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Sanger Unified School District

Being District Success!

•     24 California State Distinguished School awards over the past 14 years
•     18 Title I academic achievement awards over the past 9 years
•     3 National Blue Ribbon School Nominee (John Wash, Centerville, and Sanger Academy)
•     Sanger High – 3-time State Distinguished School and US World and News Bronze level recognition as top HS in US
•     Sanger High- 2013 Silver medal for US World.
•     14 elementary schools earned Bonner Character education award including WAMS in 2013
•     4  – National Schools to Watch Award (WAMs, FA, SACs, QL)
•     Schools to Watch – 2nd in nation to have all middle schools recognized (2012-2013)
•     Schools to Watch – 3 of the only 12 middle schools in California were in Sanger (2012-2013)
•     SUSD is the subject of multiple studies across the country on Closing Achievement Gaps
•     Our district ranks 5th in the Nation with similar demographics
•     SUSD’s work is featured in 5 published books
•     National Superintendent of the Year (2011) – Marc Johnson
•     Student achievement increased every year in the District for the past 9 years under Marc’s leadership.
•     Our continued success has served as an example for over 1,000 visitors just last year
•     Silver and Bronze recognitions by Alliance for Healthier Generation Awards, 2013- Lone Star and John Wash were awarded Silver, SACs, WI- Bronze, Bronze 2012- JE, JA, QL, 2013, JE/WI participating in Refreshing School Cafeteria Programs
•     High Poverty, high performing, achievement gap; STAR schools: JA, RE, SACs, WAMs and Scholar: QL


•     2016 – Bonner Character Education Award: JW, SEQ, RE, CV, WI and DR
•     2016 – KRHS awarded number 1 model school in the state of CA
•     2016 – 13/14 elementary schools received Gold Ribbon recognitions (SACs- Fine Arts/JW Civic Education emphasis).
•     2016 – 25 plus students on to state science fair
•     2016 – SHS 21st century education innovation award finalists- TBD
•     2016 – SHS- Mid Valley Recycling Award.
•     2016 – Jewley Lopez Lickey- Science Teacher of the Year for Fresno County
•     2016 – FCOE finalists for administrator of the Year (John Hannigan) and Teacher of the Year (Zach Smith).
•     2016 – Hallmark Debate (Primavera Martinez & Aranvieer Litt) Valley Champions in Policy Debate
•     2016 – Pete Munoz (principal of Del Rey) AMAE administrator of the year.
•     2016 – SHS Highlights top 10 journalism newspapers in the country Award.
•     2016 – Jefferson Elementary, Q.Lake SMART awards for VAPA achievement
•     2016 – Jefferson Gold Ribbon Award for District: Won all three additional honors for bing Title I academic Achieving School, Exemplary Program Award s for both Arts and Physical Activity and Nutrituion.
•     2016 – speech and debate coach of the year, Hallmark Charter School
•     2016 – MESA coach of the Year, Charlene Griesner
•     2016 – SHS Noted as one of Americas Top High Schools for 2016: Beating the Odds #325/500.


•     2015 – SMART Awards (SACs/WAMS)
•     2015 – PBIS for all schools awards (silver/gold)
•     2015 – Teacher of the Year for FCOE (José Morales)
•     2015 - STEM k-3 robotics (LI/MA/DR)
•     2015 – MESA (State Award FA).
•     2015 – 6 year review SHS WASC
•     2015 – Gold Ribbon (WAMS/SHS).
•     2015 – Science Fair 45 student recognitions
•     2015 – County spelling bee (JW).
•     2015 – SHS Silver Medal Award Winner
•     2015 – CBEE fall 2014 recognition; CV, DR, FA, JA, JE, JW, MA, QL, RE, SACs, SHS, SQ, WAMS.  Honor Roll Schools: hallmark, JW/SAC, SEQ
•     2015 – Golden Bell Finalists, TARGET SPED program
•     2015 – Schools To Watch given again to FA, QL, SAC
•     2015 – Cowell two year improvement grant $391,000 approved.
•     2015 – 3 CLMS finalists
•     2015 – Barnet Teacher of The Year Award winner
•     2015 – District Green Energy Award Winner
•     2015 – Fresno Compact Awards- Resource Lenders/Sanger Rotary
•     2015 – Healthy air living schools awards - clean air champions- JE, QL, WI, SACs, LI
•     2013/14 – STW re-designation WAMs


•     2014 – CVF grant LTELs
•     2014 – 100,000 in POM wonderful Grants for innovative education ideas.
•     2014 – 2 CLMS finalists for teacher of the year (Lana Russo/Christina Tapia)
•     2014 – Jefferson tile I awards
•     2014 – 8/14 Character Education Bonner Awards (FA, JA, JE, LI, LS, MA, QL, SAC)
•     2014 – Highlights Perspective 2012-2013 National award
•     2014 – CBEE Honor Roll schools (CV, DR, JA, FE, JW, QL, RE, SACs, WAMs)
•     2014 – Featured in Methods and Strategies, Science Elementary Magazine, Dr. Nyberg
•     2014 – Ed. Trust 2013/14 Report B- top 10 school district in the state of CA.
•     2014 – PBIS awards all schools highest achievements.
•     2014 – Wilson Silver Healthy School Alliance for a Healthier Generation
•     2014 – Golden Bell Student learning communities Fairmont


•     2013 – (2) California Distinguished Schools; Jefferson/Sequoia
•     2012 – http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article19519521.html, Sanger top 10 in the nation for Latino graduation rates.