Huff, Monta Loma named distinguished schools

Two Mountain View elementary schools received the 2014 California Distinguished School Award this year. Monta Loma Elementary and Frank L. Huff Elementary Schools both received the award for demonstrating academic excellence and narrowing the education gap in their schools.

One way California measures this is through the Academic Performance Index, or API. Both schools saw an increase in API for the whole student body last year, but made significant increases for socio-economically disadvantaged students, Latinos and English language learners. The biggest jumps were at Huff, where Latino student API increased from 815 to 885, and socio-economically disadvantaged student API scores increased from 805 to 869.

In a district-wide press release, Superintendent Craig Goldman said he is extremely proud of students, teachers, staff and the community at Huff and Monta Loma for what they have accomplished.

All 424 public elementary schools who received the California Distinguished School award this year will be recognized at a state-wide regional awards ceremony on June 13 in Concord.

The Mountain View Whisman School District now has three distinguished schools in the district. Last year, Graham Middle School was also selected for the California Distinguished School award.


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Posted by Laura Blakely
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 27, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Kudos to Monta Loma and Huff--the award is well deserved! In addition to Graham Middle School, Landels Elementary also received a Distinguished School Award fewer than five years ago (for the second time while my kids were in attendance), but I'm not sure how long the formal designation lasts. My family truly appreciates living in a community that boasts so many great public schools.

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