CBEE News Release
CBEE News Release
Posted on 07/29/2015

July 27, 2015
RJ Neutra School, John Partin, Principal


California Business Community Recognizes California Honor Roll Schools For 2014
Campaign for Business & Education Excellence Names Public School High Achievers

Sacramento, CA: The Campaign for Business &Education Excellence (CBEE), has announced an impressive number of higher-performing public schools across California. The schools are part of CBEE’s Honor Roll, a list of higher-performing, high-poverty schools whose student’s achievement out pace comparable schools.

CBEE named RJ Neutra School an Honor Roll School and one of 133 STEM Schools with Special Designation for Science & Math.


The 2014 Honor Roll includes public K-8 and high schools that are recognized for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps. Additionally, 133 STAR Honor Roll Schools were recognized for higher performance in math and science.

“Many of our higher performing schools are not getting the recognition they deserve. Those schools that succeed in reducing the achievement gap and preparing their students for higher education and careers should be celebrated,” said Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman and past CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “There are schools all over California that are leaders in ensuring their students are getting the best quality of education. Those schools need to recognized.”

Over time, CBEE has identified a common set of success factors in higher performing Honor Roll schools and districts. These include clear, specific learning objectives aligned to college and career readiness, along with evidence-based instructional practices; establishing system-wide mission of college and career readiness for all students; investing in human capital; maintaining data and assessment systems to monitor school and student performance; and deploying resources and guidance to support schools’ efforts to prepare all students for college.

“The American education system has a secret. Many schools are actually doing well… 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.” said Jim Lanich, CBEE president. “All schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success and leadership from the business community is critical to ensuring successes for all students.”

The annual Honor Roll program is made possible with support from numerous businesses and organizations including State Farm, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, Enterprise Rent‐A‐Car and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provided specific support in the creation of the STEM Honor Roll.

Congratulations RJ Neutra Elementary School
Naval Air Station, Lemoore, California