As we enter this new year with renewed motivation, enthusiasm and much to celebrate, I would like to share some of the outstanding successes achieved by Bonita Unified.
In December, the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education released an updated version of the California School Dashboard, an online tool that provides parents and educators access to school and District data. Bonita’s Dashboard indicated multiple areas of growth. For example, Bonita Unified students achieved a 7.3 point increase in English Language Arts and a 5.2 point increase in mathematics. This represents the 4th straight year of growth in assessments for Bonita Unified.
I am also proud to announce that Bonita Unified was recognized as one of 25 school districts in California and one of 373 districts across the U.S. and Canada to be named a College Board Advanced Placement District Honor Roll recipient. This tremendous honor demonstrates that we are fulfilling our purpose to prepare all students to live their purpose by providing the right tools to ensure they reach their goals.
One of the District’s Core Values is a Focus on Results. The District’s results and achievements would not be possible without the dedicated support of our teachers, classified staff and administrators. I also want to extend my gratitude to our parents, business partners and local community organizations for enriching the educational experience for our students. Together, we make Bonita Unified School District a great place for our students to learn.
As we carry this momentum into 2019, I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish together on behalf of our 10,000 students.
Carl J. Coles