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California Honor Roll Schools and Districts List Released


The annual ERP Honor Roll program recognized 1,430 of California’s highest performing schools and 109 school districts.

SACRAMENTO, CA Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a non-profit organization that applies data science to accelerate student success, has released its annual “Honor Roll” list of California’s top performing schools, in partnership with the state’s business leaders. This is the ninth year that ERP has completed the Honor Roll list, which recognizes top public schools, school districts and charter schools that have outperformed their peers in closing achievement gaps, particularly among higher-poverty and historically disadvantaged student populations.


This year 1,430 schools and 109 school districts in California made the Honor Roll. This is approximately 17 percent of all schools and 14 percent of all school districts in the state. The full list of Honor Roll schools is now posted at


“This year’s Honor Roll shines a positive light on schools where students are learning the fundamental skills that employers value and look for,” said Dan Kinney ERP’s Board Chair.  “We are proud to recognize these higher performing schools and plan on learning more about their best practices for accelerating student learning in the critical areas of reading, writing and math.”


The program is part of a national effort to engage business leaders in recognizing successful schools and educational systems and promote best practices that improve student outcomes. Honor Roll schools are recognized for demonstrating consistently higher levels of student achievement comprehensively across all student populations, improvement in academic achievement over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among historically disadvantaged student populations. Data made publicly available by the California Department of Education for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the years 2019-2023 was used to conduct the analysis. To learn more about the methodology used to determine Honor Roll schools and districts, click here.


“The Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in California based solely on objective student achievement data,” said ERP’s Chief Executive Officer James Lanich, Ph.D. “The goal of the Honor Roll program is to use data to find and highlight successful schools and encourage collaboration among educators on best practices for raising student achievement.”


“ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of family income, background or ZIP code,” said Lanich. “By shining a light on successful systems and practices, we hope to spark dialogue amongst educators to replicate best practices throughout the state.”


This year’s California Honor Roll Schools list is being presented in collaboration with the California Foundation for Commerce and Education (A think tank of the California Chamber of Commerce), California Black Chamber of Commerce, CalAsian Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Joaquin A+, and other business leaders across the state.


What California Business Leaders Are Saying About Honor Roll Schools


The California Honor Roll is presented in partnership with the national Campaign for Business and Education Excellence, a coalition of business leaders that aim to improve economic mobility for the next generation of learners by matching talent to jobs and career opportunities. The following are quotes from state business leaders about this year’s Honor Roll:


“An educated and highly skilled workforce is critical to the success of California’s economy. The California Foundation for Commerce and Education is proud to recognize Honor Roll schools that are preparing students with the skills necessary to succeed in both the workforce and life.”

-          Loren Kaye, President, California Foundation for Commerce and Education


“To improve Black economic mobility, Black students must be equipped with the skills needed to be successful in life. California Black Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize schools that are closing historical achievement gaps and preparing all students with these skills.”

-          Jay King, President & CEO, California Black Chamber of Commerce


“To enhance well-being for all, students must learn the foundational skills vital for success in life. The CalAsian Chamber is proud to recognize high-performing schools that are closing achievement gaps and preparing students with the essential skills needed to succeed in today’s economy.”

-          Pat Fong Kushida, President & CEO, CalAsian Chamber of Commerce


“The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize local schools that made this year’s Honor Roll list. We are also extremely proud that our largest urban districts—Los Angeles Unified and Long Beach Unified, are among the highest performing districts in California. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our local school leaders, educators, and students.”

-          Maria S. Salinas, President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce


“The San Francisco Chamber is proud to recognize schools that are bridging the achievement gap and helping students develop the skills needed to be successful in the workforce and life.”

-          Rodney Fong, President & CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce


“Together, we can support our schools and empower students with the tools to become tomorrow’s leaders. San Joaquin A+ proudly recognizes schools on the Honor Roll and thanks them for their work to put young people on a path to success in work and in life.”

-          Kai Kung, Co-CEO, San Joaquin A+


About Educational Results Partnership

Educational Results Partnership (ERP) is a nonprofit organization that applies data science and predictive analytics to identify successful public education systems, practices, programs, and policies that are delivering the best results for students. ERP has accumulated the nation’s largest database on student achievement from kindergarten into the labor market. In partnership with educators and employers, ERP charts the pathways that lead to academic success and living-wage jobs. ERP’s goal is to ensure that more students are equipped to enter the workforce with the skills today’s global economy demands. For more information visit: 


About Campaign for Business and Education Excellence

The Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) aims to improve economic mobility for the next generation of learners by matching talent to jobs and career opportunities. Aligning academic achievements with job market needs, the campaign engages employers while helping learners pursue careers matched to their existing skills and abilities. Learners across the United States can discover how their education opens doors to immediate career opportunities. For more information visit:


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