State honors West Campus as 2013 ‘Distinguished School’

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West Campus High School has been named a 2013 California Distinguished School, a prize that recognizes the innovative magnet school for its excellent teaching, college-going culture and dedication to closing academic achievement gaps.

“I am thrilled that our school has been recognized and proud of our hard-working students and staff,” said Principal Greg Thomas.“This award reflects their commitment to high academic achievement for all students.”

With an Academic Performance Index ranking of 913, well over the state’s target of 800 for all schools, West Campus ranks among the highest performing high schools in the state.

Only 218 public middle and high schools in California were recognized as 2013 Distinguished Schools, and only five were in Sacramento County.

“The teachers, staff and students at West Campus exemplify the idea that if you hold high expectations for students, and they hold high expectations for themselves, you can achieve amazing results,” said Superintendent Jonathan Raymond. “I applaud West Campus for a job well done.”