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Awards & Recognition




  • All grade levels met or exceeded SPSA goals for CAASPP ELA
  • Continuing to work with teams on conducting PLCs to fidelity and implementing RTI
  • New slogan is “Whatever It Takes”


  • Over 100 8th grade students with GPA’s of 3.5 or higher and 16 students with 4.0 GPA’s.
  • 8th Grade Math Field Day team won the Bronze Medal for Problem Solving at the LA County Math Field Day finals
  • A Lorbeer student beat thousands of students for the Courtroom Artist Award at the LA County Mock Trial.
  • Lorbeer robotics team “Lorbotics”, for the second year in a row, advanced to the regionals at La Canada High School.
  • Lorbeer students raised over $2,000 for the Leukemia Foundation.


  • PBIS Bronze Award winner
  • AVID Site of Distinction
  • Won 1st place at the Learning Expo
  • Reclass rate was 17%
  • Won 3 middle school athletic championships (Boys Football, Boy Basketball, and Boys Volleyball)


  • PBIS Gold Award 2017-2018
  • $10,000 grant from Tri-City for our school garden
  • Two 8th grade students and one 7th grade student who received full tuition scholarships to the National Flight Academy in Florida during the summer
  • Had first middle school drumline
  • Hosted over one hundred educators last year for AVID and AVID Excel from districts representing Texas, Florida, Minnesota, California, Washington
  • 5 students received full scholarships to the Harvey Mudd “Girls Who Code” Consortium for the summer learning about wearable technology and Apple app development
  • 15 students graduated from the Python Academy at Simons
  • A Team of girls showcased their robotics project at the Inland Valley Code Consortium and met Hadee Partovi, who is the founder of Code.org and the Hour of Code movement

Diamond Ranch

  • 2018 Top High Schools by NICHE
  • 2018 US & World Report Top High School
  • Boys Volleyball CIF Champions Division 5 Southern Section
  • Started a Freshman support program with Seniors with the goal of having a Link Crew program.
  • Chromebooks were distributed during registration for students to be able to use on the first day of school.
  • Staff will be trained on Achieve 3000 and OpNet during the site professional development day.
  • Successful mid-cycle WASC review.
  • All students in all grades built an AVID binder and will receive agendas to support school-wide AVID.


  • 2018 was the largest graduating class in history of the school
  • 100% on time graduation
  • Ditty Scholarship recipient (UC Berkeley admission)
  • Participated in Solar Boat Competition and won the Sprint event
  • Completed second year of “My Journey to College” program with UCLA
  • College Going Culture Grant


  • Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year
  • 70% of Senior class enrolled in Mt. SAC Dual Enrollment for English or Multicultural American Lit
  • Finished 2nd year of CISCO Academy course work and moving on to the 3rd.
  • Finished second year of AP Computer Science program
  • Work has finalized for the CalPoly Innovation Lab (iLab) and the grand opening date is set for Oct 4
  • Library renovations are complete with furniture arriving in September and a grand opening soon thereafter
  • Career Center has been refurbished and will debut on Back To School Night
  • Dual Enrollment program with CalPoly’s entrepreneurship class has been finalized and will begin in Fall 2018


  • We have 59 viewsonics on campus and deployed. We have inserted 6 PD opportunities during the year to help support the teacher's development as we transition to computer aided learning.
  • We have 3 school wide initiatives: (1) school wide binders/agendas, (2) universal minimum standards, and (3) Viking Connect. All three are intended to improve all aspects of student achievement.
  • Full WASC study in October.
  • Our MIT Invent team was 1 out of 3 teams selected to be featured in the Lemonson Foundations promotional video supporting the grant. Our students were standout competitors. They invented an early warning detection system for people suffering from neuropathy to avoid amputation. Most of their competition did projects along the lines of inventing a chicken coup with an automatic feeder.
  • We are reviving Link Crew with 9th graders and added transitional courses for students who demonstrated a struggling 8th grade year.


  • Awarded NAF model status this year
  • we presented at NAF
  • 18 students completed 120 hours of paid internships - implementing human centered design/improvement science
  • Camille was recognized by NAF for leadership
  • Positive Mid-Term WASC visit
  • 100% Graduation Rate

Park West

  • PBIS Silver Implementation Silver Level
  • Schoolwide Organizational Binders
  • School Wide Advisory Life Skills Class
  • New CTE Offerings (Construction and Graphic Depo/ Silkscreen)
  • New Tier 2 and Tier 3 Intervention program in PAS
  • English Learner Reclassification increase of 11%

Pomona HS

  • 6 Miramonte League Athletic Championships
  • JROTC Program Distinction with Honors awarded by accreditation governing board (highest award possible)
  • PBIS Bronze medal award by PBIS coalition
  • 84% of 12th grade students accepted into and planning to attend higher education


  • Attendance for the 17-18 school year was overall 308 students at 84%!
  • Implementation of ROA (Record of Attendance), protocols and procedures schoolwide
  • Garey Satellite will be open soon
  • Participating in the Peer Support Pilot
  • Home Innovations (Home school k-8) is growing

Village Academy

  • Received a full 6-year WASC Accreditation
  • Continued progress in cementing status as a National Academy Foundation High School
  • One of 16 California Democracy Sites
  • U.S World and News Report designation as a Silver Medal School,  Village is ranked in the top 200 high schools in California
  • Dual enrollment college courses for 2018-19: Literature 3, English 80/1A, Psychology
  • Link Crew – “Students Helping Students” – 10 students who went to training in spring and summer, and will support all year long
  • PUSD top proficiency scores on 2018 CAASPP for all high schools.
  • 2018-19 Village will institute – Teacher Leadership Academy – “Teachers Empowering Teachers”, professional learning program.
  • Village has two student films that will be recognized and were selected to be a part of the 2018 All American High School Film Festival this fall in New York.  Only 75 films were selected out of over 2,000 submitted nationwide.