Santa Monica, Calif. – Nine Santa Monica-Malibu Unified schools have made the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) 2015 Honor Roll, an award given to high-performing schools where students achievements outpace comparable schools.

Schools receiving the distinction demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improve achievement levels over time and reduce achievement gaps among student populations. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

“These awards serve as a testament to our teachers and administrators, as well as our students, for working tirelessly to maintain high expectations and for consistently focusing on student achievement at all our schools,” Superintendent Sandra Lyon said. “We are proud to be recognized by California’s business community as a high-performing district. Congratulations to each school.”

CBEE is an organization of California business leaders who are committed to improving public education, closing the achievement gap and helping to ensure college readiness and success. Its Honor Roll comprises two different awards, the Star Schools Award and the Scholar Schools Award.

Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. Scholar Schools are that show significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantage student population.

In California, 1,328 schools received Star Schools Awards and 523 received Scholar Schools Awards.

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified’s Franklin Elementary, Malibu High School, Point Dume Marine Science, Roosevelt Elementary and John L. Webster Elementary schools made the CBEE Honor Roll as Scholar Schools. Receiving CBEE Star School recognition were Santa Monica-Malibu Unified’s Edison Language Academy, John Adams Middle, McKinley Elementary and Will Rogers Learning Academy schools.

Each of winning school will be featured on the CBEE website and will receive a banner to display on campus.