|California Distinguished School Award|
On April 19, 2010 Kentwood Elementary School was honored as a 2010 California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. This award recognizes exemplary instructional programs and academic excellence.
The California School Recognition Program, now in its 24th year, honors the state’s most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Elementary and secondary schools are recognized in alternate years. Eligibility for the 2010 designation was based on scores on the Academic Performance Index (API), as well as Adequate Yearly Progress, which charts improvement by subgroups such as family income; ethnicity and language of origin. Students in every group must demonstrate substantial growth. Winning schools also must narrow the gap between high-and-low achievers.
An awards ceremony will be held for the 2010 California Distinguished Schools on June 4 in Anaheim.