Posted January 23, 2023
The California Department of Education announced that more than 350 elementary schools were selected for the prestigious 2023 California Distinguished Schools Program. Stanislaus County Office of Education is pleased to announce that Gratton School received the Distinguished School award.
The California Distinguished Schools program recognizes schools for their excellent work in one of two following categories: closing the achievement gap and achieving exceptional student performance. “We are proud of the work Gratton School is doing to support student learning and growth,” said Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools Scott Kuykendall. “We look forward to celebrating their achievement.”
“Gratton School is honored to be named a California Distinguished School at this monumental time in history,” said Superintendent Wendy Williams. “Despite the challenges educators have faced in recent years, the Gratton staff remain committed to providing high quality instruction, coupled with social and emotional support for our students. The growth and academic achievements demonstrated by our students is a source of pride for the entire Gratton community.”
To select California Distinguished Schools, the California Department of Education uses multiple measures to identify eligible schools based on their performance on the state indicators as specified on the California School Dashboard. Specifically, schools were selected by analyzing data reported through the 2022 Dashboard, including assessment results, chronic absenteeism, suspension rates, and socioeconomic data. Elementary schools and middle and high schools are recognized in alternate years; therefore, awardees hold the title for two years.