in Studio City was named as one of 20 schools in all of the to be named a recipient of the 2010-2011 State Title I Academic Achievement Award by the California Department of Education.
“I’m very proud of the entire staff, it was something everyone worked toward,” said Principal Kevin McClay. "Congratulations is due to everyone, and including the students and parents."
The award goes to Title I schools that have exceeded Adequate Yearly Progress scores for two or more years, or are making significant progress toward proficiency on California’s standards for all students and subgroups.
“I want to congratulate these schools, the students, teachers, administrators and parents for demonstrating the highest level of academic success,” said outgoing Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines.
The more than 400 students at Rio Vista also showed an improvement in their test scores overall, with the schoolwide Academic Performance Index going from 605 in 2000 to 855 in 2010.
Most Title I schools have a large, low-income student population which make the schools eligible to receive Title I funds and are regulated by federal legislation, including the No Child Left Behind Act.
Of the 20 other area schools, six are independent charter schools and 13 others are LAUSD public schools, including Burbank Elementary School.