North Tahoe High receives state award, national accolades |

North Tahoe High receives state award, national accolades

Students smile during a class at North Tahoe High School.
Courtesy TTUSD |

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — North Tahoe High School recently received a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School Award.

This award from the California Department of Education honors outstanding and innovative schools throughout California that have made tremendous gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students, including English learners.

The application process for the Gold Ribbon Schools Award was rigorous, and a team of educators reviewed each school’s application, based on a scoring rubric.

The schools with the highest scoring applications, including North Tahoe, received a site visit by a team to validate their Model Program for academic intervention and support.

NTHS was also recently recognized by the California Department of Education as a Title I Academic Achieving School for the second year in a row.

This honor is given to schools that have demonstrated success in significantly closing the achievement gap between high and low-performing students.

“These very deserving awards are a tribute to the hard work and commitment of the leadership, teachers, staff, students, and parents at North Tahoe High,” said TTUSD Superintendent Rob Leri.

The US News & World Report also recently ranked North Tahoe High in the top 19 percent of high schools in California, and in the top 10 percent of high schools nationally, giving the school a silver status.

The Washington Post has also included North Tahoe High in its rankings of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.

“We are so proud of all the hard work our Laker students, staff, and community have put into making our school what is today,” Joanna Mitchell, the school’s principal, said. “This recognition is indicative of years of targeted actions to maximize academic opportunities, rigor, and support systems for all students.”

Visit to learn more about the California Gold Ribbon School Award.

This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit to learn more.

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