Richmond College Preparatory was one of 106 California schools to earn the 2013-14 Title 1 Academic Achievement Award for showing significant progress among its low income students.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced the full list of award-winning schools on Monday (the list is below).
Schools eligible for the award receive federal Title I funds to instruct students who are living at or below the poverty line. More than 6,000 of the state’s 10,000 schools participate in the Title 1 program. To earn the award, students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them for two consecutive years, Torlakson said. That specifically means improvement on standardized testing, according to the West County Times.
Richmond College Prep serves students in the Santa Fe, Coronado and Iron Triangle neighborhoods. To learn more about the school, visit here.
“I am proud of what these schools have accomplished under often challenging circumstances,” Torlakson said in a statement. “Their administrators and teachers are committed to giving their students every opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills that will help them in school and throughout their lives.”