools for being high performing, achievement gap-closing schools with a high percentage of socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

Crescent Elementary, El Rancho Charter Middle School, Panorama Elementary, and Villa Park Elementary were named Scholar Schools for being high performing, achievement gap-closing schools with a low percentage of socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

“We are proud to be recognized as an ERP Honor Roll School District by educational and business leaders in California,” said Superintendent Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D. “Our teachers and administrators are committed to reaching higher levels of academic achievement and continuously improving our practices. We are pleased to see our hard work and dedication translating to positive outcomes for all our students.”

“Educational success must be data-informed,” said Greg Jones, ERP and CBEE board chairman. “These Honor Roll schools and districts are improving student achievement and we have the data to prove it. It’s critical that the business community support and promote educational success as today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce.”

Orange Unified is one of 24 public school districts in California to receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction. A total of 1,798 higher-performing schools were identified by the 2017-2018 California Honor Roll.

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 26,000 PreK-12th grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.