A TITLE 1 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SCHOOL A CBEE STAR SCHOOL
TITLE I ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - 2010 & 2011 Bates Elementary School is one of only 90 schools in California to be awarded the 2010 AND 2011 Title I Academic Achievement Award. We are
very excited about this award as it acknowledges our intense commitment
to learning. This award recognizes the great efforts of all staff
members, parents, and of course, the wonderful Bates students.
To meet the criteria for this distinction, the school must
demonstrate that all students are making significant progress toward
proficiency on California's
academic content standards. Additionally, the school's socioeconomically
disadvantaged students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them
for two consecutive years. For more information about the Title I Academic
Achievement Awards please visit the CDE Web page at:http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/aa/index.asp.
CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL AWARD - 2010 Bates Elementary School is one of only 484 public elementary schools to be awarded the 2010 California Distinguished School Award. All of us at Bates are extremely proud of this accomplishment and the hard work put in by parents, students, and staff to qualify us for this rare award.
The Distinguished Schools Program, focuses on California’s students and
their entitlement to an equitable and rigorous education. The
recognition program awards schools that are in the upper half of the
statewide distribution of Academic Performance Index (API) scores; have
met API growth targets and federal Adequate Yearly Progress
requirements; are narrowing the achievement gap; and are implementing
the priorities of state and federal accountability programs. The schools
identified serve as models of achievement for other schools. For more information about the California Distinguished School Award, please visit the CDE Web page at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cs/. CALIFORNIA BUSINESS FOR EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARD - 2009, 2010 & 2011 Bates Elementary School is one of 527 schools in California to be awarded the 2011 California Business for Education Excellence Award. This is our 3rd straight year being recognized as a CBEE Star School! As a member of this Honor Roll and as a CBEE Star School, we continue to be proud to be recognized for the hard work, effort, dedication, and commitment to high achievement for all of our students.
The Honor Roll is the premier school recognition
program in California that uses hard data, individual school and student
subgroup performance data based on the California Standards Tests, to evaluate school academic
performance over time. Schools that reach the Honor Roll have met a
rigorous standard of increasing and sustaining grade level proficiency
over four years and closing achievement gaps when they exist. For more information about the California Business for Education Excellence Award, pleas visit the Web page at: http://www.cbeefoundation.org/honor_roll.html
API of 838
At Bates Elementary School, we are committed to moving our students forward academically and helping all learners succeed at their grade level standards and beyond. Our commitment, from students, parents, teachers, and all staff is evidenced by our continuous academic growth over the past ten years. The students from Bates Elementary have exceeded the state expectation of 800 on the Academic Performance Index (API) for the 4th year in a row! Based on their scores from the Spring 2012 California Standards Test (CST), Bates students received an API score of 838! That is an increase of 19 points from 2011. The goal for 2013 is an API score of 840. Congratulations to all Viking students for their hard work and a warm thank you to all parents, relatives, community members, and especially school staff who have helped make this great achievement possible.
Please follow the following link for access to the 2012-2013 Bates Parent/Student Handbook:
Our website provides important information and updates for parents and students, helps teach our students about applying technology for their success, and provides valuable resources for the entire Bates Elementary School community.
Bates School is an Accelerated Reader Enterprise Site
Accelerated Reader and Renaissance Place has been implemented here in at Bates for a few years now. For your reference, we have supplied FAQ and other information on the Accelerated Reader program.
We would also like to introduce Renaissance Home Connect. It is a new feature that Renaissance Learning has made available for parents to track how their students are performing with their AR (Accelerated Reader) goals, and also the books they have read and their corresponding score on the quizzes.