Kimball High recognized for performance
by TP staff
May 02, 2014 | 6541 views | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A study published April 22 by U.S. News and World Report listed Kimball High School as one of 4,707 high schools in the nation regarded as the best.

Kimball, the only high school in Tracy Unified School District ranked among the best, received a bronze medal in the study as a “high-performing schools based on state exam performance.” Schools earned a gold medal for being among the “top 500 schools based on highest college readiness” and a silver medal for being “high-performing schools with lower college readiness.”

The U.S. News report, which measured data on more than 19,400 public high schools, cited an Academic Performance Index at Kimball that exceeded the average score for California high schools.

“At John C. Kimball High, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at John C. Kimball High is 23 percent,” the report read.

In a news release Wednesday, TUSD released a statement from Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Sheila Harrison.

“This recognition is truly a testament to everyone’s hard work and dedication to making Kimball High School the best it can be. The school’s positive culture and focus on student performance in academics really allows students to study and perform at a high level while at Kimball High and beyond.”

Dr. Cheryl Domenichelli, principal of Kimball High since it opened in August 2009, was also quoted in the release.

“Our teachers and students have focused for five years to create a school where academics are the priority. From those who work in the office to our security staff and maintenance crew, it takes every member of our school community to create what is occurring at Kimball.”

Click here to read the data on Kimball collected by U.S. News and World Report.

Click here to read the rankings for all seven TUSD high schools.

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May 04, 2014
First Congratulations to Kimball High for meeting their API score, which is as hard to meet as it is to understand. As to academically, Kimball is ranked equally with West High and Tracy High when you read the rankings for the seven high schools in Tracy. We are lucky to have such high achieving schools in Tracy.... until Common Core is implemented and we enter the "social" age of education.

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