El Segundo Unified School District

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Awards and Achievement 2016-2017

What a Difference a Year Makes…
ESUSD Significant Accomplishments 2016-2017

El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD)
  • Achieved the highest high school graduation rate in the region of 98.9% of senior class earning diplomas
  • ESUSD was one of 19 school districts in the nation selected to become a member of League of Innovative Schools. ESUSD was selected from a competitive and national pool of applicants based on its leadership, evidence of results, innovative vision for learning, and commitment to collaboration.Digital Promise sponsors 86 school districts in the League of Innovative Schools
 
 
Center and Richmond Street Schools: Both California Gold Ribbon Schools
  • Implemented Project Lead the Way district-wide for grades K–12
  • Completed the second year of a Cotsen Foundation grant where a cohort of ESUSD teachers deepened implementation of Cognitive Guided Instruction in Mathematics, enhanced by two instructional coaches to support teachers
 
 
El Segundo Middle School: Gold Ribbon School/Civic Learning Award of Merit/CSBA Golden Bell Award
  • Completed the second year of a LMU grant where a cohort of teachers deepened implementation of mathematics through Math Leadership Corp.
  • Deepen implementation of one-to-one iPad initiative in Year 3
 
 
El Segundo High School: Apple Distinguished School/Six Year WASC Accreditation
  • Achieved the highest high school graduation rate in the region with 99.4% of the senior class earning diplomas
  • Completed the second year of a LMU grant where a cohort of teachers deepened implementation of mathematics through Math Leadership Corp.
  • Deepened implementation of one-to-one iPad initiative in Year 3
 
 
Arena High School: Six Year WASC Accreditation
  • Successfully completed a three-year mid-term visit for its six-year Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation
 
 
ESUSD has award-winning personnel
  • Marisa Janicek was selected as the Association of California School Administrators Administrator of the Year for Region 14 in April 2017
  • Melissa Moore was one of 500 superintendents selected, among 13,500 school districts nationwide, for a Leading Educator scholarship to attend the ASU Global Silicon Valley Summit
 
 
ESUSD is proud of our business partners
  • The Chevron El Segundo Refinery was selected as Association of California School Administrators Partners in Educational Excellence Award for Region 14 in April 2017
  • El Segundo Education Foundation pledged to raise $1.3 million for ESUSD
 
 
ESUSD is proud of our students!
  • An Arena High School student earned an Association of California School Administrators state recognition Every Student Succeeds Award.
  • Two teams of first year ESHS engineering students won first and fourth place in the 2017 Chevron Design Challenge out of 13 other teams from surrounding schools in Los Angeles. The first place team will move on to state competition
  • A team of three ESHS Engineering Pathway students took second place out of 30 high schools competing in the 2017 Raytheon Engineering Games
  • ESHS student mentors from the El Segundo Cyber Education Initiative (ESCEI) presented their program to more than 100 educators at the 6th Annual California Project Lead the Way Conference in Riverside, Calif.
  • ESCEI also hosted a 4th and 5th grade cyber education night for 100 families
  • ESHS choir performs internationally in Paris, France and nationally in Oahu, Hawaii.
  • One ESHS student was selected for an ABC News Cool Kid profile for outstanding academic performance and charitable involvement.
  • One ESHS female student won an Aspirations in Computing Awards from the National Center for Women & IT
  • A Richmond Street School 5th grade student won the bronze medal in the E=MC2 Excellence in Mathematics Individual Competition
  • A Richmond Street School student advanced to Los Angeles County's Scripps Spelling Bee and place in the top 15%
  • An ESHS student won first place and a $1,000 scholarship in the art category at the Rotary International "Pageant of the Arts" contest