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Truckee Elementary recognized for high achievement

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Truckee Elementary School was recently selected by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence as a 2014 STEM Honor Roll school.

Schools receiving this distinction from the California business community have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.

Truckee Elementary was included in a subset of Honor Roll recipients as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Honor Roll school based on having both high percentages of low-income students and high levels of math and science achievement.

"We are proud to be recognized by California's business community as a Honor Roll school," said Principal Valerie Simpson. "Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement, and this hard work and dedication is paying off for our scholars."

The annual Honor Roll award is made possible with support from numerous businesses and organizations, including State Farm, Macy's, Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the California Business Roundtable, and several private foundations. Visit to learn more.

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