Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 30, 2010

Mohr Elementary named California Distinguished School

484 across state chosen for honor

by Glenn Wohltmann

Pleasanton Unified's Mohr Elementary School has improved its test scores and narrowed the achievement gap - and has won some recognition as a result.

The school is one of 484 out of 6,000 elementary schools statewide to be named a 2010 California Distinguished School.

"Mohr is an outstanding school. They've done great work with their subgroups there as far as student achievements go," said Pleasanton Unified School District spokeswoman Myla Grasso, who noted the school has gone through growth and changing demographics and continues to excel.

Superintendent John Casey said he's proud of the 725 students at the school.

The California School Recognition program is in its 24th year, honoring public schools based on their performance. Distinguished schools are recognized for their total educational program, including academic achievement and narrowing achievement gaps. A statewide recognition ceremony and awards dinner is set for June in Anaheim.

Additional information about the program may be viewed at www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr10/yr10rel37.asp.

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