Several receive Honor Roll title
El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School received the California Business for Education Excellence's 2011 Honor Roll title, according to a news release.
The schools are four of 1,614 California public schools to be given the honor. The CBEE Honor Roll is made up of two different awards, the Star Schools Award and the Scholar Schools Award, the latter of which the LBUSD schools were given.
Schools that receive the Scholar Schools Award have shown high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among students, and college readiness for high schools, the release said.
High school makes U.S. News & World Report ranking
Laguna Beach High School again was recognized as an outstanding school in the State and the Nation by U.S. News & World Report, according to a news release.