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California Schools Selected for 2015 Honor Roll by a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (May 27, 2016) – Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) recently announced Arroyo Vista, Marengo, Monterery Hills, South Pasadena Middle School and South Pasadena High School as five of 1,714 public schools in California to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll school.

     The Honor Roll is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and highlight successful practices that improve outcomes for students. Schools receiving this distinction from leaders in the California academic and business communities have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For high schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

      “We are proud to be recognized by education and business leaders in California as having Honor Roll schools in South Pasadena,” said Dr. Geoff Yantz, superintendent. “Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement and continuously to improve our practices. This hard work and dedication is paying off for all of our students, no matter their background.”

      “We as adults have the opportunity to remove obstacles and boost momentum along the pathway from preschool to career,” said Lee Blitch, ERP Board Chairman and President of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “When we close achievement gaps, we set our children on a path of productivity that not only leads to success in the classroom, but also prepares them to contribute to and benefit from a more productive economy. These Honor Roll schools are setting their students on the path to a college degree and the financial security of a living wage job.”

     A full list of the Honor Roll schools can be found at  http://edresults.org/HonorRoll/HonorRoll?State=CA.


SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (May 11, 2016)South Pasadena Unified School District has hired Patricia Cheadle to serve as the new principal of Marengo Elementary during the 2016-17 school year.

     Cheadle joins the District with over seventeen years of experience in education. Most recently, she served for seven years as the principal of Coolidge Elementary in the San Gabriel Unified School District. Prior to her principal experience, Cheadle was an assistant principal, teacher on special assignment, classroom teacher and an instructional aide.

     Cheadle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University Northridge and a Master of Education in Educational Management from the University of La Verne. She currently lives in Altadena with her husband, and looks forward to joining South Pasadena Unified on July 1, 2016.


For more information, contact: Andrea Fox, South Pasadena Unified School District, afox@spusd.net



Today: 5/29/16

Key Dates for the 2015-2016 School Year

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First Day of School - Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thanksgiving Break - November 23-27, 2015

Winter Break - December 21, 2015 to January 1, 2016

Spring Break - April 4-8, 2016

Last Day of School - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Key Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year

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First Day of School - Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thanksgiving Break - November 21-25, 2016

Winter Break - Thursday, December 22, 2016 to Friday, January 6, 2017

Spring Break - April 3-7, 2017

Last Day of School - Friday, June 9, 2017