Six central San Joaquin Valley schools have been named to a business group's STEM honor roll, recognizing schools that have high achievement in math and science despite high poverty rates among their students.
The schools are: Edison Computech Middle School and Manchester GATE Elementary School, in Fresno Unified School District; Lincoln Elementary School, Clovis Unified; Linwood Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary, Visalia Unified; and Woodland Elementary, Mariposa County Unified.
The schools are among more than 2,000 schools recognized for academic achievement in various categories statewide -- including 89 in the central San Joaquin Valley region -- by California Business for Education Excellence. The group is supported by a variety of businesses and foundations, including State Farm, Macy's, Edison International, Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the California Business Roundtable. Chevron Corporation provided specific support for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Honor Roll.
Based on student achievement scores, the group recognized schools with high achievement, schools that had high achievement despite high poverty, and schools that excelled at math and science despite high poverty rates. The goal of the program is to help other schools identify and learn from high-achieving schools in California.
Search in the database below for Valley schools that were recognized in any of the categories.