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April 14, 2024

Organization recognizes San Benito High School with ‘Honor Roll’ for achievement

Courtesy of San Benito High School:

San Benito High School announced that it has been named to the 2018-2019 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for its high achievement in student success, marking the second consecutive year that SBHS has received the designation.

The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence, is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. SBHS is one of 1,834 public schools in California to be recognized.

The 2018-2019 Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.  For high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

Superintendent Dr. Shawn Tennenbaum said: “On behalf of the San Benito High School District Board of Trustees and myself, we could not be more proud of our faculty, support staff, classified staff, and administrative team for being recognized for the second consecutive school year. The leadership exhibited by Principal Adrian Ramirez and the entire school community has fostered a strong culture focused on student learning and achievement. This honor is also indicative of the efforts made each day by our student body and the support we receive from parents and guardians.”

“We are honored to be recognized by educational and business leaders as an ERP Honor Roll School,” Ramirez said. “We are continually striving to increase academic achievement and improve educational outcomes for all of our students. Our teachers and administrators are fully committed and we are thrilled to see their hard work and dedication produce such positive results.”

The Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in California based solely on objective achievement data, according to Marilyn Reznick, ERP’s board chair. “Schools don’t even know they’ve earned the honor until we tell them. Our goal is to guide other educators to data-informed best practices for raising student achievement.”

James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO, said “ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of their family income, background or ZIP code. These Honor Roll schools and districts are living proof that our students can succeed when schools are committed to removing educational obstacles and accelerating student success. By focusing attention on these bright spots among our schools, we hope to change the conversation from ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘what’s working,’ and encourage others to replicate their success.”