CAMS Among 304 Schools Honored With National Blue Ribbon Award

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LBUSD’s California Academy of Mathematics and Science has won America’s top honor for public and private schools, according to a news release Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Education. CAMS is among 304 National Blue Ribbon Schools announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

CAMS is a repeat winner of the award, having earned National Blue Ribbon status in 2004.

The Blue Ribbon award recognizes schools that are both academically superior and have demonstrated dramatic gains in student achievement, while serving an economically disadvantaged population of students.  Winners are considered to be national models of excellence for other schools to emulate.

CAMS is a high school run by the Long Beach Unified School District on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills.  The school placed 22nd out of 21,000 public high schools nationwide in a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking of America’s top high schools, and it has received wide acclaim for the academic achievement of its minority students, including students from low-income families.

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