Seven Pleasanton schools have been honored by a California business group for outstanding academic achievement.
The California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Foundation named 1,221 elementary, middle and high schools in the state for "demonstrating consistent high student academic achievement and making significant progress toward closing achievement gaps among all their students."
In Pleasanton, the schools highlighted were Alisal Elementary, Donlon Elementary, Fairlands Elementary, Henry P. Mohr Elementary, Phoebe Apperson Hearst Elementary, Vintage Hills Elementary and Walnut Grove Elementary.
“These schools are the bright spots of excellence in efforts to raise student academic achievement and close persistent achievement gaps,” said Kirk Clark, president of CBEE. “By highlighting them, recognizing their achievement and giving them a voice we hope other schools can learn from these proven practices and we can begin to duplicate their success to scale throughout the state.”
Cindy Galbo, Pleasanton Unified assistant superintendent, said the recognition shows the district is achieving academic excellence at all levels as well as helping students with disabilities and economic disadvantages.
"We want all groups in Pleasaanton schools to succeed," she said.
No Pleasanton middle or high schools were on the list. Galbo said those schools have been named in previous years. She said the district will monitor their progress in hopes they can return to the honor roll next year.