March 18, 2019, San Jose, California: Anderson Elementary School is one of 51 schools in the Bay Area named Top Bay Area Public School for Underserved Students from Innovate Public Schools, a nonprofit organization. This designation, featured in Innovate Public Schools annual report, is based on the 2017/2018 state California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test scores in math.
Selected from 1,278 public schools across the Bay Area, Anderson is being recognized based on academic performance and the following key indicators:
- Schools must successfully close the achievement gap for underserved students
- Schools have to test at least 95% of their students
- Schools enroll a representative proportion of underserved students
The graph below shows the increase in students who meet or exceed standards in math in 3rd - 5th grade, based on the CAASPP mathematics results.
“Anderson’s phenomenal classroom teachers are student-centered and are always looking for ways to support their students’ academic success,” said Anderson Principal Tasha Quinonez. “From small group instruction to the addition of our Math Intervention Specialist, our school community is truly a special place for students to learn.”
Anderson Elementary School will be honored at the Moreland School District’s Board of Trustees meeting on April 23 and at Innovate Schools’ Top Schools celebration ceremony on April 27th.