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Honor Roll Selection For Van Allen, EHS

Escalon High School and Van Allen Elementary School have earned some academic recognition.

The Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) announced this past week that Van Allen Elementary and Escalon High School in the Escalon Unified School District have been selected to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll schools.

The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the California academic and business communities have demonstrated consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For High Schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

“We are very proud the hard work of our students and staff is being recognized by leaders in the California business community,” said Ron Costa, Escalon Unified Superintendent. “Our teachers and support staff work tirelessly to focus on instructional practices that increase student learning.”

“The American education system has a secret,” said Jim Lanich, ERP president and CEO. “Many schools are doing well and the Honor Roll proves it. Students are achieving at higher levels than anyone admits and more students than ever are succeeding when given the opportunity. All schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success. Leadership from the business community is critical to ensuring successes for all students.”

The annual Honor Roll award is made possible by support from numerous businesses and organizations including State Farm, AAA, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provided specific support in the creation of the STEM Honor Roll.

A full list of the Honor Roll schools, districts, and the STEM awardees can be found at