SF’s Clarendon Elementary named 2014 National Blue Ribbon School

SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza commended Clarendon Elementary School for its 2014 National Blue Ribbon School selection.

Clarendon Elementary School is among two dozen in California to be selected as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools program honors those that have shown exemplary performance for all student subgroups and have demonstrated considerable improvement in the performance of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Clarendon Principal Peter Van Court attributed the national recognition — a first for the school — to strong parent and teacher engagement.

“If you have a great parent community coupled with great teaching you end up with great students,” he said. “It takes a village, and we have a great village.”

Clarendon offers two educational programs, one focused on Japanese language and culture and the other with an emphasis on the arts. It's one of two public elementary schools in The City with a Japanese bilingual program, and it offers Italian-language instruction within its alternative Second Community program.

“The students, staff and community at Clarendon deserve this great honor for their commitment to excellence,” Richard Carranza, superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, said in a statement.

The school will be honored at the Blue Ribbon Schools national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 10.

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Supes sound off against bill increasing housing density near transit hubs

Senator Wiener calls resolution opposing SB 50 ‘little more than symbolic political theater’

Eun Sun Kim named San Francisco Opera music director

Korean conductor’s skyrocketing career includes engagements across the world

Man sues Catholic archdiocese over child sexual abuse by priest in SF

Plaintiff Genaro Licea calls for release of names of abusive priests

Homeless swept from Polk Street alley despite lack of shelter beds

On one of the first rainy days of the fall season, San… Continue reading

Most Read