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Monrovia Unified Schools Named to 2016 Honor Roll for Strong Academic Achievement

Monrovia High and Mayflower Elementary were honored as Star Schools, a title that signifies academic improvement in schools with a significant population of socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
At both schools, Hispanic and socioeconomically disadvantaged students raised their performance on state standardized tests in English language arts (ELA); Mayflower Elementary English learners boosted ELA scores by 16 percent. Both Monrovia Unified schools also outperformed schools with similar demographics for English language arts and math for multiple student subgroups.
The Honor Roll is created for CBEE by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP), which analyzes 12 measures taken from California Department of Education data, including performance on state math, English language arts and science standardized tests.
ERP looks at equity among students with differing ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. Additionally, high schools are judged on the percent of graduates who meet UC/CSU entrance course requirements, average SAT scores, percent of passing Advanced Placement exams, graduation rate and dropout rate.
"This recognition by the CBEE is yet another accolade validating the thoughtful approach Monrovia's educators have been taking in teaching our students,” Monrovia Unified Superintendent Dr. Katherine Thorossian said. “Monrovia Unified works tirelessly to provide students with a safe and nurturing learning environment. The success of our students is our success."