2021 & 2019 California Distinguished School: Rowland High School
ROWLAND UNIFIED ANNOUNCES ROWLAND HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES STATE’S HIGHEST HONOR AS 2021 CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL
ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – MAY 4, 2021 – Rowland Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Julie Mitchell announced that Rowland High School was named by the California Department of Education as a 2021 California Distinguished School, one of 120 schools across the state recognized for student academic achievement and success. The award recognizes California schools that have outstanding educational programs and that have been identified for not just having excellent teaching, learning and collaboration, but also high successful, data-driven school efforts ranging from professional development to positive behavior intervention.
"I am so proud of Rowland High School being selected as a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, and families as it takes all stakeholders to earn this recognition. In 2019 Rowland HS received the same recognition and earning this award in back to back cycles shows the consistency of program, expectations, and rigor within our school and community," said Rowland High School Principal Mitchell Brunyer.
The 2021 California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes schools for their excellent work in one of two categories: closing the achievement gap and achieving exceptional student performance. Elementary schools and middle and high schools are recognized in alternate years; therefore, awardees hold the title for two years The California Department of Education (CDE) identifies and awards eligible schools based on performance and progress on state indicators specified on the California School Dashboard, the state’s accountability and continuous improvement system. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates, and conditions and climate. After a review of the data, CDE identified these additional schools such as Rowland High school, for this year’s honor.
“These additional high schools join the ranks of all 2021 California Distinguished Schools who are being recognized for this distinction because of their exceptional record to provide for all students and their commitment to data-driven efforts that prepare students for college and career,” said Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Our thanks go to the entire communities surrounding these schools, including the teachers, administrators, and classified employees as well as the students and their families who, through teamwork, all accomplished this impressive achievement together.”
Rowland High School is located at 2000 S. Otterbein Ave. in Rowland Heights. www.rowlandhs.org Principal: Mitchell Brunyer can be reached at (626)965-3448.
The California Department of Education (CDE) identifies and awards eligible schools based on performance and progress on state indicators specified on the California School Dashboard, the state’s accountability and continuous improvement system. Indicators include test scores, suspension rates, and conditions and climate. For more program information please visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/index.asp
The Rowland Unified School District has garnered numerous state and national awards and is proud of its 19 schools that serve the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. More than 5,000 adults (18+) are also served by the Rowland Adult and Community Education School. For more information about Rowland Unified, the community can call (626) 965-2541 follow Rowland schools on Twitter @RowlandSchools #WeAreRUSD, Facebook.com/RowlandUSD Twitter, or visit www.RowlandSchools.org.