Finley is one of 10 Westminster School District 2015 California Honor Roll Schools.
Honor Roll schools are celebrated for consistently raising student academic achievement, closing achievement gaps and increasing college readiness for California’s students. In addition to being recognized for their accomplishments, these schools provide valuable best practice for other schools to learn from and replicate.
Finley is a 2016 Gold Ribbon School
The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
Finley is also a 2015-16 Title 1 Academic Achievement Award School
The Title I Academic Achievement Award is given to schools receiving federal Title I funds as authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I, the single largest federal educational program for K-12 public education, assists schools in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line. Of the approximately 10,000 schools in California, more than 6,000 of them participate in the Title I program.
To receive this distinction, the school must demonstrate that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California's academic content standards. Additionally, the school's socioeconomically disadvantaged students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them for two consecutive years.