Ramona’s Olive Peirce Middle School receives Distinguished School recognition
Thursday, April 11—Olive Peirce Middle School in Ramona is among eight high schools and middle schools in San Diego County, as well as three specialty schools, is among 218 named as California distinguished schools.
This is the third time OPMS has received this distinction, Robert Graeff, Ramona Unified superintendent said.
Congratulations to the entire staff, student body, and parent community of Olive Peirce Middle School on being named a California Distinguished School for 2013,” said Graeff. “What a marvelous achievement for students, bringing additional honor and recognition to the entire community of Ramona.”
“These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college,’’ Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, said today. “Given the enormous challenges schools have faced in recent years, it is inspiring to see this kind of success in so many schools.”
Selection is based on grades and closing performance gaps among demographic groups.
The honored high schools are:
•Classical Academy, in Escondido;
•Granite Hills and Grossmont, in El Cajon;
•Del Norte, in 4S Ranch;
•Health Sciences and the Kearny International Business School, in San Diego;
•Eastlake, in Chula Vista; and
The middle schools included in the list are:
•Olive Pierce, in Ramona;
•EJE Middle Academy, in El Cajon;
•Aviara Oaks, in Carlsbad;
•Parkway, in La Mesa;
•Carmel Valley, in San Diego;
•Earl Warren, in Solana Beach; and
•Bonita Vista and Eastlake, in Chula Vista;
The other schools recognized were Mount Everest Academy in San Diego and, in Vista, Guajome Park Academy Charter and the School for Integrated Academics and Technology.
The state recognizes elementary schools in alternate years.
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