Blue Ribbon School
Ericson Elementary was honored as a Blue Ribbon School in 2009. Read the articles from San Diego Union Tribune: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2009/sep/26/making-grade/ and http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2009/sep/22/3-campuses-sd-called-blue-ribbon-schools/.
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement, especially among disadvantaged and minority students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices.
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds.
The Program sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of achievement. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices.
California Distinguished School
In 2010, Ericson Elementary was honored as one of California’s Distinguished School. The California School Recognition Program honors the state's most exemplary and inspiring public schools with the California Distinguished School Award. Schools were identified for eligibility on the basis of their Academic Performance Index and Adequate Yearly Progress results, which are the state and federal accountability models, respectively. The schools were also identified by their success in narrowing the achievement gap that exists between higher-performing and lower-performing students.